Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Color Blind Test

Sarah at Chalkboard Nails is having a contest with a theme of "dotting tool," and this is the one I'm entering. As soon as I heard "dot" I thought of the color blind tests that are made up of colorful dots, and I was so excited to create this!


I started with a white backgroung and used three of each "shade" (blue, green, red, and orange) to first draw out each number in dots then fill in the rest of the nail with the opposite shade.

Then, just because I wanted to see how good I was at picking the colors, I changed it to black and white to see if the numbers were still readable:


I dunno about you, but I can only MAYBE pick out the "8" on the pinky in this pic... the others seem to have disappeared!

The numbers in the picture are representative of the night of Chief's and my first date... can you see it?

88 comments:

  1. 0328? :D Great mani and great idea! :)

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  2. Love it! Why didn't I had this idea? :)

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  3. That is freaking awesome! I think I would have been blind after doing that.

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  4. This is AMAZING! I love it! What a creative idea

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  5. Hi, again, it's me the Anonymous-who-loves-gold-glitter-like-you -- just HAD to comment on the PURE BRILLIANT GENIUS-ness of your nails!

    BEYOND MENSA-brilliant!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    I love it when there's a blogger who is as cerebral as s/he is creative -- SO inspiring! Um, and sadly so rare.
    Thank you!

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    1. Oh Anonymous, your comments make me smile <3

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  6. Wow these are awesome! I might have to try recreating these one day.

    xx
    jamie

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  7. These are amazing! What a great creative idea!
    The black and white is so crazy! You really can't see the numbers at all!
    Love it!

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  8. I'm such a failure at those tests - I never guess anything! Even here on your nails, on the color picture, I can't see a thing! xD
    Lovely mani, tho! :)

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    1. O.O Seriously? Are you considered color blind and do you know what type?

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  9. I love this and I hope you win!!
    and my "anniversary" is the SAME date, how crazy is that?

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    1. Awww, thank you! There are already a LOT of awesome entries to compete with, though!

      And yay for same "anniversary" dates! :o)

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  10. This is such a cute idea!! I love it!

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  11. OMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGG. I can not express how much I freaking love this. When I was growing up my mom had this cosmetology textbook which had this test on the inside cover. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

    I want to run through the streets in excitement!!!!!

    ... Just fantastic.

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  12. Blarg, where is the Tweet button?! ... I want to retweeeeeeet this. Okay, I'll just copy paste.

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    1. I should probably add those buttons, huh? Now to figure out how...

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  13. Fantastic idea and so well made! I'm impressed. :)

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  14. Looks really cool! Very good idea for dotting :)

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  15. I love your idea that you came up with for dots, very creative!

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  16. holy amazeballs! you should totally win! this is beyond awesome!

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  17. See, this is proof of why I have no hope of actually -winning- the contest, but I'm gonna have a lot of fun entering! :) As for picking the colors, you did great. If I had to guess the pinky number from the black and white, I would've said 3, so it's definitely not completely visible. GREAT JOB!

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  18. I love the idea of this!!! This is definitely a win.

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  19. This is AWESOME! I thought I was seeing things when I saw the numbers until I read the rest of your post =D

    Good to know I'm not color blind, not that there could be any way I could be with the amount of polish I have lol

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  20. This idea is pure genius! I love it. Mad props to you!!

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  21. What a great idea, I love it!
    You did a really good job picking out the colors too

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  22. WOW! I love this so much. So creative :) I really hope you win!

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  23. Very creative! I just purchased some dotting tools and I can't wait to use them!

    I've tagged you for a couple awards:
    http://thenailpolishrehabcandidate.blogspot.com/2012/02/some-blog-awards.html

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  24. I love, love this so much. It reminds me of Little Miss Sunshine! I don't think I've ever seen a more creative dot manicure!

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  25. very creative! should i be concerned if i can't read the first number ;D

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  26. SUPER COOL! omg! best idea i've seen so far!

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  27. This is sooooo awesome I love it!!!

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  28. This was such a clever idea!!! Awesome manicure!

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  29. This is brilliant!! Love it. As soon as I saw it on pinterest, I re-pinned it.

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  30. Wow, I love love love this manicure, great idea!!! =))

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  31. Such a cool idea! LOVE the turn out <3.

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  32. One of the coolest manicures I've ever seen. I'm just sad that I didn't think of it first. Truly excellent!!!

