Author Topic: draw a mask challenge  (Read 19030 times)

March 16, 2014, 06:53:11 PM
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Repeating small parts of the main theme doesn't work always -mostly not- but in this case it seemed reasonable with the stars and with the decoration.
If it was still life, the same materials could be used to make both.

The main idea was to add some gradients to the backgroud and to the frame, to add more depth.
Similar to what photographers make with lighting and background to their studio shoots.

And the other, is that without compositing options, dark grey/black with opacity won't make some nice shades on light objects.

Without drawing the whole thing the background couldn't get cast shadows.

April 26, 2014, 04:22:50 AM
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Ok, so I decided to call it quits on my carnival mask.  I did make the changes I noted before, so that the sides hopefully look like they curve around, like they would when the mask would be worn on someone's face.  Added a little bit of reflection on the eye decoration, where the mask should curve.  And more contrast on the feathery part, so hopefully it looks more like it curves around.  I decided not to add more content to the image, like in Lazur's example, because I want the focus to be on the mask.

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