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Re: (Wip) A Tree

Reply #20 on: June 20, 2010, 04:30:23 pm
IMO you got the idea!
but the greenery still look deformed (especially bottom right corner where contrast is too high)

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Re: (Wip) A Tree

Reply #21 on: June 20, 2010, 08:58:04 pm
SO I should make the bottom right corner a bit darker right?

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Re: (Wip) A Tree

Reply #22 on: June 21, 2010, 07:55:26 am
mmm.. no not darker, thats not what I meant.
Contrast too high here means that you are juxtaposing light and dark too much.

sample:

1 - contrast depends on where you decide to place a certain amount of light/dark
2 - contrast also depends on how you define relations between light/dark in chosing your color palette.

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Re: (Wip) A Tree

Reply #23 on: June 21, 2010, 08:02:27 am
Yep my thoughts exactly  :) You should contrast the (bottom) left part more by making the dark shades there even darker, don't just add highlights to make it fit with the right side.
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Re: (Wip) A Tree

Reply #24 on: June 21, 2010, 02:18:59 pm
The tree you have now looks a bit like a neatly trimmed garden bush. If that's not what you're aiming for, I would consider drawing larger, more pronounced leaves arranged in a more chaotic fashion (though still clustered around the branches). I would also add more saturated greens closer to yellow, and a hint of sky blue will make the leaves look shinier. I would go for a smaller trunk for a tree that size, and I suggest looking at some pictures of actual trees to get a better idea of how to arrange the leaves and how to shade them.



Hope that helps. :)

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Re: (Wip) A Tree

Reply #25 on: June 21, 2010, 02:33:29 pm
Wow that is a beautiful tree Arachne.

I am going to study those leave clusters. =D
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Re: (Wip) A Tree

Reply #26 on: June 21, 2010, 04:04:23 pm
Oh I see. I'm new to trees anyways, but I got studying to do I suppose :)

Here's a TEST:



Just tested arachne's theory to see the shinyness of the leaves.

Man, a lot of things are my first time doing, I never made a cloud before either lol.
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Re: (Wip) A Tree

Reply #27 on: June 21, 2010, 10:09:23 pm
Okay, I tried to make some sense of clustered leaves, Here's the edit(I tried i think it came out good?):

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Re: (Wip) A Tree

Reply #28 on: June 21, 2010, 10:35:04 pm
Examining your last tree, no, you're loosing the 3D effect Arachne introduced, think about how light defines volume.
I think its time to call the almighty tree So you'll understand clearly how to reproduce this effect.

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Re: (Wip) A Tree

Reply #29 on: June 21, 2010, 11:02:05 pm
I'm a bit slow like I mentioned before, I think maybe its the highlights or something that messing it up, like i have them out of order i think?

If thats the case, I re-arranged them in the way those spheres were where the highlights were like in the same place on each sphere, I dont think i fixed it that much but Just a guess?


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