Sunday, March 02, 2008

Still Life_orange

I just got back from seeing Satoshi Kon's 'Paprika'. What an amazing film. After a bit you forget your watching an animated movie. It's so overwhelming.

Here is another still life. An orange. Rendering an orange is difficult I discovered for two reasons. One is obvious, the texture. Even after you've modeled the form decently you have to do all the little "hatching" to make the surface read as an orange. Otherwise it just looks like a balloon. The second difficulty is the color. Orange is so powerful that it was hard for me to see the red-oranges in the shadows and the subtle pinks in the reflected light. A great challenge if you want to really force yourself to see.

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