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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!
- 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 =]
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!