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Lesson 4 - Colour and Highlights
Added on: Sat Jan 06 2001
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Wacom Hero (cont.)


Use the Water to smooth your Airbrush strokes.

Use the Airbrush and paint with a white color tinted to red/orange the main highlight. Then indicate refracted light from the main highlight on the opposite side of the drop. I did this with the Dodge tool.

Use the Water to smooth if necessary.



200% Zoom close-up on some water drops.

The water has no color of its own, it changes based on the material it sits on, the environment and with the lightning. In our painting I painted a bright highlight to the right side of the drops and a softer yellow highlight on the left side.
If you think they are difficult to draw you can study the reference photograph with the zoom tool.

The water on the ground was a challenge too. I did not want to paint the woodplate from the reference photo I simply went for some sort of plane and dull surface. In the reference photo you can see that the wood get soaked through where the water lies on it. My ground does not allow the water to soake in to the surface and it lies strictly on top of the surface.
This may be an exaggeration I think. The water looks kind-of oily and not as clear and trasparent as water. Its been a good exercise for me though. I feel I've learned a lot about painting water.. Hopefully you have, too.


The finished tomato painting! Tomato juice anyone ?




 
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