Tip file: Edges of cast shadows

From Jane Jones in the May 2008 issue of The Artist’s Magazine:

“Your reference material may show hard edges all the way around a shadow’s perimeter, but that shadow will be more believable if you soften those edges. I recommend three edge transitions from hard to soft, but if the shadow is very large or long, you might want more than three.”

Circle of Life (oil, 24×15) by Jane Jones

Read the entire article, “Shadowy Secrets,” by Jane Jones in the May 2008 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, available in print and as a digital download.

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4 thoughts on “Tip file: Edges of cast shadows

  1. melinda

    Good advice. Lines are only the shadow of one object on another, or at least that is what I’ve always thought… If anyone is reading this blog, my name is Melinda A in Florida and I’m trying to figure out how to start lithographing my paintings and can’t seem to find an answer. Some advice would be great.

    Thanks, Mel

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