I`ve done some experiments to test how color reflects from one surface to another. I sat out in the sun and held different colored materials so that the light reflected from them unto my leg ( of all things, anyway, since my leg is pretty fair(white) the different colors, eg. blue or orange did not change and reflected blue and orange on my leg.
Anyway, the other day I studied an illustration and I noticed that the artist had blue light reflecting on the characters from below. That is - it reflected blue on a piece of metall, but reflected green on one of the characters yellow jacket. So my question is: will a reflected color change according to the color of the material it is reflected onto?
will red reflected light "turn" to orange when reflected on a yellow surface or will it "keep" it`s redness ( if you get what I`m saying).Will green reflected light "grey out" on a red surface or will it still show as green?
I`m in doubt because I know that the color of a dominant light source affects all the colors in a scene, but I haven`t done any experiments yet to test out my question above ( regarding the reflected light).