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    Need feedback on my illustration

    Hey!!
    I would love to have some feedback on my latest piece, especially on colours and the lightning and how to push it further so it looks more believable.
    Thanks!

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    Very cool. You need to tighten up on the light sources though. Less stark black shadows on the demon and instead more bounce light. Be careful of overdoing it with rim lighting on the beast. It would be needless in this case as the strongest point of illumination comes from the lava and fire below him.

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    Oh ok, awesome advice, thank you very much!

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    And the fire on his head of course! I would perhaps dim the possible light source behind him which is drawing the eye to his hips where nothing is happening. Show the heat and light coming from the lava and his mane. Start gently, a small point of serious heat in the depths of his flames on the head. The value of the heat and light must be on a different level than the mid-tones to effectively convey that hellfire.

    Alternatively use a cooler color for the rimlight, not to depict an alternative lightsource, but rather to define the the tone of the beasts skin. When it comes to lights, I follow the Hildebrandt school when I can. This article might be just the ticket for this piece:

    http://www.muddycolors.com/2015/09/rimlight/
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    Wow thanks! Really useful stuff. Loved the article! I see what I did wrong.

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    The reason you don't want a lot of black in your shadows is simply because it makes it difficult to control your contrast and black makes the other colors around it look more bright than you may intend. That's not to say you can never use black, but it should be used sparingly around your main focal point. Basically, place your darkest dark and your lightest light where you want people to look and everything else can be some level of mid-tone. The same goes for white.

    I've tweaked your image a bit to illustrate how black isn't needed for all shadows. Also, I think adding some more red would increase the sense of danger and supernatural power.
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    That makes so much sense.
    LMFAO at the picture man. The reds are nice and its much better with the focal point on his face!
    Thank you very much!

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