Dragons and Silk

High fantasy with some naked folk.
Ex-Stairs
Ex-Stairs
23rd Oct 2018, 11:18 PM in Old Blood
Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)
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This was really hard to draw, even though it looks really basic.
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StLOrca
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StLOrca
As the British say, “Mind the gap.”
Guest (Guest)
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Never mind the Gap!
Sheela
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Sheela
Hah, nice callback. :)
RandomTroll (Guest)
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Reminds me of a scene from National Treasure.
Sheela
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Sheela
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) :

image image image image image

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
chrystal_dark
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chrystal_dark
@Sheela

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 wrong... 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?
Sheela
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Sheela
I think it's a wall sconce.
chrystal_dark
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chrystal_dark
Ensconced there... Better than a wall crumpcet though!
Stormy (Guest)
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It looks like the glowing things have a quest for you.
Pyo (Guest)
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Are you saying that's not a quest exclamation mark on the door? ;)
marmelmm
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marmelmm
To dream-

The impossible dream? ;-)
Cuddle Lion
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Cuddle Lion
(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.).)