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    Casting shadows is so hard! DX

    Okay, this is my current college project. It's a perspective piece of part of an assemblage. We have to work out where the lights and darks are based on a chosen angle and direction of light.

    As you can see I've started on the trinket box (Left) And part of a little voodoo doll keyring (Centre) But I'm struggling with its hemisphere head and half-cone hat. Can anyone help out with these problem areas?

    (Bear in mind that half of the colours are still only a wash. And feel free to point out any other glaring mistakes!)
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    A brief suggestion: mentally put yourself where the light is and think about what places are now impossible for you to see.

    Shadow casting is hidden surface removal from the POV of a light.
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    If you posted a photo of your objects as you've composed them, you could probably get more helpful advice. I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at so I can't imagine how light would be behaving on them.
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