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    Lighting studies ?

    been looking for one of the classes that had the lighting technique but anyways would be glad if some one gave me a quick tip on lighting in 2d.

    i beleive if i can master that , i can my paintings just right and better inking on my drawings, i have a habbit of putting very strong highlights and a little shadow and its hindering me real bad.

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    Look at great movies if you want some examples of how to light things. Study, examine, experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Bradley View Post
    Look at great movies if you want some examples of how to light things. Study, examine, experiment.
    I'd especially suggest Blade Runner and Days of Heaven.

    Here's a much bigger list
    100 Best Cinematography Films

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    The tip for doing 2D lighting studies is to set up simple objects, light them with one light source, observe and draw.

    The problem with cinematography is it is artificial, usually multiple sources and lit for effect as opposed to being lit in a more traditional or natural way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    The problem with cinematography is it is artificial, usually multiple sources and lit for effect as opposed to being lit in a more traditional or natural way.
    This isn't necessarily a 'problem'. They may be man-made scenarios but they're still real.
    When it comes to creating your own illustrations, concepts, paintings, etc you will probably find at some stage the need to create these types of man-made lighting situations.

    Just to point that out.

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    Jeff is also right--learn how natural light works. But learning cinematic lighting will help you out as well if you're shooting for concept/illustration work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Bradley View Post
    Look at great movies if you want some examples of how to light things. Study, examine, experiment.
    Ooh, thanks for the suggestion there. I don't know why I hadn't thought of doing film studies...

    Not so much as a practical "how light works", but how to convey mood and atmosphere from an artistic p.o.v. Probably a great idea for anyone starting out to practice on classic films that have great scene shots and setups. I know what I'm adding to my routine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Bradley View Post
    Look at great movies if you want some examples of how to light things. Study, examine, experiment.
    Animation Backgrounds blog this link is to the black cauldron page but he lists all the movies he's covered on the right column.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterKiller_ View Post
    This isn't necessarily a 'problem'. They may be man-made scenarios but they're still real.
    When it comes to creating your own illustrations, concepts, paintings, etc you will probably find at some stage the need to create these types of man-made lighting situations.

    Just to point that out.
    True - good point. I was going more off the idea of "lighting studies" and painting/ink drawings the OP mentioned rather than the idea of establishing mood or atmosphere, which may be more what they're after.

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    here's intro about Light Logic that you get in most beginning art classes: http://ycdinsiders.digitalchainsaw.c...lightlogic.htm

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