Josephus wrote:It's the shadow inside the basket too. I have to define the basket somehow. If I used asphalt for the shirt itself, I could use the asphalt for the inside of the basket, and free up a color. Then I might use cranberry or the off-white color for the puppy's shirt.
My head is spinning, I can't keep track of the colors anymore. If I am seeing it right, you're using two colors for dark shading, dark brown and dark gray (dark olive?). mabe you could use just one dark shade, a nice neutral dark gray, for shading, use the cranberry for his shirt. Dropping one dark shade frees up one...I think.
edit: or just go with the asphalt like you said.