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How it's made: Fresh by BlackDelphin How it's made: Fresh by BlackDelphin
How it's made: My Fresh daily doodle~
The finished version is here: [link]

I for one thought i won't finish it, so i saved a few steps. When i finished it, started retouching and i realized that i saved these for just-in-case moments.

I am not sure these will help you much, but it's how you must think:

:bulletwhite: Sketch
:bulletwhite: Block in
:bulletwhite: Blend
:bulletwhite: Refine

And to this, if you're working with a reference like me, i grayscale the reference image and take a GOOD look at it. I look at the values, the darkest, the brightest (and you'll be surprises, that not always you get it right, when viewing in colour) i look at the texture, i look, for example, at the dots on the apple: how are they actually made? they're this layer of dark dots, brighter lines over there, darker lines over here, and so on :)

About the brushes that i used, only the standard hard, round one.
:bulletwhite: I did the sketch with 100% on 100% (opacity, flow) with just pen pressure to it's shape (other dynamics was turned of, ok!? )
:bulletwhite: Blocked in with the same setting as above, just varied the opacity to 96%
:bulletwhite: Blending was done with an 83% opacity
:bulletwhite: Refining, and some more smooth blending was done with the same settings as above, just that i set other dynamics to pen pressure.
In no case have i messed with the spacing or others..that is all.


Here ya go folks, for the ones that asked me ;)
And now you have no excuse to try one of these babies too!! :D

:iconk-atrina: Katrina!! I'm waiting for your apple!! YOU KNOW I AM~ :innocent:
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:iconragu10:
ragu10 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
this is great!
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:iconleanunlibro:
leanunlibro Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
This tutorial is really helpful. Thank you!
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i am glad it was of any help
be careful with your opacity; it was 100% no pen pressure when blocking;
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:iconlollilovespop:
LollilovesPop Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Nice! Thanks for making this! C:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm glad it could be of any help
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:iconmax-cccp:
Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Thanks!!!
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcomed :hug:
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:iconnightrose64:
Nightrose64 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Student Photographer
it's cool seeing each step to your drawings :D
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
heh :hug:
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:iconnightrose64:
Nightrose64 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Student Photographer
aww :hug: :D
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:iconroxaralu:
roxaralu Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
waw... cel mai frumos mar pe care l-am vazut vreodata. :la:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
multumesc foarte mult :hug:
eu am vazut ceva de genul si a trebuit sa incerc si eu!! [link]
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:iconroxaralu:
roxaralu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
o da :D si eu am cont acolo :love:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
aah da?! :O
care, care'i :eager:
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:iconroxaralu:
roxaralu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah...dar in forum?
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:iconroxaralu:
roxaralu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
apesi pe threads started by user.. :D k unu am atat :lol:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah ai dreptate!! :ohmygod: lol~ nu mi'am dat seama k aia trebuia sa faci
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mynti Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Niiice, keep it up. Now look for color shapes and underlying tones, think about the surface it sits on, and how that color effects the object. Right now, there is not much green tint on the red apple... it should mostly be blackish, but since you pushed the orange, you could push the greens :eyes:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thank youuu :love:

hmm...underlying tones? what do you mean..
and omg! you're so right!! xD it needs more green there~
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mynti Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure exactly how to explain it... but there is a color you think it is (an apple is red) and an underlying tone... meaning, the light color that is bouncing onto your object.

So here, let me go further:
In color, you have the main color of your object. This is the color that you feel it is, that you know it to be, regardless of what actual color it looks like at that precise moment.

A yellowy warm light will make an apple seem more orange... it's a combination of the light color and the true color of the object...

A cool cloudy morning diffuse sunlight will make the apple seem more purpley and less orange. This is again a combination..

Then we take into account surface reflections and influences... every object interacts with the objects that surround it.. Every piece of the puzzle creates an overall local tone or color that you can figure out based on the colors around it.

So when I say underlying tone... I mean... the apple is red, but the underlying tone... the additional colors, whatever it is really called (I'm not so technical when I explain it, sorry... I learn from myself so I don't know the right terms) has a hint of green. That's from the apple's surface picking up the green light bouncing onto it from the surface it rests on.

