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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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Weirda208 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial, you wrote necessary thoughts and illustrated it very well :nod:

Your shading skills here are so neat! *w*
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animekittygirl15 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much, this will help with my next picture :)
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medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem and good luck!
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist
awesome! thanks for this!
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medli20 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, and no problem!
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist
:heart:
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SGT-Stories Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HELPFUL!
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medli20 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it to be helpful :)
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SGT-Stories Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find everything to be helpful XD
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Geekygami Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does the light reflect where the shadow is?
It confuses me.
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