Hello there CA. So it happens that i want to paint an extremely black object using traditional media, and i've discovered that some blacks arent that black at all...now i'm aware that an artist can employ many various tricks to make a black object blacker by using optical fenomena(sp?), but nontheless, i'm curious what is the paint with the lowest brightness/luminosity/insertrightterm. Any help wpuld be greatly appreciated, cause i'm totally in the dark on that one, and can't seem to find much practical info on my own.
Side by side, mars black isn't as low in value as carbon blacks like ivory, lamp, or vine.
How black a paint appears is also a function of its surface and the clarity of the binding medium. Glossy blacks will be able to go lower in value than dull or matte ones, and oil or resin based based paints can go lower than acrylics or other emulsions.