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Help with Metallic Shading (The Returnening)

on: June 14, 2016, 08:16:44 am
http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=18793.0



This time it's another false god, the Golden Calf.  Based on a number of statues, plus some demonizing for the sake of making it more of a symbol of avarice and greed. 

Lot happier with the first draft this time around, but it could still go for some second opinions.

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Re: Help with Metallic Shading (The Returnening)

Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 11:04:52 am
I loved the other thread, and I'm very excited to see the final product come out of this.

I hate yellow, a lot. It doesn't look good on me when I wear it, and it's sometimes a pain to shade. Right now, it's not shiny enough and the colors look bland. If you're going for gold (which you obviously are), I would recommend hue-shifting towards an orangey-red, also highlighting with extremely light colours, gold is supposed to be shiny.



The bar on top looks like breakfast fun-times while the bar on the bottom can read more as gold. Keep in mind that gold actually reflects any surface that you put it on, so the bar on the bottom is actually shiny breakfast fun-times.
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Re: Help with Metallic Shading (The Returnening)

Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 05:59:57 am


Simple change there...
I made the lightest shade just the slightest bit more yellow because I felt the almost pure white looked a bit off.

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Re: Help with Metallic Shading (The Returnening)

Reply #3 on: June 17, 2016, 11:41:13 pm

http://g02.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1fcMhIXXXXXbVXVXXq6xXFXXXt/Oscar-Statuette-Trophy-Gold-Finish-Award-Figure-with-Black-Marble-Color-Base-Plastic-Replica.jpg

Someone pointed me to a good example of a golden statue, so I took a few cues and tried emulating a bit of its look translated onto a magic cow.