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    catch light



    The white reflection in her eyes is called a catchlight. Often they are created by a soft box or bounce board to put fill light on the face. They add a nice sparkle to the eyes and if the light sourse is big enough they can make the eyes look glazed over


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    She has amazing eyes


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    What do you think about ring-lights (not macro)?
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    Interesting. I usually add such an effect to the eyes of people when I'm drawing them; makes them seem more life-like.
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    She needs to shave.

    But seriously, I'm not seeing much of a catch light effect in the example you've posted. It is generally more significant/obvious. It almost looks like something was edited in or out directly around the lower portion of her pupils, specifically to the insides, making her pupils appear to be out of round. The only actual catch light I see is on the extreme right corner of her right eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurbeauxREX View Post
    She needs to shave.

    But seriously, I'm not seeing much of a catch light effect in the example you've posted. It is generally more significant/obvious. It almost looks like something was edited in or out directly around the lower portion of her pupils, specifically to the insides, making her pupils appear to be out of round. The only actual catch light I see is on the extreme right corner of her right eye.

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    no editing most of her eye is the catch light and you can see the reflection of her own eye lashes in it. heres a better example

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    Quote Originally Posted by chanwahyaoh View Post
    What do you think about ring-lights (not macro)?
    they are awesome

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    Those look awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by c00lbeans View Post
    no editing most of her eye is the catch light and you can see the reflection of her own eye lashes in it. heres a better example
    That is a more appropriate representation of catchlight. Much better than the first shot to illustrate the topic.

    Of course, I kept bouncing back and forth between the two images until I finally read the words "heres a better example" - doh!

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