Planes_Rhythms_3_Light and Shadow

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Let's go in just a little bit deeper and show how effective these are in showing off the plane changes. That will definitely make your drawings better imagine we had like a light here, right? And it's shining down on the model. Basically, you can like once you know these plans, you can like your own drawings, your own visions, right? quickly and easily. Because you know where you know where to put the shading because you know where the plane changes are, and it makes sense.

Most people's drawings suffer from an inaccurate placement of value. And so it just looks like smudging and kind of muddy, unclear and the clarity of this based on the anatomical structure of the head. Makes your drawings very informative and very powerful. Okay, so let's say the light was coming from the left, top left. Where would I put the? Where would I put the value?

Right? Well, if I know where the plane changes are, it's easy. I'm telling you, it's easy. Let's just do it. Okay, side plane of the nose into the cheek. No problem.

You can even put cash shadow of the nose onto the upper part of the barrel of the mouth, upper lip under the lower lip shadow, and the chin box. And there you go, right. You could even describe how This plane is slightly turned away from the light and the plane to the left of it. And then this definitely goes and takes a major plane change goes into the shadows, right? Strong quick and easy. Let's do I don't know we can do.

Let's do another one that's the light shining from the bottom. Okay. So what we do there? Well, on imagine light would not get to the top of the head. Right, it would maybe expose part of the brow right there. There's a depression right there.

This part of the nose would get the shadow the under plane of the nose would not. So I think the side plane would get the shadow too. Then part of this, let's see, we'd have the cheek turning into the lower lid that would get some shadow and then the lower lid wouldn't and the upper lid would and then the inside of the eye socket wouldn't. So it's kind of a dark, light dark light pattern there. Right cheekbone into the lower lid. Maybe this would be a little more shadow so the Keystone would be in light.

Right? See how that's coming out. Okay, the barrel of the mouth. The upper lid with philtrum is the upper sort of part of that barrel would be in shadow. The upper lid or the upper lip would be in light, the lower Lip would be in shadow. The plane below the lower lip would be in shadow and then the chin box, you'd see part of the box going away from the light.

And part of that front plane would be more facing the lights would be lighter. And what else could we have here? Maybe something like like this. We might be able to to maybe that is casting a shout out onto the hair, right? Something like that. We could, we could light everything like this.

And we could do it. If we just think through the problem. Right and we know where the plane changes are. Just put the shadows on the surfaces that are turning away from you. The line, then it's pretty easy. So you see how that is.

I mean, I just kind of thought through, you know what I thought the plane changes where they were turning away from the light. And I put the shadow there. And that's it. Now that's, that's fun. And I can use that on my illustrations, my paintings, my portrait drawings, my, my thumbnails and conceiving new things or getting down on paper. Things that I imagined or dreamt about, I have power to express that now and communicate it to others.

And if I'm on a team, working on a movie, or a game development, that's powerful, right? If I communicate visually, and that's my job then hey, that is Employment right there, that's the money. So I would encourage you to do these kind of studies to where you put the lights and darks based on the plane changes and where the lighting setup is. And once you do a few of those, you'll totally know exactly how to use this. Oh yeah, before we go on, I wanted to come back to the rhythms of the head. Just so you know, I've done these on my YouTube channel.

And I go through all the steps from front face, three quarter and side view of how you do a Riley abstraction layer. So this one's there for you to view on my YouTube channel at draw juice. So if you kind of wondering how to go about doing this, hop on over to draw juice on my YouTube channel and check it out.

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