Rare colours and ancient methods of making paint



  • I’ve been getting into how paint and inks were made in ancient times and... let’s just say I’m 😮. Cow dung, urine, ground up mummies?! Those must have been quite interesting times way back when!

    Here’s a YouTube video of an interview from the Library or Museum Colours at Harvard. Very interesting and those colours are really cool! Thought I’d share it here in case anyone is interested as well.



  • Thank you for sharing this. very interesting. It almost feels like places like that only exist in some kind of fantasy world. Did you see there is a color called "dragon's blood"? How can no story exit that with a setting like the library of color?



  • @xin-li That would make a great storybook series. Each paint has it’s own book/adventure! Actually, I’m already planning something like that with my comics. 🤔 But not as a library.


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