Anonymous asked:

How do you know which color is best for the lights and which one is for the shadows depending on the tones of the skin ? I'm an artist too and i always have a hard time trying to figure out which color i should use. (Btw, your art is AMAZING !!!)

Kimberly Parker Answer:

euclase:

The best way to tell you is to show you, so here is my friend the former General Obi-Wan Kenobi to help:

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Skin color (pretty much any human skin color in almost any ordinary lighting) is

  • lower saturation yellow at its brightest
  • higher saturation orange/red in the middle
  • lower saturation brown/gray at its darkest

That’s really it?

Skin gets pinker and redder where there are more blood vessels closer to the surface (lips, ears, nostrils, eyelids) and grayer and bluer where there are less, like your jaw.

But even if the person has very dark skin, and they’re standing in some blue light, it’s still pretty likely you’re going to find the same pattern of [low sat, high sat, low sat] or [yellow, orange, gray].

If you’re drawing by observation, and you get stuck, it’s a way to check yourself.

I hope this helps. D:

THANK YOU FOR THIS

skin tones magic

shaunasketches:

Here’s my first project for my 3D Design class. I hollowed out a copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and inserted my layered paper illustration.

I was playing around with the idea of using only white paper, but still getting a full range of values. I achieved that by installing a small light in the back of the book. The scene where Harry’s bright stag Patronus protects him from the Dementors seemed like it perfectly encapsulated my goal. 

I really enjoyed working on this piece. There were a few engineering challenges, and I had to do a lot of problem-solving. (Of course, I’m now thinking of doing the whole series, but we’ll see how ambitious I really am.)

So awesome!!

papercraft hp

twosheds:

trekkiee:

mcroosa:

Mommy teaching babby easier water drinking way because drinking water is hard experience u get it in your nose. Jesus how she puts her paw on his head in the second one. Such concern and love.

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER FUCKING SEEN FROM CATS EVER

I LOVE CATS

(Source: catleecious, via hyperbali)