Well this has actually inspired me to do a full detailed example- But I will give you an introduction to lighting before I tucker into an extensive version with pictures. I know that you just want to see how I do the thing with the brush but- I can’t solidly and quickly show you that because I do it so many ways. It is all determined by factors.
My approach to lighting is just like my approach to Shading. There are several factors that you need to take into mind when you act upon shading and highlighting.
The first is style- What style are you going to work with? Is it cartoony or is it more realistic? Are you going to use Cell shading for your highlights or Soft shading or a completely different shading style all together?
The second is direction. Where are the light sources coming from? Is there a sun? Are there any indirect sources of lighting in the picture such as glowing objects? how DIRECT is the light source? A Sun’s like source is spherical so it covers a lot, but a flash light is restricted so the light’s energy is focused in a cone.
The third is distance. How far away is your light source? The further away it is, the less light it will emit onto an object. Knowing this will help with your shading too- The harder the light hits, the sharper the shadow it casts.
The fourth is Material. What material is the light hitting? How much gloss does that object have?
The Fifth, Everything has refraction and reflection even the things that you think do not. Colour is light and light is colour. It is always important to understand the material you are using in your picture to get the result you want to see. Some metals are dull, some are glossy, same with furs, scales, anything. You really need to think about what it is you’re lighting.
But to give you the answer you’re looking for, I simply put a clipping layer over the base colours and use the screen and Highlight options in Sai. I never use White anymore either… I always use a colour.
I will make a proper thingy now though.
I wanted to try my hand at some Five Nights at Freddy’s Art… But I’ve not yet mastered the whole robot animal thing…
For now I’ll just draw them as people…
I don’t want to get into too much detail about this, but mwolf0epsilon and I were talking about her realm and it’s connection to Chiropterria and stuff, and since Labareda is /based/ off the Nether from Minecraft I wanted to infuse some concepts together.
So I guess, this is a /Ghast/ design in a sense. We’ve decided to blend it with traditional Portuguese and modern technology as well as the realms ideology of insects and grubs. I’m pretty pleased with this design and very excited about this strange but extraordinary choice of concept. Eps will probably talk about it more on her behalf.
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A man cursed for his arrogant attitude towards a witch- He was changed into a green monster- His Mouth placed onto his chest. Doomed to consume the hearts of others to fulfill himself until he can find his own… He spent years investing in magic arts to try and return his original form.