Wednesday, October 21, 2009

more painting class

This was an absolutely ridiculous still life arrangement followed by an even more ridiculous lighting setup. I only captured about 25% of our spread, including the skull, Gumby, Planet of the Apes Ape, soldering buddy, and old timey camera. On top of that it was lit with a red gel for the main light source and a blue gel for the reflected light. I actually learned quite a bit about shadow in this exercise - not to think of it as a lack of light, but as a different (temp and value) light source - and also to really think about that line where the 2 light sources combine (terminator or whatever).

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and the finished dead palette self portrait ... not too unhappy with this one.

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3 comments:

  1. I'm going to steal that colored gel still life excersize. it sounds frustrating but helpful.

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  2. yeah that was SUPER valuable. Definitely came to light when painting a model this week. nerd out.

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  3. I'd love to see your 14 self portraits when you're finished... It'd be exciting to see the progress.

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