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Exercise 27 Results: Candy Study Step by Step by CGCookie Exercise 27 Results: Candy Study Step by Step by CGCookie

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by: Tim Von Rueden (vonn)

This exercise was a truly sweet! Below is a step by step on how I created each of the gemstones from the exercise practice sheet. I broke it down into each significant step on what was included or added:

  1. Outline - Begin with the overall look and shape to each candy, remembering to either have them be on a surface or nor.
  2. Solid Base - Choose a color and try grabbing colors from reference!
  3. Initial Detail Pass - Before laying down another color, focus on where you want your light source and stay consistent throughout! Also bear in mind whether the light will pass through the surface and be absorbed or will it be mostly reflected.
  4. Remove Outlines and Add Gradients - This will give the gem a solid foundation from here to detail further! Subtle gradients will add that extra touch of realism.
  5. Surface, Highlights, and Bounce Lighting – This is the hardest step. Really focus on the lighting on how it interacts with each candy. And for bounce lighting try working with the color in the local surrounding environment (in this case a neutral grey) The subtle surface textures will add a sense of realism as well.
  6. Highlights - This is a good exercise to see how color can pass with the lighting into the shadow, depending on the material you are working with. A gummy bear will pass color into a shadow far more than a piece of licorice. So it’s all about observing and analyzing how lighting interacts! 
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:iconbloodsuckingqueen:
bloodsuckingqueen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial was..... Sweet... Ok, I'll go sit down
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:iconredsuitheart:
redsuitheart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo O.O great Thanks
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:iconjpotatotl2d:
JpotatoTL2D Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible photorealist render !
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:iconshamrockguy:
ShamrockGuy Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O
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:iconfionnakitty:
fionnakitty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
So cool!
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:iconpetpaws:
petpaws Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Bouncy absolutely AMAZING!
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:iconinsein21:
InseIn21 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Filmographer
How... how lovely! I want to lick my monitor!!
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:iconinsein21:
InseIn21 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Filmographer
Oh my godness...
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:icondaydreamer5891:
DayDreamer5891 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconburning-heart-brony:
Burning-Heart-Brony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful job! *mouth waters*
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:iconmrmerowind:
MrMerowind Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so real. I would eat it all!!!
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:iconlonelycheese:
LonelyCheese Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
OMNOMNOMNOMNOM
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:iconlaurenabees:
Laurenabees Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanna pick em off the screen! They're so realistic! <3
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:iconnessielakee:
NessielaKee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Wow, that gummy bear looks so real!
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:iconpumpkingirl20:
PumpkinGirl20 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Quick question.How do you remove line art or outlines?
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:iconcgcookie:
CGCookie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
on the layer, a small eye icon should be on the left of the layer box, to hide the lineart click on the eye
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:iconmilaink:
milaink Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
yum Love  it looks delicious :heart:
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:iconzae369:
Zae369 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
This is a fantastic resource
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:iconskyblue000:
skyblue000 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The tips are great, art shown looks amazing (I had to take another look at them to see if they were really drawings/paintings x)) , and overall- really great tutorial~ :heart:
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sharkglasses Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fanatic work! It's real enough that now I want a sweet damnit! Thanks for sharing with us.
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:iconcaptainazael:
CaptainAzael Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
I suck at colorings. I hope I'll be able to do some like those one day ^^'
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:iconsurnam:
Surnam Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Cutie Candy Sweetttyyyy !!! 🍰
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:iconrainnyboy0307:
RainnyBoy0307 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG, it look so realistic and delicious , like this tut :)
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:iconbrooklynn620:
brooklynn620 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap. So good!
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:iconskippy-draws-art:
Skippy-Draws-Art Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THEY LOOK SOO REAL!
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:iconjinsui-kanjou:
Jinsui-Kanjou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks very realistic and amazing..Neko Emoji-42 (Kawaii Moe Smile) [V3] 
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:iconfavmir:
favmir Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome!! I want to be this good at textures!
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:iconruamsa144:
ruamsa144 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Your drawings are making me hungry! lol
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:iconkalgraphics:
KALgraphics Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
feel like stuffing my face in a lolly bagLolly....pop? 
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:iconnanaya-chan:
nanaya-chan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Talking about painting realistic.... My eyes are fooling me to think some of the last pictures are actually photos :''D
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:iconsherrylin:
Sherrylin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Geee! I'm hungry now, I wanna eat that Candy now! Yummy:lick: 
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:iconfatalrewind:
FatalRewind Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
That Gummy Bear looks real. It's like I can grab it off my screen.
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:iconquietpeople:
quietpeople Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
They're making me feel hungry ... :) (Smile) 
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:iconvirtual-riot:
Virtual-Riot Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student General Artist
AWESOME Spinning Awesome Smiley 
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:icontacotitanium:
TacoTitanium Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
absolutely AMAZING I think I've fainted.  
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:iconalaxdas:
alaxdas Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Clap supper
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:iconfraisecake:
fraisecake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are so realistic! Amazing! :wow:
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:iconpsychokitty4:
PsychoKitty4 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
woah! so realistic
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:iconbardiel66:
bardiel66 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow they are so realistic, and delicious.
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:iconnamianart:
NamiAnArt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! this awesome!
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:iconcatching-dreamz:
catching-dreamz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
the realism here is freakish!
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:iconcuteevee9:
cuteevee9 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sorcery *o*
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:iconradicles:
Radicles Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so perfect that made me hungry '-'
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:iconeeveeeh:
eeveeeh Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
// picks up jaw from floor 
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:iconmatsuemon:
Matsuemon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
haha oh my god, this is a pretty random subject, but it's freakin' AWESOME!! They look totally real. Wow.
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:icontortox:
tortox Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
lol at "battle damage"
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:iconskcolb:
skcolb Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
The gummy bear looks so real! :la:

Thanks for an amazing tutorial~!
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:iconrealtimebrush:
RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Beautiful work a cool insight into creating this material
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:icontr1nks1e:
Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Holy crap, these are amazing!!!
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:iconrosyane:
Rosyane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow!I loved :)
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