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Material Study by KaelNgu Material Study by KaelNgu
Finally got my hand down to do this lol. Need to improve my understanding of material properties and how to render them. I should learn how to render with less stroke and yet maintain the level of details tho. Oh well just need to do more of this.
Anyway, just a boring stuff from me but thank you very much for viewing.

Photoshop, all painting, no photo texture.
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:iconkenseiden:
Kenseiden Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
wow! 
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:iconinfamouslybubbly:
infamouslybubbly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are great! Did you paint the text in the glass ball or use an image and warp it underneath the glass layer?
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Mad-Alice-07 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
See the face UR profile pic is making, that was me for like two minutes when I saw the picture XD 
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Manroose Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome.
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dwsel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Hello! Hi!
As an admin of :iconthe-artosphere: I'd like to inform you that we believe that this artwork would fit with the subject and the quality to our 'digital' gallery.
Keep up good work and have a nice day w00t!
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.  i really thought these were 3d.
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:iconvivarts:
VivArts Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HOLY.... These look so real!! I am very impressed!
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:iconzmote:
zmote Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wonder, how do you approach this? Do you like have this flat circle on the board and you go like "Ok, now I'll do a glass ball" and then paint it? Or do you use photo's of glass-objects and then try to fit it into a spherical shape? Thanks for the answer in advance and the awesome artwork!
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Reference photos of original glass ball on the side for me to study how it works in real life, and then paint it on a flat circle ;)
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pabgo Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
are you using a special brush to get the rust on the iron?
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeap there is a custom texture brush as a base, and then default brush for all the detailing :)
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awkward-pancake Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you probably don't have any WIPs of this? I would be happy to see your progress on this one (because I'm planning on texture challenge myself)
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope I dont save the WIPs since its a small study. Just explore your way and you might find magic :)
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:iconchu0403:
chu0403 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoaa... That texture is amazing o_O
Do you just draw the reflections out yourself?
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks alot. Yeap they're hand painted, if you see carefully it's actually kinda rough lol. Anyway if you dont mind me asking, where lead you to this artwork? Because I suddenly receive thousands of view today on this particular one.
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chu0403 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
A really popular piece, 100 texture studies or something, made it to the front page of the dA page. At the bottom of their description, the artist linked a thumbnail of this piece on there, recommending us to go and look at other artists's work. That's why you've gotten so many views recently. XD
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh I see now, well thank you very much!! :)
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:iconpatotkaca:
PATotkaca Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so realistic! especially the stainless steel one and plastic also the rusted iron.
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks a lot :)
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PATotkaca Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconellie-de-yong:
ellie-de-yong Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i really really need to ask! how long does it take for you to complete this ? >_<
and yea these are awesome O_O
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KaelNgu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha Ellie, thank you. These dont take very long, that is if you capture the colours accurately. Otherwise it could take i dont know lol. About 10-15 minutes for each ball i guess :)
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ellie-de-yong Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
gulp! >_<
i haz speed problemz
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Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it would be really awesome if you do this on livestream..i cant even start to figure out how you get to this level of realism
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KaelNgu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Though I'm not farmiliar with livestream at the moment but will try to catch up with that :) Anyway it's nothing special really, no specific technique to do it, I just paint what I observe and understand.
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Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it would be cool, thanks for you reply
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chicksilog Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist
hey dude, how come did you do this stuff wow... It's amazing.. I'm planning to do this stuff also in my practice mode soon...
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Shockowaffel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thx for this, I'll have to dig into materials and textures more as well, some time soon.
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just do it mate, bet you'll have some fun with it like I do :) Lookin forward for yours!
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SheldonGoh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Good stuff, man! Is this a standard part of your college coursework? Or an exercise you did on your own?
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks man. Its an exercise I did on my own,
college did not cover so much, too much things for students to learn lol.
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SheldonGoh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Well then I really admire your dedication and your skills. Respect, sir. :)
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nah, just a little practise in order to catch up with the world lol :p but thanks man!
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Mitsukai-inki Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
very good
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:iconobsessedkitten:
obsessedkitten Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
These are really amazing! I'd love to try my hands on this. The wood threw me off for being a bit too reflective? Maybe just me.
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Yes it seems that the highlights are abit too much, I'll definitely be more observant next time!
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CountChristoph Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   Writer
That's pretty good.
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate :)
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:iconlucas-irineu:
lucas-irineu Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Reminded me of this, [link] which is definitely a great thing.
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:iconlucas-irineu:
lucas-irineu Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, congratulations, that's some frigging amazing painting skills you have there.
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Yes Janaschi had definitely gave me a huge inspiration to start this study, she's really good.
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bernoully Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looking good! Wood ball doesn't fit somehow, since it's tree barked ball. xD

Maybe a carved and smoothed wood ball would be interesting to study too~
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KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh yes, should have written that instead LOL let me update it XD
And yeap a smoothed wood ball will be in my next package of material studies, too much for me to explore. Thank you! :D
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peiyuu Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
This is great! You're really good at these.
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, but definitely not there yet, a lot more to go:p
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