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I've been taking Sam Nielson's advanced lighting class, which is truly excellent ( [link] ), and this is one of my assignments. I was given a simple line drawing of the blue sphere, the glass cup and the grapes on a checkered plane, and then I had to paint it with a strong light source in order to understand the translucent properties of light (caustics, reflection and refraction, and sub-surface scattering). I tried to turn my composition into a table in a witch's cottage.

Pretty pleased with how this game out, but man did it bend my brain.
On to the next :)

Photoshop CS5 with Wacom Intuos 4
About 12 hours over several days
Image J. Oyhenart-Ball, 2012
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:iconjakrantz:
Jakrantz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Looking great!!
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:iconcr8vmerc:
Cr8vMerc Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
executed expertly. great job
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conartist89 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Light through the tea glass, thicker glass of the potion bottle and grape leaves is just stunning, also so so difficult to do, my brain would bend too! It all looks so great. I really get the sense of the person the table belongs to as well.
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Beautiful work an exercise in lighting obviously done very well
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:iconaellostriker2:
Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! it looks so fantastic!
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:iconcorrneliia:
corrneliia Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful colors ♥
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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Painting subsurface scattering....yugh! Rendering it is boggling enough.
Heh, that potion looks like a restore magica potion from skyrim.
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:iconisdira:
isdira Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha love that ingredients list: "1/2 c little children":D:lol:
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:iconmnemonicuz:
MNeMoNiCuZ Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Amazing!
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:iconbumblingbee:
BumblingBee Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's amazing how something so simple, like a table with a few things, really isn't simple at all. I love the effort and detail you've put into this, the lighting must have been a killer. I'd love to take some class in lighting and learn it properly one day.
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:iconbunnykiller23:
bunnykiller23 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This blows me away! It is so amazing :D I hope to be this good one day!
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:iconstarkadder:
Starkadder Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
lovely test
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:iconjoergpatrias:
JoergPatrias Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
excellent shading!
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:iconpixieboots:
pixieboots Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Fabulous work! I love the ingredients list under the book :D
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:iconjakface:
jakface Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so inspiring!!! Wonderful work! My favourite is the potion bottle and the little light it casts with the shadow. I keep forgetting to do this in CG and I need to learn!
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:iconastralkidx:
Astralkidx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your art is supreme did you know that? a natural :-)
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:iconwulfemoon:
Wulfemoon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The glass cup is pretty fantastic! Not that the whole thing isn't great, just that golden glow really pops to me.
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:icongoldenlion02:
goldenlion02 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
1/2 cup little children LOL
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:iconsobinsergey:
SobinSergey Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
very nice
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FairlyOddChick91 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Wooooooow, that^^...takes a lot of skill. Just looking closer at all the little reflections and shadows... and reflections of reflections and shadows... lol. Just amazing. You are truly amazing and talented.
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:iconeduherrera:
EduHerrera Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconzumea:
Zumea Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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:iconmrteamedward15:
mrteamedward15 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
<3 this
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:iconvinwij:
vinwij Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
So this was not rendered? Really nice work!
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:iconrain-weaver:
Rain-Weaver Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3 this!
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:iconthecapturedspy:
thecapturedspy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOW. that is some wicked awesome lighting! great job *_*
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:iconwolfanita:
wolfanita Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   General Artist
this is really great!
and it's nice to see a still life on DA for a change. :D
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:iconhobbes918:
Hobbes918 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Hot damn. This is amazing. The detail on the wood and shine on the glass are exquisite<3
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:icondquinn89:
DQuinn89 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is stunning! I particularly love the grapes and the glass reflection. Outstanding work :)
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:iconlalilulelo2003:
Lalilulelo2003 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
outstanding. damn!
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:iconmorlockiness:
morlockiness Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
god damn you are amazing
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:iconamdabu:
amdabu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
You did a fantastic job!
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:iconerick-fm:
Erick-FM Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nicely done
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:iconscottsouth:
scottsouth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Does it have to come from multiple small children, or can it just come from one child? More bodies, more work, ya'know?
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:iconvenikins:
Venikins Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Turned out amazing!
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:iconimfreethistime:
Imfreethistime Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks amazing, really well done!
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jayro195 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
wow amazing work :D
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:iconmelzayas:
MelZayas Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
This turned out great! The colors are so rich, even the ones making up the shadows.
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:iconyellowsmoke321:
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, beautiful use of light n soft color
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:iconjadedtempest:
jadedtempest Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I know the focus is supposed to be the shadows and the reflection but....I find myself staring at the woodgrain of the windowframe. It looks phenomenal!
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nemisiscat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Oh, wow. This is absolutely gorgeous. The rendering is so smooth and the lighting and shading is so well executed that it almost looks like a still from a 3D animated film. :o Great job!
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tricia4ever Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Fantastic! I think the only strong piece of critique I can offer is the shadow of the glass is a little too defined, but besides that, it's pretty spot on.
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MaxTheSwed Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love how the tree looks in the window!stunning!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional
Wonderful!
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:iconizaskun:
Izaskun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow I like it a lot! I mean it's a simple scene, but there are so many difficulties concerning light. I guess you learned much while painting it! :)
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:iconartcrawl:
ArtCrawl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. :)
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:iconekinart:
EkinArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! I think you really got the light right, it's simply wonderful!
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:iconindividualitya:
IndividualityA Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
This is stunning! :heart:
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GermanPete Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wheee!
*hrmph, accent on* Well, this indeed seems like a well spent part of your time if the results of that said class are as the one you show here. *accent off*
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enonea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional
amazing how much lighting and shading can be done by following some rules. Sam Nielson is a master of it, I hope you get good marks from him :)
(still, painting this from life would have revealed so much more details of lighting...)
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