a medium brown color.
any of several dark-brown pigments consisting of iron oxide mixed with lampblack or similar materials.
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How to use Vandyke brown in a sentence
For depth and brightness, add crimson lake with a little Vandyke brown.
In graining ash in oil the colors necessary will be raw umber and raw sienna and a little Vandyke brown or black.
A little Vandyke brown will deepen the color, or thin asphaltum may be used in shading or overgraining.
She dipped her brush into a pot of Vandyke brown and painted one of the whittled toy horses in two strokes.McTeague | Frank Norris
The eyebrows, too, had given in, and narrow lines of Vandyke brown meandered down Lady Kirkbank's cheeks.Phantom Fortune, A Novel | M. E. Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for Vandyke brown
a moderate brown colour
(as adjective): a Vandyke-brown suit
any of various brown pigments, usually consisting of a mixture of ferric oxide and lampblack
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