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    Light and shade (digital)

    can anyone recomend a book (an ebook is fine, but I prefer something physical) that tackles light and shade using digital painting? Amazon isn't playing ball.


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    It would be the same as any book that tackles light and shade in any media.
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    Not exactly an e-book, but I thought this link might help:

    http://www.sketchwiki.com/shading/half-way-to-black.php

    I've tried to check your sb, but it's currently empty, so I'm not sure where you are at in your journey, or if I'm just reverberating what you already know. But I thought I might throw that out just in case you didn't know about it already

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    It would be the same as any book that tackles light and shade in any media.
    This. Therefore I recommend

    Light and shade (digital)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbi Satan View Post
    Not exactly an e-book, but I thought this link might help:

    http://www.sketchwiki.com/shading/half-way-to-black.php

    I've tried to check your sb, but it's currently empty, so I'm not sure where you are at in your journey, or if I'm just reverberating what you already know. But I thought I might throw that out just in case you didn't know about it already

    Cheers, happy painting!
    Yeah, I'm really bad at updating it, I made a new one thinking "I'm gonna update this on a regular basis!" and, well, I didn't.
    as far as where I am on the art road, I've never had any formal art lessons, and everything I've learnt is from CA or on my own (without books) so now I'm just trying to hone my skills by taking a look at the "official" route, because I often find myself hitting walls when it comes to something specific that I've never come across.
    It would be the same as any book that tackles light and shade in any media.
    I know you're experienced, but I would have assumed otherwise (not with your experience, rather I assumed different to what you said..uh..), simply because working with a pencil and a stylus are (in my experience) very different (and they're the only two media I would say I am competent in).
    IE: I dont want a book telling me how to build colour/shade with paint because I'm not at anything like as advanced in paints as I am with pencil or photoshop.

    I'll certainly take a look at that book, Star Eater (glad to hear you're on the mend BTW) and while that wiki looks a little beginner (I sound like I'm bigging myself up too much ) I will at the least skim through that too, Rabbi satan.
    Thanks guys

    If there are any other books anyone knows, please post them, this is not to say that the advice I already have is unhelpful, I just want to get a range of choices + books.

    Oh, and I've updated my sketchbook since I wrote the first half of this post (about 19:00ish)

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    The point I was trying to make is that light and shade, "value", is universal to all visual media: digital, photography, painting, drawing, etching, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    simply because working with a pencil and a stylus are (in my experience) very different
    So basically you want something that teaches you how to do techniques/use digital medium?
    http://www.ctrlpaint.com/archive/
    Because yeah, working with them is different, but like JeffX99 says, the theory behind it doesn't really change. It's one thing to know what you want and why (the understanding of light and shadow part), and then another on knowing how to do it with your medium.
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