Today I read about light logic, which results in four aspects of light and shadow:
- Highlight (brightest light)
- Cast shadow (darkest shadow cast by a subject blocking light)
- Reflected light (dim light, bounced back by other surfaces)
- Crest shadow (shadow that lies on the crest of a rounded form, between highlight and reflected light)
To practice seeing these types of light, I did a copy of Gustavo Courbet’s self-portrait.
Here is a comparison of the original (top) and my copy (bottom):