Conclusions - Upper colors
Just in case I haven't stressed this enough already, this is just my opinion. I feel that just about any of the colors in the Figure at the bottom of the page would be justified. With the exception of # 7 as I think it is pretty obviously yellowed. I would also put more weight on the original Munsel colors (labeled # 2 below) but I do not know how valid the colors are that I have presented here because I processed them through the on line munsel converter and have no idea how good the translator is. If any body has a way to validate the results of the converter i would appreciate the help.
But, based on the evidence available I have made the following two choices for my own use on my virtual work, and I plan to eliminate the NASM scheme entirely.
1 - The image on the left is based on color # 5. This is the map I have been using for almost all the DV/DVa renderings that I produced in the last 9 months or so. I am still pretty happy with it and feel it is a likely representation of the colors as they would appear on a new aircraft. I will probably generate a desaturated version to represent an older machine that had been in the field for some time.
2 - This is a new set of
colors that I have yet to implement into my work that is closest to the colors
# 7 as it is modified by action "A" below.
Essentially I dumped out some red and cut back the saturation a little. I like this scheme mainly because I question the overall warmth of the first scheme and would like an alternative.
The samples I selected are
numbers 7, 5, and 2; they are labeled below in the upper left hand corner.
Modifications are as follows:
A Color Balance -20, -10, 12 = Cyan > Red....Magenta > green....yellow < blue
B Color Balance -20, 0, 0 = Cyan > Red
C Hue/Saturation Saturation -25, Lightness +7
D Color Balance -15, +10, +30 = Cyan > Red....Magenta < green....Yellow < Blue
Brightness/Contrast Brightness +16, Contrast +17
French Impresionist painter 1859-1891
These two images were taken from the painting "Port-en Bessin" by Georges Seurat painted in 1888.
Obviously, i have greatly enlarged small sections of the painting.
There is little doubt in my mind that whoever "invented" the lozenge scheme owed a lot to the works of Seurat.
Full painting can be seen at the Minniapolis Institute of Arts web site: