View Single Post
dd74 dd74 is offline
drag racing the short bus
dd74's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Location, Location...
Posts: 21,980
Originally Posted by DARISC View Post
Actually, in the artist's world of "pigment", black is the presence of all colored pigment and white is the abscence of all colored pigment (escept white, of course).

In the physicist's world of "light", black is the abscence of light and white light is the presence of the full spectrum of light.

These two statements are not contradictory.

A recent thread bounced around with the semantics involved in discudssing this.
As I remember the explanation, black absorbs light, thus giving off no color. White (as do other colors), reflects light. That's why they're colors.
The Terror of Tiny Town
Old 09-10-2008, 10:42 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #192 (permalink)