One of the most sure-fire fixes for amature work is light direction. Without an obvious, consistent, light in your scene , no amount of cool details will fix the problem. Light is the structure that the composition rests on. It’s the glue that holds everything else together.
Many beginners approach this problem by making the light fancy and complex. A rim light, or colored glow, will not fix your problems. The best approach is to master simple, basic, light setups. Being able to clearly depict sunlight, overcast skies, and simple indoor lights will improve any illustration. In this episode of the fix list we’ll explore common problems with light direction and how to fix them.