Comic Art Reference – Light on the Face
Here is a tutorial to give you an idea of how shadows fall on the face. This will get you started in the right direction. The bits that stick out, like the nose, the edges of the lips, eyebrows, the cheekbones on some people, will tend to cast shadows onto other parts of the face. To get shadows right, you have to carry in your head an idea of how the face and head looks in three dimensions.
The above shows you what it looks like with one source of light. If there are multiple sources of light, they will each cast their own shadows that interfere with each other. It’s best to actually shine two or more lights on a person and see how the shadows lie unless you’re really familiar with it.
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