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    Need help - Absolute Darkness

    Ok I need advise on how to paint something that is in absolute darkness. Please see the below images, they are for my storyboard class. As you see, for story sake, the character went into a room that has almost no light in it except a little glimpse of light from the door's gap. (image 3)

    I tried to make it looks like the eye adjusted to the darkness, but it doesn't seem right. Any solution?

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    try to work with a black bg and only darker shades of grey and blue

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    You mean everything should get desaturated? Does it have to be blue? since it's not really a night time scene.

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    when light fades the eye isn't able to see colours anymore but it still can see values
    blue is one of the last colours to see

    try it out yourself and use the exp of yourself wathing a dark room to paint and (that's more important) understand

    aditional light adds light of it's own colour in the firsat way

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    kk I'll try that.

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    You could try it with really desaturated brown-greys to get "dark" without "night" - blue kind of implies nighttime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerpenguin
    Ok I need advise on how to paint something that is in absolute darkness.
    ..You're joking, right? ..Cover a canvas in some black. $3000.00

    Am I supposed to be confused, or am I looking too far into it? Absolute darkness = no light = no image.

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    Heh? you never heard of the famous, "crow in darkness" painting done by monk in Japan?

    Joking.... well I know my skill and knowledge isn't really there yet, but I really hope to get something as close to absolute darkness as possible. (I want the viewer to understand that the image is something you only see after starring in a dark room for 3 minutes.)

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    Ok, so like this?

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