Light Location

You should always move your figure or the light source around to get a better illumination of the model. In Figure 7.24 I moved the main light around so the light is striking her from the right instead of from behind. Notice how much better the figure is defined with the light coming from that direction.

Finding the right direction for your light source can make a huge difference in emphasizing the areas to which you want to draw attention. If you want the viewer to look at an area of the drawing first, give it the most direct light.

Figure 7.23 The opposing bluish light gives the figure a cool bluish cast to the shadow areas.
Figure 7.24 Light coming from the right illuminates the model's face better.

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