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    Post Learning to shadow and use light creatively

    Hi,

    I have been searching around for some information on creating realistic shadows and also using light more creatively to create a darker mood and atmosphere. As of now I have been stuck in this rut of only drawing cartoon characters.

    I registered here becuase I knew this was a popular place and I was hoping that someone could point me toward some website or book that has helped them.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks:chug:

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    Re: Learning to shadow and use light creatively

    Originally posted by wilsocn
    Hi,

    I have been searching around for some information on creating realistic shadows and also using light more creatively to create a darker mood and atmosphere. As of now I have been stuck in this rut of only drawing cartoon characters.
    To make more realistic lighting, study the physics of it. I think there should a tutorial somewhere here that teaches cast shadow, core shadow, highlights, and such.

    Draw simple geometric objects like spheres, pyramids, and cubes to test lighting on.

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    Thanks for the tips. I will also search around the forums and see if there are any tutorials that can help me.

    I was inspired to want to work more with lighting and shadows after seeing some of georges de la tour's work. Simply amazing.

    To me lighting and shadows used in the right way can make the most simple scene into something special.

    Thanks again.

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    Cheat sheet

    Here's a little cheat sheet that I use not only for light and shadow but for reflective color. Hope it helps out.

    tumbra



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