i'm learning the adobe illustrator blend modes. For the darken mode, according to adobe help page, it is described
Darken- Selects the base or blend color—whichever is darker—as the resulting color. Areas lighter than the blend color are replaced. Areas darker than the blend color do not change.
and this is my test
The circle in the center is on top of everything, put on darken mode, opacity 100%. Blending with the circles above, and to the right results in either base or blend color, whichever is darker. That's right. But, why blending with the blue circle to the left creates a blue-darker than the original. I think it should be the base blue according to help page text( because the base blue is darker in value than the tan color on top)