For one of the works I needed to draw a blackberry. I made the first drawing on the basis of the reference, and when I figured out what and how, I drew a berry from my head and saved the steps to show exactly how I did it. For drawing, I used only three brushes.
First of all, study the structure of blackberry. What is its shape, what colors it is. How the light falls. Now we sketch our little berries. It is best to do the sketch in a light color, because otherwise you will not see the sketch itself. I took the palette for the berry from the photo and expanded it with shades of red and purple.
Then everything is simple. I paint my sketch with the darkest color while reducing the transparency of the sketch.
We take a beige color (I have a base color for the cream) and wrap berries at the berries with low opacity =). Also inside partially fill with a lighter color.
With the same cream color I expose the glare in order to understand exactly where they will be and how I can further build the form.
Now we smoothly reduce our colors, using a basic low opacity brush to make the transitions smooth. At this stage and in the future, I work with basic dark colors, and I will add light reflexes from the cream and neighboring strawberries much later. Therefore, the picture may seem too dark.
Add a little light and reflexes. So far only beige. Thus, we select the shape of the berries. Also in the darkest places, I again go through the darkest color, because it “brightened a little” after painting.
And again we mix colors and add a little dark red from the palette in the upper right corner.
Now that the base is ready, you can proceed to reflexes and detailing. With the same cream color I apply thin lines, with which I mark for myself the places of reflexes and light. Well, I decide that the middle is still worth making green.
A little more pink and purple, as well as cream in the color of the cherry, gradually giving it volume, enhancing the brightness. Also on the new layer with a dotted, texture brush, I make dots of the brightest (cream) and darkest (ink) colors and wipe them where they seem superfluous. That is, black dots do not look good in large numbers at highlight, and whites do not look at all in the darkest places. Voila – a small texturalness of our berry clearly does not hurt?
Again we intensify the glare and continue to add light to the reflexes (beige, pink, purple)
Here, on another layer in Soft Light mode, I enhance the sides of the berries with cream and red flowers. I use a soft brush with a very low opacity. Then, where I went too far – I wipe with a soft float. This mainly concerns the darkest corners of the berry.
Well, almost everything. Now a little makeup. We pull up the contrast, slightly shifting the curves to the side of violet, since this time I was greedy and used it quite a bit, and I needed the berries to be similar in color.
We erase the extra glare, but not to the end. Trim the edges of the berry, add a little more light and direct a very small marafet.
Well that’s all. Our blackberry is ready. The lesson is quite simple and the berry can, of course, still be improved and improved. Perhaps there are quite a few problems with the light, but the main thing I wanted to convey is how to draw a relatively similar to a real blackberry.
Enjoy your meal!
Posted by: Vakhara
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