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    Looking for critique on this illustration

    Hey everyone, I'm a longtime lurker but this is the first time I've actually posted on here. I'm a graphic designer with the ambition of adding digital illustration to my skillset, so I'm studying pose, value, colours etc

    Right now I'm working on this digital piece which will serve as a cover art for a friends EP. Really sweating on where and how I should use lighting on the boy with this clair-obscur style.

    Any tips and critiques would be greatly appreciated!
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    The text is too close to the light, its difficult to read. On to the figure, all the light is coming from in front of him so hes silhouetted. Any light you add into the shadows is going to look out of place because thats a shadow area. You can have some amount of light bleeding around the edges but try not to have it go into the darkest shadow area. If you want to show more of the figure try adding another light source.
    "The whole point of practice is to do it until you can do it right." - dpaint


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    Hey Element, thanks for that idea! There still needs to be a mouse and keyboard somewhere on there so I could add an MP3 player leaning against the table for some subtle side lighting - I'll look into it

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