Definition of ivory black in English:

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ivory black


[mass noun]
A black carbon pigment made from charred ivory or (now usually) bone, used in drawing and painting.
Example sentences
  • For the nine paintings in this exhibition, Howell mixed titanium white, ivory black and raw umber - the raw umber prevents bluing - in carefully calculated ratios to achieve what he calls ‘a movement of gray toward light and dark.’
  • The eight colours are white, ivory black, cadmium red scarlet, manganese blue, ultramarine blue, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, talens green light.

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