Hi all! A long while ago, I shared some shadow studies on Instagram. I thought it would be great to return to shadow studies before creating a card today. For me, a shadow study is a way to map out where I want shadows to be on a particular image before I actually start to color the image for a final project. Then I can refer to it as I color to make sure I’m getting the shadows where I want them.
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Thanks for stopping by! Give shadow studies a try! I think it’s a great way to improve coloring. See you soon!
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