I'm back with this course after an unavoidable absence. I'm posting 3 practice images for this assignment, "Practice Identifying Halftones." Picture No. 1, I chose because it was very subtle light. It really helped to make the value sketch (insert) to work from. It was almost necessary for me. I kept the corner of the eye as a halftone. No. 2, I kept the ribs as halftones because there is so much light on that part of the subject. I thought about making the shape above the shoulder a dark halftone, but designated it as shadow. I am wondering if it could be either. The third image is very complicated. I designated the side of the nose as halftone rather than shadow, and did the same for the wrinkles on the forehead. I think the nose could be called shadow, but I made a value choice with it. Any comments are appreciated. I have to add ––that the value studies I created in photoshop helped a lot with this assignment, and I wonder how discerning I would be without that tool to start with...just an observation.
Here's my shadow and halftone identification exercise. I forgot to limit myself to 5 each...
Hi everyone, here is my attempt at identifying shadows and halftones. Tried to think were the major light source was, instead of focusing on the lightness/darkness of each value
I did my best here. I tried to choose shadows and halftones that weren't super-obvious, to make this more of a challenge. I may have bitten off more than I can chew.
Hey everyone ! Here is my take for this exercise. Just a quick question about the sculpture with the man holding a bird : when I tried tracing the terminator I quickly felt like there is a second light source (one coming from the top left corner and one from the right side), does anyone feel the same or am I imagining it ?
This was great practice, thank you!
Nice work, Henri. In the final image, I would say that we are seeing a halftone on the side of the finger.
The first image has two light sources, making it tricky to decide if the side of the hand on the floor is receiving direct light or not. Considering the shadow shape on the pinky, my guess is that the side of the hand is receiving direct light. The light source in the third image is very diffuse. It may even be a photographic light box. You can see this by the lack of a clear cast shadow. Again this makes separating light from shadow more tricky. You did a good job nevertheless!
I figured with an image of myself I would have any usage issues with:
I hope you signed a model consent form. :) You perhaps made things a little hard for yourself by using a setup with such a diffuse light source and a lot of ambient/reflected light. It makes it quite hard to clearly distinguish shadow from light. For example: consider the direction of light needed to throw light past your chin onto your Addams apple (A). Now look at the bottom of the cheek (B) and consider whether the same direction of light might reach this area. Is (A) even receiving direct light?
I feel this training is handy when I can’t draw or paint something. Anyway I submit as I committed.
Good work, Gasy. On the bust, there's a couple of places where I see halftones instead of shadows.
Jean-François (Jeff) Durix
Good work, Jeff. You picked some difficult images to work with. The second image (neck) has two almost equally bright light sources. The third image (seated lady) has a very diffused main light source and a lot of ambient light. Considering the light is coming from the front/top/left, do you think the area on her neck will be in shadow?
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