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Author Topic: Shadows (when to mute or not mute)  (Read 1216 times)


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on: November 05, 2011, 04:50:44 PM
Nolan, I was thinking about how shadows get darker and muted. Would this be a pretty hard rule here...the darker the shadow, the more muted the color? If it's a gradated shadow, the lighter part of it would have more chroma until the full chroma of the midtone is reached. So, anywhere I see deep shadow areas, they would be automatically muted the most. If I see shadows that are not deep, they would tend to have more color in them. If I think in these terms instead of trying to LOOK for all of this, it would make things easier to understand and less confusing. You might say I'm talking about "planes" here as in the face.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2011, 04:52:37 PM by patindaytona »
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 08:28:14 PM
That is correct Pat O0


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