Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at the cores, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3: Tone.
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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 looking for them you'll see them all…
This course is part 3 in David's Digital Matte Painting Essentials series. Go back to Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective, part 2, to recreate the castle drawing he uses in this course, or if you simply want to learn more about form, you can use the example provided in the exercise files.
- Selecting the silhouette
- Find the dark sides and light sides in the drawing
- Using mask-holding layers
- Examining the light and dark sides of rounded surfaces
- Looking at the cores
- Adding cast shadows
- Separating surfaces with final darks
- Adding ambient occlusion