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    Calming the inside

    I am trying to improve my understanding of light. Proving to be a tough job.
    I have been using photo reference for the person.

    I was just wondering is anyone with a better understanding in light ( an any other areas) could give me some pointer.

    Thank you!

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    Don't invent light sources when you're learning how to paint light - especially ambiguous light sources that have no real-world counterpart.

    I am trying to improve my understanding of light. Proving to be a tough job.
    Have you tried painting from life? Can you paint an egg lit by a desk lamp? How about one lit by window light. How about one with two light sources? What if the light sources are different colors? You need to assimilate real world lighting conditions through observation and study before you can successfully pull it off in any illustration. Think in 3D space. Think about the major planes that make up an object. Think about the direction and quality of your light sources. Note how the angle of a plane (and it's local color) will affect the apparent value.

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    I did a quick paint-over to show how you could improve the image. A good thing to remember when you're beginning to work with light is to never go subtle. Focus on strong highlights and strong shadows.

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    Thank you for the replies!

    I will take the advice and put it to good use.

    Thanks again!

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    The basics of what you need to know about light:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3WmrWUEIJo

    And everything else :
    http://androidarts.com/art_tut.htm

    Of course, make sure you continue practicing or none of that's going to matter o.-

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