Prismacolor 72 color set includes: 48 chroma colors, 11 tints, 13 non-color.
Here they are colored on the 36 Real Color Wheel. 4-5-7, plus one extra added color, Prismacolor's PC919 Non-Photo Blue as the Cyan.
Print copies of this printable, uncolored, blank color wheel for your testing when making RCW complementary and split-complementary color schemes. To get a Printable 36 RCW Color Wheel blank 7" templet to print (Xerox prints lines that won't dissolve in water) and color in, click this link: Printable 36 Color Wheel, blank colorwheel
Here is an image of the full Real Color Wheel with links matching pigments. http://www.realcolorwheel.com/colorwheel.htm
*36RCW Colors: Primary= RCW#1 is Yellow, RCW#13 is Magenta, RCW#25 is Cyan. (Tip) Remove the Indigo Blue pencil PC901, and replace it with PC919 Non-photo Blue. This color does not come with this 72 color set but it is very important.
*RCW's Three Set Numbering System:
*Values: 9 shadow blocks down to neutral dark, 9 tint blocks up to white.
*3 Primary colors are equally separated by 120 degrees on a circle of 360 degrees. #1 is yellow, #13 is magenta and #25 is cyan. Painting; in the outer 10 blocks of tints singularly blend each of these 3 transparent colors evenly to white in the Tint (double diget) outer circle blocks. Each 10 degree block of color starts as the pure mass-tone tube color #1.0, to the first tint color, #1.01 than on to white #1.10.
Cyan's gradient colors from mass-tone RCW#25.0 to white RCW#25.10 From Mass-tone RCW#25.0 to dark RCW#25.9.
Cyan to dark equals
All colors on the exact other side of the color wheel any color are opposite and make a neutral dark. i.e. Yellow RCW#1 to Red RCW#7 have a simular phenomenon. Colors from RCW#1 to RCW#7 all darken to red's RCW#7.10, dark just the same way as cyan to blue darkens to blue's dark. Seven opposite colors all darken to two major darks, red and blue.
*How to read this palette list.
*To find a Prismacolor pencil name or PC number, search for it in your browser's "Find"
Pencils and Pastels and crayons need pressure and lighter colors are not generally made with less pressure, it takes another pencil as pastels use another color. Magenta, PR:122 is Prismacolor's #995 called Mulberry. This is a full hue magenta that in watercolors would be thinned down to make pink. In pencil use #994 called Process Red as the lighter tint of magenta. Both make good darks with green (#909 Grass Green).
Prismacolor 1003 Spanish Orange is a dual-toned pencil. Light rubbing with is will give a lighter hue of yellow. It shows up more with an alcohol wash.
Prismacolor PC922 Poppy Red needs more red in it I think, cadmimum red light would be the natural pigment to use.
Prismacolor's PC903, called True Blue, pencil#31 has too much magenta in it, it's closer to cobalt blue hue. Maybe there is a better match in a larger set but for now I'm moving it to Cobalt Blue's spot, RCW#22. Let me explain my thoughts. Cyan is a transparent color, someday it will be dual-toned with a dark ultramarine blue like yellow is with brown. When using the opaque pencil cyan, it darkens with ultramarine blue, like the sky.
Comparing the darkest browns;
Prismacolor has 3 dark browns, a magenta side brown RCW#10.10.5, a green side brown RCW#33.10.5 and a yellow side brown RCW#1.8.1. Normally Raw umber is a yellow-green side brown. Burnt umber is normally a red side brown. Prismacolor's Dark Brown is really a lighter burnt umber, a handy color.
Dick Blick has 2 dark browns, a red side and a yellow side. Those are the normal burnt umber and raw umber. Dick Blick calls them Bt Umber and Dk Brown.
|Here is the 72 plus one Prismacolor pencil set, without any color blending. I shouldn't have used this one for my color blending because the paper was already compleatly filled in.
But I did..
|All pencil colors opposite each other will blend dark neutral. With the Real Color Wheel any brand of colored pencils can be mounted. I didn't have an ult. blue RCW#19 dark enough to show only 10% of color so I added the opposite brown to darken it. RCW#22 and RCW#25 are done with their opposite colors also.
|Match your "any brand" of pencils to this chart and mount them on a Real Color Wheel. Create darker shadow colors by adding the opposite color, any time.
|These are Dick Blick's pencil colors (Thanks Jennie)
Geez, colors are really getting confused. Azure natural's most prominate color in it's range is a cobalt blue hue. It will make from cyan to ultramarine blue but the cyan part is rare. Dick Blick has a cyan hue called Azure, and an ultramarine hue called Cobalt blue Dark but they really have no cobalt blue hue at all. Their Cobalt Blue Dark hue is a ultramarine blue RGB#19 and their Coblat Blue is ultramarine blue red/side. B5 across the top and 4 down looks like cobalt blue on my monitor but that's an RGB problem, in real life it has more magenta in it and a tint of ultramarine blue.
