Most of the tutorials I read on painting and coloring recommend against using solid black in a painting’s shadows. Almost every time I’ve done that I’ve ended up going back and adding black into the composition. I like black. It’s one of my favorite colors. I recognize that true black rarely occurs in life. Still, I find that black helps to anchor an illustration for me.
I’m not sure if that makes sense. Anyway, here are the colored pencils with black ink shadows. The rest of the work will be done in Photoshop.