Seeking color knowledge
I'm an airbrush artist mainly, but have done some conventional brush paintings, and detail some airbrush work with a hairy stick.
I am seeking some color/pigment information from people that are not mainly airbrush artists.
There is a LOT of drama in the airbrush world right now with regards to color theory. I'm not going to name names, or cross post from other forums, but there is a lot of conflict to be sure.
The crux of it that I can see is that some parties are laying claim that other instructors are for the most part stealing and teaching their color theory from one common source being one persons teaching material. This is mostly about how to apply colors that have been mixed with titanium white, or how titanium white alone applies through an airbrush. My argument is that you can't copyright how colors behave because it's a matter of physical characteristics.
Some info that may be useful is that when sprayed, white produces a "blue shift" in the haze of over spray, and this can muddy surrounding colors. It's why it's so hard to make corrections with white when airbrushing.
One of my arguments is that this happens because when applied thinly white has a cooler feel, as I see it. Like if you put a very thin white glaze over another color it will have this cooler "bluer" appearance. So it's not really a problem purely with airbrushing, so you can't really lay claim to being the only major source of how to deal with this. It's a characteristic of white.
So my question to you guys is this. Does anyone else notice this cooling or "blueing" effect of white when applied thinly with a brush. And I mean thinly because the blue shifting happens when in the overspray mostly because I think it's because the white is opticly mixing with the underlying color and causing the distortion.
I know it probably doesn't come up much in the traditional world. But I wanted to seek some more info so I can determin if my opinions and observations are valid.
Some people in that realm seem to want credit for every artist and instructor's work that follows after that artist has taken their initial instruction. I say that I don't give credit for every tip I give in drawing to the instructors I've taken because they've shown me because I've learned from many sources and it's mostly basic techniques and theory that is taught by many sources.
Thanks for any info and sorry for the rambling post.