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Old 01-11-2012, 12:27 PM
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Hand holding a gift composite

I have this image of a magician that holds his hand and would want the gift placed on his hand. I'm posting my try on it but I feel something is lacking.

Any ideas what's wrong ?


I'd also like to hear any suggestions or advice on how to make it more believable.

Thanks, Ljupco
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:03 PM
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Re: Hand holding a gift composite

IMO the box would throw a very dark shadow on the gloved hand where it is supposed to contact
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:36 AM
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Re: Hand holding a gift composite

I agree, the white glove has far too much highlight, its almost blasted out to nothing. You need quite a dark contact shadow between them. I've attached a quick crude version to give you an idea. Also busting out the nearest little finger over the side of the box is a neat little technique to make contact look more realistic.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:02 PM
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Re: Hand holding a gift composite

here is another. Make a layer between gift and hand and paint with soft brush the shadow adjust opacity. Make another layer on top of the shadow layer and with a sharper brush paint on the darker secondary shadow nearer the edge of the box
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