by Scott Robertson,
“How to Render: the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity” covers fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity. Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling are the authors of this book. Scott Robertson has almost two decades of experience teaching how to design, draw, and render. He has authored or co-authored 11 books on design and concept art. The book “How to Render” focus on helping to improve visual understanding of the world around and on techniques for representing that world. It has a lot of content for every situation you will find yourself in as an artist.
If you draw from photo references, there s a lesson, if you use markers to render, there is a lesson and if you are drawing from life, there is a lesson. This is amazing because it never assumes you will use the same techniques with every medium or every reference. Rendering is different for every situation and it takes the time to show examples for each. In short, if you are looking to take your artwork to a higher level but are at a loss as to where to find the knowledge, you cannot go wrong in downloading this book or Scott’s other work, “How To Draw”. Both are excellent resources and are highly recommended.