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    [–] Riiiiight... Evayne 5 points ago in thatHappened

    Parent of an autistic kid, can confirm he knows random things like dodecahedrons, is enamored with nonillions, and definitely makes up things like rajahmillions.

    This just seemed like a cute thing where a kid (spectrum or not, doesn't really matter) took an interest in complex shapes and made up some of their own. Don't really get the hate.

    [–] My daughter Evayne 6 points ago in redditgetsdrawn

    Didn't have much time, but here's a sketch

    [–] Is Brilliant.org more than just entertainment? Evayne 1 points ago in math

    I've had the same experience. I supplement with other sources, but brilliant is an excellent teacher for me.

    [–] A few iridescent fabric studies Evayne 6 points ago in learnart

    Hahaha, awesome! Things don't really come to me intuitively, so I try to go the extra mile to have a passable understanding of what goes on under the hood to commit things to memory better. Also, optics are just so interesting.

    [–] A few iridescent fabric studies Evayne 2 points ago in learnart

    Iridescence itself is derived from the word Iris which means rainbow in Latin.

    The first two are iridescence as a result of interference, the last two are iridescence as a result of diffraction (think CDs, which are also iridescent, not holographic).

    Things are not technically holographic unless they have a holographic pattern or image (neither of these two do, but a lot of these types of fabric have them), but it's kind of become a catch-all term in the fashion industry for all types of rainbow fabric.

    [–] A few iridescent fabric studies Evayne 6 points ago in learnart

    Well, not entirely. Iridescence itself is derived from the word Iris which means rainbow in Latin.

    The first two are iridescence as a result of interference, the last two are iridescence as a result of diffraction.

    Things are not technically holographic unless they have a holographic pattern or image, but it's become kind of a catch-all term in the fashion industry for all types of rainbow fabric.

    [–] A few iridescent fabric studies Evayne 14 points ago in learnart

    Yeah, it's under construction, but if you join the mailing list you get weekly refs. Alternatively I think they're posted on their Facebook page too.

    And well, I like physics. Plus some years of studying art full time. There isn't really one singular place.

    https://www.atoptics.co.uk/rayshad.htm is pretty neat. Lots and lots of observing in real life, lots of studies. Lots of studying other artists and analyzing their problem solving.

    Color and light by James gurney is a great introductory book if you want a place to start.

    [–] A few iridescent fabric studies Evayne 27 points ago in learnart

    Err. Like, a filter? I have no idea. I just paint stuff.

    I will say that I would not have been comfortable attempting this some years ago, because I would've just painstakingly tried to copy color blobs, but I wouldn't really have understood any of it.

    But these days I have a much better understanding of light and how it works, so I knew generally what I was doing and was just trying to pin down some ways to make things quicker/form some general rules.

    These types of special case fabrics aren't really a beginner thing in my opinion. They might just confuse you more until you have a decent general understanding of light and color.

    To get that, studies of people/objects with a strong light source are preferable. https://www.drawthis.com has great weekly references in lieu of a life drawing class.

    [–] A few iridescent fabric studies Evayne 3 points ago in learnart

    I don't know what that is. Just pulled some things from my costume ref folder. Photoshop cc!

    [–] A few iridescent fabric studies Evayne 54 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in learnart

    Mostly practice to commit some things to memory better and find ways to simplify/make painting them faster.

    Similar angles of incidence will generally produce the same color, though viewing angle also matters, and small changes in either can produce vastly different results, so it takes repeated studies to get a feel for it.

    White highlights (reflecting the whole spectrum) are often rimmed by bands of different color (reflecting limited spectrum) on different sides, where they transition into form shadows.

    Cast shadow transitions don't seem to have the color band (or infrequently due to a combination of other optical effects).

    Hue jitter can help wing a lot.

    Translucent materials behave very differently from opaque ones. Probably because translucency here is a result of thin fabric that is not woven very tightly, so it lets light through (more bounce light), and reflects differently (no concentration of white highlights).

    [–] This is me Evayne 11 points ago in redditgetsdrawn

    little sketch.

    Spent some time trying to give it a comic feel, but it didn't quite get there.

    [–] My best friend Evayne 8 points ago in redditgetsdrawn

    I'm fine with hands, I just didn't want to spend the time making one up because I changed the perspective.

    [–] My best friend Evayne 9 points ago in redditgetsdrawn

    Aw thank you! I hope she likes it! :)

    [–] My best friend Evayne 147 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in redditgetsdrawn

    Little sketch

    Edit: was trying to fix some things, but not sure if that made things better or worse, so I'll leave the original up. Few changes.

    [–] Davika, digital, 2000x2000 Evayne 4 points ago in Art

    Right. Procreate is good, but it's still lacking some things I use a lot to get the look I like. Mixer brush, color jitter on brushes, pattern stamp, etc.

    [–] Davika, digital, 2000x2000 Evayne 0 points ago in Art

    Barely any of the examples in that post follow what you listed, though. Women do have soft features, that's something pretty much all portraiture has in common. Unless you want to break the rules, which is obviously fine, but not really ever going to be the norm.

    Eyes have highlights because they're moist and reflect light, and lips with any kind of lipstick on have highlights, even more so if it's lipgloss - but again, a lot of the examples in that post don't have either.