Painting Light 102

28 Lessons
Skill Level
Int. & Adv.
5h 45m
Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, English, German, French

Painting Light 102 is the next step in learning after Painting Light 101. This second course branches out from painting what you see to starting to paint from your imagination.

In this course, you'll learn how to not only paint believable light from imagination, but how to see and think in ways that will make the painting process easier.

You'll Learn How to Paint

  • Soft Ambient Light
  • Direct and Indirect Light
  • Materials and Local Color
  • Atmosphere and Fog
  • How to combine it all together into complete pieces

With a method for painting that allows for fast iterations of lighting ideas so you can explore several different lighting moods before committing to the final polish phase of painting.

What you will learn
1Gathering and Using Reference
Reference is key in concept design and illustration and you'll learn some methods for gathering great images
2Learn the Art of Extraction
If you can see in an image a component of inspiring color or light you can learn how to take just this element and apply it in an original way into your own work
3Painting Ambient Light
We'll start by learning to see and paint soft ambient light
4Painting direct light
We'll explore the difference of direct light and how to see cast shadows from both hard and soft light sources
5Painting Indirect/Bounced Light
We'll explore how to see and paint accurate bounced light
6Undestanding and Painting Materials
There is more to an object than it's local color. We'll explore how to see all of the components of materials and how to paint them
7Painting Fog and Atmosphere
We'll explore how to paint fog and atmosphere
8Advanced Extraction
We'll show how to explore a variety of lighting ideation through a series of quick sketches that add multiple moods and color palettes
Premium Benefits
Exclusive Content
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A variety of exercises to help you practice what you've learned. After you do the assignments, you can post them in the community for feedback and see what other students are posting.
Assignment Demonstrations
The instructor includes demonstrations that show how to do an assignment or how to use the information taught in the lessons. Most of us are visual learners (we’re artists!), so hearing it explained is not enough. We have to see it many times.
Step by Step Process
Watch step by step video demos from start to finish with educational commentary from the instructor. Most of us are visual learners (we’re artists!), so reading about it or hearing it explained is not enough. We have to see it!
Closed Captions
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