Thursday, September 25, 2008

Studio Lighting Tutorial- Learn how to lit a character as well

This is where i learn to lit a character. cos i think the way of lighting up a character is very close to studio lighting. its about make them look gorgeous.

basic always comes first.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

want to be a good lighter? learn some science first

some links that make u understand wat a lighter should understand

Interior Lighting In Mental Ray, Tutorial 1: GI+ FG

Lighting and Shaders

some other nice link

Art Tutorials, Theories, and Book Recommendations

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Adjusting LCD- important for digital artist

recently i was suffering from color problem of my LCD... the white looks like yellow in photoshop... big problem for painting. so i hav to find ways to adjust it

there r several LCD adjust software. but for ppl who cant afford to buy it, can try this website:

Tha Lagom LCD Monitor Test Page

and below is a "super detail" of how ur LCD is working...and more solutions and topics offered. but... i really couldnt digest it ^^" but still, it is a good site that i feel i should promote~

Making fine prints in your digital darkroom Monitor calibration and gamma by Norman Koren

for friends who r chinese backgrounds, the site below is shorter and easier to understand~

after done the series of checking, now i only get the rough idea of what "gamma" is and the importance of it

some artist

today read some pages from D'artist-- matte painting.
his work was inspired by several artist n some group, like

Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)
best known for his huge, panoramic landscapes of the unsettled west.
click image to view Albert Bierstadt Gallery

Frederic Edwin Church (May 4, 1826 – April 7, 1900)

was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters. While committed to the natural sciences, he was "always concerned with including a spiritual dimension in his works". (quote frm wikipedia)
click image to view more

Hudson River School

was a mid-19th century American art movement by a group of landscape painters, whose aesthetic vision was influenced by romanticism. "School", in this sense, refers to a group of people whose outlook, inspiration, output, or style demonstrates a common thread, rather than a learning institution. (quote frm wikipedia)


some other artist
dramatic and tenebrism lighting