Paint complex lighting scenes in Photoshop

Paint complex lighting scenes in Photoshop

When learning how to draw or mastering your painting techniques, there are many elements to consider when creating a new composition. Light is a crucial element in a portrait painting, because it brings life, shape and volume to a character. Light and colours are connected, of course, and I need to work with them to achieve the right result. The light can also tell different stories about the same character.

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Mélanie is a freelance illustrator who specialises in fantasy. She is a digital painting instructor at CGMA.