9 Defining solid objects
Imagine that everything you paint is solid. You can envisage elements as either a 3D object or a simple block. Try to visualise how the light will affect every surface of your solid. I have this in mind when painting the ice wall, and especially its various outcrops. These are uncomplicated solid shapes, so it’s not difficult to make them looks spatially realistic. I recommend practising painting simple solids such as LEGO blocks. Start with basic forms and then move on to more complex shapes.