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Exercise 27 Results: Candy Study Step by Step by ConceptCookie Exercise 27 Results: Candy Study Step by Step by ConceptCookie

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by: Tim Von Rueden (vonn)

This exercise was a truly sweet! Below is a step by step on how I created each of the gemstones from the exercise practice sheet. I broke it down into each significant step on what was included or added:

  1. Outline - Begin with the overall look and shape to each candy, remembering to either have them be on a surface or nor.
  2. Solid Base - Choose a color and try grabbing colors from reference!
  3. Initial Detail Pass - Before laying down another color, focus on where you want your light source and stay consistent throughout! Also bear in mind whether the light will pass through the surface and be absorbed or will it be mostly reflected.
  4. Remove Outlines and Add Gradients - This will give the gem a solid foundation from here to detail further! Subtle gradients will add that extra touch of realism.
  5. Surface, Highlights, and Bounce Lighting – This is the hardest step. Really focus on the lighting on how it interacts with each candy. And for bounce lighting try working with the color in the local surrounding environment (in this case a neutral grey) The subtle surface textures will add a sense of realism as well.
  6. Highlights - This is a good exercise to see how color can pass with the lighting into the shadow, depending on the material you are working with. A gummy bear will pass color into a shadow far more than a piece of licorice. So it’s all about observing and analyzing how lighting interacts! 
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desukanto Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
looks very realistic and amazing..Neko Emoji-42 (Kawaii Moe Smile) [V3] 
favmir Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
Awesome!! I want to be this good at textures!
ruamsa144 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Your drawings are making me hungry! lol
KALgraphics Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
feel like stuffing my face in a lolly bagLolly....pop? 
nanaya-chan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Talking about painting realistic.... My eyes are fooling me to think some of the last pictures are actually photos :''D
Sherrylin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Geee! I'm hungry now, I wanna eat that Candy now! Yummy:lick: 
FatalRewind Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
That Gummy Bear looks real. It's like I can grab it off my screen.
quietpeople Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  New member Student General Artist
They're making me feel hungry ... :) (Smile) 
PauliHDA Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student General Artist
AWESOME Spinning Awesome Smiley 
TacoTitanium Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
absolutely AMAZING I think I've fainted.  
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