Sunday, 19 November 2017

Painting Shadows in Clothes

As the creases of the material disappear into the shaded areas, they become darker but also a lot softer.  I always start with my shadow mix of Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Red, adding a bit to the original colour of the material.  Don't forget that there is still plenty of light and colour in shadow, only not so bright or sharp as in the highlighted areas.  I also like to dab in a little reflective colour (in this case I have dabbed in Cerulean Blue which will be reflecting from Carmen's dress when I paint her next).

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