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Light Source Focal Points in Scenes – Sunny Studios Bloghop


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Light Source Focal Points in Scenes – Sunny Studios Bloghop

I’ve done a few of these design-related videos from time to time and you guys seem to like them….so today I’ll talk a little about focal points – but this time with *light*….yes your lighting can direct the eye to where you want it to! Light can make your scene more interesting, and doesn’t always require that the rest of the image be shaded “properly” – it can be just the way you set up the background. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Hope that was helpful – and especially my students in the Autumn Scenes, City Sidewalks, and Winter Wonderland classes will recognize some of the scenes and be able to use these ideas to expand on their own scenes on cards!


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190 thoughts on “Light Source Focal Points in Scenes – Sunny Studios Bloghop

  1. Sandy, Thank you for sharing such beautiful inspiration and all of your coloring tips. Your cards are incredible!!

  2. Beautiful cards! Thank you for not only showcasing awesome products but allways leaving us with a take away lesson learned with all of your videos! I hope one day I’m as awesome as you!! I hope one day that I would get the opportunity to be the recipient of one of your fabulous cards!

  3. Gorgeous!!! Would love to build my Sunny Studios collection!!

  4. wow! I always learn so much when I stop by! I love your coloring and these scenes are amazing!

  5. Beautiful cards! Your work is outstanding, you are a very talented paper artist!

  6. WOW! I’ve never seen anything like your cards before. Those houses, they look so real. I’m speechless at your creativity.

  7. Sandy, your work always makes my jaw drop with how beautiful everything looks. These are all amazing, but the ice skating polar bear is especially impressive. Thank you for all your tutorials, even though I’ll never be even half as good as you!

  8. Oh my goodness gracious – these cards are works of art!! Love the light and the images and you are just so super talented!! I am thrilled to see you using my friend Mendi’s Sunny Studio Stamps! So incredible – you make works of art!!

  9. I’m in AWWWW with your coloring, fantastic just fantastic!!!

  10. I recently discovered your you tube videos and don’t know why it took so long! Your creations are amazing.

  11. Gorgeous cards. I love the light scenes. I want to try creating some, thank you for always inspiring.

  12. Your scenes are unbelievable!!! Such a beautiful job <3

  13. Fantastic video. Your scenes are amazing!

  14. These scenes are so beautiful! I have not yet attempted to color using a light source 🙂

  15. Enjoy your classes, and all your helpful suggestions. Thanks for sharing.

  16. WOW! These cards and the scenes you built are gorgeous–thanks so much for sharing how to do the lighting.

  17. SQUEAL!! Suxh AWESOME Cards and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Video share and the reference for the Lighting!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  18. Your cards are so amazing and realistic! Thanks for the informative video tutorial! I aspire to color and create cards like you! I am now a follower! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  19. LOVE your light source cards! They are terrific! The Sunny Studio stamps are darling as well..

  20. Always enjoy your posts. Your coloring is gorgeous. Love the light source technique in this post.

  21. Beautiful scenes. The skating bear is really cute.

  22. Sandy, I love your cards! And I love how you used light for the focal point. STUNNING! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  23. What fabulous cards, Sandy!

  24. You’re an amazing artist Sandy. I always learn something new & exciting when I watch your videos! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!

  25. So cute! love them all!!

  26. Sandy as always you amaze me! Thank you

  27. Cute stamps. Your cards are stunning!

  28. Always waiting for your new cards! Always so creative, so unusual! your coloring just gorgeous every time!

  29. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the backgrounds and beautiful images.

  30. Beautiful cards

  31. Amazing cards and great tips as usual!

  32. So beautiful….I must look into your classes….

  33. Sandy,
    I have been seeing the “homework” of some of the students taking the classes you mentioned in your video. They are certainly learning from the master of lighting and shading!

    I am a stamper who actually feels like I own enough stamps. Well, until I see a new release like this one with such great inspiration from artists such as you! Those little houses and bears just might get to me =)

  34. Omgoodness! I love these cards!!! Beautiful coloring!!!

  35. Your cards are absolutely stunning!!! You have mad skills!!

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