An experiment with dark cast shadows.
I tried to capture the volumes in the shadows in the pictures but unfortunately this is the most I can manage without blowing out the lit areas. The glare was also a headache to get around
  • Mrfoxx01

    . Shadows are really good ( specially back) Grate work ;)

  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    Very well managed high contrast,  good achievement of the projection of that light coming from the upper right.

  • schiragaPLUS

    Beautiful play of light and shadow, truly impressive, for me it’s worth its weight in gold

  • Tommy Gunn

    She looks great.

  • Eamon Connerty

    Beautiful work! I really need to try and tackle cast shadows, this serves as great inspiration. Gold!!!

  • Tim

    Really beautiful balance between the cold shadows and warm saturated highlights. Gold

  • Atila KawautiPLUS

    Amazing work with the shadows!

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS


  • Richard SharpPLUS

    A bit like a Vermeer

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Instat favourite! Superstrong! Crazy study. I love the back even more than the front! Amazing and inspiring! Keep on happy painting!

  • Josh "Zozimus" Pattison


  • Theodoros Giannakopoulos

    Succesful light / shadow fx. Gold.

  • Leo Morton

    Those shadows. Absolutely stunning

  • ohtekPLUS

    Wow… The light effect is this much? Gold

  • Alexander "Skrytnik" Loskutov


  • Josh_Underhill

    Striking and beautiful. I’ve been attempting a similar experiment on a bust (with light coming from below) and failing - partly for similar reasons you mention (reflected glare from actual ambient light on the dark parts - in my case affecting how it looks in hand from most angles) - so it’s good to know this can be done successfully