PaintBlog III – Details and Shadowing

Spent the weekend doing errands and working some on PaintBlog III. The first thing I wanted to do was to change the green area in the upper right, so that it looked less like a face.

A good rule of thumb for this is, if you can’t dazzle ’em with design, dumbfound them with details. So, a number of cells were added, and entertwined, and generally made into a confusing mess…which still looks like a face. *Shrug*

Paint Blog 3, de-facing the green.  Click to open in a new window.
Okay, it looks like a face, I thought to myself. Yeah, myself thought back, but then, so does the right side of the red area.

No, it doesn’t, I thought, startled in spite of myself.

Yes, it does. It totally does.Well, this sort of pointless bickering continued for some time, before I thought, well, let’s see if we can do something with this.

Well, this sort of pointless bickering continued for some time, before I thought, well, let’s see if we can do something with this.Let’s say, just as a speculation, that the green face was over the red face originally, and that the red face has, so to speak, hatched, and pushed the green face aside. What would be needed to foster this state further?

Well, we need to make the green face appear to cast a shadow over the read face.

Paint Blog 3, adding shadow.  Click to open in a new window.
This shadow, for now, only affects the green area near the red face; it will have to be spread over the red face as well, to some extent.

The next thing to do is to make the edge of the green face appear to be a continuation of the green area where the red face is emerging. This is pretty simple, really, we just add some highlights to kinda sorta match the rippling on the green area.

Like so, with the intended effect illustrated with arrows.

Paint Blog 3, detailing the green.  Click to open in a new window.

Paint Blog 3, making sense with white arrows.  Click to open in a new window.

Still no black and white highlighting of the green and yellow areas; with this new twist, that’s been put off a bit longer. See you soon with some more results, maybe, possibly, yeah!

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