Lighting Challenge #18 - Ashli

Have you noticed how black skin-toned characters are not well represented in animated films?

Additionally, darker skin tones have also taken a back seat to how they are the best lit. The light setup for a light-skinned character does not translate well to a darker skin character, yet it's something that is rarely addressed or studied on how we can improve our lighting in these scenarios.

Academy of Animated Art would like to change this.

Providing this asset for free is the first step.
You can also check out our "How To Properly Light a Dark-Skinned Character" here:

Asset Created by Danny Williams
Set Up in Katana by Abel Vargas

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