Came across this music video, Muse - Uprising
, while browsing youtube and I liked the lighting in it and felt compelled to paint it :3 I dont experiment much with different kinds of lighting, so this was good practice. I loooovvee hard lighting that makes the face all dark and contrasty. I like that the eyes are barely visible. It adds a sense of mysteriousness :]
Im happy with how it came out. Its not perfect and I can see mistakes, but I'm glad to know that I can do these kinds of things. Its fun spotting out the subtle colors that you wouldnt think to see and seeing how colors work next to each other, like the warmer tones that appear yellow in the background are actually closer to magenta.
I'll probably do more of these paintings from music videos I find. It was done quite fast and it was really good practice.
(Done in Paint tool SAI)