Texture analysis: The longer rectangle

4:16 PM, Thursday September 30th 2021

Hi.

So i was watching this video ( https://youtu.be/VD1uNLbvC_U?t=136 ) and i got a question.

Am i still suppose to look at the reference image i use on the first square? I somehow thought that the texture we draw on the rectangle is done without the reference image. Only using what i observed and wrote down on the first 2 squares as guides.

To put the question more simply. Is the rectangle texture suppose to be a custom texture from our head based on the first 2 squares OR is it suppose to still be from the same reference image but we modify it?

Thank you.

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8:00 PM, Thursday September 30th 2021

You should definitely continue to rely on your reference image throughout the whole process. That doesn't mean that you're copying it directly, but rather that you should still be referring to it to help inform you of the nature of the textural forms that are present there. From there, you can use that information to choose how to design your shadow shapes to imply the presence of those forms, but you won't be bound strictly to drawing the shadow shapes you actually see in your photo ref.

12:40 PM, Saturday October 2nd 2021
edited at 12:41 PM, Oct 2nd 2021

Alright i think i get it now. Thank you

edited at 12:41 PM, Oct 2nd 2021
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1:57 PM, Tuesday October 5th 2021

Even I had the same question.What I did was keep my reference image infront of me while drawing the texture imlicitly in the third rectangle.Dont worry you'll understand as you draw textures on the sausage forms.

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