Here's my problem: I'm not a very technical and detailed artist, and I'm not trying to be. My works is pretty cartoonish actually, so I never dabble with the paintbrush and always use vectors. Anyhow, I was wondering, if I want to draw, using vectors, a guy with half of his legs in a pool, and half not, how would I go about coloring that? I mean, I'm intending to make the man pinkish, and the water light bluish, but how can I achieve the mixture, a combination of the two, for the half of the legs underwater? I'm not seeking color recommendations (for the legs) by the way. Is there a way to combine two colors to achieve an in-between ground?
The only way to mix colors in vector images is to use gradient fills.There are a number of ways to accomplish what you want. One would be to draw the legs in two sections so they can be filled differently. Another might be to make the water a semi transparent object and use a blend mode to make the color look different over the legs.