I'm looking to paint a portrait from a live model and was wondering about the setup. More specifically, how to light the model in a way that allows me to work with Mark's method in a dark studio.
There are a lot of photography tutorials out there, and they all seem to utilize a softbox. Would this also work for a painter, or would the resultant lighting be too 'photographic' and artificial? Are there any studio light sources that have been tried and tested by artists for life work?
Any advice, especially first hand experience, is greatly appreciated!