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Exercise 48 Practice Sheet: Blood by CGCookie Exercise 48 Practice Sheet: Blood by CGCookie

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Artist: Tim Von Rueden (vonn)

Blood. The rich, scarlet liquid that acts as our gasoline, our life-force. Let’s take on a material challenge on understanding how blood looks and should be treated when re-creating it. Blood is a material that has no texture but rather a smooth surface and is defined by how thin or thick it is. For example, in the exercise practice sheet, the blood flow will be darker near the drips while it will be much thinner and transparent near the top. Be sure to reference and take your own (not will real blood please but rather synthetic) and observe the color and on the isolated highlights!

– TIPS

  • Be mindful how thin or thick each example of blood is. This will vastly change the color and appearance of the results.
  • Color pick from reference and when in doubt, go darker. A light red will come across as silly and unrealistic.
  • Blood is a liquid, so be sure to treat it as such =]
This exercise is a solid material study and will hopefully challenge you on observing how if a material is thicker or thinner will give a completely different look to the end result. So let’s cut out being lazy and let the creativity flow out in the gallons.

When you finish the exercise, remember to submit the result to the “Submissions” tab on CGCookie.com. You can see other submissions alongside your own!

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AnchoredTether Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a fantastic reference. Thanks!
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xrainxofxbloodx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
*whispers* You forgot the yellow color bias...
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Spirit-Of-The-Flames Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try to re-draw this onto paper sometime soon because this actually looks like a lot of fun to try. ^^
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Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wish I saw this back when I tried to draw something with blood on it and it ended up looking like the character smeared red paint on themselves... !
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sunshineYoungjae Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay thanks!! yassssss it's time to draw some bloody stuff . . . after practice haha
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Kaguranokaze Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG 
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Spacebear-B Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Cool! :D Thank you for sharing ^w^
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grayREM Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Really helpful, thanks!
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Tsuki-Productions Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Nice maybe ill use this one day....
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puffi32 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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BritneyMorgan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well, it is goretober...
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primavistax Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
will had to try this out!XD LOLZ ;))
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Persephone-Hughes Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For all of your yandere needs
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lPsychorium Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Adoro tus tutoriales, en serio, son grandiosos.
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EverlyXaelle Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a lot of help! Thank you very much =v=
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koivupuu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Really useful for me, I like to put a lot of blood in drawings lol
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CaseMayday Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Can I just say, thank you for using green. Because the sight of blood does sicken me and yet the art ref is useful. 
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Mattivi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
disturbingly useful. 
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Toshia-san Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!^^
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CarolinaLang Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Really useful, thanks!
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PkingSora Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Appreciate this! 
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