After analyzing the ideal color for night camouflage, let us explore the idea of invisibility in relation to the visual appearance of colors. Here are some interesting ideas on which to dwell:
- Starting from the concept of a low-saturated base color, we have to study the hues more persistent in areas where we will move, in the hours when we will move and with the climatic conditions that we will probably find
- If possible, the ideal thing is to study the environment in which we want to move before actually having to go there (with video test, etc.)
- In general it should be avoided to choose bright colors, misplaced contrasts and / or unnatural combinations in the scenario context
- The highest level of invisibility is generally given blending the 2-3 dominant colors of the scenario in which we will move
Beyond the conceptual assessments and the finishes (which we will see later), here are some indicative examples of types of responsive colors with common environment:
- Sea zones, blue-gray
- Lake zones, blue-green
- Urban areas, gray-beige (not too bright)
- Forests, brown-green
- Arid zones, yellow-beige
- Snowy zones, white-gray (maybe some hints of brown)
- Rocky zones, gray-beige
These are only samples and given the 2-3 shades needed is not difficult to create a camouflage do-it-yourself exactly as we need:
- Let’s take clothes in keeping with the environment (preferably convertibles)
- Let’s take the appropriate waterproof colors
- With a rag or a small sponge let’s create spots more or less nuanced with various colors
- We have to paint before the light colors and only after those dark
- Let’s make sure to use tissues rather thick so that they can flip and convert, if necessary, in regular clothes
- If we want to create convertibles dresses we have to color the inside and leave intact the outer (let’s test the trasparency effect)
Needless to say that the mimetic suit has to be used only in natural contexts.
Like anything else practice and experimentation are the foundation to be effective; we have to choose some environments to test (along with the companions) our ability to confuse or better, stir our figure with the environment around us.
In future articles we will talk about skin masking, adding parts of the scenario to the camuflage and so on.
Author: Master Kongling
Founder of 6 Dragons Kung Fu.