What Faber-Castell Polychromos color codes do I need to paint this?

By | December 30, 2016

I started to draw and paint this famous historical picture of Raising a flag over the Reichstag Berlin 1945, and I am stuck with the red flag and blue haze in the far background:

Raising a flag over the Reichstag Berlin 1945

I am using FaberCastell Polychromos 120 pencils:

FaberCastell Polychromos 120

I have spent hours of trial and error, using GIMP on Mac OS X, but continue to have difficulty with:

  • the entire red flag
  • the blue and gray haze in the far background

I was wondering whether someone could help me choose the right colors. Any advice would be appreciated.