Learn How To Light Paint A Skeleton In 3 Minutes

Darren Pearson, aka Darius Twin, has put an awesome tutorial together on how he light paints a skeleton.

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American artist Darren Pearson, whose work we've previously featured on site, is rather awesome at light painting and he's recently put a video tutorial together so you can watch and learn how to light paint your own imaginative scenes. 

This particular video is all about light painting a skeleton, a subject which pops up regularly in Darren's work. The tutorial is partly shot in daylight so you can actually see the steps taken to produce the image and then it's shown, sped up, in the dark so you can see the skeleton appear. Some of the useful tips mentioned in the video are:

  • Wear dark clothing.
  • Use a good tool for painting your light (the Night-Writer is a tool Darren has designed specifically for this purpose).
  • Use your body as a stencil for reference - draw eyes in line with your eyes etc. 
  • Not every drawing will look the same, but this doesn't matter. 

You can find more light painting themed videos over on Darren's YouTube channel and do check out our previous feature on him, too. If you have any light painting examples, do share them in the comments below. 

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