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    any color blind artists out there???

    Hi, just curious,
    are any professionals out there who have some sort of colorblindness?
    Yet still work in color every day??

    ever cause any problems/ friction for you?
    Or is it not really a problem?

    Just like to hear any stories on this one
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    There's a certain kind of purple that's gray to me. With this handycap I'm afraid I won't ever be a pro.

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    im colour blind when it comes to a having two colours similar value and really high brightness and saturation, in green and yellow, if there right next t each other i have trouble distinguishing
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    when i close my eyes i see NOTHING. strange but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Faust~
    There's a certain kind of purple that's gray to me. With this handycap I'm afraid I won't ever be a pro.
    Just never use purple, or put in "gray" where you want purple.
    Leave me something at my sketchbook

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Faust~
    There's a certain kind of purple that's gray to me. With this handycap I'm afraid I won't ever be a pro.
    I know some pro's who are color blind. Buck up, little camper!
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    ok good, so there are some folk who do this and are colorblind

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    I have heard something about contact lenses that help color blindness, but I'm not sure if it's 100% correct information. I suggest asking local eyeglasses store?

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    during a medical for a new job i started a couple of years ago i was told im red green colour blind. id never noticed it before and havent really since. although it probably depends on how sever the colour blindness is, i would'nt worry about it too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onis M.
    I have heard something about contact lenses that help color blindness, but I'm not sure if it's 100% correct information. I suggest asking local eyeglasses store?
    Ive heard of similar things, they're tinted different colours, to filiter out certain colours I assume. but im no expert so
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    Not all art is colorful as well.
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    Red, green and browm, but I get by... I think! When in doubt I sample from photos (but never the illustrations of others). Cheers!

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    I have professor of design, who is blind 90%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tad
    are any professionals out there who have some sort of colorblindness?
    I'm just a noob/student but I'm partially colourblind.

    ever cause any problems/ friction for you?
    For 6 months I was completely unaware that my missus had dyed her hair red, other than that, na.
    I occasionally make "interesting" palette choices as a result of colourblindness though..

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    Waronmars - that really is strange. when I close my eyes I always start seeing all these afterimages, all sorts of starfield effects, afterimages of the blood in my eyes, strange stuff like that...

    As for being color blind - I'm sure someone, somewhere used it to their advantage - making better b&w art, hiding secret messages for color blind people...

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    it's not really strange, just me being a dickhead. although i did wonder what you would see if you pulled your eyeballs out. never got round to checking though.

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    My doctor told me about 6 months ago that i was red/green color blind (whic apparently is fairly rare for a girl). It's really annoying because a lot of colors look just gray to me, and i get yellow/green and purple/blue mixed up. I also get black and blue mixed up, but thats pretty common anyway. I'm known as the "mismatched socks" girl at school

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    I'm red/green color blind (which means yellows and greens, and blues and purples of similar value can get mixed up), but I have gotten comments on some of my art that my use of color was great. It just depends how you deal with it. I see it as more of an annoyance than an obstacle. Of course I like to have things labeled, and painting from life isn't my forte, but with careful planning it doesn't really interfere. I've also trained myself to see a little better. I can distinguish colors much better now than I could a few years ago.

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    peter de seve is also color blind

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    I also view the world in Goofyvision (TM)

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    I know we had one member who was totally color blind, but he was really good. He used alot of bluish, tealish, and purplish colors. Some pinkish too.

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    I'm red/green as well. about 30% of males have it, it's no biggy. Ofcourse dont use me for an example on that I havent really done any painting.

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    I'm nearsighted to the point of near blindness, but the color thing is okay.

    I once shared a house with three Carnegie Tech students, two of whom were completely red/green color blind--one was a painter, the other went on to a design career and actually designed a stamp for the US postal system. They both worked in a flat, almost "posterized layer" style where they could mess up the colors without anyone noticing, though their pieces looked a bit flat valuewise.
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    The worst part about it is when I tell someone who isn't color blind, and they start showing me colors like blue and think I'm gonna say it's red or something. They think because the word blind is in there I can't even see colors or. Because of that I don't like to bring it up around most people.

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    I believe that nearly everyone is colorblind a little bit, but to a negligable degree. I also hear tell that women have more red sensitivity than men.

    I'm not 100%, but I've heard that James Bama was color blind and would have his wife lay out colors for him before a painting.
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    The worst part about it is when I tell someone who isn't color blind, and they start showing me colors like blue and think I'm gonna say it's red or something. They think because the word blind is in there I can't even see colors or. Because of that I don't like to bring it up around most people.
    Ditto. I try to tell them I have a color deffeciency and most people "correct me" saying "oh your colorblind?" then the color questions pop out.

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    I think my lcd moniter is colour blind

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    Physical examination for the military revealed I'm slightly colorblind (red-deficiency), but I don't have any problems reading signs or street lights. I never bought green apples instead of red ones too. The whole color-deficiency thing is overstated. Nevermind.

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    Either I have a far developed sense of color than my peers around me or I'm color blind around the area brown / purple :]

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    Mike Allred (Madman comics, and other) is colorblind (his wife does the coloring^^)

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