Light for Visual Artists: Understanding & Using Light in Art & Design

Light for Visual Artists: Understanding & Using Light in Art & Design

By: Richard Yot (author)Paperback

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An introduction to the use of light for students and visual artists, this is the first book to look at the way light can be used to create realistic and fantastical effects in a wide range of visual media. "Light for Visual Artists" is a valuable resource for animators, digital illustrators, painters or artists working in any medium. The first part of the book discusses the fundamental properties of natural and artificial light, shadows, the interaction of light on different types of surfaces, reflections, as well as transparency, translucency and the effects of light on colour. In part two, the author concentrates on people and the environment, looking in detail at how to observe the effects of light to create realistic images. In part three, the author looks at the creative use of light in composition and design, for creating moods or setting a scene. Clearly written by a practising illustrator, this book is a must-have for both students and practising artists.

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Richard Yot is an illustrator who works in both traditional print and digital media. His clients have included Disney, HMV, Jamie Oliver and Channel 4.


Introduction Part 1?: Lighting Fundamentals Chapter 1 : Basic Principles Chapter 2 : Light Direction Chapter 3 : Natural Light Chapter 4 : Indoor & Artificial Light Chapter 5 : Shadows Chapter 6 : Surfaces Chapter 7 : Diffuse Reflection Chapter 8 : Direct Reflection Chapter 9 : Translucency & Transparency Chapter 10 : Light & Colour Part 2?: Lighting People & Places Chapter 11 : Light & People Chapter 12 : Light in the Environment Part 3?: Creative Lighting Chapter 13 : Composition & Staging Chapter 14 : Mood & Symbolism Chapter 15 : Time, Location & Story Glossary?? Index & Credits??

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781856696609
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781856696609
  • weight: 870
  • ISBN10: 185669660X

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