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umm... it's all blue! sorry if i came off a but harsh but i can't see where the lighting is supposed to be comming from. Is it on the model, above, below, left, right?
Dear All Concerned,
I believe the light is supposed to be coming from near the tip of the spear on the ground. (Continue the angle of the spear, and thats about where the light is coming from)
Anywho, very nice job for a first try at it!
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i *think* the point is that the entire model is painted as if there was a light top left of the model. All the shadows are properly located w.r.t. that light source. The light source itself isn't ont he model.
Typically the term source lighting is used to describe the effect light gives onto a model with the light source being on the model it self. I think what we're seeing here is directional light source onto the model.
If i'm right and that's the point, then i think its well executed, consistent and looks good. The "shadow" blue is a little harsh compared to the light blue, but the overall model is very nice.
If i'm wrong, i sound like a bit of a douche. Oh well
sorry about that. I have trouble seeing blue properly. My eyes go all weird, it all looks the same shade.
king88mob, that's right, the light is supposed to be coming from an external source from above and to the right, so I probably didn't use the right terminology..
I'll post a couple of pics from different angles in a bit, thanks for comments so far!
I see what you mean about the upper chest Jon Quixote, it would be obscured a little more.
I know the colour transition is very harsh, I felt doing it that way would make it easier for myself (and in the fluff it's a weird blue demon anyway).
The light source looks pretty clear to me. Good work - I look forward to seeing your future stuff.
Out of interest, did you line the figure up with a "genuine" light source (eg a lamp) to work out the shadows?
I've always gone for "halo" effects but might start giving this a try.
I heard that's how some people do it, but that was too much of a headache for me. I Just chose a direction to view the mini from, and treated my own point of view as the light source, applying paint to anything I could see from that angle.
Daylight Saving's time just kicked in so getting a decently lit pic is hard atm, but I'll try and sort one soon, maybe at the weekend.
Have you tried taking a photo from the desided angle, then using that as a reference to paint by, so you can hold the model comfortably in one angle but know that the light only falls (from the reference) on the specific part?
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