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Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 13th, 2012 @ 11:38 PM Reply

I've been studying color, light, and realism. I was wondering if anyone could link me or suggest some books that help a bit more with things of, specular reflections. Mainly leather, and metal.

Know anything that can help me understand and get a better grasp?


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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 12:50 AM Reply

honestly? thats the last thing you need to worry about right now. Get your forms correct first, they are atrociously inaccurate/poorly drawn.


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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 01:26 AM Reply

At 11/14/12 12:50 AM, Template88 wrote: honestly? thats the last thing you need to worry about right now. Get your forms correct first, they are atrociously inaccurate/poorly drawn.

Oh no, NG doesn't have my good work posted up here yet. My deviantart has all those. But seeing as how you didn't know that, if you can't give me any resource links, I'll look on my own.


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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 01:57 AM Reply

At 11/14/12 12:50 AM, Template88 wrote: honestly? thats the last thing you need to worry about right now. Get your forms correct first, they are atrociously inaccurate/poorly drawn.

Here's some examples of projects I'm working on:

http://shadefalcon.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/d 59bupj

Anyone else out there who can offer some help with leather and metal, now that I've provided the fact I'm not inept do to my NG art submissions?

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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 02:14 AM Reply

At 11/13/12 11:38 PM, shadefalcon wrote: I've been studying color, light, and realism. I was wondering if anyone could link me or suggest some books that help a bit more with things of, specular reflections. Mainly leather, and metal.

Know anything that can help me understand and get a better grasp?

I've taken color theory and can probably answer specific questions if you have them. The key thing to remember are the color harmonies or relationships on the color wheel- analagous, complementary diad, split complementary triad, double split complementary tetrad, tertiary triad, a hexad, warm/cool, neutral, monochromatic. (last two only sort of count.) There's a bunch of other things but it'll help if you can be more specific with questions.

As far as books go, I believe Johannes Itten wrote the most iconic text on the subject, but I've never read it.


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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 02:53 AM Reply

At 11/14/12 12:50 AM, Template88 wrote: honestly? thats the last thing you need to worry about right now. Get your forms correct first, they are atrociously inaccurate/poorly drawn.

Art isn't, like, a flowchart where you have to finish each step before you move onto the next one. You can work on more than one thing at a time.


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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 03:15 AM Reply

At 11/14/12 02:53 AM, Aigis wrote:
Art isn't, like, a flowchart where you have to finish each step before you move onto the next one. You can work on more than one thing at a time.

In some instances one could argue it's better to establish a strong foundation before moving onto the fancy stuff. We all know a user here that's like that. Now don't we?


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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 03:55 AM Reply

At 11/14/12 03:15 AM, Absinthe wrote: We all know a user here that's like that. Now don't we?

Why.
Why bring it up.
I can live without stuff contaminating other threads, thanks.


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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 04:06 AM Reply

At 11/14/12 03:15 AM, Absinthe wrote:
At 11/14/12 02:53 AM, Aigis wrote:
Art isn't, like, a flowchart where you have to finish each step before you move onto the next one. You can work on more than one thing at a time.
In some instances one could argue it's better to establish a strong foundation before moving onto the fancy stuff. We all know a user here that's like that. Now don't we?

Gotta agree here, a good foundation is key, because in the end without the good foundation your art will look like shit. Not to discourage practicing color but at least take some time and get the fundamentals down.

As for resources here you go.

https://sites.google.com/site/4chanic/training-tutorials

I think NG art forum really needs a sticky with a lot of resources like this page

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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 10:43 AM Reply

At 11/13/12 11:38 PM, shadefalcon wrote: I've been studying color, light, and realism. I was wondering if anyone could link me or suggest some books that help a bit more with things of, specular reflections. Mainly leather, and metal.

Know anything that can help me understand and get a better grasp?

I don't know any books on tuts on those but I do know the next cheap thing.

tut on specular

tut on different properties

something to observe

A quick small color theory tut that lovingthedark said earlier ago

A color seeing tut

Don't worry too much on leather though, leather don't generate any high reflective properties, just get a leather texture and discreetly place over what ever clothing or item that contain leather.


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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 12:47 PM Reply

Guys, it's not gonna hurt for him to understand some colour theory.

http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-the ory

Obviously learn your foundations, but in a way, this is a foundational thing in itself.


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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 02:12 PM Reply


I've taken color theory and can probably answer specific questions if you have them. The key thing to remember are the color harmonies or relationships on the color wheel- analagous, complementary diad, split complementary triad, double split complementary tetrad, tertiary triad, a hexad, warm/cool, neutral, monochromatic. (last two only sort of count.) There's a bunch of other things but it'll help if you can be more specific with questions.

As far as books go, I believe Johannes Itten wrote the most iconic text on the subject, but I've never read it.

I've read Color and Light, for the Realist Painter by James Gurney, so I do understand everything you just said. My main conflict about metal and leather, is understanding the shine factor based on the shapes of the surfaces. Mostly do to the fact a lot of my character designs will have metal body parts. And since it's a comic, the girls will have something leather on no doubt, lol. But Yeah, it's mostly understanding the shine, and also the added shadowI've observed on the way metal reflects. I understand other surfaces much easier.


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Response to Specific Color Tut.? Nov. 14th, 2012 @ 03:13 PM Reply

Just find some metal and leather or pictures of it and practice drawing it. It's the best way to learn.


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