Art Tip File: Using Colors in Shadows

“Really, dark shadows are seldom required, and even when they are they don’t have to be black. Shadows can be any color—dark purple, dark red, dark green or dark blue. Keep them a little lighter than you think they should be because you can always darken them later.”
Louis Escobedo, The Artist’s Magazine, May 1994

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One thought on “Art Tip File: Using Colors in Shadows

  1. Don Jusko

    Using the Real Color Wheel any shadow color can be made using the objects local color and it’s opposit/complementary color. This combination will mix all colors from the local color on a cloudy day to the dark of night to neutral black.