This introduction to light for students and visual artists explores the way light can be used to create realistic and fantastical effects in a wide range of media. Divided into three parts, the clearly written text explains: the fundamental properties of natural and artificial light; how to create realistic images by observing people and the environment; the creative use of light in composition and design. Updated with revised photos and artwork, as well as 15 practical exercises and new online video material, this second edition is an indispensable resource for animators, digital illustrators, painters, photographers, and artists working in any medium.
Richard Yot has been working as an illustrator for 20 years and is known for his characteristically stylised and unique 3D work. He has worked extensively in advertising and also has experience in film as a lighting artist.