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Why artist don't understand colors ?

category: general [glöplog]
Just had an argument with the lead artist on our project.. She was claiming that "pure blue" and "cyan" was the same color...
What now? Red Yellow and Blue are all primary colors in the same system ?
I mean fuck.. why painters can't get their colors correctly? sure they're limited by pigments but still, just get your naming right!
everyone should spend some years coding in dos, or using MS paint, it helps defineing some standards :P

sorry, I had to share :)
added on the 2009-05-06 22:37:47 by BarZoule BarZoule
and she's the LEAD artist?

Where the hell do you work? in bizarro-world?
added on the 2009-05-06 22:39:01 by uncle-x uncle-x
even worst... Gamelo.. nah i can't name it :P
added on the 2009-05-06 22:43:38 by BarZoule BarZoule
I know many artist who know RGB, CMYK color modes or C64 palette very well. Shouldn't be the complaining ones the artists, specially on "coder colors" thing?
added on the 2009-05-06 22:45:16 by Skate Skate
Cyan is kind of "pure" blue if you come from a print point of view. If you're not doing print stuff though, then it's wrong. And it's not blue too. But 2 wrongs make a right, yeah? :)
added on the 2009-05-06 22:46:50 by psonice psonice
Very interesting to read:


For the first time I've been able to have enough info of why people confuse blue and cyan in subtraction. Looks like the old/classic method is blue, yellow, red and the printing current method is cyan, magenta, yellow, wich provides more gamut.

And well... in painting, it would be said that the "pure blue" should be "cyan" to get more gamut. Anyway, it is a bit silly to confuse both colors.
added on the 2009-05-06 22:56:14 by texel texel
a list of all color words up in this bitch
Even if the blue colours are not the same, allow me to disagree with your point of view :
It's up to you to define the correct technical basic rules (including colours' codification) before starting a project as you seems to be the lead coder.
The most important is that she's able to produce wonderfull design/paintings not knowing all the RGB/CMYK/names.
added on the 2009-05-06 23:46:39 by Nori Nori
not coder, just designer. But yeah at the end we drew some colors and named them, even with maths, like cyan+magenta=blue. made me realize she was stuck in substractive mode and used "blue" as a generic term to describe her cyan. Pretty much like the painters of previous centuries. Btw thx for the article, texel!
added on the 2009-05-07 00:21:45 by BarZoule BarZoule
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