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Blue Reflected Light
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Published: January 10, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 toerning
This is another one I keep seeing around.

If you want to see the consummate reflectologist, check out some of NC Wyeth's paintings of day-time adventures! [link] [link] [link]
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emcorpusProfessional General Artist
Good morning, Leela. Congratulations on another successful orbit around the sun. Here's a birthday shout out to you from down the coast. Thank you for this tutorial. I'm working on a larger piece that is almost 70% in deep shadow. With a little help from you and Mr. Rembrandt, I might turn it into something good.
Cheers and best regards,
Ed
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xWhiteOakxHobbyist Digital Artist
This is really helpful! Thanks ^^
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Great! Thanks a lot
Caoscreator's avatar
great explication. thanks for sharing
 
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LulieHobbyist General Artist
But haven't you heard? Shadows are always cool, light sources are always warm (except when they're not)! You kids and your realistic reflected light and your amazing Wyeths and your funny hats.

Seriously though, this addresses one of the most prevalent myths about colour. And it's a well-explained tutorial, and I'm glad it also gives an example of another mistake you can make. Super good tutorial.
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auto-noeHobbyist Digital Artist
You do such beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your expertise with us, as well!
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hahatemProfessional General Artist
loved your notes :)
everfae's avatar
Wow this is going to be really helpful! thanks :D
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Deviantart and I desperately needed this, thank you! :D
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Maron-artProfessional Digital Artist
Ooh, really helpful, thanks!
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JakkRobbitStudent General Artist
I saw this on tumblr and liked it, but I had to come here and fave it, too. Really good info that I hadn't thought about. Thank you for making this. <3
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I like the top one better. Just from looks. I understand it's not as realistic.
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the-LoonyStudent General Artist
hullow =D
i´ve linked your tutorial at one of my artworks: [link]

thanks again for this simple and impressive tutorial :wave:
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kimichimidrawsProfessional General Artist
Great insight. And great illustration to go with it.
JumpSpark's avatar
Thank you, this is beautiful! I always forget secondary lighting.
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BlackMonk13Hobbyist General Artist
thx for sharing this very helpful thought !
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shoulderfriendsStudent Filmographer
this is great advice :)
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This is wonderful! You're a color guru!
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headpunchiesProfessional Filmographer
Thank you for this! :D
holymoocow's avatar
Thank you for making this! Definitely clears up some problems I have whenever I try and colour. :3
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dancing-lady-bugHobbyist General Artist
thank you.
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ShaliaraHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for studies like this. Light and colour can be incredibly tricky, and I love to learn little things and stuff like that, so thanks for the nice tutorials! :D
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INKNOSEProfessional General Artist
very helpful and illuminating! thank you!
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