When you think of a color page, you probably think of an abstract, one-dimensional image that has some color in it, like a painting or a picture.
But animal color pages are not just abstractions.
They’re the actual animals themselves, using color to express their personalities, emotions, and feelings.
In fact, they can be as diverse as the personalities and emotions of a single animal.
Animals can be depicted in different shades of purple, as well as red, yellow, and blue.
But the majority of animals are red, blue, and green.
To learn more about the animals, we spoke with a few colorists and animal behaviorists to learn more.1.
How are animal colors supposed to work?
It’s not just about the color but the way it’s drawn, says artist and colorist David Condon.
“Animals are so expressive,” says Condon, “that they need to be able to communicate that in ways that we can’t.
The way animals communicate in color is a lot more complex than we would think.”
This means the color has to be in a range of shades.
Animals are often depicted in neutral colors, like green or yellow.
But some animals are more colorful than others.
“We can tell that an animal is more expressive than an ordinary color,” says David R. Schumacher, professor of animal and comparative literature at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
“It’s not something we could just look at and say, ‘Oh, that’s an animal.’
We have to have some sense of what a color is and how it can be used.”
How do you create animal color that’s really different from humans?
It helps to think of animals as animals with human faces, says David P. Siegel, professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stony Brook University.
“For example, I’ve worked on animals with very expressive personalities, like lions and tigers and other large predators,” he says.
“And I’ve had to make some adjustments because they don’t have faces to show emotion.”
He says some of his animals have had to have human faces that are exaggerated, like for a bear.
“When I work with animals, I try to make it as clear as possible what the animals are looking at,” he explains.
“I’m not interested in what a lion is thinking.
I’m interested in the lion being able to understand what the human is looking at.”
Can animals see colors that we don’t see?
The most common misconception is that animals are blind to colors.
In reality, humans are also blind to color.
But if we have an animal that can’t see a color that we see, it can still communicate.
“The animal is able to pick up the color, so it doesn’t matter if the animal can see it or not,” says Siegel.
“So the animal is communicating.”
What’s the difference between a human and an animal?
“It depends on what the animal’s perceiving,” says Schumberger.
For example, humans have to use their eyes to read a book.
Animals, on the other hand, have to look at things to get a reaction.
“If they have a reaction, it’s because they have an emotional response to that,” says P. Schaumberger.
“That means they are feeling something.”
But if a person is blind, the animal won’t understand it.
“Humans have a natural ability to see colors, but they have no way of seeing a human reaction to a color,” he adds.
“But an animal can read emotions, which means that the animal has an emotional reaction to that color.
That’s the only way to know if a color can be perceived by an animal.”
What are the colors that are most important for understanding an animal’s personality?
“When we talk about emotions, we talk mainly about how animals react to things,” says Lorna Wiegand, professor and chair of psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology.
“They don’t understand colors.”
But there are a few other important things to know about color in the animal kingdom.
“These colors are not all red or blue,” says R. B. Wootton, professor emeritus of psychology and director of the Human Perception Laboratory at Emory University.
Some animals like to be close to red, while others like blue.
“There are also certain colors that a lot of animals will use for identification purposes,” he points out.
“Red is very commonly used for identification.
It’s a very specific color that is not associated with anything specific.”
“The most important thing that colorists can do with color in animal communication is to use it to express emotion,” says Wiegall.
“Color in general can be a very important element in communicating with animals.
We don’t want them to just read the colors, so we need to