Light for Visual Artists: First edition is an introduction to the use of light for students and visual artists, this is the first book to look at the way light can be used to create realistic and fantastical effects in a wide range of visual media.
The first part of the book discusses the fundamental properties of natural and artificial light, shadows, the interaction of light on different types of surfaces, reflections, as well as transparency, translucency and the effects of light on colour.
In part two, the author concentrates on people and the environment, looking in detail at how to observe the effects of light to create realistic images.
In part three the author looks at the creative use of light in composition and design, for creating moods or setting a scene.
Clearly written by a practising illustrator, and featuring hundreds of illustrations and screengrabs, as well as practical tutorials. Light for Visual Artists: First Edition is a valuable resource for students, animators, digital illustrators, painters or artists working in any medium.
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“With little detailed information on light for digital artists about, this is a welcome sight.” – 3D Artist magazine
“Gaining a better understanding of light is an important part of every artist’s development and this informative book is an incredibly useful tool for anyone wishing to tackle the subject head on.” – Artists & Illustrators
“This book provides a refreshing new perspective on light itself, and how it can be used to control a composition. It might also inspire you to explore other creative possibilities…” – Outdoor Photography
“Anyone with a career that requires an intimate knowledge of light or color really should have this book within reading distance. This is without a doubt one of the most comprehensive and in depth look at light that I have ever seen in any art book” – Amazon reader