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Material Study

Finally got my hand down to do this lol. Need to improve my understanding of material properties and how to render them. I should learn how to render with less stroke and yet maintain the level of details tho. Oh well just need to do more of this.
Anyway, just a boring stuff from me but thank you very much for viewing.

Photoshop, all painting, no photo texture.
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ClipClapCat's avatar
What brushes did you use?
RiceandBeansandSalt's avatar
Dear, KaelNgu, I've made my own still life, so can you please come over to my page and critique my work, it would be very much appreciated!
infamouslybubbly's avatar
These are great! Did you paint the text in the glass ball or use an image and warp it underneath the glass layer?
Mad-Alice-07's avatar
See the face UR profile pic is making, that was me for like two minutes when I saw the picture XD 
dwsel's avatar
Hello! Hi!
As an admin of :iconthe-artosphere: I'd like to inform you that we believe that this artwork would fit with the subject and the quality to our 'digital' gallery.
Keep up good work and have a nice day w00t!
Koogleblitz's avatar
wow.  i really thought these were 3d.
DKillustrations's avatar
HOLY.... These look so real!! I am very impressed!
zmote's avatar
I wonder, how do you approach this? Do you like have this flat circle on the board and you go like "Ok, now I'll do a glass ball" and then paint it? Or do you use photo's of glass-objects and then try to fit it into a spherical shape? Thanks for the answer in advance and the awesome artwork!
KaelNgu's avatar
Reference photos of original glass ball on the side for me to study how it works in real life, and then paint it on a flat circle ;)
pabgo's avatar
are you using a special brush to get the rust on the iron?
KaelNgu's avatar
Yeap there is a custom texture brush as a base, and then default brush for all the detailing :)
awkward-pancake's avatar
you probably don't have any WIPs of this? I would be happy to see your progress on this one (because I'm planning on texture challenge myself)
KaelNgu's avatar
Nope I dont save the WIPs since its a small study. Just explore your way and you might find magic :)
chu0403's avatar
Whoaa... That texture is amazing o_O
Do you just draw the reflections out yourself?
KaelNgu's avatar
Hey thanks alot. Yeap they're hand painted, if you see carefully it's actually kinda rough lol. Anyway if you dont mind me asking, where lead you to this artwork? Because I suddenly receive thousands of view today on this particular one.
chu0403's avatar
A really popular piece, 100 texture studies or something, made it to the front page of the dA page. At the bottom of their description, the artist linked a thumbnail of this piece on there, recommending us to go and look at other artists's work. That's why you've gotten so many views recently. XD
KaelNgu's avatar
Ahh I see now, well thank you very much!! :)
PATotkaca's avatar
so realistic! especially the stainless steel one and plastic also the rusted iron.
KaelNgu's avatar
Hey thanks a lot :)
PATotkaca's avatar
You're welcome!
ellie-de-yong's avatar
i really really need to ask! how long does it take for you to complete this ? >_<
and yea these are awesome O_O
KaelNgu's avatar
Haha Ellie, thank you. These dont take very long, that is if you capture the colours accurately. Otherwise it could take i dont know lol. About 10-15 minutes for each ball i guess :)
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