Lee's Light and Shadow class work



  • @Heather-Boyd krita, which is a free drawing/art program can open photoshop files too. maybe thats a option for you.



  • @TessaW This is super comprehensive and I know I have so much to learn still. I really appreciate you writing this up! And I will re-read several times again. These examples aren't nec. my style (though the last is closer) but were the easiest to get my points across. I will send you my email.



  • @Nyrryl-Cadiz Thank you, I agree a lot of focus with contrast is around their heads. Thanks


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    This is a really good question and one that I can address more about next week. But in short, color and saturation will start to come into play once things start to move towards a finished stage.

    The concepts from my class help you get broad values established and get the work moving in the right direction. But once you are going to take something to color, the values can actually come together more than they would if they were staying in black and white. For example, if you have a big circle in the middle of a square as your composition and you are working in black and white, the circle needs to be lighter or darker than the background. But if the image is going to be in color and the circle is bright red and the background a muted green, they can easily be the same value because color and saturation are doing all the work.

    The best case scenario is when value AND color/saturation are doing work to keep things separate (but harmonious) in the image. Also, There will always be images that work and DON'T fit into the scope of what I'm teaching in the class. And that is where the 'art' of all this comes into play. I'm giving broad outlines that work MOST of the time. Now your job is to test those boundaries and see what works for you.

    Hope that helps some. : )



  • @Molambo Thank you I will consider this for the future! 🙂 I work mainly off digital so a free alternative is preferred.



  • @Lee-White said in Lee's Light and Shadow class work:

    The concepts from my class help you get broad values established and get the work moving in the right direction. But once you are going to take something to color, the values can actually come together more than they would if they were staying in black and white. For example, if you have a big circle in the middle of a square as your composition and you are working in black and white, the circle needs to be lighter or darker than the background. But if the image is going to be in color and the circle is bright red and the background a muted green, they can easily be the same value because color and saturation are doing all the work.

    I understand this and found it out turning this work into grey scale:

    Miette Meila.jpg Miette Meila (2).jpg


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    @Heather-Boyd Great example of what Lee described! It's interesting right‽



  • So I have gone through the six images in local colour. I wanted to return to the robot (Jake's/Lee's) and try two variations. I did alter some design elements for fun. I have always found pencil work relaxing and Lee is right once I know what local colour goes where filling it in is relaxing too. So I want to share my two other robot versions (below). It's a bit blurry due to my scanner.

    editted robot study local colour tone-svs forum.jpg



  • WOW so nice



  • @Sara-Nilsson thank you, I really appreciate it! -I just need to up my drawing skills some more. But I will proceed in pencil drawing, stick to what you love as your foundation. 🙂


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