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  33. My husband is color blind. I might do this one just to mess with him ;)

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  34. This is like those color blind tests!! I love it!!!

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  35. I pinned this and it became one of my most popular pins... then I realized a bunch of people repinned it without linking back to you! Sorry. :(

    I called them out though.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/53198839318283624/

    I really like your blog and I'm glad I found it. I was looking for swatches of the Pretty & Polished polish I just bought.

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  36. Awww, thanks for the pin love!

    Also, thanks for watching out for me as far as the link back as well :o) That's why I put my blog url in the watermark now, so that people can find where my pics come from even if they don't have the original link.

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  37. So many great entries...and I am hoping YOU win. This is just brilliant. So very creative and perfectly done. Love it.

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  38. That was a great idea, very creative. But, just for the record, this is the Ishihara test and it is used to check color-blindness, a genetic desease relatateddo the X cromossome, and the colors these people cant't diferentiate are the shades of green and red, but it doesn't mean that they see all in black, white and grey. There's this very interesting website where you put your URL and can check how they would see it!
    http://www.vischeck.com/vischeck/vischeckURL.php

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    1. Yeah, I after I did this I ended up looking it up on Wikipedia and found out that it's WAY more complicated than what I did on my fingers. For instance, there's another form of color-blindness where people can't differentiate between blues and yellows, and supposedly based on which type of "color blind" you are, you can actually see different numbers in the pattern! (Not on mine though, lol)

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  39. I just stumbled upon your blog and I love you color blind test nails!!. I hope you win you deserve it!!! It's so original!!! :D

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  40. Big Like! (: It was a good idea! :D

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  41. this is AWESOME I know nothing about nails or this contest I just saw this on pinterest BUT whatever it is, you should win

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  42. When I saw this contest I had a similar idea. Then I looked through the entries and saw yours and I didn't bother. You nailed it so perfectly! Great job.

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  43. CONGRATULATIONS - you deserve it :)

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  44. Wow this is awesome, looks great and such a cute idea. Don't think I have the talent for this though. Found your blog via Chalkboard nails and just started following, congrats on winning the competition, you totally deserve it as this mani is amazing. Would love you to check out my blog and follow back if you like :D
    http://blissfulbeautyxox.blogspot.co.nz/

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  45. I just wanna know what you used to make those dots on your nails!

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  46. This is the prettiest, most interesting mani I've ever seen <3 !

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  47. Um people in optometry school would LOVE this. Awesome idea :)

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  48. Please, please, please can you give the names of the colors? They are perfect!

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  49. I love this manicure!! I saw it today on Pinterest, and was inspired to create a similar look for myself :)
    http://nailparty.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/spotty-rainbows/
    Thanks for the inspiration! I am excited to read more of your blog!

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  50. Also, I hope it's okay that I used your photo [with proper credit and links of course!] for the blog post I did about the design I did that was inspired by you! In hindsight, I should have checked with you first. I am sorry about that!

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    1. Thanks for the link! It's fine with me if you use my pics and link back to my blog :o)

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  51. what did you do on the thumb?

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  52. what did you do on the thumb?

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  53. Best Mani EVER!!

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  54. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this!! I hope that one day I have the patience to re-create this. The blues and oranges together are gorgeous! Lovely work!

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  55. Just found your blog - LOVE this mani! What a wonderful idea!

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  56. This is one the most creative and amazing manis I have ever seen! I'm definitely trying it out!
    (:

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  57. This is so awesome, and I'm not even a "nail polish person." Amazing!

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  58. This is really creative... I would like to have a try too...
    :)

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  59. What did you do on your thumb?? I want to do this but I can't decide if I should just do random dots on it or paint it all white. I'm also trying to decide whether or not to do it on both hands

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  60. Please, please, please make a tutorial!!

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  61. please send me detail of red/green colour vision

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  62. Hello!! LOVE THIS! I work for an Optometrist and we give this test to children and some adults! Basically it is to test if children can see different colors!

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  63. So cool! I just got into doing my nails and stumbled upon your blog. I love this idea!!! I had a question though... i recently tried to do polka dots on a manicure. I let my dots dry and then tried to apply a top coat, and it smeared my dots! what type of top coat do you use? I used Poshe, and it smeared my dots terribly :(

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  64. On the black foto I see only the 8

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