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a professional artist/art teacher.
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Black tends to be very flat on it's own, so I usually mix Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red and a dot of Lemon Yellow for the darks first. This allows for colourful darks and highlights. To create depth in the fur, I then use a black with a bit of Ultramarine mixed into it. Black also reflects background colours, so I used my background colours in my highlights. The hair on the cat's back is done in a mid-tone dark Pthalo Blue to indicate the curve of his back.