Hello everyone. I have a few questions because colour theory is being a bitch to me (again).
1. It has come to my attention that base colour and local colour might be two different terms but nobody I've asked has defined them crystal clear and the internet hasn't come up with it either. Can somebody please explain the two terms if I am correct in stating that base and local colour are two different things (I'm not even sure if this is true)? Let's say I am starting to colour a piece and putting the first layer of colour down. Which one do I use: local colour or base colour? Again, I am completely assuming base and local colour are two different things and I'm not just hearing things.
2. I'm wondering if complimentary shadows have a logical or scientific explanation to its application. I'm not the type of guy who would apply things just because I'm told to and, in this case, I haven't had anybody who would explain complimentary shadows to me other than "DO IT". Just to be clear, it's the idea that one should mix the complimentary colour of the lights (or local colour? Base colour? I'm confused about this as well) in order to paint the shadows.
Thank you in advance.
EDIT: One more but unrelated question. I really like to fineline/"ink" things on Photoshop but I dislike it when I can't see the cursor whenever I try to do things really fine. Is there a method to make it so perhaps the drawing cursor can be seen while I'm doing really fine lines? (without zooming in)