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All About Shadows

All About Shadows
Well not all about them, but this should help point you in the right direction. I’ve had a few people ask about the construction of shadows. I’ll talk about two types here and I’ll be up front here – I won’t cover every situation or even more complex scenarios, but the principles here will help you construct fairly accurate and believable shadows when sketching. Shadow? Shadows occur when an object obstructs the path of light. Since drop shadows are simple enough, I’ll cover another kind here – the Artificial Light Shadow. Before we continue, if you’re into the more technical of explanations, you can check out this website. Natural Light Shadow Technically speaking, there is no difference between an artificial light source and a sunlight source. See more after the break… Since the difference is negligible, we will assume the light rays in our sketches to be parallel as well. Artificial Light Shadow Well, hope this covers some simple shadow tips.

The hand The hands are a notorious source of frustration. This section won't concentrate on the muscle structure, since the hand is very complex in this regard, and knowing this won't help much in drawing them. Instead, we'll look at proportions, range of motion, and possible simplifications. Structure and proportions Figure 2.20. There is a very easy and surprisingly accurate way to remember the proportions of an adult's hand. The palm of the hand houses the metacarpal bones. The palm of the hand can be simplified to a box. Figure 2.21. Notice that the box does not line up with the contour of the fingers. The two black arrows in the previous figure show how the little finger can move up and down. Figure 2.22. Take a look at some examples of how to use this model: Figure 2.23. The first one is a relaxed pose. This is certainly not the only way to draw a hand.

Gothic horror illustrations by Tatsuya Morino Artist Tatsuya Morino puts a unique twist on the great monsters of Gothic literature in a series of illustrations featured in the book Kaibutsu Gensō Gashū. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, 1818 [+] The Fly - George Langelaan, 1957 Moxon's Master - Ambrose Bierce, 1919 The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1901 The Voice in the Night - William Hope Hodgson, 1907 War with the Newts (Válka s mloky) - Karel Čapek, 1936 The Sea Raiders - H.G. Morlock (from The Time Machine) - H.G. Dracula - Bram Stoker, 1897 The Flowering of the Strange Orchid - H.G. The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe, 1841 Moby Dick - Herman Melville, 1851 La Vénus d'Ille - Prosper Mérimée, 1837 The Dunwich Horror - H.P. The War of the Worlds - H.G. The Terror of Blue John Gap - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1912 The Hunting of the Snark - Lewis Carroll, 1874 Nyarlathotep - H.P. Empire of the Ants - H.G. The Call of Cthulhu - H.P.

Romantically Apocalyptic - 63 11 comic-book superteams worthy of a shot at big-screen glory With Marvel releasing The Avengers next year and DC slowly but surely progressing to an eventual Justice League movie, we thought it was worth looking at some other collections of superpowered studs to see who else could thrive on the silver screen. Runaways Marvel Comics There has been a Runaways movie in development for some time now, but hopefully the title created by Y: The Last Man's Brian K. Vaughan—about a group of superpowered teens who hit the road after learning that their parents are the world's greatest villains—finds its way out of development hell. Birds of Prey DC Comics Even though Chuck Dixon wrote the first 50-some-odd issues of this femme-centric tem book, Birds of Prey really flowered once Gail Simone took it over in 2003. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen America's Best Comics Yes, there was already an incredibly dumb movie based on Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neil's comic. Suicide Squad Villains. Sgt. Once upon a time, war books were a staple of comics publishing.

New Spectacular Skateboard Artwork by Haroshi Japanese artist Haroshi creates some truly impressive sculptures out of a very uncommon medium. By taking old, broken, or abandoned skateboards, he repurposes them for his artwork. We've featured his stellar pieces before, and now he's back with some more incredible recycled skateboard deck works. The new set features astounding and colorful carvings of a fire hydrant, a full length arm, an enormous skateboard wheel, a playable guitar, and an unfinished dog head. Haroshi's website via [Daily Du Jour]