That’s what I’m calling this screenshot that I’ve been working on for the past few hours. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, dear reader, I’m shoving another Photoshop thingie in your face. hehehehe. It passes the time, and I don’t really have anyone else to show it to, so it falls to you, dear reader to look at them and say, “Yes, Willow, it’s very nice.” or not look at them and wait until I find something else to wile the time away. ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyway, as I’ve mentioned before I’m trying to figure out lighting and shadows in Photoshop. I took this screenshot the other day and thought it would be a good one to mess around with because of the different lights and it just, I dunno looks interesting.

So I made the focal point the torch in her hand and tried to tone down the light from the outside (it’s raining after all). That’s one of the few things that drives me batty about Skyrim, it could be pouring down rain but you will still see the sun streaming from the sky — godrays and all. Nice, crisp shadows everywhere! Even though there’s thunder and lightning right above you and clouds filling the sky. Maybe it’s an engine limitation, but it’s still annoying. Not annoying enough to quit playing but it does make me twitch. ^_^ Anyway, I’ve been fussing with this picture for a while now and this is what I came up with. I don’t think I have her shadow falling in quite the right way — it should be more behind her than it is… but I just couldn’t make it behave the way I wanted it to. I’m sick, y’all. I did the best I could. ^_^

Anyway, I thought I’d share. It’s fun learning and I’ll get better at this shadow thing. Right now I only know one way to make shadows, but I’m sure there’s others. There’s always more than one way. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you enjoyed.

5 thoughts on “Contemplation

  1. Melanie B Cee

    I like the addition of the rain. It makes it feel more ‘real’. Shadows can be tricky, even the experts at ShiftArt say so. So be kind to yourself. You’re learning “your way’ which is the only way a person really learns.

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    1. Willow Post author

      I only added a little rain. ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of it was already there… That’s why she’s standing in the shelter, because it was raining so hard. I’ve been watching tutorials about shadows, and it is kind of tricky. But I like the challenge!



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