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Homework by JessiBeans Homework by JessiBeans
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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Jakrantz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Looking great!!
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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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Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! it looks so fantastic!
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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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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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MNeMoNiCuZ Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Amazing!
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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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