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Postby LK Crown » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:59 pm

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Subject title: metal with pencil

does somebody know how to best indicate metal when using a pencil to draw on paper? not hyper-realistic and spending 10hours on it, but a bit realistic or recognizable?

 

Postby Ambiguity » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:00 am

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Same way you would in any medium, brighter reflected lights than the surrounding materials.

Something like this(sans my super grainy paper :P):
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Postby LK Crown » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:58 am

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And in that example where does the "core shadow" come from?
Is it something dark in the surrounding that is reflected by the metal
or is it a real "shadow" that is casted by something?
or is it the "real" color that the metal has, when there are no highlights and reflected (high)lights hitting it?
(but if the light seems to come from above, why does it not hit there?)

 

Postby Ambiguity » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:27 am

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It's mostly a reflection of the environment. And in that case you can have more fun with your shapes, the important part is that high contrast when doing metal. In hindsight I shouldn't have called it a core "shadow", my bad.


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