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Mahlikus
02-22-2006, 08:56 PM
I have been dabbling in 3D for the past few years and the fascination with painting and digital painting has still burned bright inside of me. I tried my hand at it back in the day but couldn't really get a feel for it. Just yesterday, I was explaining to a coworker about shading with color complements and not black and I painted a sample image to show him this. After I was done, I was pretty surprized at how such a simple thing could turn out. I think my 3D learning has help my 'eye' for painting. I am posting it as a way of telling everyone here hello and that I hope I will be in here more often and growing with the other nooblets.

Of course, being an artist to begin with, critigue is always welcome and I can handle a thrashing as well. It's such a simple image though.

I did have a question on how I could simulate a better specular value on the ball and also on how to add a reflective simulation on it as well.

Thanks

Mahlikus

(http://forums.cgsociety.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=90671&stc=1)

SylvanMist
02-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Hi and welcome :)

That sure looks like a 3D render!

I can't really give you any advice on it, I would just render it in 3d if I were you, as there's really not much of a point to go through all the trouble to do something in 2d that you can easily do in 3d..unless you're just trying to prove to yourself you can do it.

Mahlikus
02-23-2006, 07:38 PM
Exactly! Never thought I could paint at all in PS.
Here is an animated gif of the layers if it helps.

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/3245/orangeball5yf.gif

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