# Vector pathway, linear perspective

 08 August 2013 heliosphan New Member portfolio Tom United Kingdom Vector pathway, linear perspective Hi, just working on this vector and struggling with the atmospheric perspective of the path I've applied a gradient for the time being but it feels like a tacky way of doing things... Need the same transition of colour without just blocking the colours in horizontally cos that looks awful [img//]http://i.imgur.com/kIGYFl1.png[/img] Last edited by heliosphan : 10 October 2015 at 06:54 PM. share quote
 08 August 2013 heliosphan New Member portfolio Tom United Kingdom Decided to just stick with the gradient Can someone tell me if these shadows look like shadows? [img//]http://i.imgur.com/osOTVAC.png[/img] Last edited by heliosphan : 10 October 2015 at 06:54 PM. share quote
 08 August 2013 heliosphan New Member portfolio Tom United Kingdom Changed the shadows [img//]http://i.imgur.com/FGi6k7N.png[/img] Last edited by heliosphan : 10 October 2015 at 06:54 PM. share quote
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 08 August 2013 heliosphan New Member portfolio Tom United Kingdom I've decided I don't like the grass anymore... The difference in colour between each section makes it look hilly, but I want it to look flat. Any advice? [img//]http://i.imgur.com/iUx0o2K.png[/img] Last edited by heliosphan : 10 October 2015 at 06:54 PM. share quote
 08 August 2013 Lunatique Pragmatic Dreamer   portfolio Forum Leader Robert Chang Artist|Writer|Composer Photographer|Teacher Lincoln, USA Yes, vertical gradation. That's what I meant. And yes, you have to extend the lines past the contour edge of the object until you hit the surface the shadow will be on. Along with the perspective of your scene (mapping perspective to the vanishing point), you'll be able to get an accurate shape/size/placement of your cast shadow. share quote
 08 August 2013 heliosphan New Member portfolio Tom United Kingdom Thought I'd post an update on this [img//]http://i.cubeupload.com/HADrJ9.png[/img] Last edited by heliosphan : 10 October 2015 at 06:53 PM. share quote
 08 August 2013 Lunatique Pragmatic Dreamer   portfolio Forum Leader Robert Chang Artist|Writer|Composer Photographer|Teacher Lincoln, USA Looks better to me. The clouds are a bit unnatural. Try having more organic shapes overlap instead of this homogenized crisscrossing. The blades of grass overlapping the road looks a bit odd, as if they have all been flattened against the ground. Try having them angled upwards instead (unless you want them to look flattened). share quote
 09 September 2013 fellows27 Explorer portfolio Arin Fellows 2D Illustrator Los Angeles, USA Definitely looks best in your most recent iteration. Like the clouds! For the shadows on the trees, remember that the shadow of the tree in front will look "longer" from this point of view than the one in the back. The shadow for the front tree would likely go off the edge of your drawing, while the one in the back would remain fully within frame. All of them should overlap the right edge of the path. Also, if the trees on the left side have shadows, so will those on the right side. They might be more broken up by the grass, but they'd be there. Try going out to the park around the time the sun would be where it is in your drawing and looking at how the shadows are cast through the grass. Even if this isn't how you'd like to represent it, that could give you a lot of good ideas for how to make those shadows. Hope this helps! Good job! share quote
 09 September 2013 heliosphan New Member portfolio Tom United Kingdom Thanks for the response again Lunatique [img//]http://i.cubeupload.com/LJ5vZv.png[/img] Last edited by heliosphan : 10 October 2015 at 06:53 PM. share quote
 09 September 2013 heliosphan New Member portfolio Tom United Kingdom Thanks for the reply also, fellows27. For some reason your post has only just appeared and wasn't there when I posted the last time. share quote
09 September 2013
The grass still looks odd, like they are either pointing up, or flattened against the ground. I did a quickie paintover to show you what I mean.

In the attached image, the magenta marks how your grass is either up, or down. The yellow marks how they can look when angled and overlapping the road more naturally.
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 09 September 2013 heliosphan New Member portfolio Tom United Kingdom Originally Posted by Lunatique: The grass still looks odd, like they are either pointing up, or flattened against the ground. I did a quickie paintover to show you what I mean. In the attached image, the magenta marks how your grass is either up, or down. The yellow marks how they can look when angled and overlapping the road more naturally. Yeah I assumed that's what you meant, having trouble with it though. Can't seem to get it to look right. Part of the problem is that most of those blades in your paintover wouldn't be visible unless I made them a separate color to the horizontal band of grass that they're covering. Last edited by heliosphan : 09 September 2013 at 10:16 PM. share quote

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