Painting light

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Light painting method

I teach my students how to draw and draw light. I am also a lighting expert. My attraction to light includes not only the commercial and retail aspects, but also the artistic side. When drawing and painting skills are developed to the level in which students can put down exactly what they see, subjects emerge that create light and shadow, and faithfully portrayed in the world of space and volume.

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Basically, the depiction of light and shadow is done by using dark and light colors in the picture and the tonal gradation of the picture. Early students often need visual skills. First, tell students that they need to transform what they see into a two-dimensional vision that can transform what they see into a two-dimensional surface like a canvas or sketchbook page.


Viewing objects in two dimensions can be done in a number of ways. It is best to construct a grid, i.e. a real object, photo or picture, in relation to the easiest (and most time tested) topic. This can be done most simply by holding the pencil vertically and horizontally with respect to the viewing object and comparing the shape to the vertical and horizontal lines of the pencil.

Another time-consuming method is literally a pane or plexiglass. You create a grid on the glass (Plexiglas) and place that grid in front of the object. Now the displayed object is intersected by many squares depending on how big or small the squares in the grid are. Then each quadrant (square) of the grid can be painted or painted independently when the object’s composition completes the entire grid. It’s done to construct an accurate picture of the object.

This grid method makes it easier to identify and create light and shadows. As you play in each quadrant, you can observe and recreate light and shadows to define how objects are illuminated on paper or canvas. Shading and highlighting, lighting and hence volume are created, illusions of three-dimensional space are created, and reborn on two-dimensional surfaces.

Initial lines and colors.

Accuracy, as well as light and shadow, has not always been the motivation for portraying subtle images. Before the Renaissance, European works of art depicted objects (pictures, landscapes, buildings) in flat spaces. There was no light and no shadow. The picture was depicted and painted in a style very similar to a coloring book. This image has been well translated into stained glass windows and mosaics. The simplicity of their lines and colors has contributed to the strength of the illustrations, often of religious importance.

Early Light

With the discovery of perspective, space and volume have become important to artists as well as depiction of light and shadow. Iconic icons and images depicted in lines provided a way to depict the illuminated space. From a point of view, objects retreat and advance in a completely visually believable two-dimensional space. By reinforcing people retreating and advancing with directional lights and shadows, we have created a world where you can explore in an illuminated three-dimensional environment where your gaze is simulated by completing your belief.

Gold leaf in early light.

Spiritual Light, the vehicle of infinity, was often expressed using gold leaf on medieval altars. The warm, luminous reflective surface behind religious figures empowered the work with a rich and reassuring statement of heavenly glory and God’s power. The light of the earth to replace gold leaf in the Renaissance. Spiritual figures bathed in sunlight and engulfed in the shade. The light shining on the humble shepherds was the same as the light shining on Jesus and his followers.

Repeat History

It is interesting to note that the itinerary of the first drawing or drawing student often repeats the historical transition from the use of medieval line and color styles to the renaissance application of light space and volume. And with advanced students, their journey continues to repeat the modern return to line and color in, which often prefers to depict flat, shallow spaces and monochromatics.

I am relieved of this. The art world is wide open and full of different styles, images, materials and techniques. Today’s artists have everything that can be used for creative purposes. Ready to research and develop all the history as well as the latest technology/digital images.