Special bonus commission from last months set!
The commissioner wanted to get a surprise wedding gift for his fiance in the form of a custom painting of their DnD characters, Gork and Windal. This was such a sweet project to work on - hope they enjoy the big day!
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I was once taught that shadows are not black but normally blue and therefore purple is also great to use. I have seen that's what ABD often use - and I do the same
Shading is definitely based on the mood you want to provoke in the viewer but also the atmosphere you wanna achieve in a piece.
Speaking of which: I read a few days ago in Imagine FX an article where a professional artist (can't remember who) gave some advice on shading. So when the light/highlight is warm, use cold colours for shadows (blue, purple etc.) and if the light/highlight is cold, then the shadows should be warm (like red).
I gonna try that
A drawing execise I wanna try as well is to find an existing normal reference (can be a family picture, a stock photo etc.) and try to replicate the exact reference as a drawing. This way one'll get more insight in how shadows, highlight and moods works
The point is not the way you decide to draw the person/object but for the colours - maybe even backgrounds - practise.
If you got more questions etc. feel free to ask me
I wish you the best of luck!