Tag: shading

Cylinders and Floating Cast Shadows

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Some really thrilling stuff I’ve been working on in my Digital Painting class. Learning lots about lighting. Probably the most I’ve learnt about lighting in my whole academic art career.

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I want to post this video along with this image because it really helped me and it explains what is happening beautifully. Perspective and light are mighty complex. 

 

WIP Drowning Panel EP1 – Using Black and Details with Image Composition

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More layering. At this stage, I have removed the masking… you can tell by the weird white shape in the mouth :S If anyone out there can recommend a better way to apply masking latex to drawings, that’d be GREAT. I might try rubber cement instead because the latex gets stuck in my brushes and dries chunky.

Not much to say here…I guess I’d like to point out the gray tone I used in the hair – his hair is black, but I will be inking most of that black in and this adds some depth and variation. It would actually be bad for the composition of this image to just throw a giant black shape in like that because the contrast and mass would overwhelm the other subtler values and the desaturated colours. Imagine it as putting a giant black circle in the corner of a blank page with some pencil sketches. Black and black shapes are something to be used carefully in images. Same goes for small detailing, which becomes a visual ‘buzz’ and a distraction when used poorly.

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