goattrain answered: You’d think the highlights wouldn’t be located in the shadows at all, right? I think the second choice makes more sense than the first.
tenart said: The pair on the left because the right pair is just wrong. The shadow would’ve cut them off so the glare can’t be underneath. Secondary lighting may cause the eyes to glare over the shadow, but never under it. So cut-off, over, but never under.
ratwhiskers answered: I try to make sure the hilights aren’t in shadow at all, but if they do overlap, I remove the hilight entirely within the shadow.
Right, I noticed my mistake on the right set a little bit after that post. Something more like this then?:
Also tenart makes a really good point, “cut-off, over, but never under.” I like that.
command-a-pony answered: I turn down the opacity of the white circles in the eyes.
I’ve toyed with this in the past, and I’ve gotten some interesting results with it. I’ll definitely take that into consideration, since that would probably be handy for softer reflections.
Popping another answer box thing down here in case it’s needed!?
This question smacks into my brain every now and then, but it is one of the most difficult things to actually SEARCH for a good answer on. I saw it today on someone’s art and was reminded. Ok ok ok, soooo…
The pair of eyes on the left have the highlights over the shadow, more or less ignoring it. I see this a lot, and it hurts my brain when I see it. I get that it’s possible to have light reflect in such a way, but I doubt it would still be a stark 100% white reflection. This method is pretty aesthetically pleasing though.
The pair of eyes on the right have the highlights respecting the shadow and are subdued by it. This is what I think should happen, but it doesn’t look as good to me as the other set.
So I’m curious, what do you think is the best solution and why?
Kinda sliding this one in. I really didn’t want to go into day 2 with nothing, so I pushed. I spent a good 20m trying to draw that pony face straight-on, and came to the realization that I just can’t wrap my head around it tonight. So :p face pony it is! And a slightly off Rar rar happened.
I’m going to make some attempt of doing something art related everyday. It may or may not be reflected here as I might draw something for myself every now and again. But I’ll try to post when I feel like it’s okay enough.
Just a sketch tonight. I can’t tell if the strand of hair over her eye is overdoing it. I also couldn’t figure out what her front right forehoof should be doing or what she’s concerned about. Might come back to this tomorrow.
Oh and as always, feel free to comment or critique. I kinda feel like I’m falling into a rut and turning into white noise amongst all the other artists out there. I feel like I should find a way to stand out, but how? I’m hoping if I draw more that maybe I’ll figure it out.
I hope everyone is doing well.
Oh hey it’s not appulpon. I dunno what I’m doing, just dropping things on a canvas and seeing what happens.
Kinda poop. Kinda pooped. Kinda going to sleep nao.
Sad. > Draw Appulhorse. > Repeat.
My submission to Prompt #5: Emulate someone else’s style, over at http://mlpgdraws.tumblr.com/
I tried to emulate KP-ShadowSquirrel’s style, specifically the lines on her Celestia/Luna scenes and the coloring/shading of her other pieces. I ran this all the way to the deadline of the challenge, so unfortunately I didn’t have any time left to do much of a background.
I don’t think I really got too close to her style either. Perhaps in the face, but the coloring… no… no, I’ll be honest it’s pretty far off still. Oh well. I tried.
Go check out the tumblr though http://mlpgdraws.tumblr.com/ A lot of the others really nailed it!
I was going to do the thing over at http://mlpgdraws.tumblr.com/ but I found that I was super out of practice. So I just sketched Gloomy a few times. I honestly I have no idea what I’m doing since my experience with MLPG is skimming through it a few times and being confused on how it works. I r technoodlegy dumb sometimes.
Also I think I managed to give her way too much hair on the 3/4 view. Ah well. I’ll keep trying for a bit longer though.