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jadedog  ·  461 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thought Experiment

I'm not understanding the exercise/challenge, but I'm pretty sure there are more colors than just black, blue and yellow. On my monitor, I see green and red, in varying shades turning to orange in some places.

What colors of the acrylic paint did you use?

Oh. As I'm reading this again, I'm thinking that your challenge was to try to harmonize colors without seeing them? Is that the challenge?

Devac  ·  461 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, I am colour blind. Near lack of contrast or sensitivity to reds and greens, which I was challenged to use. At this picture, I'm the bottom left. I literally can't see a majority of the colours that I have used there.

Plus my only attempts at art so far were in pencil, it's the first time in… four years(?) when I took a brush in my hand.

jadedog  ·  461 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I did a search on colorblindness and art to see how other people who are colorblind do art. I didn't find anything that caught my attention, but I found this article that I thought was interesting.

A Cure for Colorblindess

If there was a cure, would you take it?

tacocat  ·  461 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Chuck Close is colorblind.

Actually he has face blindness. Never mind.

flagamuffin  ·  460 days ago  ·  link  ·  

wait so he paints faces. can he distinguish his paintings?

tacocat  ·  459 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not sure. I think the way he paints helps. He uses a grid

flagamuffin  ·  460 days ago  ·  link  ·  

hello tacocat how are you doing also holy crap

Devac  ·  461 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    If there was a cure, would you take it?

I'm eighteen, so I'm going to answer: no. My brain had a whole life (or at least the majority of biological development period) to learn how to process the information it gets. At this point, I doubt I would be able to adapt. If I was five? Sure, why not.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to change it. I could become a doctor, buy clothes that aren't black without assistance and I wouldn't have to mod websites or games just to get some of the utility. I would not have to strain my eyes just to see certain things.

And the glasses don't work, at least the ones that I got to try. Everything was actually dimmer with them on. I haven't seen "a flash of red", but it was definitely muddy brown. Slightly darker than what I can see already to boot.