Light for Visual Artists

Understanding & Using Light in Art & Design
Author: Richard Yot
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856696609
Category: Art
Page: 176
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Light for Visual Artists is the first book to look at the way light can be used to create realistic and fantastical effects in a wide range of visual media. It is a valuable resource for animators, digital illustrators, painters, photographers, and artists working in any medium. Clearly written by a practicing illustrator, this book is essentialreading for both students and professional artists.

Lighting for Animation

The Art of Visual Storytelling
Author: Jasmine Katatikarn,Michael Tanzillo
Publisher: Focal Press
ISBN: 9781138018662
Category: Computer animation
Page: 260
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Lighting for Animation is designed with one goal in mind - to make you a better artist. Over the course of the book, Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo (Senior Lighting TDs, Blue Sky Studios) will train your eye to analyze your work more critically, and teach you approaches and techniques to improve your craft. Focusing on the main philosophies and core concepts utilized by industry professionals, this book builds the foundation for a successful career as a lighting artist in visual effects and computer animation. Inside you ll find in-depth instruction on: Creating mood and storytelling through lighting Using light to create visual shaping Directing the viewer s eye with light and color Gathering and utilizing reference images Successfully lighting and rendering workflows Render layers and how they can be used most effectively Specific lighting scenarios, including character lighting, environment lighting, and lighting an animated sequence Material properties and their work with lighting Compositing techniques essential for a lighter A guide on how to start your career and achieve success as a lighting artist This book is not designed to teach software packages there are websites, instructional manuals, online demos, and traditional courses available to teach you how to operate specific computer programs. That type of training will teach you how to create an image; this book will teach you the technical skills you need to make that image beautiful. "

Light Science

Physics and the Visual Arts
Author: Thomas Rossing,Christopher J Chiaverina
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387988276
Category: Science
Page: 442
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Intended for students in the visual arts and for others with an interest in art, but with no prior knowledge of physics, this book presents the science behind what and how we see. The approach emphasises phenomena rather than mathematical theories and the joy of discovery rather than the drudgery of derivations. The text includes numerous problems, and suggestions for simple experiments, and also considers such questions as why the sky is blue, how mirrors and prisms affect the colour of light, how compact disks work, and what visual illusions can tell us about the nature of perception. It goes on to discuss such topics as the optics of the eye and camera, the different sources of light, photography and holography, colour in printing and painting, as well as computer imaging and processing.

Art Fundamentals

Color, Light, Composition, Anatomy, Perspective and Depth
Author: Gilles Beloeil,Andrei Riabovitchev,3dtotal Publishing,Roberto F. Castro
Publisher: 3dtotal Team
ISBN: 9781909414006
Category: Art
Page: 272
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A back-to-basics look at the fundamental concepts, conventions and theory that should be considered when creating art.

The Semiotics of Light and Shadows

Modern Visual Arts and Weimar Cinema
Author: Piotr Sadowski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350016152
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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Lighting and shadows are used within a range of art forms to create aesthetic effects. Piotr Sadowski's study of light and shadow in Weimar cinema and contemporaneous visual arts is underpinned by the evolutionary semiotic theories of indexicality and iconicity. These theories explain the unique communicative and emotive power of light and shadow when used in contemporary indexical media including the shadow theatre, silhouette portraits, camera obscura, photography and film. In particular, Sadowski highlights the aesthetic and emotional significance of shadows. The 'cast shadow', as an indexical sign, maintains a physical connection with its near-present referent, such as a hidden person, stimulating a viewer's imagination and provoking responses including anxiety or curiosity. The 'cinematic shadow' plays a stylistic role, by enhancing image texture, depth of field, and tonal contrast of cinematic moments. Such enhancements are especially important in monochromatic films, and Sadowski interweaves the book with accounts of seminal Weimar cinema moments. Sadowski's book is distinctive for combining historical materials and theoretical approaches to develop a deeper understanding of Weimar cinema and other contemporary art forms. The Semiotics of Light and Shadows is an ideal resource for both scholars and students working in linguistics, semiotics, film, media, and visual arts.

