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Exercise 39 Results: Sliced Fruit

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The Full Sliced Fruit Exercise Results HERE.  

Artist: Tim Von Rueden (vonn)

This was certainly a juicy exercise filled with a lot of finer detailing and a closer look at how isolated highlights can really add an effect to the final product.

I used the skin and pore brush from the CGCookie Basic Brush Pack to produce the sliced fruit results. For the step by step after I create an outline of each fruit, and begin to lay down a foundation of solid colors. This helps create a value to work on top of and gives a color grounding.

  1. Outline – Begin with the overall look and shape to each sliced fruit, remembering to take your time defining the important shapes such as seeds or a separation in pulp.
  2. Solid Base - Choose a solid base color from a reference and work more neutral or even closer to a darker value to build upon.
  3. Secondary Base Colors - I wanted to showcase a secondary base color to work from since there is such a distinction in color for this subject matter.
  4. Build up Forms and Values - With a lighting direction in place, start to build up the values and this is what will begin the transition from not looking so flat but rather having some depth.
  5. Remove Outline and Refine – Once you have gotten enough form to work with, you can remove the outline layer and begin to define the detail work and clean up the areas that were previously covered from the lineart.
  6. Polish with Strong Highlights - This is the most important stage. This is when the fruit adds a sense of realism and more importantly a sense of it looking “juicy” Keep the highlights consistent with the light direction and have fun watching your fruits come alive!
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A89iksm's avatar

Do you take art trades or collabs or requests?

digitalnibs's avatar

I thank you this is a great exercise for color :D

Thank you, the orange is great.
japanass's avatar
thx so much for your work and the big help!
elenamary's avatar
This is an incredibly useful tutorial! :) I'll definitely be using this and your other content to help improve my digital painting skills. Thank you!
ObsidianAPearlyWolf's avatar
Ok I wanna ask you straight up- ARE THESE REAL MODELS OR DID YOU MAKE THEM ON PAPER, OMG SO BLOODY REALISTIC.
liselotte41's avatar
its a digital drawing
ObsidianAPearlyWolf's avatar
GEEZ! The final products are so damn realistic! Money could be made off this
lesimoon's avatar
hecking witchcraft
NekoSlayr25's avatar
Sivaimp's avatar
Those look SO REAL... are you sure you didn't leave out any steps? ;)
Rojeu's avatar
woa its as if real fruit was placed on the last column
Sailor-Crystal-Moon's avatar
Totally! I really want to eat some of it now.
MettatonIsFab's avatar
THAT'S WHAT I WAS JUST SAYING
punnyredpanda27's avatar
Caddy Wtf how in the world
HeyBingo's avatar
Kiwivulpes 
ive been drawing you wrong this whole time holy crap
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DeadACCNoteForNewOne's avatar
Now do the rest of the owl
Khrestos's avatar
My mind is blown.
Sefuku's avatar
are you sure you're not replacing the last images with their real-life counterparts hahahah im joking please dont kill me
Lazy-Summer-Days's avatar
My god, it look so realistic!
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