JFletcher wrote: »
I think you are focusing far too much on painting the grain/wavy patterns commonly found on wood.
Focus on a larger scale first, give the planks a solid color, vary each one and degrade from the edges, for instance, if you don't mind, i have made a paint over:
cholden wrote: »
love the paintover jfletcher.
chiniara, be careful with those highlights on the ends of the wood getting too bright. Also, when painting in those detail keep the brush size small. 1 pixel brush is the way to go when texture get small and you want sharp, hard edged detail.
dudealan2001 wrote: »
seconded yeah dude really get in there. and take down the softness of your brush. no more soft brush for you. maybe like 50% but try to get in there with some confident strokes. and also notice how JFletcher still went into the legs of the table and put in some detail in there too. you are improving a lot so keep it up.
chiniara wrote: »
I still can't achieve same effect as JFletcher
vcortis wrote: »
What resolution is the texture you're using? I can see individual pixels in some cases.
Two Listen wrote: »
I'd up the brightness/saturation a little bit on most of the planks up top. Right now, it only seems like you're using any on the edges where you'd expect to see wear and tear. Notice Fletcher's paintover, how entire planks on the top are relatively bright.
Even though you're not really casting light on it right now, it's a safe bet that especially something like a table, light will be hitting it's top face. Hence, don't be afraid to brighten entire planks. Right now, with only the edges, it makes it feel kinda..."hollow" and very desaturated in the wrong places. Even your original attempt did not have so much of this issue.
Two Listen wrote: »
That saturation is definately over the top. In addition, you're oversaturating the entire table - whereas only the top planks, that one top side of the table, would need to be brighter (and slightly more saturated than the rest).
Oversaturating is definately not the way to go. You need to find a happy medium. The top of the table will be a little brighter, and as a result, you'll have a little bit more of its color reflected. But that much saturation is going to kill it.
Tone it down mate, find that balance.
Disco Stu wrote: »
jfletchers paintover is where this should head
bugo wrote: »
its looking better, but what if you try NOT using black to divide it? instead of black, try a darker color of the red wood. also, try to add the highlights a bit more, again, no white, a brighter red for this. Variation to the planks would be nice too, one darker, one brighter...