Monday, October 31, 2011

color blind .

some peoples were born unlucky with color blind . (ps : my bf is one of them) . color blind is  the inability or decreased ability to see color or perceive color differences, under lighting conditions when color vision is not normally impaired .

there are 3 types of color blind ; protanopia , deuteranopia , and tritanopia .

Lacking the long-wavelength sensitive retinal cones, those with this condition are unable to distinguish between colors in the green–yellow–red section of the spectrum (around 492 nm) . for them the brightness of red, orange, and yellow are much reduced compared to normal .

deuteranopia .
Lacking the medium-wavelength cones, those affected are again unable to distinguish between colors in the green–yellow–red section of the spectrum (498 nm) . The deuteranope suffers the same hue discrimination problems as the protanope, but without the abnormal dimming .  Similarly, violet, lavender, purple, and blue all seem much the same to a deuteranope .

tritanopia .
Lacking the short-wavelength cones, those affected are unable to distinguish colors along the blue–yellow dimension. This form of color blindness is not sex-linked.

color as viewed by NORMAL person
colors as viewed by PROTANOPIA
colors as viewed by DEUTERANOPIA
colors as viewed by TRITANOPIA

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okay , pigment is one of coloring material which look like powder , it came from chemical . but some of them came from originally from plants . do you know henna ? it is one of them ! people in india usually draw some sort of body painting right in their hand , wrist , and face . it is drawn for brides .

here in indonesia , we're also familiar with pigment . we called it as 'wantek' , it is traditional coloring material for clothes .

Sunday, October 30, 2011

color palette !

my color theory's lecture gave us a project to make a color palette which was very fun :)
me , martha , venia , sisca, and monic was in the same group and we made it up together.

its the results :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

colors in history .

now i'll tell you a lil bit about colors in history . about how people in ancient time use colors in their life .

in ancient Egypt ( Kaldea, Greece ) art is being used for religion activities . for examples , Spinx, pyramid, and ziggurat.

was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century. their art purpose is more considered to humanity.

15th century --> they used oil paint which made from plants and organic.

19th century --> they used pigment as a color ( blue, yellow, and red )

in 1882 Monet Renoir Sisley and Bazile met up and discussed about new idea of colors.

they used color as a tool for showing their expression.

van gogh used a very hard color on his paintings. on the other hand, Paul Gauguin used a very bright and smooth colors on his painting. it is called expressionism .

on 20th century artists started to paid more attention tho the gradation of colors, volume , and shape.

they were known by their functional concept which is created applied art and design.

" color is subjective "

colors in meaning . part II .

okay in this post i'll tell you more about colors in meaning .


  • Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed.
  • As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming; however not all blues are serene and sedate
  • Cooling
  • Aids intuition
  • Red has more personal associations than any other color.
  • Related to energy perceived and exciting.
  • Red draws attention.
  • Increases enthusiasm.
  • Encourages action and confidence.
  • A sense of protection from fears and anxiety.
  • Optimism, enlightenment, and happiness.
  • Golden yellow brings the promise of  a positive future.
  • Mentally stimulating.
  • Stimulates the nervous system.
  • Encourages communication.
  • give us more controversy than any other hue.
  • give a strong feeling "love it" or "hate it".
  • warmth and energy.
  • Stimulates activity and appetite
  • Encourages socialization.
  • Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye.
  • Natural green is refreshing.
  • the color of peace and ecology (used in interior design).
  • Soothing and Relaxing mentally as well as physically.
  • Helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety.
  • Have a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony.
  • A sense of mystic and royal qualities.
  • Purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.
  • Uplifting and encourages creativity.
  • Calming to mind and nerves
  • Offers a sense of spirituality.
  • Stability, reliability, and approachability.
  • The color of our earth and is associated with all things natural or organic or eco-friendly.
  • Feeling of wholesomeness.
  • Offers a sense orderliness.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

the meaning of colors .

colors , they do have meanings . do you want to know a lil bit about the meaning of colors ? okay here i'll tell you :D

Red symbolizes: action, confidence, courage, vitality

Pink symbolizes: love, beauty

Orange symbolizes: vitality with endurance

Blue symbolizes: youth, spirituality, truth, peace

Green symbolizes: life, nature, fertility, well being

Yellow symbolizes: wisdom, joy, happiness, intellectual energy

 Brown symbolizes: earth, order, convention

Gold symbolizes: Wealth, prosperity, wisdom

Purple symbolizes: Royalty, magic, mystery

White symbolizes: Purity, Cleanliness

Gray symbolizes: Sorrow, security, maturity

 Black symbolizes: Death, earth, stability


it's just a few about the meaning of colors , in my next post , i'll explain more about this stuff LOL .