perception

by Gail Gorman
(St. John's, nl)

lights and darks in the face

lights and darks in the face

When you are painting a face for example, the parts of the face that protrude (i.e. the nose) should be slightly lighter than the rest of the face. To produce this 3D effect take note of peoples' faces and see which parts are closer to the viewer. Notice the upper cheekbones, the protruding bottom lip, the chin, the upper forehead. All of these should be slightly lighter than the rest of the face to show depth.

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