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Light and Color Study: Night Scene
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Released Aug 2, 2011
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this collection of lessons we will study the of light on color while painting a night scene. Throughout the process of painting this color concept, we’ll focus on various aspects of light and color at night. After we’ve spent a little time setting up or composition, we’ll get things started by choosing the colors for the sky in our image. Here we’ll learn why colors change so much at night. We’ll also learn about choosing both key and fill lights for our scene. Some of the other topics we will address while working through this painting are things like atmospheric perspective, reflected light, cast shadows and form shadows as well as the interaction between colored lights. After completing this course, you should have a better idea of how to choose color for a night time image.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:04
Setting up the composition
2

Setting up the composition

 
07:26
Setting the mood of our scene
3

Setting the mood of our scene

 
08:47
Building up the composition
4

Building up the composition

 
13:19
Painting the silhouette for our floating island
5

Painting the silhouette for our floating island

 
08:18
Accounting for atmospheric interference in the composition
6

Accounting for atmospheric interference in the composition

 
13:20
Adding a body of water
7

Adding a body of water

 
10:52
Continuing to work on the water
8

Continuing to work on the water

 
10:19
Painting background and midground shadows
9

Painting background and midground shadows

 
13:47
Painting background and midground highlights
10

Painting background and midground highlights

 
10:39
Painting foreground highlights
11

Painting foreground highlights

 
10:35
Adding a sense of scale to the image
12

Adding a sense of scale to the image

 
13:36
Lighting the island
13

Lighting the island

 
10:34
Adding spotlights to the island
14

Adding spotlights to the island

 
09:54
Adding additional secondary light sources
15

Adding additional secondary light sources

 
11:49
Adding clouds and fog to our scene
16

Adding clouds and fog to our scene

 
09:20
Detailing the moon and final touch ups
17

Detailing the moon and final touch ups

 
11:11