I can't help but feel a bit humbled at the prospect of teaching someone else, but I will try to help MorteM in the following ways:
- Understand the basics of the way light works
- Rules of composition
- Basics of color theory
- Take a project from start to finish, in an effort to show a good workflow
This will take quite a bit of time, but hey, I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. The first assignment I gave MorteM was a classic practice in lighting. Here is what I said:
"Draw a white matte cube and a black matte cube on a white infinite plain. They should be sitting flat on the ground, rotated at different angles, but with the same light source(sun). I would like the shadow from one to be partially on the other. Don't kill yourself, but try to make it as defined and smooth as possible, clean lines and shading."
MorteM, wanna post your creation here? I look forward to seeing it!