Shading and highlighting question for you guys. in Tips & Advice: Painting Posted February 24, 2011 I've been shading light to dark on my Carnivean, as my highlight colour in the base hue can get pretty chalky in thin coats. (That said, I plan to further highlight it with warmer hues, so we'll see how well that works out.) I'm also playing around with intermediate hues in the shadows: rather than go directly from twilight blue to brown liner, I'm taking a detour via imperial purple. The idea is that by making the shadows a bit warmer, the mid-tones will get even colder with the contrast.