View Full Version : Been awile. Got a few questions

05-12-2009, 02:09 PM
Well I've been doing good, for my most recent painting though I need to know how to create a blinding white light at the end of a hall. I want the light coming from the doorway. I figure I'd just gradient the hallway to the door then it reaches pure white when I'm fully at the door.

Bright Eyes
05-12-2009, 03:02 PM
Sounds like the best solution. And if you use warm colors leading up to it and cool colors (or vise versa) for the light it will give even a stronger "blinding" effect.

05-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Also since the light would be very bright and I have a subject's front face in the painting would the light(from the back) shine to the outsides of the persons right profile?

It's basically a person standing upright in the middle of the painting, and on the right side the door is beaming light, im not sure if I need to add some reflection of the light to the person because it is far behind him.

any advice is welcome :3

Bright Eyes
05-12-2009, 04:29 PM
Not sure, do you have a sketch or reference photo? I'd have to see it to give a suggestion.

05-12-2009, 11:20 PM
Rim lighting may be helpful if I am understanding your description.