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Devac  ·  244 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thought Experiment

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  ·  244 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  ·  244 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Chuck Close is colorblind. http://chuckclose.com

Actually he has face blindness. Never mind.

flagamuffin  ·  242 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

tacocat  ·  241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

flagamuffin  ·  242 days ago  ·  link  ·  

hello tacocat how are you doing also holy crap https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosopagnosia

Devac  ·  243 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.