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05-18-2007, 02:41 PM
:) This work is an exercise on shadows

05-19-2007, 08:18 AM
Welcome to WC Vasilis and Painters Alley :wave: ... What program did you use to do this? I love your pallette you said it is an exercise in shadow are you wanting to know where the shadows should be cast from the candle?

05-19-2007, 03:10 PM
Thank you LadyAlba for your welcome.
I used photoshop and Artrage to make it.
Yes I want to know where the shadows should be cast from the candle, that was the difficult part. I think that the light must be a semicircle but I'm not sure.

05-19-2007, 09:48 PM
Since it is easier for me to show you than to tell you this is what I would do and also I would have the apple between the book and candle you need something overlapping to give the illusion of 3D...I used the airbrush set at 4% opacity using deep purple for this...keep in mind this is very rough. Hope it helps.:wave:


05-21-2007, 10:06 AM
Very nice work. Dramatic

05-21-2007, 12:33 PM
The placement of these objects is very good for a shadow study! Actually the candle, barring any other light source I believe would have a shadow in a circle directly under and around itself. I have outlined the hilights and shadow areas for you. I think the book and the apple would have fairly hard shadows too.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2007/23771-shadow.jpg

05-21-2007, 09:12 PM
The idea of deep purple shadows is something i never imagined and it looks great. I think it gives a very dramatic tone.
LadyAlba and Chiers thank you for sharing your knowledge with me.
I'm going back to work to make another study using the deep purple trick :)

Be well

05-22-2007, 12:22 AM
Oh, another thing you might watch is your perspective. The candle and apple appear to have a sideways view while the book appears as if you are on top of it looking down.

05-22-2007, 09:18 PM
There is a perspective problem to be corrected. Correcting perspective will make your painting more believable.