The Importance of Highlights and Shading

Understanding the basics of highlights and shading is important.  If you get these basics fundamentally wrong, it can make the entire work look unbalanced.  Understanding lighting and where the light is coming from and how that depicts the shadows on or around the object, will help you make your artwork shine.

Refer links below, that cover the basics of highlighting and shading

http://willkempartschool.com/how-to-acrylic-paint-light-and-shade-part-3/

http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/improve-your-artwork-by-learning-to-see-light-and-shadow–cms-20282

http://www.wroberts.com.au/html/about_painting_light.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s