Painting Light and Shadow

Painting Light and Shadow - student project

1. Ball 

 

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2. Planes on a photo reference

 

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3. Lighting angles practice

 

It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out the best way to do these neatly, and I didn’t manage it until I was on the last one!

 

Painting Light and Shadow - image 3 - student project

 

4. Four Different Lighting Scenarios

 

I really like the atmosphere of the under lighting but I think my favourite scenario overall is either Rembrandt or Loop. I found this super challenging but a great learning experience. 

 

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5. Realistic Portrait 


Thank you to Maxim Potkin for the reference image on Unsplash 

I have no idea why I chose a reference image of a girl with dreadlocks as I had no idea what I was doing when it came to drawing them! I really liked the sunny lighting scenario though so gave it a go but the hair needs a lot more work!

Painting Light and Shadow - image 9 - student project

 

Painting Light and Shadow - image 10 - student project