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Let's Draw Lighting Angles
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Published: May 16, 2012
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Count the shadows, Donna. Stay in the light, and always count the shadows.

Clockwise from the Top left:

- Diagonal from the bottom left
- Directly in front of me
- Diagonal from the side right
- Upper right
- Backlit from the right
- Side left somewhat close to the light source
- Bottom left somewhat close to the light source
- Bottom left VERY close to the light source
- Hand stock with gloves
- looking over the should turning degrees
- Stock photos on a bike
- climbing up a ladder
- expressions with the eyes closed
- poses with arrows and a quiver
- dramatic lighting with facial expressions
- Throwing poses (pokeball)
- Sleeping photos with pillows and blankets
- leaning against a wall, various poses
- Guns / holding a gun
- Let's draw falling from the front
- left-handed archery
- sitting / kneeling poses
- twin light sources
- slouched over a desk
- kneeling / crouching
- perspective from below, running, kicking, leaning casually
- unarmed combat
- crossbow
- Swinging on a swing (with a flat seat, not a round seat)
- Floating poses, but with a sword / staff / shield like an guardian or archangel.
- boxing
* casual poses, walking, eating, talking, passing
- Presenting something ala Vanna in Wheel of Fortune (low, medium and high)
- hands, feet, gun poses
- Emotions from different angles


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Hey, who turned out the lights?
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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alvinor's avatar
alvinor|Hobbyist General Artist
CeliaMuntz CarolineDeVoe this could help a lot : D
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Gaint93's avatar
As someone starting in scene assembly it is good to have references thank you
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See my hot pic here - HotGirls
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See my hot pic here - FreeGirls
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lauraypablo|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!! really useful :huggle:
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Nubir|Hobbyist Photographer
very hapeful
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matarioshka|Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done!! :) :heart:
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Great reference! Thanks!
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You're welcome!
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DaAtari|Student Filmographer
Hey! did a study of one the images provided in the stock :), thanks for sharing material to practice from!

Digital Painting Portrait Study by DaAtari
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kishintilla|Professional Digital Artist
hello, i have purchased this right now and find it very useful for my portrait practice . thank you and keep up the great work.
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RobynRose's avatar
So glad you find it helpful! I love your highly saturated coloring style. You really have an eye for colour placement and balance.
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kishintilla|Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much for your appreciation :D 
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SepiaWrenEdited |Student Digital Artist
Hey - I used this as very loose reference here:…

The 'Let's Draw' series you have done is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing it with us =)
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doctor whhhhoooooo
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watanabe1|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, it's really helpful

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Luminarywalker|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for uploading this! I think it's very helpful. :) (Smile) 
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Hey i didn't read the rules but just in case I wanted to show you this because I used the bottom left one backwards for a reference. :la:

Cakes and pies and candycanes.

Enjoy :heart:…
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PandaTJ|Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! I could just give u a big hug :)
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Spudfuzz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Kxhara, I was wondering if it'd be possible to use a couple photos from the lighting angles pack as examples (with credit given) to make a guide on Cel-Shading? They'd be perfect to explain how to simplify the shadows. ^^;
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you may use drawings made from my stock, but I wish for my stock photos to not be reproduced in their original form.
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WOOH DOCTOR WHO! the lighting angles real help

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I've always been terrible at lighting, and I know I need more practice. I'll need to start using your stock to help me out...
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Elsapret|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! This will help me with shading!!Love 
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