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Digital Painting, 37 Advanced Tricks and Techniques by Gary Tonge

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Depth and Cohesion

Incorporating depth and cohesion between subjects and their scenes is paramount to achieving a believable final image. The image here demonstrates several effects...

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Artistic License

Take time to understand light, shadows, diffusion of light rays, exposure levels and all the other subtleties, but look for ways to bend those rules to achieve the effects you want. I did some things that enhance this image, even though they may not be physically accurate:

  • With the streetlights at the level they are, it is not likely the ceiling tiles would be lit as brightly as the floor, but adding the extra diffuse light made the image better. ...

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