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September 12, 2010
Suggester's words: Oh my god. Light has always been a trouble for me, it seems so confusing and hard to put onto paper, however [Global Lighting Tutorial] by ~Angelus-Tenebrae puts it so simply and clear that even i can understand it! I have learned a lot from this short but helpful tutorial and highly recommend it to any artist, digital or not, who has trouble with painting light.
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Global Lighting Tutorial

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I decided to make this tutorial, as it's probably an issue that's overlooked by a lot of people. If you've picked all the colors you wanted to, and bothered with things like skin tone, and the picture still doesn't quite look the way you want it to, it's probably because of bad lighting.

EDIT:...Oh wow. That's what happens when you get a DD. Thanks though.

And for those who are wondering, yes, that's Hohenheim. Not that it even matters. I'm surprised he's that recognizable, even though I drew him without the glasses. I excluded the glasses because I just needed a simple example.
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Turquoise-luck's avatar
Thank you for this tutorial, it really helped me ^^
abysskai's avatar
This is very helpful! Thanks alot for this! :) (Smile) 
Spoonerism's avatar
Cheers, this helped me a lot :D
arneewenn's avatar
It's Hohenheim. 
Makaylafashion's avatar
Just like in photography, bad lighting can ruin a picture. This really helped! 
xXLionRampantXx's avatar
Hohenheim…Light…Hohenheim of Light! Nyuknyuknyuk~ excited 
Animated-Paradox's avatar
Splendid tutorial thanks alot!
Yoshuya-Kiryuu's avatar
Hohenheim helping with light. Hohenheim of Light 
Charlene-Art's avatar
Thanks for the tips!
SirMamvri's avatar
Umm, I have no words. Thanks man. 
PutridProphet's avatar
Brilliant! Thank you so very much!
Wolfess10's avatar
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I've been trying a lot of shading ones, and this helps a lot.
KevinRollins's avatar
Awesome! I'll totally keep this mind. Hopefully.
iAmRacine's avatar
how can i download this?
Ilionej's avatar
You can download it just by hitting the button and saving it, but you would also need an swf player/reader. There are various of those on the internet, most for free.
Nanahuatli's avatar
Hmmm, this really gets me thinking. I had never considered that shadowed areas need less detail. Thanks for taking the time to help us improve!
ImaginationSlave's avatar
I love the step-by-step. Thanks!
MuammerKurt's avatar
syrusbLiz's avatar
You've cleared up some things I knew but just couldn't quite put to work right. Thank you!
druss908's avatar
A real thanks for this great tutorial ^^
t3h-puppeteer's avatar
Very helpful tutorial. I tend to either use hard or soft shading so I now I know I need to work on improving my lighting/shading forms better.
dannie's avatar
swag. thank you.
Maron-art's avatar
So very helpful, thanks a lot!
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