Dragons and Silk
High fantasy with some naked folk.
23rd Oct 2018, 11:18 PM
By the Horns
Aunts & Ants
Testing the waters
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23rd Oct 2018, 11:18 PM
This was really hard to draw, even though it looks really basic.
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23rd Oct 2018, 11:40 PM
As the British say, “Mind the gap.”
23rd Oct 2018, 11:41 PM
Never mind the Gap!
24th Oct 2018, 12:31 AM
Hah, nice callback. :)
24th Oct 2018, 12:54 AM
Reminds me of a scene from National Treasure.
24th Oct 2018, 1:30 AM
View is absolutely correct, this is a fairly complex image.
The biggest problem when making a picture with a single point light source, is of course how the further away form the light source you get, the less "intense" the light source becomes on the walls/floors.
But the light source itself stays the same brightness, if you're looking directly at it.
It's sort of, kind of, similar to drawing a haze, but sort of in reverse, if that makes sense ?
As the nearest objects will have the least light reflect off of them, as the light source is the furthest away.
But at the same time, since they are nearby, our eyes (or in this case, the characters eyes) is capable of picking up the light that *is* reflected, fairly well.
Meanwhile the dust in the air zaps a bit of the light as well.
this is also an effect of distance, ie. the further away the light source is, the more pronounced the effect.
This is made more complicated by the fact that there is precious little in the way of reference material.
I find that when it comes to tunnels, googling for Urban Explorers spelunking in tunnels, is the way to go.
Stuff like this (click thumbnails for bigger variants) :
Notice how the details near the light source is often all washed out from over exposure, while the details near the camera often have better definition, despite much less light ?
Unfortunately, I could not find any pictures where there was also dust, so you will just have to imagine that part. :D
24th Oct 2018, 6:42 AM
The other really difficult thing when doing pictures like that, is what happens at the peripheral vision. If you try and follow the line where the ceiling of the room you're in meets the wall, as your eye moves (without turning your head), so the line that you KNOW to be straight, seems to curve. But do that on a drawing and it looks
... But at the same time, straight lines don't work, because that's not what we see!
................... Wait, is that a chair, dangling from the wall?
24th Oct 2018, 1:55 PM
I think it's a wall sconce.
24th Oct 2018, 5:02 PM
Ensconced there... Better than a wall crumpcet though!
24th Oct 2018, 2:21 AM
It looks like the glowing things have a quest for you.
24th Oct 2018, 9:17 AM
Are you saying that's not a quest exclamation mark on the door? ;)
24th Oct 2018, 2:12 PM
The impossible dream? ;-)
25th Oct 2018, 12:32 AM
(singing in a loud baritone) ...to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far...
Ahem. ANYway, it doesn't look much like they'll be getting out THAT way. Inevitable tunnel search, coming up. (I thought that thing was some kind of chair or throne at first, too (I love parenthetical statements.).)