I have been looking to develop my "Warm Earth" tones in general and my red earths in particular.
Diamine seemed to have some good options (I have my "Cold Stone" colors from De Atramentis).
I couldn't really find a good comparison so I narrowed it down to the few that I was most interested in and plumped for 30ml bottles rather than samples.
It's neither scientific nor thorough, but I thought I would post my initial impressions as I couldn't find anything similar.
. . . . which is a scan but the colors for Ochre and Rustic Brown are not true at all. I tried taking a photo, which is a much more fiddly process, but the colors seem truer:
Two more bricks that I didn't like on the first page - I thought the Copper was rather strong!
The Monaco Red might be a bit too pink in that one?
Anyway it seems I have added the following to my "Sub-Tertiary Color Circle":
Yellow Earths: Sepia and Ochre
Orange Earths: Burnt Sienna and Ancient Copper
Red Earths: Oxblood & Monaco Red (both still tending to orange - which is what I was looking for!)
I don't have any "True Reds"!
Rustic Brown I would count as a Rose - it's really on the purple end (where my sample of Morinda seemed to fit too).
On the Orange front I also have Autumn Oak, a decent Coral (house blend!) and an Orange with a cute elephant on the label, but as these aren't anywhere near "brick" they did not seem relevant here.
Hmmm, the only thing I might add is that this is my "cheap scribbling" paper (Daiso - great cheap paper for ink work!) rather than anything fancy, so the colors are a bit flatter than they might be elsewhere.
Edited by pgcauk, 03 June 2017 - 20:46.