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Tips for Dappled Light

21 days ago   |   By Gurney Journey

Dappled light should be felt rather than seen too obviously.
But to make it convincingly felt, you have to be aware of the size and orientation of the spots of light, even in a relatively quick sketch. This is the finished painting with a tracing over it.
The circular spots of light are projected from the small "pinhole" apertures of the tree canopy, forming a skinny cone of light that gets wider and wider the farther it travels. The higher the tree canopy, the larger the spots. The circular spots are really projections of the sun itself, proven by the fact that during a solar eclipse, the...
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