For most drawing is really hard, but even if you do learn how to turn the images from your mind into something that other people can see. It’s still a hell of a task to get that image to be ‘real’. Even in the world of cartoon and comic book drawing, the laws surrounding life drawing still apply. Lighting, shading, colour, proportion. While each of these can be warped to a degree they still exist in practice. Here we take a look at how a light placed near a character affects their colour and how that light bounces, reflects and gets absorbed just like real light.