Painting the Visual Impression

Author: Richard Whitney
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1938394143
Category: Art
Page: 107
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This book is a summary of the fundamental ideas of representational painting that artists use to help them paint in a realistic manner. These concepts have been passed down from artist to student for generations. The author lists them in order of importance to help the working painter logically solve problems. He has added an "Index of Ideas" to help the artist commit them to memory. The first two sections of the book contain principles of composition and drawing. The main section deals with the impressionistic approach to painting nature in a broad manner with simplicity of detail. The author has included a section on helpful advice to students and an extensive reading list for further research. He also discusses how the artist can train his visual memory. Anyone with an interest in art can read this book and greatly increase their appreciation of classical painting.

Color and Light

A Guide for the Realist Painter
Author: James Gurney
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740797719
Category: Art
Page: 224
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From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist. James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, His first in the series, Imaginative Realism, was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light, cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist

Essential CG Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max

Author: Darren Brooker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136138935
Category: Art
Page: 416
View: 1991

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Certified by Autodesk, Darren Brooker's new edition teaches the production techniques behind real-world work. The tutorials take you from the fundamentals of lighting, right through to advanced techniques.

The Elements of Color

Author: Johannes Itten,Faber Birren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471289296
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
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Includes color circles, spheres, and scales as well as suggested exercises.

Processing for Visual Artists

How to Create Expressive Images and Interactive Art
Author: Andrew Glassner
Publisher: A K PETERS
ISBN: 9781138460850
Page: N.A
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Learn how to create gorgeous and expressive imagery with the Processing graphics language and environment. It's easy with this practical, hands-on book. Processing is for artists, designers, visualization creators, hobbyists, or anyone else looking to create images, animation, and interactive pieces for art, education, science, or business. Processing for Visual Artists shows you everything you need to know in a friendly, project-based style designed for visual thinkers. The projects can serve as a starting point for your own original, creative development and exploration. Walk with veteran author Andrew Glassner on a journey of shared discovery as he uses Processing to take each project from inspiration to reality. You'll closely follow every step he takes and see exactly how each piece evolves, including the big and small mistakes he's made along the way (and how to fix them!), and the times when he changed direction. As your knowledge and skills grow and develop, you'll understand why Processing is such a powerful tool for self-expression. And you'll be ready to strike off on your own. Processing offers you a 21st-century medium for expressing new kinds of ideas and engaging audiences in new ways. This book gives you everything you need to know to explore new frontiers in your own images, animations, and interactive experiences. Source code for each chapter is available for free download on the book's description at the crcpress website.

Art & Physics

Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light
Author: Leonard Shlain
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061227978
Category: Art
Page: 496
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Art interprets the visible world. Physics charts its unseen workings. The two realms seem completely opposed. But consider that both strive to reveal truths for which there are no words––with physicists using the language of mathematics and artists using visual images. In Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their breakthroughs side by side throughout history to reveal an astonishing correlation of visions. From the classical Greek sculptors to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, and from Aristotle to Einstein, artists have foreshadowed the discoveries of scientists, such as when Monet and Cezanne intuited the coming upheaval in physics that Einstein would initiate. In this lively and colorful narrative, Leonard Shlain explores how artistic breakthroughs could have prefigured the visionary insights of physicists on so many occasions throughout history. Provicative and original, Art & Physics is a seamless integration of the romance of art and the drama of science––and an exhilarating history of ideas.


The Dark-Light Principle of Design
Author: Dorr Bothwell,Marlys Mayfield
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136302
Category: Art
Page: 80
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Guiding principle of Eastern art and design, focusing on the interaction between positive and negative space, demonstrated in six problems of progressive difficulty. Solutions will fascinate artists and designers. 101 illustrations.

Gateways to Art

Understanding the Visual Arts
Author: Debra J. Dewitte,Ralph M. Larmann,M. Kathryn Shields
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500291917
Category: Art
Page: 630
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The world s leading visual arts textbook supports the new AP* Art History course redesign in every possible way."

