Step 9: Don’t think that all red apples are “red all over,” or anything like that. They usually aren’t. Some red apples have purple shadows on them. Some favor green shadows. Some even have yellowish shadows like mine.
Step 10: And remember digital paintings are not so realistic like photographs. I say, If someone wants a photorealistic painting , let them use a camera. You now, in these days it is very easy take a photograph with your cellphone or camera. Why paint a very very realistic apple? We are painting. …..we are not taking photographs. I really don’t want my illustration images look like the real photographs. My goal in art is not true visual realism…. my aim is to come closer to what the eye and what the imagination sees instead of that the camera sees. Ok if you agree with me then let’s continue with our still life painting.
Step 11: Add this step we are ready to add the lighter values. Take the original color of the fruit and make some soft touchs with your brush. Try not to lift your pen too much. Too many stroke will destroy the smooth gradinet effect we are tryin to archieve. if you wanted to start a using a different color you can attach another layer and do more shading. a clean and smaller brush, start applying the highlight while blending them into the main color and shadow color.
Step 12: Here I decide where the darkest areas are in the fruit and with a clean brush paint them in. The darkest areas will be near the base and on the side that is away from the light source. If your shades are darker than the actual fruit don’t worry this is probably going to make the painting more dramatic.
Step 13: Now it is tme to clean it up! Taking ereaser tool erase all the acces skin that will be touching to the background. Taking a small soft brush and setting is about 40% -30%. I go around with my brush tool that are going to be highly shaded. Start to add a new layers to add shades and shadows. And shadows doesn’t have to be always be darker versions of the color used for the base color. it can be other colors too. Here I am trying some different colors for the apple.
Step 14: Now that the general details are almost fixed. I’ll began a very detailed painting process, I’ll take smaller brushes and add some even brighter highlights to the spots that are sparkling with reflected light. You will be amazed at how a few small details will bring the piece alive. For example, those little dark edges on the stem of the apples. Using a smaller brush, I begin adding smaller paint strokes to add detail and to blend the colors together…then I took a smaller brush and a darker opacity. I traced around the edges but olso defined some of the pencil shading around the character. Now this looks pretty good but it needs more work.
Step 15: Add the heighlight colors, thinking about how the light would fall on the object in this case an apple. You can blend the colors in now. There are a few ways to do this. Using the Smudge tool or using Guassian Blur filter or maybe blending with the brush. I have used blending with brush..if you want you can use the Smudge tool.
Step 16: Start to add a new layer to add shades and shadows. .. here this one is the other sketch. Shadows doesn’t have to be always be darker versions of the color used for the base color. it can be other colors too. Start by the darker colors,then, little by little add the light. Taking ereaser tool erase all the acces skin that will be touching to the background. Taking a small soft brush and setting is about 40% -30%. I go around with my brush tool that are going to be highly shaded. Remember, keep lighting sources in mind when shading your sketch…now it looks better.
Step 17: I also want to add some drops of water. I have used the smudge tool for the water drops. Stroke it in a few directions, as you see. Now I do think water drops don’t need to have much detail. Finish adding light color as desired and then create an new layer for details. Take your time with the detailing process.
Step 18: Well, I like the result…but I do think the apple is not the center of the eye…
Now let me mention about “The Rule of Thirds” . The Rule of Thirds was the creation of painters in the Renaissance. The aim of this style of composition is to provide a bit of background in the image, to allow the image to tell a story. Renaissance painters found that the eye doesn’t rest on the center of a photograph.
Step 19: To understand more easy, let me draw totally three line one is horizantollay and the other one is vertical. Well as you see, the basic idea of the composition style for the rule of thirds is to break your illustration into nine equal parts using imaginary lines to divide both the shot into three equal horizontal and vertical parts. Here my diagram below explains it much better than words. Now I have 8 elements to work with, four lines and four intersections. The idea is to place your main subject one a line or intersection. This tends to make your pictures more dynamic and less snapshot looking. There has been research done to indicate that taking pictures using this process actually makes it easier for your brain to process the image and possibly more pleasing to the human eye. In this shot, the apple layer has been placed at an intersection and has become a focus of the painting.
And here…this is the result. ıt is looking pretty cool…Well…yes..:D this tutorial ends here.. Of course there are many other ways to get the similar result..But this is the way how I usually work on the coloring of a 2d project.. I hope this tutorial would be very useful for you..Very glad to help..And you know.. it would be very nice to getting some comments from the one who studied this tutorial . Okay, that’s it for today…. don’t forget to sign your painting.
Always keep practising…Always use your imagination and your own style.. Happy drawings! Good Luck to all of you! Salut à bientôt 😀
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