Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Lighting and Photographing a Maquette

If you want to paint an imaginary scene that’s lit by believable outdoor light, set up the maquette outdoors.

Set it up against a simple backdrop. Spin it around and try lighting it from different angles. 

Everything will scale correctly—meaning the quality of the light, shadows, and reflected light will be the same as they would be at full scale, relatively speaking.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen photos of maquettes that Daumier sculpted for many of the characters in his satirical cartoons.
    They are wonderful!


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