There is no true magenta hue in this set. 3down and 3 across is PV19, a red/side magenta.
Dick Blick color list.
1-White, 1A-Light Yellow, 1B-Cream, 1C-Yellow, 1D-Dark Yellow, 1E-Canary Yellow, 1F-Dark Orange
2-Light Orange, 2A-Orange Yellow, 2B-Naples Yellow, 2C-Cad Orange, 2D-Orange, 2E-Vermillion, 2F-Carmine Red
3-Scarlet Red, 3A-Cherry Red, 3B-Carmine, 3C-Beige, 3D-Pink, 3ERed Violet, 3F-Light Violet
4-Bordeaux Red, 4A-Permanent Violet, 4B-Violet, 4C-Windsor Violet, 4D-Blue Violet, 4E-Delft Blue, 4F-Ice Blue
5-Sky blue, 5A-Azure Blue, 5B-Light Blue, 5C-Mountain Blue, 5D-Phthalo Blue, 5E-Indigo Blue, 5F-Cobalt Blue Dark
6-Dark Blue, 6A-Cobalt Blue, 6B-Permanent Blue, 6C-Prussian Blue, 6D-Pea Green, 6E-Bice Green, 6F-May Green
7-Light Green, 7A-Apple Green, 7B-Olive Green Light, 7C-Dark Olive Green, 7D-Dark Grass Green, 7E-Grass Green, 7F-Emerald Green
8-Sap Green, 8A-Dark Green, 8B-Blue Green, 8C-Gold, 8D-Gold Ocher, 8E-Dark Ocher, 8FBurnt Ocher
9-Indian Red, 9A-Light Brown, 9B-Terracotta, 9C-Brown, 9D-Raw Umber, 9E-Burnt umber, 9F-Dark Brown
10-Silver, 10A-Light Gray, 10B-Gray, 10C-Steel Gray, 10D-Medium Gray, 10E-Slate Gray, 10F-Cold Gray
11-Dark Gray, 11A-Black
RCW#1.00.1 Light Chrome Yellow Light, Lead Chromate, PY-34
RCW#2.00, Naples Yellow, Titanium Dioxide, Rutile-Nickel-Tin-Titanium, Chromium-Antimony-Titanium Yellow PW6, PY53, PBr24, Opaque
RCW#3.00, Naples Yellow Deep, Lead Antimonate, PY41, Opaque
RCW#4.0.4, Benzimidazolone Orange, Benzimidazolone, PO62, Transparent
RCW#5.7, Italian burnt Sienna PBr7, Translucent
RCW#6, Chinese Vermilion, Mercury Sulfide, Translucent
RCW#7.0.5 Thioindagoid Red PR88, Opaque
RCW#8.0, Irgazine Red PR254, Opaque
RCW#10.00, Light Portrait Pink, Naphthol Red AS-D, Titanium White, Diarylide Yellow, PR122, PW6, PY83, Opaque
RCW#12.00, Light Magenta, Naphthol AS, Quinacridone Violet, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, PR188, PR122, PW6, Opaque
RCW#15.0, Manganese Violet PV23 R/s, Top-tone, Transparent
RCW#16.0, Dioxazine Purple, Carbazole Dioxazine, PV23, Top-tone, Transparent
RCW#18.0, Ultramarine Violet, Alumosilicate of Sodium, PV15, Top-tone, Transparent
RCW#19.00.1, King's Blue Deep, Tint, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Synthetic Ultramarine PB29, PW4, PW6, PB29, Opaque
RCW#22.0, Cobalt Blue PB28, Oxides of Cobalt and Aluminum, Opaque
RCW#25.0, Cerulean Blue PB-36, Oxides of Cobalt and Chromium Opaque Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Blue, PB15.3-4, Opaque
RCW#27.0, Phthalo Turquoise PB15.3-4 + PG36, Pathalocyanine, Top-tone
RCW#28.3, Bright Aqua Green, Phthalocyanine Green, Phthalocyanine Blue, Titanium Dioxide, PG7, PB15, PW6, Opaque
RCW#29.3, Opaque Green Light, Phthalocyanine Green, Monoazo Yellow, Cobalt-Titanium-Nickel-Zinc-Aluminum-Oxide
RCW#31.0.1, Phthalo Green, Y/S, Brominated Chlorinated Phthalocyanine, PG36, Translucent
RCW#33.3, Permanent Green Light, PG-7, PY-3, Phthalo Green + Monoazo Yellow, Opaque
RCW#34.6, Chrome Oxide Green, PG-17, Chrome Oxide, Opaque
RCW#35.0, Yellow Green Organic, Opaque