Looking at the cores


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Looking at the cores

With our light and dark sides finished let's talk about the next property or form that we will use to enhance our castle, and that is cores. Core is a curve where the light side meets the dark side on rounded objects. And they occur because the side that faces away from the main light source generally gets more reflected light. leaving a dark band in the transition area. Let me show you a great example of a core by Michael Angelo, so you can understand it.

This is a study for the Libyan Sibyl from the Sisteen Chapel and he is coring the form all over the place. Notice how he added a core right here on the cheek bone where the light side meets the dark side. Also along the side of his chest showing the ribs. This is a very complex core, that really shows off the form. And look at this forearm. He's added a nice big juicy core, right down the middle of this arm.

Cores don't always occur. But as an artist you'll want to enhance cores because they show off forms so nicely. Once you start look...

Looking at the cores
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Looking at the cores provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3: Tone

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3D + Animation Design
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Photoshop
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