It has been fun, if somewhat challenging to do these value scales and I’m learning all the time! So far I have done the grey scale and a value scale for each of the colours round the colour wheel - see photos below. Some colours work better than others… All of them have been done with the same proportions of dyes so it’s interesting to see the variations. I haven’t done the value scales for each colour into black yet because I need to mix up more dye, but I’m about to do that now. I know the Procion MX black isn’t a pure dye so I don’t know how useful those scales will be but will give them a try.
I’ve had trouble mixing a green that’s the same colour as the colour chip. I’ve added a photo below where I’ve used Emerald Green dye (which is a mix) which comes up closer to the colour chip. I wasn’t sure about using it because it’s not a pure dye, but then neither is the red so perhaps it’s all right. But then the blue-green and yellow-green would need to be mixed with the Emerald as well I think. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts Jane.
This is my best effort in this exercise. When the yellow dried, it all looked the same! So I have some more to work to do with a lighter touch.