How do I finish this?


#1

I am trying to study lighting, so I am looking at how light is shown on a basic object like a sphere and translate that to painting heads. the head is made up of many planes and light can bounce off of many places. How do I finish a pic like this without running into the ambigous lighting problem I have with my other pictures

[IMG]http://img349.imageshack.us/img349/2995/3244a3si.th.jpg[/IMG] http://img349.imageshack.us/img349/381/32441eb.th.jpg

This was the last pic i did before the two ryu ones

[IMG]http://img313.imageshack.us/img313/7495/geki0lo.th.jpg[/IMG]


#2

Quick paint over for ya.

How is a sphere shaded? Let’s take a look. Don’t forget about your different light “zones” Highlight, midtone, shadow core or “edge”, shadow, and reflected light.

Hehe, on another note, at a simplified form level, the head is really more boxy than it is spherical though :slight_smile:

Hope this helps!

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/4759/ryuedit9yc.jpg


#3

thnx for the help. I did these right before you posted your reply. is this more on the right track?

[IMG]http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6463/433ta5qe.th.jpg[/IMG] http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9858/433ta28lj.th.jpg

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