For my piece I want to cast a shadow of the one of the buzzy bees over the Pacific. My purpose for this is to engender an ominous dread from an otherwise chipper toy and also to create depth in my image. I have read that creating realistic shadows are rather difficult, due to the various elements of inconsistencies in the shadow. I researched a few tutorials on creating shadows and finally came across this article about the benefits of a ‘cast’ shadow over the decorative ‘drop shadow’ which will allow me to distort the shadow of the buzzy bee around the spherical shape of the Globe. The tutorial also instructed us to experiment with casting shadows, to see the direction, shape and size of the shadow. See my experiment below.