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100 texture studies by vesner 100 texture studies by vesner
Done and done!
It took a while but I'm finally done with the 100 texture studies challenge and I'm really happy about it. Usually it's done with spheres but I figured out it'd be more difficult and challenging if done on cubes.... and it was. Some of those were tiny nightmares to paint. All of them were made with brushes from my lazy brush set.

painting textures - fur - video by tanathepainting textures - wood - video by tanathepainting textures - gems by tanathepainting textures - flesh - video by tanathe

I'd be very grateful if you tried to name all of the 100 textures. I'd like to check if I managed to convey all of the materials and if people recognize them the way I planned to. If it's not the case then I still got a lot of work to do!
The first 5 people to properly recognize at least 95 out of 100 blocks were: ~Filougon, ~Palibyte, ~finiens, *PrinzNero and ~Shanyume

I encourage you to make your own texture studies. It's a great exercise to make your paintings more realistic. Remember though not to copy other people's studies! Instead of practicing you might end up repeating and even exaggerating their mistakes. Look for tips and solutions in other artists' works but reference real life objects and photos.

Material studies. by Suzanne-HelmighMaterial Study by KaelNgu:thumb337098827:
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opalias Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  New Deviant
Heart hi, where can i buy the whole texture formats in PNG format?
NatCanDo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Minecraft anyone?
Legion-1183 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very creative.  I love it.  Is it okay if I use some of these to practice my pixel art?  I would of course credit you with a link to your artwork.
EvilMariobot Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
Row 2, Column 1: If it fits, I sits.
GhostsilverDraws Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Magnificent. Love the goofy look many of these give off :D
Good job!
mondspeer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Awesome. What a great reference sheet. You are very skilled and dedicated, me thinks. 

mondspeer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
By the way, I love the facial expression of the fish ... and of course the minecraft creeper. :D
TundrumMax Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this be really gud
alejothegamer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Vixxiin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017   Digital Artist
Muffin, Log, orange, rock, cactus, cat, guts, slime or jello, obsidian, flame, cheese, grass, Marble, Wood, cracked stone, refined metal,  Basketball, refined obsidian, sanded down wood, ornate box, skin (blemished with scars, mole etc), plastic, sugar cube, clay, lego, water, ice, snow, sand, brickstone, concrete, battered stone, magma, dirt block, trash bag, hamburger, apple, raspberry, sushi, cardboard box, mystery box, faux suede, fur, companion cube, kiwi, speckled stone, granite, leather, leaves on dirt, crumpled up paper, glass, makeup sponge, very hard stone, rubix cube, caramel, cleaning sponge, bubbles, glitter, banana, mother of pearl, dragon scales, loaf of bread, grapes, malachite, sparrow, eyeball, fudge, goldfish, snake skin, chimney, copper, salmon, broccoli, strawberry gelato, iron, no idea, mushroom, candle, silver, gold, amethyst, lettuce, planters box, yarn, dragon ball, volcanic rock, ruby, sea coral, pile of towels, wicker basket, no idea, rose, no idea, packed sesame seeds, popcorn, lead, unrefined gem, dung, doughnut, onion.

No matter what I got right or wrong, you did an absolutely splendid job!!!
TheOnlyTomboy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The rose was very pretty!
ingster Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
With this art style you actually could make a really nice Minecraft texture pack.............Can you pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease do one? :3
PurppleGuy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student General Artist
:bunnythrust: Rayman icon 2 
FKDemetri Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
These are really well done, wow~  Fantastic job on them! 
MaxiDraws Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Is that the Lexicon beside the white wood?
StephenPig28 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't this, like, Minecraft?
Pegascout Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so mesmerising <3
Rammy01 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kind of creepy,but cool
Rammy01 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And pretty interesting too
Zildon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
KrasenMaximov Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thats weird but i got hungry from this 
infamouslybubbly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are INCREDIBLE!!!! Fantastic work!
CSEmber Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, ok... muffin/cookie, wood, orange, rock, cactus, fur, insides, slime, obsidian, fire, cheese, grass, marble, wood, clay, steel, basketball, iron, white wood, alchemy table, skin, plastic, concrete, clay, lego, water, ice, snow, sand, cobble brick, cement, weathered cement, lava, grass (complete with creeper), trash bag, burger, apple, strawberry, sushi, box, mario question block, denim, fake fur, companion cube, kiwi,fudge, marbled fudge, chocolate, brownie, cloth, glass, sponge, granite, rubix cube, caramel, real sponge, bubbles, glitter sand, banana, pearlescent, bearded dragon, bread, grapes, malachite, chickadee, eye, fudge, goldfish, stuffed animal, bricks, copper, steak, broccoli, ice cream, metal, slate, mushroom, candle, iron, gold, amethyst, lettuce/cabbage. plantar, yarn, dragon ball, burned wood/charcoal, ruby, coral, towels, wicker basket, plastic, rose, soil, gravel, popcorn, another gray metal, gems, poop , doughnut, onion

