Keep 3DLuVr online!
3DLuVr Logo
Sections
Articles
 From the Real World
 Digital Painting Series
 Featuring of...
 On the Bookshelf
Tutorials
 3ds max
 LightWave3D
 Softimage XSI
 Rhinoceros 3D
 Video Tutorials
FunZone menu
 I always wanted to be
 Talk to an employer
 Why Ask "Why"
TechZone menu
 Hardware Reviews
 Software Reviews
 Benchmarking
 Q&A, Tips & Tricks
UserZone menu
 The Artist Sites
 15 Min of Fame
 Request an Account
 Current Assignment
 Sponsors & Prizes
 Make a Submission
 Voting Booth
 Competition Rules
About menu
 Mission Statement
 Policies
 Advertising
 Comments
 Poll Archive
 Links
 How to IRC
 Donations
Login
Log in to be able to post comments to the news items, forum posts, and other facilities.
Username: 
 
Password: 
Not registered? Register!     Lost Password?
Poll
 Your New Year`s Resolution is...
Gain employment
Stop smoking/drinking/etc
Get back in shape
Find the meaning of life
Conquer the World
Absolutely nothing

    Poll Results
Comments
Want to leave us a comment about the site or in general? Click here to access the form.
ArtZone Heading
Lesson 3 - Gradients and Lighting
Added on: Mon Oct 09 2000
Page: 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 

The next thing you probably need to do is to refine the color in some places. The Water tool makes the colors 'flat'. Black becomes lighter and light colors become darker. If you had continued to use the Water for aloooong time the image would end up being completely gray! Look at the right side shadow in apple painting above... It has become lighter. Also, the light area on the left side has become darker.

2. Select the Airbrush tool and draw new colors where needed


Include details with the Airbrush tool

The apple is really a challenge to draw. It's covered with a very detailed texture and its skin is slightly reflective. The apple was photographed on a white paper which makes the light bounce off the paper and further illuminate the apple from below. This bouncing light is hard to predict and the reflective nature of the apple makes it even harder. Luckily, this does not show much in our apple photo. The effect is only visible on a small
part of the shadow side of the apple bottom.


The apple painting with Airbrush details

Select the Water tool and smooth out the new Airbrush strokes. Also draw the branch's color with the Airbrush.
Use the Water tool and the Airbrush back and forth till you got something like the image below.

[Tip] Sometimes it seem impossible to get certain areas smooth with the Water tool. Try turning up the Water tool size to 100(!) and paint very carefully in the trouble area. That should get it smooth at least :-)


Apple painting after Water/ Airbrush tweaking




 
1997-2017 3DLuVrTM (Three Dee Lover)
Best viewed in 1024x768 or higher,
using any modern CSS compliant browser.