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Material studies. by Suzanne-Helmigh Material studies. by Suzanne-Helmigh
Phew this was great practice :)
On 28th of November I had my mind set on finishing 100 studies of materials. Never knew I was able to finish.
I learned so much about materials, reflection, lighting, colors etc. I would recommend such a practice to anyone.
I started saving the references somewhere halfway so if you would like to have that file for your own practice purposes go to this FB link, click options and than download
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

Thanks to these studies, I was able to paint these:
Lifestudy July by Suzanne-Helmigh Lifestudy June by Suzanne-Helmigh Lifestudy May by Suzanne-Helmigh April Stilllife by Suzanne-Helmigh Candlelight stilllife by Suzanne-Helmigh Life study #01 by Suzanne-Helmigh
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neophobica Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
These look pretty amazing! I really like the egg :D
Did you plan the different materials before you started or did you choose materials as they came to your mind?
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I had the first 12 planned and than i kinda had to brainstorm about new ones that didnt' look much alike the ones i did.
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neophobica Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the info!
I already started collecting ideas for myself :D
And as soon I have time I can fit them in to study ^_^
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TytoTheGreat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The textures on this are lovely, what a great way to practice
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TheTragicNightmare Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to study materialsmaterials but its so hard and reference won't help me if I dont understand the surface properties. Resources to learn the shiny dull flat reflective properties please??
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MarinaOrtega Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's awesome! I come to check this practice more than once, because I really like how you finished them and even the overall composition of all :) If I can ask, how do you like to paint materials and textures? Do you prefere to use a lot of customized brushes or do you prefer to use more common brushes painting closer to the traditional way with a bit of custom ones only? Keep these good practices!
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I only needed about 5 different ones for all of these together.
I see no point in making it harder to keep with one brush, it was all about being able to paint the material in as little as time as possible without loosing the information of it. :) As long as it's all hand painted, with whatever type of brushes (crunchy-spray-soft etc) it's a great excersize.
It's a skill needed even when doing photobashed images in other projects, this way you can fix materials by painting them because this study teaches you how materials work :)
(lol this was more talk than you asked for XD )
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MarinaOrtega Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect!Thank you for taking your time answering me. It's an issue in which I have no fixed habits, sometimes I try too much brushes and don't find which I want, and another I use one or two, and later I notice I should have used more, hehe, so I am trying to review this kind of exercise. And yes, definitely it would help with a lot of kind of works, from colorful illustration to realistic photobashing. Thank you, Suzanne! :) Congrats for all your nice work.
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OwlComet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
They look so cute!! X,D 
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks :D
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:iconkathelonia:
Kathelonia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great examples!
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Creaturehunter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Very awesome material study! I really love this one.
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:iconsuzanne-helmigh:
Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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Creaturehunter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
No problemo XD
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Beatz-Art Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuushi
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:P nomnom
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:iconbeatz-art:
Beatz-Art Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha :excited: 
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eggs4lyf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot handle ur art its too good for my puny mortal eyes
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much glad you like it ^^
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DeepDream-21 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Really well done! You inspirated me to do that, too :D
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cool! Show me a link when you post it on DA :D
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:icondeanit83:
Deanit83 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this! Really amazing =)
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:iconsuzanne-helmigh:
Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ^^ :hug:
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Gigi-Avila Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional
Omg, amazing! I'll start my studies today!Really helpful! :love:
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
good luck! :D
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:icongigi-avila:
Gigi-Avila Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional
Thanks :D
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sinnelius Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you, you are, way too nice.
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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gothicAge Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
aweome Clap 
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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gothicAge Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
nothing to thank…you do a great drill with yourself-the results speak for themselves
(i wanted to donate, but im myself burned down… facepalm  )
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zanazoidrift Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Interesting! Sherlock Holmes 
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:iconsuzanne-helmigh:
Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconmartin-krieger:
Martin-Krieger Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lot of stuff. Do you do this with painting techniques? or more of a 'vexel' layering type thing?
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's all hand painted. :)
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:iconmartin-krieger:
Martin-Krieger Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tablet, mouse, or trackpad? :)
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TerraQuartZ Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
tablet ofcourse
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Martin-Krieger Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you said that like it would have been impossible to do it any other way... but that's not the case. all of the artwork on my DA was edited or finished with a laptop trackpad. It's not impossible buddy...
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TerraQuartZ Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Now you are just making stuff up..
Since the right tablet has pen pressure sensitivity. Sometimes even pen-tilt. plus you can draw arcs and straight lines way easier and efficent. just gotta get used to it, thats all. 
Never said it was impossible buddy...
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Martin-Krieger Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never got into it... I just think that tablets are not quite AS necessary as everyone makes them out to be... That's all.
What do you think I made up?
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TerraQuartZ Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
since i never mentioned it...
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AlcoholicHamster Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
pretty awesome post! well done :)
now its time for me to get some studies done :D
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Phantagrafie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   General Artist
Oh my gosh. This looks like a TON of work. You must be patient as a Zen-master!^^
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KobashiHD Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
HHEEEYYYYY, ifnally i found this work again! I was thinking of a practice that would jump start me into liking the the way i paint more, and also learn more about lighting and form, and this seemed to be the project i'd need.
I see you recommend it, so i'll give it a whirl, could i perchance get the references that you have, if you still have them? It'd be great to work in the same ones you've done, at least i'll have something to refer back to if i need to :D
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IrisLaFontaine Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
These materials studies are how I first discovered you, btw. They're fantastic :)

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Nahemia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
wow... ill have to try this... someday x.x
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ZakiAmber Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Yup, I'm pretty sure you're also a sorcerer that took normal everyday objects and just turned them into balls for much easier drawing and painting :P 
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hhaha thanks :D it was good practice :D
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assassinators-creed Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Great job! Definitely planning on trying this
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