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Greece Buildings by Flyinfrogg Greece Buildings by Flyinfrogg
An assignment from my illustration class.
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Tsulalaa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hello!
I am also recreating a building for my illustration class.
I was wondering if you could tell me how you got the gradients that meet in corners to blend so well. Would you mind giving me a few tips?
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Flyinfrogg Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
For the corners I narrowed the gradient bands together (3 of them: 1 the light green color, 1 the dark green color, then 1 the light green color again). The easiest way to create a building using Illustrator is to use the pen tool to basically trace over the building's every surface into shapes. Take out details to simplify the image. For greenery I created circles and then used the Roughen Filter to make them more natural. Use gradients for as many shadows as you can, but a lot of times you won't be able to ie. the shadow for the potted plants on the wall and the other shrubbery, or the shadow on the wall behind the table on the second floor (that was a tricky one). The fencing is just simple lines and circles repeated. If you have a building with a lot of fixtures of the same color change the colors so there's less confusion as you go.

Hope this helps! Send me a link to your finished piece, I'd love to see it!
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Tsulalaa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That was extremely helpful!
I'll remember those tips next time I do this.
Here's a link to my final!
I got an A >w<
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Flyinfrogg Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very good job! Glad you got an A!
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Tsulalaa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ty~
the gradient tips were very helpful!
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Shazwald Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student Interface Designer
wow, great work! And its in my favourtie color!
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Flyinfrogg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Shazwald Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student Interface Designer
you're welcome!
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shecro Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
the colors and lighting are simply great! (:
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Flyinfrogg Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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