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[C&C] profile picture WIP

on: June 10, 2016, 06:51:43 pm
I am trying to make a profile picture of a creature's eye this is what i have so far

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 06:57:49 pm
looks sold to me, just make it transparent and its ready
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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 09:08:05 pm
I made some improvements but i feel like there's is more i can do any feedback and suggestions would be greatly appreciated  :)

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #3 on: June 10, 2016, 11:18:55 pm
I'd say round out those "corners" on the eye with a light blue so they're not as noticeable.
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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #4 on: August 06, 2016, 02:32:18 pm
i started to redo my profile picture. this is what i have so far

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #5 on: August 06, 2016, 05:31:00 pm
I don't have much to say but I think that to make a more rounded reflex on the iris would improve this picture a little.
This reflex you made is a little square and the eye is a ball, and balls reflect light in a lens format that is rounded.

And if you want to make it more realistic, you could darken the shadow in the iris. Reflecting objects have a high contrast.
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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #6 on: August 06, 2016, 06:26:53 pm
i rounded the reflection and started the outline of the bricks

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #7 on: August 06, 2016, 09:26:43 pm
That's what I meant, but you could just have made a better AA on the reflex.

It's my take:

yours / mine


But still someting was disturbing me in the shadowing, and using references I got this:


I had to add one color to make the shadow on the iris, the contrast increases and so the reflex, then we get a more realistic eye.

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #8 on: August 06, 2016, 09:48:29 pm

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #9 on: August 06, 2016, 09:53:05 pm
Is that a giant eye or tiny bricks? :P

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #10 on: August 06, 2016, 09:55:03 pm
Is that a giant eye or tiny bricks? :P
its a giant eye

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #11 on: August 06, 2016, 10:06:13 pm

Try giving the bricks more of a weathered look, to offset the relatively pristine look of the eye!
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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #12 on: August 06, 2016, 10:11:52 pm

Try giving the bricks more of a weathered look, to offset the relatively pristine look of the eye!
those bricks were only placeholder ill start working on that now

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #13 on: August 06, 2016, 11:24:23 pm
Does anyone know any good tutorials or refs for making stone surfaces

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #14 on: August 07, 2016, 08:02:09 am
A great little tutorial by vedsten, perfect for this situation:


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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #15 on: August 07, 2016, 08:53:48 pm
heres what i have now. i dont really like the shadows from the bricks and i cant put my finger on what that is

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #16 on: August 08, 2016, 01:58:25 am
Some of them seem to have divots on  them, making them look more like pez. Great brickwork though!
Notable on the brick on the top right of the eye
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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #17 on: August 08, 2016, 02:18:40 am
Looks good!

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #18 on: August 08, 2016, 02:44:23 am
Upon closer inspection, the shading on the bricks was also off, the light source for them counter to the light source on the eyeball. I fixed up the divots and tweaked those as best I was able, though they still need some texturing I think.
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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #19 on: August 08, 2016, 03:13:05 am
Thank you for the critique. Maintaining a consistsant light source has always been a weak spot for me. Tomarrow I will retexture the bricks to give them a more dry/sandy look and fix the light/shading.

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #20 on: August 08, 2016, 03:48:57 am
Thank you for the critique. Maintaining a consistsant light source has always been a weak spot for me. Tomarrow I will retexture the bricks to give them a more dry/sandy look and fix the light/shading.
Method I started using for that is to make a layer with a sphere/cone showing where the light's coming from, using the size of it as a reference for where it is forward or backward. So like this!


They're not the GREATEST examples, but hopefully they help illustrate the idea!
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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #21 on: August 09, 2016, 03:01:13 pm
i decided to redo the bricks. right now i have just the basic lighting

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #22 on: August 09, 2016, 04:10:01 pm
update

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #23 on: August 09, 2016, 08:24:41 pm
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Looking good! The shading on the mid-right brick is getting that Pez-y effect again, though you've avoided it on the others thankfully!
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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #24 on: August 09, 2016, 08:51:34 pm
fixed it

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #25 on: August 09, 2016, 09:06:27 pm
No no, that one was fine! Though that smaller divot looks nice and would make for a great texturing option for some of the bricks, I actually meant the brick on the middle-right side of the picture, just below the small one. Five bricks down.
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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #26 on: August 09, 2016, 10:31:05 pm

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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #27 on: August 09, 2016, 11:23:04 pm
Much better!
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Re: [C&C] profile picture WIP

Reply #28 on: August 10, 2016, 01:23:27 am
Much better!
I'm ready to say it's finished :) thank you all for the help and critiques.