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11:46:30 AM Sep 14th 2012
Red, yellow, and blue are NOT the primary colors! Although they are so ingrained in society as such that little can be done about it. I don't know how to fight this trope, but it annoys me.
12:36:55 AM Sep 15th 2012
When mixing paints, they are. Red + green in watercolors won't get you yellow. Most people learn about art in year R while not learning about the colors of light until secondary school.
09:24:01 PM Sep 17th 2012
I disagree. I could never make a decent purple with red and blue paints. I think the primary colors are closer to the colors used in printers - magenta, cyan, and yellow. I know the primary light colors are different, but that's not what I'm talking about.
01:26:30 PM Feb 2nd 2013
If you couldn't make a 'decent' purple, it's because you were using the wrong shades of red and blue. If you get a pale red (close to magenta) and a pale blue (close to cyan) you will get a nice, bright, unmistakable purple. This, coupled with cost, is WHY magenta and cyan are used (rather than any other reddish and blueish colours, which would have similar but perhaps less pleasing effects.)
06:45:17 PM Jan 19th 2014
RYB does have and objective reality beneath the level of cones and rods though. *sighs*. Arguing from the surface level of cones and rods that you've somehow measured reality... is like having a cat with retractable claws and arguing from that therefore your cat doesn't have claws at all. but don't expect an extended argument fro me I'm just grumpy.
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