The Green Hue Group sits at the bottom center of the color wheel. It is home to Secondary Green and the blue-leaning Emerald.
G1 is the Secondary or “Neutral” Green mixing group with the warm Yellow-Green and cool Emerald Green on either side of it.
It has a distinct earthy mood and can be used in foliage and nature pieces to give tattoos a natural look. Pair these Greens with other Earth tones like the E1 browns for a distinctive nature and outdoor feeling.
G2 is home to Blue leaning Emerald greens which have been pulled slightly away from mixing group G1 towards Blue.
I think of the Emerald City of Oz, with deep rich cool Greens and get a feeling of cool, glassy, ethereal energy. Emerald Greens feel older than the other Greens, like they have a longer story to tell.
Hue Group G, can be used along side the YG1 mixing group to make use of the full range of Green in the color spectrum, creating cool, neutral, and warm Greens.
In mixing group G1 Green we find Secondary, or "Neutral”, Greens where Blue and Yellow collide equally. This Group marks the transition from a warm to a cool feeling on this side of the color wheel.
Forest Green(9) and Hulk Green(6) are both intense Secondary Greens that can be used in many ways, just like the other Primary and Secondary colors. Anytime you need a little more of a Green vibe in the mix, either of these will get the job done at the desired value range. Forest Green is great for shadows and I go through a lot of it with the amount of botanical work that I do. It works great for foliage and for cleanly desaturating the R2 Primary Red mixing group. Hulk and Forest can lighten and Darken each other while keeping the hue firmly Neutral/Secondary.
Cash Out(8) is a deep, rich color that is slightly muted, making it a great out of the bottle color for Green shadows, and works almost like a pre-desaturated Forest Green. It can be mixed with Forest and Hulk to mute them a tiny bit and make them unique, or to appear more like shadow values. It may have a bit of a Blue lean to it, but it still feels like a pure Neutral Green vs a warm (Yellow-Green) or cool (Emerald Green) one.
In the G2 Emerald mixing group we find 3 Green colors with just enough Blue added to give them a cool Green vibe, without pulling all the way into BG1 Teal.
I always think of the Emerald City of Oz, and the deep cool shadows often depicted in its artwork, or the deepest, coolest, richest Emerald gemstones. These Blue Leaning, cool Greens, we’ve thus labeled their group Emerald.
OG Green(9) is a deep Emerald green at full intensity and is great for mixing deep cool Green Shadows or creating dark highly saturated areas of cool Green.
Raw Green(5) is a pure Emerald green that works great as a middle value and for mixing clean and cool brighter Greens.
World Peas(4) is muted Emerald Green pastel that works lovely as a light value. It can be used to lighten other inks in the area, or be mixed with other pastels to keep things brightly tinted.
These 6 colors from Raw Premium Pigments allow us to get a killer color range out of the Green section of the color wheel.
For mixing WCS shadow values (4-Dark & 5-Mixed-Black), use complementary colors across the wheel in the R1/2 (primary) mixing group.
Forest is a great choice for mixing deep to medium, cleanly desaturated neutral shadows.
Slip in some OG Green from G2 (Emerald) if going even deeper, or wanting a cooler shadow vibe.