Monday, October 11, 2010

Light and Shadow

Learning the rules that light and shadow obey, will help you understand what you are seeing and make it easier to draw!

Highlight: the area facing the light source and receiving the most light.

: the transition between your highlight and shadow.

Core Shadow
: the darkest area of an object.

Reflected Light
: light from the source bounces off an object and creates a light area within the shadow, but it is never bright as the highlight.

Cast Shadow: the silhouette of an object projected opposite the light source.

*Don't forget: reflected light is never as bright as your lighted area.*

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