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Sleepy day by pauladaruk Sleepy day :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 2 4 Sign of Hope by pauladaruk Sign of Hope :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 8 4 Witch hunter by pauladaruk Witch hunter :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 0 4 Shiroi by pauladaruk Shiroi :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 5 7 Nettle by pauladaruk Nettle :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 6 8 Rime by pauladaruk Rime :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 26 8 Food for thought by pauladaruk Food for thought :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 28 6 Remembering by pauladaruk Remembering :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 9 4 Destiny by pauladaruk Destiny :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 4 6 In the inn by pauladaruk In the inn :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 4 4 Traveler by pauladaruk Traveler :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 4 4 Paphiopedilum x hybrid by pauladaruk Paphiopedilum x hybrid :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 0 1 Phalaenopsis equestris by pauladaruk Phalaenopsis equestris :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 3 0 Companion by pauladaruk Companion :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 0 4 Indra on a beach - postworked by pauladaruk Indra on a beach - postworked :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 11 2 Water lilly by pauladaruk Water lilly :iconpauladaruk:pauladaruk 1 0


Quintus' Shelter by Rodrigo-Vega Quintus' Shelter :iconrodrigo-vega:Rodrigo-Vega 63 1 The Crow v1.0 WIP by uncannyknack The Crow v1.0 WIP :iconuncannyknack:uncannyknack 335 17 Daboha Citymap by Djekspek Daboha Citymap :icondjekspek:Djekspek 233 9 [NF] Murdoc by ZimtBeadwork [NF] Murdoc :iconzimtbeadwork:ZimtBeadwork 356 18 Land of thousand lakes by DeingeL Land of thousand lakes :icondeingel:DeingeL 120 3 Samurai WIP by uncannyknack Samurai WIP :iconuncannyknack:uncannyknack 270 13 Where's my pants? by Loopydave
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Where's my pants? :iconloopydave:Loopydave 359 177
Soul Collector - preview by Valentina-Remenar Soul Collector - preview :iconvalentina-remenar:Valentina-Remenar 2,017 46 Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver's Bay by DonatoArts Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver's Bay :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 400 14 Abandoned Bastion by BJPentecost Abandoned Bastion :iconbjpentecost:BJPentecost 827 41 Flight to the Whitewood by BJPentecost Flight to the Whitewood :iconbjpentecost:BJPentecost 723 89
Tutorial: Lighting and Rendering Night Scenes
Here is the YouTube version of this tutorial, and here is the accompanying tutorial on using Canvases.
Working with the Iray render engine, and seeing what people do with it on deviantart, over time I've seen the same mistakes repeated many times.  One of the most common that I see has to do with rendering night scenes or other scenes that are meant to be dark.
The thing is that the human eye is bad at seeing in the dark.  If you render literally what someone would be seeing, your scene will look terrible, but this is exactly what I see many people doing.  Hollywood movies often use two specific techniques to create night scenes: lit foreground objects against dark backdrops and "blue-for-night" lighting.  There's a third option (used more in horror) that I will also cover, the use of strong specular highlights and/or rim lighting.  Let's take them one at a time.
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Laspe Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: Thank you very much for the favorite! :)
pauladaruk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
My pleasure :)
Enchanted-April Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Paulina, thanks a lot for faving my "Point Of View" :D
pauladaruk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
The pleasure is all mine :D
Nourak Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
pauladaruk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Awww! Thank you Love 
Celem Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on my waterfalls pic :)
pauladaruk Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
You're welcome :)
dylazuna Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the faves :)
pauladaruk Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
You're welcome :)
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