The Standard Colors of the AERO COLOR Professional range developed by Schminke are known in the world of artists and airbrush specialists as the "Rolls Royce of airbrush paints".
Aero Color ink is the finest acrylic ink, delivered in a 28 ml glass bottle with a pipette cap for precise drop-by-drop dosing.
The downloadable AERO COLOR® Professional color chart at the bottom of the page shows the intensity and covering power of each color, on Speedshapes. You can see the different results on black and white backgrounds, because the inks in the Standard range have different degrees of opacity.
The Candy Aero Color range has completely transparent colors.
One finds the totally opaque colors in the Total Cover Aero Color range (because they cover completely).
Antique Color Palette
These ranges of liquid inks, decline the pure historical colors of the Fine Arts, produced since antiquity with pure mineral pigments. The tradition of these sublime artistic colors is perpetuated, with modern pigments obtained by synthesis, micronized and ultra-resistant to light.
Hiding power and concentration :
A few drops of Schmincke Ink covers a surprisingly large area.
Characteristics and use
Extra fine acrylic ink for airbrushes
Also suitable for pencils, liners, and brushes.
Maximum UV resistance
Ink dilutable with water
Waterproof when dry
Cleaning with soapy water.
Shake well before use
Use with nozzle 0.15 mm or larger
Application on paper, canvas, all types of finishes
Can be overcoated with mediums or water-based varnish or solvent-based bodywork topcoats.
The AERO COLOR Professional color chart is available for download at the bottom of the page.
The use of AERO COLOR inks is widespread, as they are not exclusively reserved for artistic drawing : their total resistance to UV rays and their very high yield, as well as their perfectly waterproof properties, allow them to be used in the world of model making.
Painting RAL model shades with Schmincke airbrush paint range :
By downloading the PDF recipe table, all RAL shades can be countertyped, thanks to simple formulas (one part = one drop), developed by an artist.
Here is the list of the 36 Standard colors
28100 transparent white
28101 SUPRA-white, opaque
28200 titanium yellow green shade
28201 lemon yellow
28202 primary yellow
28203 Indian yellow
28204 cadmium orange hue
28205 red orange
28306 brilliant red
28301 red madder dark
28304 primary magenta
28401 Prussian blue
28403 sapphire blue
28404 cobalt blue
28405 primary blue cyan
28406 turquoise blue
28500 phthalo green
28501 brilliant green
28502 permanent green
28503 olive green
28504 chromium oxide green brilliant
28600 gold ochre
28602 brown Brazil
28606 dark brown
28604 burnt Sienna
28605 flesh tint
28700 pale grey
28701 neutral grey
The Standard series brings together the classic and main colors, which can be found in the painter's usual palette.
The colors are variably opaque or transparent, depending on the nature of the pigment. You can see the degree of semi-opacity of each color by consulting the color chart applied on Speedhsapes with either a white background (top) or a black background (bottom).
In the other series of the AERO COLOR range, the colors are totally opaque (Total Cover) and totally transparent (Candy).
Primary colors, the mixing of tints to create colors :
The variations and mixing possibilities of the shades are infinite, for airbrush and liquid acrylic techniques.
It is said that all colors can be created with the three primary colors (Magenta 28304, blue Cyan 28405, Yellow 28202).
In truth, some colors can never be obtained with these 3 primaries, for example : a bright orange, some blues, ... That's why some reds like Carmine, scarlet red, or some blues, like Prussian Blue, or ultramarine are obtained thanks to particular and pure pigments.
It is necessary to add white to lighten, and black to darken (many painters will react on this statement, because one should never use black to darken a color, or a shadow ... The shadow is created with blue for example.
To create a natural foliage, darken, make alive and deep, we will use a mixture of green, red, and a touch of purple, and avoid black.