How'd I do?
4sak3 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
TheDragonSnake Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the sweet ones.:) this must have taken ages to make. The icecrem one even looks like a photo in my opinion.
l-ondinium Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
I like the Malachite one!
HowlingWolf64 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely awesome I love this
GoldenKnight101 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The fur one is messed up
thePokedude Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
tis but a scratch
COSMICraven Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see a skyrim reference. 
legognocchi101 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
I see it now. These must be Minecraft blocks in real life.
firekat3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Student General Artist
poor cat... oh and the murdered human but mostly the cat
SnowProblemYall Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Really awesome!
SnowProblemYall Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist

Muffin, Log, Orange, Stone, Cacti
Cat, Organs, Slime, Obsidian, Fire
Swiss Cheese, Grass, Marble, Oak Wood, Dry/Cracked Mud?
(Stainless) Steel, Basketball, Iron, Birch, Steampunk Cube
Skin, ?, Crunchy Snow, Clay, Lego
Ice 1, Ice 2, Soft Snow, Sand, Stone Bricks
Concrete, Worn Concrete, Magma, Grass/Dirt (with a creeper!), Garbage Bag
Hamburger, Apple, Strawberry, Sushi, Cardboard Box
Mario Question/Mystery Block, Denim (Jeans), Fur, Companion Cube, Kiwi
Granite, Marble 2?, Leather, Worn/Flaking Leather (kinda looks like a brownie too, but that may be just 'cuz I'm hungry Wink/Razz ), Crumpled Paper
Glass, Cheap Fuzzy Upholstery, Iron/Steel?, Rubix Cube, Caramel
Sponge, Soap Bubbles, Glitter, Banana, Opal
Spiky/Thorny Scales, Bread, Grape, Malachite, Bird
Eye, Chocolate/Fudge, Goldfish, Elephant/Rhino/Big Gray Animal Skin?, Bricks, Copper, Rose Quartz/Corundum?, Broccoli, Gilato, Silver
Mat Black Cube?, Mushroom, Candle/Wax, ?, Gold
Amethyst (Fluorite?), Lettuce, Pot, Yarn, ?
Coal, Garnet?/Ruby?, Coral, Towels, Wicker Basket
?, Rose, Bees Wax?, Crushed Stones(Shells?), Popcorn
Graphite, Misc Gem, Dung, Donut, Onion
srmeyers97 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lesson learned, not everything can fit in a cube. Haha. Though seriously these are good designs :)
mudskiper3 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I like the coin block because I like Super Mario.
Comeos999 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
LeaMagic12 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Also I really like the doughnut one cuz I love doughnuts 🍩
LeaMagic12 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Student General Artist
This is so awesome 😁
NuralQamar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

That's extremely cool and very useful!!
DnKrow7 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
That's so great ! I love it. :D
codermotor Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
As a photographer just learning digital art, I need references. And something to aspire to. This will do the trick. 
RetroNeb Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
my art teacher showed me this today on class, and i drew grapes and sponge XD
JoshLamusga Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2016
Just wow... this is inspiring work! Here's a list of names for you:
muffin, log, orange, slate, cactus, cat, organs, slime, obsidian, fire, swiss cheese, grass, pressed stone, oak, cobblestone, lithium, basketball, grunge block, birch, dwemer table, flesh, blue oil pastel, suds, milk chocolate, megablock, compact ice, ice, snow, sand, granite bricks, concrete, cave wall, crusted lava, grass over dirt, garbage bag, hamburger, apple, strawberry, sushi, cardboard box, mario block, jeans, fur, companion crate, kiwi, dirt, marble, leather, cracked leather, crumpled paper, hypercube, 80's sofa, submetallic, rubix cube, caramel, sponge, bubbles, glitter, banana, opal, scales & thorns, bread, grapes, malachite, bird, eyeball, fudge, fish, river bank, brick, copper, red candlewax, broccoli, wafers & icecream, steel, textureless block, pumpkin pie, candle, aluminum, gold, fluorite (but you want amethyst), cabbage, flower pot, thread, five-star dragonball, basalt, magma, coral, towels, basket, blue soap, rose, dried sponge, silts, popcorn, light grunge, rose quartz, dung, donut, hair

Some names such as dwemer table, 80's sofa, and river bank are meant to be creative than accurate (in case you wanted to name them something else that they also look like). The amethyst you drew looks more like fluorite, simply because fluorite is cubical to begin with :)
LeveL-Head3D Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Damn! this is highly impressive...  Big up on the malachite.
Lunoxius Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
angelnb Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AbstractionCreator24 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you make texture files ?
TheOfficiaMuffinPunk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you interested in creating a video game with me?
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