Based on my experience coloring Daughter of the Lilies
The original Post on Twitter
Also found on Tumblr
Develop your spatial awareness. Study light and shadow in real life. Don’t be discouraged if it’s not your strongest skill, working hard to develop a skill means you won’t take it for granted.
Practice painting with both light and shadow, separately and together.Decide where the light source is in a specific scene and DON’T MOVE IT. Changing your lighting to suit one panel is as disorienting as breaking the 180 rule. Unless it’s attached to something that’s moving, then for goodness sake, it moving should affect the characters.It’s okay to base your lighting on it enhancing the mood of a specific panel.It’s okay to break lighting for the sake of the mood of a focal p