There. First and school-like, foolproof (hopefully) cast shadow tutorial. It features 10 step by step images of cast shadow theory. I think it is important to understand this logic so one can overcome any problem of this kind within a certain signpainting task. I'll go trough these slides numbering them from 1 to 10 starting from mainpage: 1. Yes, it's Paint. 2. I'm gonna show this on example of letter E with a blockshade and I have to choose side and angle of light source because after all, it is an imitation of a sunlight. I chose an arrow marked red which means all casting lines must be parallel to that one. You can choose any angle or side that you think it will benefit your sign. 3. Find a first corner that you will cast your shadow from. This means finding edges of your casted shadow. 4. Do the same from all corners that define your casted shadow. 5. One edge of casted shadow is allways connected to a same edge on letter itself (x). Sry for blurry photo, I'll add text here if necessary. 6. Cast an drop-shadow of an block-shadow edge. 😲 (line with lll) 7. It's tricky if an edge is hidden but follow these steps and it shouldn't be a problem. 8. If I follow my cast shadow edges there something seems little off so i have to cast a shadow line defines with points i named I and J. 9. That small segment of casted shadow is what I needed. 10. Ta-daa 💥 Would I do it same again - no. I would choose different angle to hide that tucked in part of cast shadow. I think its a little confusing like this even if it's natural. Or you can allways cheat. 😶 Questions are very welcome, dm or comment section. Shadowmaster out. 🌚 #signpainting#geometry#howto#turtorial#signpaintingturtorial#pencilonpaper#microsoftpaint#castshadow#castshadowturtorial
Haven't had a lot of free time lately. So I've been making this quick portraits for practicing linework. I'm doing them with a mechanical pencil so I put more thought into the strokes. Happy Monday guys!