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New: Lighting and Texture Tutorial

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Do you have any artistic resolutions for the New Year? How about perfecting some of your drawing skills? 

Concept artist Carly Sanker shows how to hone light and texture drawing in her latest tutorial series. Working on a Wacom Intuos Pro, Carly chooses tuna sushi as her subject and sketches the entire study using Mischief.

Carly's Top 5 Tips for Lighting and Texture Studies:

1. Choose multiple references with multiple light sources, not just one lighting source

2. Blue, in general, is a good base color for reflective lighting

3. In the beginning, use a color picker to outline your color, saturating from white to black

4. Where the light hits on the corners of your study the color will be more saturated 

5. Draw on a darker background to your subject study to see the full spectrum of color 

 Watch the tutorial below and open Carly's Mischief .art file here to follow all her workflow layers and sequence through her lighting and texture study. Don't have Mischief? Download for free.

About Carly ...

Carly Sanker is an LA-based artist and designer. She works in several fields including scientific visualization, fashion design, product design, and video game development. Sanker is also MIT's first Artist in Residence within the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Sanker’s artwork has been featured on covers, in articles and in interviews within ImagineFX, Science, Advanced Materials, online by the National Science Foundation, and in Apple's iBook store within E. O. Wilson's: Life on Earth. 

Some of Sanker’s past clients and employers include Harmonix Music Systems, Digizyme, Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Underarmour, and Marvel Animation Studios. In her free time she studies Brazilian jiu-jitsu, reads graphic novels, plays League of Legends and enjoys Korean cuisine. Sanker is currently creating her first interactive graphic novel.

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    rjm68 March 16, 2017 at 09:55

    cool thanks

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