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Let's see who knows this: your veins look blue because 

50%
37 deviants said when blood is deoxygenated it's blue.
41%
30 deviants said of the way light interacts with both your blood and skin.
9%
7 deviants said the pigment in your veins is blue.

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DragonGirl249 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
When I was younger, I was taught that it's because deoxygenated blood is blue/purple... :o :facepalm:
But then at secondary school, our Biology teacher told us the truth. :meow:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest I've never heard anyone talk about blood being blue before yesterday. x')
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Sketchy-Scenario Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deOXIDEDENED BOOM
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NOOOO :noes:
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Sketchy-Scenario Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D:<
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Sketchy-Scenario Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>8C
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:stinkeye:
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Enigma-Nyx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just light. Your veins are clear, I belive, but with the skin over them, it masks and changes the color of the red blood flowing through them.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are not really clear, but yeah, it's the light. xD
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Enigma-Nyx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I knew it! Thank you Language Arts class. xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
B)
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MagaSushi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
A lot of people think your veins are blue, but they just appear that way x3 To my knowledge they're a purplish color.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, they are a reddish-purplish colour indeed xP But they appear blue through your skin.
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Tiber5z Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
If blood is blue, then I'm a poptart. The pigment in your veins seems likely, but no. Veins are a reddish color, I believe ( I might be wrong there ) and it's definitely light.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, true. I guess everyone can see the answer in the comments by now but it's good that people know because answers like these make my toes curl. :'D
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Tiber5z Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Oops. Forgot I was spoiling the answer. xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was already spoiled anyway, that's okay xD
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Goomuin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure actually. I'm really sure the first one is not real. I've never seen a only a vein before (only drawings, and they weren't in colour), but I believe they only exist in red, so I think it's the third option: light.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, you're right! It's explained well here actually: [link]
Wall of text, but explains it well :P
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Goomuin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I is smart! :dummy:

But still, I don't know why at Biology classes they don't show us real pictures of organs, veins and so on... It might look a bit ugly and eerie, but still..
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, indeed. It's good to know what the real thing looks like after all xP
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LightAnimaux Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh wow I watching stuff about this just like a few weeks ago. My teachers in the past in taught us that it's blue because of the lack of oxygen, but doesn't it actually have to do with light refraction?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They did? Seriously?
Yes, it's the light. x)
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LightAnimaux Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes. Thankfully I learned not to trust teachers.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teachers I trust. Most of them.
The Internet, on the other hand... x'D
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Ymia-the-cheetah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
omda wij allemaal van adel zijn :3c
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imke14 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
ik hoop dat dat het excus is van al die mensen die denken dat bloed blauw is want anders is het echt gewoon zielig XD
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Ymia-the-cheetah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
inderdaad XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helemaal ;D
Amai, als ik naar de resultaten tot nu toe kijk, faith in humanity lost x')
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Ymia-the-cheetah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seen this on another poll, I want to know if you're just as "smart". B)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apparently so.
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CreamyShota Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OH OH AM I SMART? AM I AM I?

I'm kidding, i'm probably dumb ouo
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which one did you vote? x')
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CreamyShota Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The blood being blue thing
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who has taught you that actually? x')
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CreamyShota Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't know...
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the light actually. x')
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