ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 4.11 - FEBRUARY 2000

Getting a Handle on Direct Lighting
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"Notice how the core clearly defines the corner of the form without being a straight line."

The highlight should vary like the core, being broad when the form is broad and sharp when the form is sharp. The accent of the highlight can be used to show the pressure of a bone pushing to the surface, and the sharpness of a crease. It also becomes a useful tool in showing the bottom of a fold where the form changes direction.

In the drawing to the left, the core and the edge of the cast shadow on the face have become the main elements of the drawing. The shadow side is completely left out, with the exception of minimal descriptive line. In the drawing below, notice how the core clearly defines the corner of the form without being a straight line.

The lines, in general, correspond to the surface describing the form. Notice the variation in the thickness of the core.

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