Dew Drops


Author Comments

Dew drops on roses.

This is my submission for the Flood the Portal Friday #13.

I came up with this after seeing a similar picture when searching for ideas for the theme: http://acidri.files.wordp ress.com/2011/10/dew-drop s.jpg
Thought I should mention that reference.

Sorry for being late fellow flooders.

I hope you like it!


Yo Luw.

Use either less soft brushes or more hard ones. Obvious you just copy pasted the flower, missed an opportunity for some multi-angle fuckinjg. Plant in the foreground doesn't read, barely noticed the thorn. Colours are boring, ain't no unifying warm or cool there. Dew drops defy gravity. Light on the flower and the vine is coming from two different directions.

Ain't memorable, but an improvement over your last submission.

Luwano responds:

Thanks for your review. I screwed up on the background rose, I know. I had to rotate it and orignally planned to redo it once the foreground is done, but time ran out on me.

Copying the rose was actually necessary and the point of the pic was to have the same refelection again and again. I even tried drawing it one more time for the biggest dew drop, but halfway through I realized that there was little sense in spending double the time to make it look half as good.

As for the mutliangle thing, it's a good idea for another pic, but there would not be a noticable difference in angle if you look through two drops that are hardly an inch away from each other, or would it?

The drops don't defy gravity, if you looked at the reference there were similar drops on the top side of the branch. If anythingy I made mine too big or the stem too small.

You are right about the overuse of soft brushes and that I should have done more to the foreground plant. I think adding more thorns could have helped.

Thanks for taking the time to write a proper review and for your pointers and tips. It's really helpful.

I like your choice on reflection Luwana ;D

I suggest bending the replicated flowers in each of the dew drops that have them because water drops bend like a sphere that have a tail sticking out. Imagine a whacky mirror reflecting odd curves. Plus pay attention on which side the flower is being reflected on the water drop :P

Luwano responds:

Oh you are right, I did add a "bending" effect to the all green drops but forgot about it for the roses. :P

What do you mean about "which side of the flower is being reflected"? If you talk about the rose being upside down, that's how drops reflect things behind them.

Thanks for your review!

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Credits & Info

4.20 / 5.00

Apr 6, 2012
6:13 PM EDT
File Info
1800 x 1500 px
1.5 MB

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