Imagination is not the only key ingredient to successful illustration. There’s no room for ignorance when it comes to theories behind technique. Mastering skin tones through lighting isn’t easy. It takes time and determination to understand the complexity of skin, so we can achieve the level of mastery of some of the great artists of our time. Here I will discuss the importance of lighting in a portrait, how skin reacts to it, and illustrate relevant aspects.
This walkthrough was written for Digital Artist Magazine – Imagine Publishing in 2010. The theme was Classic portrait lighting technique. The tutorial is a 7 page PDF file.
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