Theories of painting – Light and shadow

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Painting light was immaterial in the world of fantasy miniature painting for many years. When painters of historical miniatures got into fantasy figures, this technique started to spread like wildfire. For this reason, painting light is erroneously meant to be a modern technique. To find its origins, you have to eye classic paintings on canvas, like the ones of Rembrandt. So painting light is not a modern trend, but rather a rediscovery of a classic technique and its utilization on a new medium. This article will describe different sorts of light and show how one can easily paint light on a miniature without any prior knowledge.