Shadows are a mixture of many different colours.
- the colour of the object itself
- the colour of the background it is reflected on
- the colour of the light that is shining on it
- any other colour nearby that is refected in it
Light is coming from direction of arrow.
start at the left and either paint around the highlight
or take it out with a paper tissue, add more paint
on the darker side of the ball
Do not dry completely - mix up the pink with a little
paynes grey and don't worry if the pink flows into
the shadow. Don't forget that shadows get lighter
the further away they are form the object that is
making the shadow. So your shadow should get
lighter as it goes to the right. Soften the edge of
the shadow with clean water if it dries with a hard
edge. Darken the very edge of the pink ball.
The shadow is darkest right under the pink ball.
Draw 2 balls overlapping - paint the pink ball first
allow to dry a little but not completely. Then
paint the blue ball, dont worry if the pink flows
into the blue a bit (reflected colour). Note the
Paint the shadow in one, go mixing pink and
paynes grey but adding blue and paynes grey as
you work to the right. the pink ball refects pink and
the blue shaow has more blue. Soften the edge
of the shaow with clean water if necessary. Darken
the area under the blue ball where the shadow is