Grass Tutorial

by The Vagabond @8-bit-adventure on Dec 30, 2018

Grass Tutorial

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Carp Eel @Carp
March 06
Ah, so this is how those kiddos do the grass...Ihana
Jeans @JeansBoi
March 02
Okay so- I just tried it out and it doesn't seem to be the case, sorry for asking then.
Jeans @JeansBoi
March 02
I really like this, but what if I'm working on larger drawing? Won't the orphan pixels create too much noise? On something like this it looks really good, but that might also be because it's the only focus. What if I have for example stuff like trees, bushes, hills etc. in the background and middle ground? Won't it create too much visual noise?
Tibipad @Tibipad
February 27
Thanks for taking the time to answer me like this ! I will applicate your advices the next time , bye !
The Vagabond @8-bit-adventure
February 27
@tibipad a couple things. For sea grass this might make a bit more sense, but typically, you want all of the texture to be oriented in the same direction. Your grass blades should point up. Second, you seem to have mixed up your darkest and mid-tone shades, so you've got mid-tone, then darkest, then lightest. 3rd, I'd say your lightest shade is a bit too light. The other two shades are much closer in value, so it looks a tad odd. 4th, you've got a great start with your textures blobs, but you've got a lot of lines, especially on the right, that run parallel to each other. Basically, you've got a bunch of Russian nesting dolls where each blob of color is a slightly smaller version of the last, but maintains the same relative shape. This gives the appearance of pillow-shading. I'd try to break up those blobs a bit. Make them a bit more irregular. You've got an unbroken line of the same green shade encircling your entire grassy area. Don't be afraid to break it up with your other shades. You'll notice that i...
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Tibipad @Tibipad
February 27
hey I've tried it but my grass looks weird,could you tell me what's wrong on it https://art.pixilart.com/cebc1531c4e209b.png
S p y @S-p-y
January 01
Nice job mate. Very precise and good explanations.
Awebud @Awebud
December 30
thanks!
The Vagabond @8-bit-adventure
December 30
What I'd do for practice is create a bunch of little rolling hills and try practicing with directional light, shading only one side and leaving the other dark.
The Vagabond @8-bit-adventure
December 30
if you've got a hilly area, and your light source is on the right, you'll have an oval shaped light patch on the right side of the hill. The hill will obstruct light to the left. For flatter areas, you really don't have to worry to much because light will fall almost everywhere. There's nothing to stop it from doing so after all. I tend to think about what in my drawing would stop light from falling in a certain area. I typically leave some darker areas to indicate depressions in the terrain. You actually don't even have to do that.
Awebud @Awebud
December 30
What's a good way to think about where the light falls?
Pinaplistic Grape Enthusias @Tetra-vs-Midna
December 30
Nice! This was helpful for this type of grass.