a question for the color-blind
So Dead Rick, one of the protagonists of this book, is a skriker. That means he’s a faerie who can take shape as a black dog. I have a scene in which he’s talking to a (faerie) character whose eyes are many shades of green.
And it occurs to me that dogs are red/green colorblind.
Advice on how to describe this from his perspective? My experience with colorblind men is that some shades I call green they will also call green; other shades they will mistake for grey, yellow, or brown. So would her eyes look like a mixture of different colors? Or would the shading be mostly lost, and her eyes will look much more uniform to him?
I mean, yeah, I could just cop out and say he’s a faerie, he doesn’t have to share the biological qualities of a dog’s eyesight. But I’ve given him good scent and hearing, so it only feels right to limit his vision. If I’m going to write what amounts to an alien perspective, I should commit to it, ne? So I would appreciate advice from colorblind people (or dog owners, for that matter) in how to represent this.