Reflected Light

The shadow area does not receive direct light from the light source, but it does receive indirect light. Indirect light is reflected from other surfaces onto the ball. In the picture of the ball, the light that hits the table and reflects back to us also reflects back toward the ball. The reflected light gives definition to the shadow area of a drawing, as shown in Figure 7.14.

■ Reflected light

Figure 7.14 Half the ball is on the light side and half is on the shadow side.

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