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Re: fruity shading experiments

Reply #30 on: September 03, 2013, 03:03:23 pm
Contour fill is nice to lay down big shapes to block out, but you certainly need to clean up afterwards.
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Re: fruity shading experiments

Reply #31 on: September 07, 2013, 11:53:23 am
I'm in the habit of doing the cleanup with cfill too ;) Helm's suggested method of using the line tool is definitely better though!

I got my hands on some actual strawberries and this is the result:



(old strawberry still there because I forgot to remove it)

Also some nut drafts. Cashew is pretty crap, but I'm satisfied with chestnut and acorn.
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Re: fruity shading experiments

Reply #32 on: September 08, 2013, 09:56:53 pm
Chestnut and acorn are OK bases to go from I reckon. The green on the strawberry looks weird, too much of huejump, also the green gets way light visually on the darker red bits and I am still not convinced of the lightsource/shape of the strawberry. When looking at the direction of the highlight some of the shadows look very odd to me, for example the very harsh dent on the left side. But it is definitely a good improvement over the old one.
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Re: fruity shading experiments

Reply #33 on: September 08, 2013, 11:34:00 pm
Yeah, maybe I'll make the seeds yellow. At the moment they are there just to increase plane definition.
Here's a version with decreased dent (well, it's definitely too small now, but it looks better.), in two subversions -- seeds removed and with seeds.


In case there is any ambiguity, the original reference was a fairly broad strawberry with 3 'creases' of varying weight passing along it. This should be more evident now (probably exaggerated. I struggle to make myself simplify the forms because I hate to discard information derived from the reference.)
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Re: fruity shading experiments

Reply #34 on: September 12, 2013, 01:08:38 am
Relatively happy with this in terms of feel:


Seeds are still too prominent, and maybe still need color tweaking. Much more ordered, though.
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Re: fruity shading experiments

Reply #35 on: September 12, 2013, 02:15:39 am
Love them! :D But I think strawberries are a tiny bit more pinkish and have shallower... dents?

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Re: fruity shading experiments

Reply #36 on: September 12, 2013, 02:22:12 am
Indeed they are, I need to make new colors just for the strawberry rather than reusing old ones. The dents will be lightened when I add more colors (I had to put 'a darker color' to show the indentation and currently there are only a few colors to work with).

Thanks for your feedback!

EDIT:
Adjusted colors:


Adjusted strawberry alone:
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Re: fruity shading experiments

Reply #37 on: November 01, 2013, 06:50:13 pm
Fixed up the apricot to be respectable:


And finally uploaded all the traditional-media work I did for this project:
(pt1 is poor quality, so omitted.)
pt2
pt3
pt4
pt5
pt6
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