A Life in the Arts

Practical Guidance and Inspiration for Creative and Performing Artists
Author: Eric Maisel
Publisher: J P Tarcher
ISBN: 9780874777666
Category: Self-Help
Page: 244
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Examines the unique emotional, psychological, and career challenges facing those who choose a life in the arts and offers practical advice for meeting those challenges successfully

Digital Lighting and Rendering

Author: Jeremy Birn
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133439178
Category: Computers
Page: 464
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Learn the fine art and craft of digital lighting and rendering from an experienced pro whose lighting work you’ve seen in blockbuster films such as Monsters University, Toy Story 3, Up, WALL-E, Ratatouille, and The Incredibles. Jeremy Birn draws on his wealth of industry and teaching experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to digital lighting and rendering. Using beautiful, full-color examples; a friendly, clear teaching style; and a slew of case studies and tutorials, Jeremy demonstrates how to create strategic lighting for just about any project using any 3D application. By explaining not just how to use various lighting techniques but why, this guide provides the grounding graphics pros need to master Hollywood lighting techniques. • Learn how to pinpoint problems with your lighting and solve them to produce professional results. • Break scenes into passes and layers, and convincingly composite 3D models into real-world environments. • Adopt a linear workflow for more convincing lighting, global illumination, and compositing. • Apply advanced rendering techniques using subsurface scattering, physically based lighting, caustics, and high dynamic range images. • Build a bigger bag of tricks by learning “old-school” approaches such as tweaking shadow maps, faking GI with occlusion passes, and other cheats and tricks that save render time. • Develop realistic materials and shaders, and design and assign detailed texture maps to your models. • Mimic photographic exposure and cinematography techniques to simulate real-life f-stops, lens breathing, bokeh effects, and Kelvin color temperatures for more photorealistic renderings. • Learn to light characters and environments in different situations: day or night; natural or artificial lights; indoors or outdoors; and in clear air, thick atmosphere, or under water. • Understand production pipelines at visual effects and animation studios, and prepare for collaborative work on large lighting teams • Get the latest insights into industry trends, and how to develop your lighting reel and get a job in an increasingly competitive industry. • Download many of the 3D scenes used in this book from the author’s website to try texturing, lighting, and compositing on your own

Art Practice as Research

Inquiry in Visual Arts
Author: Graeme Sullivan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974518
Category: Education
Page: 281
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Art Practice as Research, Second Edition continues to present a compelling argument that the creative and cultural inquiry undertaken by artists is a form of research. The text explores themes, practices, and contexts of artistic inquiry and positions them within the discourse of research. Sullivan argues that legitimate research goals can be achieved by choosing different methods than those offered by the social sciences. The common denominator in both approaches is the attention given to rigor and systematic inquiry. Artists emphasize the role of the imaginative intellect in creating, criticizing, and constructing knowledge that is not only new but also has the capacity to transform human understanding.

How to Render

The Fundamentals of Light, Shadow and Reflectivity
Author: Scott Robertson,Thomas Bertling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933492834
Category: Art
Page: 272
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Explains how the human brain interprets the visual world around us, as well as the subject of visually communicating the form of an object in easy to understand lessons through the use of drawings, photography, and more.

Color Theory for the Makeup Artist

Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects
Author: Katie Middleton
Publisher: Focal Press
ISBN: 9781138095250
Category: Beauty, Personal
Page: 136
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Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist. This book is suitable for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to understand and recognize distinctions in color. It explains why we see color, how to categorize and identify color, relationships between colors, and it relates these concepts to beauty and special effects make-up. The book teaches the reader how to mix flesh tones by using only primary colors, and explains how these colors in paints and make-up are sourced and created. It also discusses the reason for variations in skin colors and undertones, and how to identify and match these using make-up, while choosing flattering colors for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Colors found inside the body are explained for special effects make-up, like why we bruise, bleed, or appear sick. Ideas and techniques are also described for painting prosthetics, in addition to using color as inspiration in make-up designs. The book also discusses how lighting affects color on film, television, theater, and photography sets, and how to properly light a workspace for successful applications.

Designing With Light and Shadow

Author: Lighting Planners Associates Inc
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864700411
Category: Architecture
Page: 184
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In the past the focus of urban illumination has been purely functional. Designing with Light and Shadow, however, is a treatise on the work of Kaoru Mende + Lighting Planners Associates, a Japanese firm, which purposely creates spaces to leave a lasting

Basics Photography 02: Lighting

Author: David Prakel
Publisher: AVA Publishing
ISBN: 2940373035
Category: Photography
Page: 175
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Basics Photography 02: Lighting by David Pr.kel is an essential guide to the creative use of light in capturing photographic images. The book explains the theory of how light 'works' for the photographer, encouraging the reader to explore and experiment.