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Shading a Gem Step by Step Chart by ConceptCookie Shading a Gem Step by Step Chart by ConceptCookie
Check the full tip tutorial with downloadable guide, and color palette here: cgcookie.com/concept/2013/09/1…
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:iconbettybluehd:
BettyBlueHD Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Filmographer
Actually this is kinda of a eye shading :D 
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:iconlordjanthran:
LordJanthran Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
add pupils and it's an anime eye hahaha
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4bluecat Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant
This is beautiful
looks like an amber
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Lovz2Draw Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
WOW!!! i must try this  thank you most kindly!!!
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Jason-Brody Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thats helpful :)
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FeroceFV Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for a great tutorial!
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Wioel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, it makes perfect gems ! n_n
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Ishtys Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Amazing. Thank you ^^ !
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XxHomura-KiryuxX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
(LOOKS SO REAL!!)
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AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
as someone who used to make jewelry i suggest adding something to make it more 'shiny' as a properly done stone would be shiner. Something wore often might become dull like the end result would be considered, however something well kept by someone who uses a polishing cloth after cleaning it daily(im talking like wash it off if you got something on it) or someone who is or would be royal... they would be sure things shone brightly. In full lightings however this would be nearly completely how it would be however, or in a stone the river polished naturally though in water it looks even brighter. It really depends on the intention of the artist. I would just overlay a little of whatever color light your doing over the white which will make that look brighter but will also leave the impression of the color of light which is how that would be. Honestly, i think this is pretty good. 
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Ledraali Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yess I've been looking for this for a necklace I need to draw.
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Manga-Mayu Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It really helped a LOT! :hug:
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AimiSeni Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student
thank you
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SehnsuchtQueen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014   General Artist
Really cool stuff you have !! 
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Beautiful work and a great guide to the lighting steps you took
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orion-hunter Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial, it's simple enough to understand the principles of shading.
Thx for uploading it ! +fav 
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:iconkristherion:
Kristherion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice tutorial!
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what are the brush settings?
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This was just a circle hard edge brush with no "shape dynamics" turned on, just "transfer"
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:iconkoogleblitz:
Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
could also be a water or honey droplet
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MickeyTaei Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You, my friend, just earned a new watcher. :33
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BionicleLover Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
looks like someone spilled honey...(yum!)...or amber... awesome work. I just wish that I was this good at drawing things...
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:iconilichu:
ilichu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look like honey :3 awh  thanks
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Arctic-Bunny Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
just what I  needed! thanks
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ilovekisshigo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
this is so simple yet helpful, thank you!
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VioletteStar20 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe this will help for the comic I'm working on.
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FirePrincess14 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RegardingInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn I was hoping it was an egg yolk. oh well xD
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Myserieden Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
This is quite helpful. thanks for the post.
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SlimeFox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Looks so soft! I think I would rub my cheek against it.Thanks Shicken05
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Diflavia1506 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Me too~~
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Kat--The--Cat Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you~ This really helped! :D
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:iconhazyhue:
hazyhue Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this one!!!
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thegrinchlover Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SKULL GEM
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MintFlavoured Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Awesome tutorial, very helpful. Thanks.
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
exellently done and infinately helpfull!!!!a big thank you for posting!!!!wonderfull stuff!!!!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That will help a lot thanks.
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SYMPHONYOFRAIN Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looks so realistic ..nice work dude
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SinisterAlex Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice
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ManneQuyen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
It feels as though I can pick the gem off the screen.
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just don't scratch your moniter =]
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:iconmannequyen:
ManneQuyen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Haha I won't!
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koushirogames Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amaizing...
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Not-So-Handsome Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is fantastic, thank you! 
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Almiux19 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsome tutorial, will put in practice!
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAAH And you even did the shadow/light on the surface under the gem!! :heart:
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:iconconceptcookie:
ConceptCookie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That part is the most important in taking the concept to the next level!
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kungfootitan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The key to this is translucency, which is why the human eyes are illuminated the same way these gems are here.
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April-does-art Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
looks so so real
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johnny-sayasane Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Look so real
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