Friday, January 12, 2018
Last Light of Solthecius - Guild Ball Grace & Benediction
Normally, I'd have probably gone with a different color of light source so I didn't need to deal with it at all, but that trick wasn't available to me.
Instead, I shifted two parts of the tones to fit. First, the dark moved from a very cold, dark brown to (mostly) a much warmer, almost midtone brown. Second, going against instinct, I pushed the highlight from yellow to creamy white. While this goes against realism and logic (the light is yellow; the metal is yellow), what this achieves is a richer, cleaner look to the material, making it stand out nicely, and using its similarity with the orange-lit materials around it to my advantage.