Types of Lighting For Art

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Is your art being shown in a good light? Discover the best methods for lighting art, and make everything from prints to gallery walls shine

1. Ceiling-mounted accent lights

Best for: making the art—not the light source—the focus

“Pin spotlights that direct light onto individual artworks is a great way of illuminating them,” says Mishaan. These ceiling fixtures can be recessed or surface-mounted, and they allow the direction of light to be adjusted. They can also be specified with a range of light-beam spreads, so “you can ensure that the light covers most of the artwork,” not just a small part of it, he says.

As a rule of thumb, adds Russell, ceiling-mounted lights should be placed so that the light beam hits the center of the artwork when the fixture is adjusted to a 30-degree angle. “If you light a piece of art at ten degrees, which means you’re … Read more

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Drawing the Head and Figure, How to Draw Animals, Drawing Scenery: Landscapes and Seascapes are all good complete drawing books. Take them collectively and you’ve spent about $30 on Dover books to get a great course in illustration that covers everything however colour. Get a book on shade principle (or take one out of the library) or any watercolor ebook and you’ve got shade to add to the Jack Hamm stuff. You can also round it out with Cartooning the Head and Figure which can also be helpful on figures and motion in a distinct model.

Once you stand up into the excessive-fame areas with artwork, you’re literally creating investment … Read more