:paranoid:
Does that make sense?
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes a whole lot of sense!!!!
So basically i have this red apple, yeah..n it has a green reflection, i add that, then i have a space in between, witch is made from a bit from both, and if it's near to the beginning of the highlighted part, this in-between tone will be more saturated, no?
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mynti Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Sometimes. It's hard for me to give you a clear cut answer for every lighting scenario. However, I will give you the name of my favorite color theory book..

Itten: the elements of color...

You can get it here: [link]

Most of what I learned in my color theory class in college (sadly I took only one), was out of this book. The rest was exercises and a lot of color wheels like these ones: [link]
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BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed, sometimes, there are ooh so so many cases out there!!! :D

and thank you for taking care of me like this :tears:
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:iconk-atrina:
k-atrina Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009   Digital Artist
xD Yes I will I will! I just need to find an apple to draw, but I'm not quite sure where to look. Dx

It's pretty amazing to see you blocked out all or most of the colours right away from the start. I tend to just start with basic tones and then add colours on top. @_@
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:

I think you should try here, here n here xD : [link] , [link] , [link]

That's cuzz i eye-dropped a few tones (ex. a red tone, a purple, a dark-red/brown) and then adjusted a few more from my wacky brain :XD:
Thank you dear :hug:

You bet i'm gonna pester you about the apple till i get it, no :innocent:
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:iconk-atrina:
k-atrina Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Lol I'm so stupid. Dx Yes I'll check those links out! Expect an apple from me very soon!
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
YESSSSS :faint:

i was thinking about commenting on your first page the other day, but i thought i'll give you another day :XD:
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Zimyoucoto Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist
When I get my computer back up and running (hopefully this weekend) I'd say this will be the first thing I try in photoshop! It's wonderful even just seeing the jump from sketch to blocked on colour. :)
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
heh :hug:
thank you very much dear!!
that's the spirit dear!
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:iconyang-tze:
Yang-tze Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
interesant... blend-ul il faci cu blend tool sau tot cu brush-ul?
tre sa imi dai si mie niste lectii :P
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
citeste commentul meu meh :evileye:
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:iconyang-tze:
Yang-tze Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
"Blending was done with an 83% opacity"
in PS exista mai multe posibilitati de a obtine acelasi rezultat
dar cred ca imi dau seama cum ai facut :P
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
cu settingurile de mai sus mentionate xD
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:iconyang-tze:
Yang-tze Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nu trebuie sa te repeti :P
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ok :XD:
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:iconyuuki-ri:
yuuki-ri Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so this is how u did it :XD:
interesting, nice job dear, u really good :clap:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, this is how i did it :giggle:
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:iconzukizaki:
Zukizaki Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Uwaaahhhh!!! Looks soo good! I never know how to blend colors like this X'D
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it's something one can't actually teach really, it's in the pen pressure feel, and i hate to tell you this but no tutorial in the world can say it better, make it even a bit easier,..nope, not really, i do not believe
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:iconzukizaki:
Zukizaki Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Yeah, I think so too. Tutorials can help you a bit in the beginning, but i all depends on you later....Hmm~~
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it gives you the right thinking, that's all:)
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GweNdZ Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Student General Artist
You blend very nicely, especially using a hard round brush with no softness ^w^
Did you use a color picker for the blocking in colours?
Because I'm urging to do that on my next fruit doodle, but I don't know if it's cheating or not...:o
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much dear!!
i still can't believe it myself!! :O i'm using a hard round brush on 100% opacity :faint:

well i did pick from the ref, and as you can see i added some tones i thought were nice, and i eyedropped, naturally, while i blended
and it's something like you asking: is adjusting the levels cheating?
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:icongwendz:
GweNdZ Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student General Artist
ok :D I don't think it's cheating then ^^ I still cyber-love you, friend! :glomp:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconcalaymo:
Calaymo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
nice!!!
:clap:
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:smooch:
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
interesting, i love ur block in colors! never expect that stage y'know?XD
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:iconblackdelphin:
BlackDelphin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh really? :eyes: well it seems i DO block in now, and that was REALLY hard for me to get a habit of :XD: i tended to block n blend at the same time, you know?
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