Tsotne Shonia
Tsotne Shonia
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Tsotne Shonia
I focused on doing simple studies of trying to get as close to the reference while trying to understand how light affect each plane. The Lego blocks were a little confusing, but eventually I think I figured out where the light was coming from. It's a point light source that shines from the top left, and it's located between both ends of the left side of the Lego. That explained the cast shadow "fanning out" from it, the cast shadow of the block on itself, and why the left plane of the bottom left block is in shadow. The whole exercise helped me in getting a better grasp of occlusion shadows and ambient light. The biggest discoveries I made this lesson : - Ambient light can still have an overall direction, and is not some random light floating from everywhere. For instance, even in pure sky light, there's still a sense that bottom planes are darker and top planes are lighter. - Just because a plane isn't "round" doesn't mean it cannot have a gradient. Flat planes have subtle value shifts caused by ambient light being either stronger or occluded at some parts, and that it isn't necessarily interpreted by our mind as being round. It also looks quite pretty at times.
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Nicole Drews
Here's my intermediate assignment, still life of a lil planter pot
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Tsotne Shonia
Wooow I love it 😁
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Tsotne Shonia
Thanks for the lesson Boss :D I'm finally back too! I haven't drawn/painted in almost a full year, doing those simples studies was a really nice way to get back into it. The face was above the abilities I could salvage after such a hiatus, but I still gave it a shot. I had a strong desire to copy the reference, but that's not the point of the assignment. Also, I don't know how to "translate" the information from an asaro head to a photo reference of a real person.
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Tsotne Shonia
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Tsotne Shonia
I loved it when you pulled the value of the background sky down on my assignment It made a drastic shift and made it look so much better I was experimenting and trying to half stick it to a reference but with the step back, it feels like I was trying to "force" some parts of it to match a reference without "listening" to my piece itself and what it needed Thanks !
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Matthew K
When I watch this, I'm experiencing lots of backwards skips of about 1.5 to 2 seconds where the video acts like a scratched record. Is anyone else having this happen? Previous videos have had a slipping and video distortion that needed to be reloaded to correct. I know this isn't a huge issue, but it is distracting as it keeps happening.
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Tsotne Shonia
On my end I had it happen just once
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Tsotne Shonia
Man, watching you work is a treat for the eyes I feel like I unlock truths of the universe everytime I learn things from you hahahaha Thanks Jon :-)
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Tsotne Shonia
Thank you Jon for the critique!
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Tsotne Shonia
I'm still experimenting with the shading, there's still a lot to do. I think I'm not varying my core shadows enough and need to be more willing to "erase" my lines, but I'm making slow progress 😊
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Jon Neimeister
Hey, everyone! I hope you've all had a fantastic start to the new year and are excited to dig into the next segment of this course. I wanted to give a quick update on our plans for this year as there's been a slight change to our production schedule. I've accepted a new job on Hearthstone which is very exciting but also means I have to move across the entire country, which has been consuming every waking moment of the past month or so. As such, there will be a bit of a delay in the release of the next episodes until I can get settled into my new place and re-establish my recording setup. We have a LOT of great content coming for the course this year that I'm super excited to share, and I want to be sure I give it 110% effort rather than squeezing it in between a million other things. I do apologize for the delay, but I can promise the next section is gonna be awesome and well worth the wait. Thank you so much for your patience, and I can't wait to continue painting with you in 2023! <3
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Tsotne Shonia
Oooh so that's what you teased when you announced that you were leaving HiRez, I was quite curious 👀 That's awesome 😊 wish you the best at your new job And I second what Nicole Drews said, pretty much sums up my thoughts
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