Updates: I have the sketch from which this painting started, as well as an update to the painting as well.
|Pixel Nymph January Update|
The instructor/supervisor in the MAB Ventures class mentioned something about light and identifying the source. I thought about that a bit more because of her comment. She said I had identified it, but when she said it, I thought she was over simplifying it. That is to say, she referred to a single light source. However, surfaces also reflect light. That is to say, if you have a white flat surface which is redirecting light to another side of the object, it will be different than if you have a black flat surface or no surface at all. That is to say, there are many light sources to consider.
I bring this up because the idea I had for this picture is that the object to the left of the model is supposed to be the main light source. It is a Sunflower: the sun in some semblance off a flower. Then there is the reflective surface to the right of the model which is not seen which I am thinking about when trying to figure out my tones.
Finally, the sketch where this painting came from: