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Where to start learning realism.
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Published: October 18, 2015
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These are a bunch of slides from a class I used to give on painting realistic materials. 
Hope it helps you! :D Let me know if you have any questions.
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TheSangson's avatar
TheSangson|Professional General Artist
Oh, here's where I read your name over and over, your material chart! Yeah, this is actually one of the very little artwork pieces from dA I open and then stare at quite often. It always superintrigues me, but it's heavily fascinating as well, just as the Teapot and Controller paintings up top. I remember seeing those somewhere as well. Maybe I have been to your gallery and just somehow managed forgetting to watch. Maybe, though, maybe I just didn't want to get remembered that doing stuff like this was possible and should actually hurry up to become that good if I don't wnat to end in the gutter with my life.
However: HA! Saw what you did there in the colours section! Yeah, master Gurneys books are indead a wealth of incredibly inspiring and fascinating knowledge...
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Salvaratty|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing!!!
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Cogn-8|Student Digital Artist
thank you this was helpful ♥
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Manda-of-the-6|Student General Artist
:worship:
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BasaltDragon's avatar
BasaltDragon|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.
These will help a lot in the long run.
Now to find enough patience to do things like this...
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Hardrockangel's avatar
This tutorial is immensely helpful. Thank you for making it available!
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Zaitsu-Hatter|Student Digital Artist
This seems like a wonderful read. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. :)
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Suzanne-Helmigh|Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!! :) 
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nikkinickles's avatar
you are the best! 
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LocationCreator's avatar
LocationCreator|Professional Interface Designer
This is a wonderful tutorial / poster. Thank you!
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LichMcKnee|Hobbyist General Artist
Great job :D You're only getting better and better :)
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ThreeDManiakEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
Matte materials do reflect, just not specular reflection because, due to their uneven surface, parallel rays of light reflect off differently angled areas, and you know what the reflection rule says: reflection angle=incidence angle in relation to the reflective surface's normal, which means that all those neatly parallel light rays get scattered all over the place when they're reflected, giving the object its "fuzzy/foggy" mirror look.
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Suzanne-Helmigh|Professional Digital Artist
Yes :) but i intend for people to find that out by asking questions to themselves when researching materials :) so kudos! Just like: the amount of light scatter depends on the object color versus the lightsource color 
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ThreeDManiak|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get what you mean! :D It's just that I study physics and this type of things trigger my "I must correct this small and innocuous imprecision" part of the brain! Sorry! haha
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Gengar1991|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, this 's gonna be really helpful. Thanks a lot Suzanne :D
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Suzanne-Helmigh|Professional Digital Artist
Yay thank you! :) and you're welcome! 
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RgDraw|Professional Digital Artist
Really nice ! 
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Kaek's avatar
it's the usefulest!, thanks Suzanne!wild-king-poke 
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Suzanne-Helmigh|Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :) <3
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7th-Child|Hobbyist General Artist
Woah
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DeviousSqurl|Professional Digital Artist
Nice info, you covered textures I haven't thought of painting yet :)
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Lonear94's avatar
Might take a while to ingest everything, still great sharing~
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Rockport45|Hobbyist General Artist
this is great.
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