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Art Lessons: Abstraction of the Head - Lighting

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that we have the abstraction of the head
in place,
let's get into what it would look like
when we light it because that
actually adds another dimension of volume
and understanding to the form.
Let's do it.
Here we go.
So you really wanna be able to.
And I'm just doing this kinda fast in
charcoal here.
You really wanna define where these planes
So that's what the abstraction of the head
The abstraction of the head tells us these
planes are here for
a reason [SOUND]
So let's say the light is coming from, say
the light is coming from this side.
The lighting is coming from here.
Therefore all of these planes that are
down away
from the lighting are going to be darker.
So the lips will be dark,
underneath the bottom lip will be dark.
And of course, this plane, on the chin,
will be darker as well.
This plane here, where you could see the
outside of the helix came.
The corner of mouth, This would be one
simple shape, dark.
As will the ear.
I'm just throwing value on here.
Kind of, get an understanding, of simple
cast shadow
from the nose,
probably will just
head in that
direction [NOISE]
[NOISE] Soften that out.
Little harsh.
Let's pull out some of those lights.
You have a better understanding of this.
Darkness here on the ear,
darkness as it's coming up, a light.
Catching the corner of his nose
Also catching this plane in the barrel
of the mouth that we've defined.
Also catching [SOUND]
The ridge of that eye.
Glaze all that back.
[SOUND] And glaze that back as well.
So we could show that the light is
stronger on top,
and as it starts to trickle down,
it starts to lose intensity.
Just to understand the value.
It's kind of good to give a background
So you can see the relative lights and
Catching that ridge of that
nose as it goes up like that
Catching that light.
Right here on that plane.
There's a plane change.
Pick up light in the corner of that mouth,
lose a little bit of that light there,
come in with a little
bit of a hotter spot [SOUND]
And the light's gonna catch right there.
You know I'm starting to lose that
abstraction a little bit
Losing the lines of the abstractions, but
I'm keeping the principals of the
I'll lose these lines so I can get lighter
and tone.
Get that Adam's apple in.
There's seriously some darks
underneath that mouth.
Soften, always soften the jaw.
It's really nice.
Even though it feels like it's hard,
it's pretty soft.
And like I said, light is gradating from
light to darker.
Light to darker.
that ear.
That ear again is catching light.
Gradating to darker.
And every time there's a shift from light,
there's a core here.
So that's core,
softening my core, gradating.
The eye socket here.
[SOUND] All right.
There you are.