OK Help me out on this one. Look at photo first.
Here is a photo of my friend in my living room that has a neutral cloudy day light source (I think this light source is cool rather than warm). What temperature is the light area and what temperature is the shadow? It is very hard for me to establish this.
What I do know:
Value: Light area is an average of 15-20% gray and shadow area is around 40%
Chroma: I realize that these colors are in a middle chroma range. That means not much intensity in the colors.
Light source temp: It is (I think) on the cool side but just a bit.
Local color: His flesh is slightly on the warmer side and the hues are not very saturated however I have a cool light on it so Im a little confused as to how I should interpret this temperature wise.
Overall Temperature: Light: warm???
Shadow cool??? But the degree of coolness is very little.
Now, what friggin colors should I use to block this out??? I am afraid of using too much white in the light area, since I am afraid of chalkiness and too much desturation.
Any advice greatly appreciated.
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