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57 minutes ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

Can anyone tell me how shadows/highlights fall on skin? I guessed on my gnome, but I'm just not sure. 

 

It is possible you just asked the single most complex question in the history of painting the human figure.

 

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But if you mean just in immediately practical terms, I would look at the figure under a strong overhead light and put the shadows where it appears dark and the highlights where the light hits it.

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