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Notes on lighting and shading by medli20 Notes on lighting and shading by medli20
~x666NiGhTmArE666x sent me a note asking me for help on lighting and shading. Since light logic isn't a topic that I can properly discuss without the aid of visual media, I figured I'd compile whatever came to mind in this format. This is by no means an in-depth tutorial on how to do things correctly, so please do not take it too seriously. I'm still learning a lot about these things myself, so chances are I've probably made some mistakes here and there.

These are just some of the basics I've picked up from experimentation, observation, and sitting in class. I haven't even touched some topics like different materials or colored lighting because I wanted to keep this short and sweet. I hope somebody will find this useful, though.

Wall-eyed shady face man was referenced from this picture: [link] ...even though it ended up looking nothing like David Tennant lol
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:iconanimekittygirl15:
thank you so much, this will help with my next picture :)
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medli20 Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem and good luck!
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:iconsorbetberry:
awesome! thanks for this!
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medli20 Jun 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, and no problem!
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SGT-Stories May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HELPFUL!
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medli20 May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it to be helpful :)
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SGT-Stories May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find everything to be helpful XD
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Geekygami May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does the light reflect where the shadow is?
It confuses me.
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medli20 May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The physics of light dictate that light will bounce off nearly any surface. We use this principle in order to see-- our eyes pick up light that has been bounced off of other objects. Because of this, light bounced off from a surface such as a tabletop will act as a secondary light source of sorts, albeit a much weaker one than the primary light source. It's easier to see this in action with a more reflective surface. Try putting a ball on a mirror and you'll see that the underside will be illuminated.
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