How to develop hue and lighting
Lixin Yin shows how hue is crucial for harmony.
After posting this piece on Facebook I was surprised to receive a lot more attention from fellow artists than usual. In my spare time I do a lot of studies like this. Some are more focused on lighting, others on structures and styles.
I like to train myself in different aspects of art, and practise them through the mediums I use, such as pencils, watercolour and oil painting, even 3D software. To me all art formats are a way to present my skills, and the tools are there to help me do it. Lately I’ve picked up Cinema 4D and SketchUp again, after a long time without touching them, and have been using them to paint more recent pieces, though for this one I just used Photoshop.
Light source Though it’s not very obvious in this composition, the light source comes from the top. We need to think about the whole room’s space. The room is like a box and all the objects in the space are affected by light. When there’s light, importantly there will also be shadows cast by the light.