Createx Illustration Colors™ are refined, water-based airbrush colors
optimized for use with Dru Blair’s Color Buffer System. Illustration Colors offer
true fine-line, detailed performance while allowing for re-wettable techniques
and soft erasing. As the name implies, Illustration Colors are designed with the
illustrator and fine artist in mind without catering to the demand for high coverage,
Illustration Colors are lightfast. We use the same exterior-grade pigments
we use to make our Wicked Colors and Auto Air Colors. The difference is in
the resin. Unlike Wicked Colors and Auto Air Colors which air dry to a cured,
non-soluble coating, Illustration Colors are re-wettable with an amine such
as Windex™. This is one of the key characteristics behind the creation of our
Illustration Colors. Another key characteristic this resin offers is soft erasing.
Unlike our Wicked Colors which erase hard, Illustration Colors are very easy
to erase within the first 48 hours after application. After 48 hours, Illustration
Colors harden making erasing more difficult and similar to how our Wicked
No reduction is necessary. Illustration Colors atomize and spray excellent
through small airbrush tip sizes down to 0.15mm at low psi settings direct from
the bottle. Unlike Wicked Colors, Wicked Detail Colors and Auto Air Colors
which are intended for application with a spray gun direct from the bottle,
Illustration Colors are intended solely for application with an airbrush and are
not designed to cover as a base color. Reducer and Transparent Base are offered
in the Createx Illustration Line to provide artists the option to further adjust viscosity
and transparency based
upon their subjective preferences.
However, most artists will
find the Illustration Line to be excellent
straight out of the bottle
with little need for adjustment.
Illustration Colors may be topcoated
with a urethane clear.
Createx Illustration Colors work
excellent as custom, automotive
candy colors with an airbrush;
however, they are not designed
for use with a spray gun as the
extreme low viscosity will not allow
for a proper spray pattern.
Colors were designed by The Blair School of Art. Createx worked
extensively with Dru Blair to develop these colors so they work
perfectly with his Color Buffer System, Buffered Contrast Reduction™, Skeet™,
as well as re-wettable and soft erasing techniques.