Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunbeams and Dappled Light in International Artist

The upcoming December/January issue of International Artist Magazine has the newest installment of my series on atmospheric effects.

My article takes a close look at three related effects: sunbeams, shadowbeams, and dappled light. Once you know the basic optics behind them, you can use them effectively in a landscape or fantasy environment painting.

The issue also has a spotlight on the Montreal-based fantasy painter Jean-Baptiste Monge, and a step-by-step analysis of a new multi-figure painting called "The Toy Peddler" by Mian Situ (left).

The new issue shows the results of the "People and Figures" competition hosted by the magazine. There's currently a "Wildlife" competition with a deadline of November 16.

International Artist Magazine
Mian Situ website
Jean-Baptiste Monge
You can get lots more information in my book Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter

1 comment:

Aaron said...

This article (and Color and Light too), have been extremely helpful. I recently undertook painting a mural for my sister's church, doing an English countryside setting, and I have used many of the different lessons found in Color and Light to wonderful effect (so far).