Drop Shadow for Lettering

A drop shadow for lettering illustrates a 3-dimensional quality of an object.   When a light source is introduced, the drop shadow falls on the opposite side. The drop shadow is usually a much darker color than the letter, in order to create a contrast. However, if the letters are dark, a lighter color can […]

Elements of Light and Shadow – the Sphere

Trompe l’oeil forms are modeled by means of a precisely painted gradation of values, which expresses the effects of the direction and quality of light on the object. See the sphere below. 1- Highlight accent     2- Highlight halftone     3- Shadow halftone     4- Shadow accent    5- Reflected light The form shadow is the area of the […]