Toon Town is FULL of color and unique painting techniques. Using the color wheel there's orange and blue next to each other. Those two colors live opposite of each other on the color wheel therefore creating the most amount of contrast. As we look deeper we can see this darker shade of blue is about 20-40% darker than the mid-tone. Then as we go over to the edge we can see the highlight.
The natural shadow that exists on the faux plank boards is actually painted. You can see that there is a transparent light black airbrush that makes the shadow feel darker and deeper than what it actually is. Then that same technique is also applied to the bricks. Imagineers carved into the side of this plaster where if you look you can see on the bottom lines there is a darker hit of paint. It gives a very animated look but also an insane amount of depth.
Let's have a look around at some of this amazing detail.
And because white and black are not colors but pigments, the City Hall building gets a seafoam blue color for shadowing.
I just love the cartoon look of Toon Town.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".