Creative Prompt #348: Black

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and get familiar with your blog or website.

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lack of color


Definition: “Black is the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It is the opposite of white (the combined spectrum of color or light).[1] It is an achromatic color, literally a color without color or hue.[2] It is one of the four primary colors in the CMYK color model, along with cyan, yellow, and magenta, used in color printing to produce all the other colors.

Black was one of the first colors used by artists in neolithic cave paintings. In the 14th century, it began to be worn by royalty, the clergy, judges and government officials in much of Europe. It became the color worn by English romantic poets, businessmen and statesmen in the 19th century, and a high fashion color in the 20th century.[3]

In the Roman Empire, it became the color of mourning, and over the centuries it was frequently associated with death, evil, witches and magic. According to surveys in Europe and North America, it is the color most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, force, violence, evil, and elegance.[4]” (Wikipedia)

Black Founders is an organization dedicated to diversity in tech. Our mission is to increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in technology.


color of mourning

Black Beauty – an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell

black pearl (also a ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie)

Jack Black

black hole

black gold

black friday

BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists.

Black & Decker

Orphan Black

Black Girls Code-STEM education San Francisco, Technology training for girls, diversity learning, Social Entrepreneurship in San Francisco

Black Sabbath

Black Bar Hollywood

The Black Keys

The Black Lips are a self-described “flower punk” band from Atlanta, Georgia.

Country music star, Clint Black

black jeans

Black Hat

Black Lives Matter

The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, …

black cat

Black History Month

Cara Black is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Aimee Leduc Mystery Thriller Series of novels set in Paris, France.

black and blue

Black Hills

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – all-male South African a cappella singing group.

The Black Crowes

Orange is the New Black

documentary photographer Matt Black

black box

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Video games
Other uses


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