Hello everybody, I hope that you are all in good form! Here we are finally for a new tutorial. Today we are going to design some realistic transparent spheres that we will personalize at the end of the video! It will be rapid simple method, contrary to the one that I proposed previously It is two years ago as of today Here I use: a page of grey smooth “Clairefontaine” drawing paper, found in most book/art shops I use a dark grey, you will see why 1st step: I trace a circle, you can do it free hand or with the aid of a round object Do not feel bad using objects to make basic forms, it saves time and simplifies life! 2nd step: choose which side the light is coming in from. For this demonstration, it comes from the right Thank you little arrow Take a white crayon, the light comes from here. Now, I mark in the light source reflected in my ball A light bulb for example, this light will pass through the ball and it will touch the ground in a curving effect. So I lighten the side opposite to the light source and of course, this light is projected on to the ground It is actually this light on the ground that is going to lighten this part of the ball, bottom left. In all creative design, we can be confronted with round surfaces. Like this sphere, we can see metallic, plastic and rocky surfaces. In all cases, the light will touch the material and be reflected with more or less intensity. It will all depend upon the texture and the form. I am using a white crayon by “Stabilo” We said that that the source of light is a light bulb. We can change that, no problem Now it will be a window. So, I modify it’s shape. The window will reflect a deformed light on the sphere. It would have been reflected correctly on a plate of glass for example. But there, like this it makes a sort of mirror in the sphere. It deforms completely the sides of the window. Here we have the perspective plus the deformation. When I was younger I asked myself what one could do with white crayons that we find sometimes in….. …you know, the packets of school crayons. Finally I discovered what they could be used for. 3rd step! It is going quickly. I take the original HB crayon that I used to make the sphere. and I lightly colour the interieur contour of the sphere. 4th step: Spreading out Spread it all out. The butter, the jam. But in particular, the pastel! Because dry pastel spreads well. And I used a paper stump to give a softer finish oh…smooth! It is purely the combination of smooth paper with a dry crayon. Now we can see the effect of the curve in our ball. It is round, therefore our reflection must be rounded and not rectangular like the window. The light will pass through and come out rounded. It will take the shape of the ball. We must spread out the crayon well and we add a bit of crayon if necessary and we try to keep the design clean. Now, this stage consists of creating the spherical shade of our ball. The light passes through but the border create an obstacle to this light. It ricochets. It must also be repeated as a shadow. A few strokes of the crayon and spreading. We can add some round lines in the sphere or amplify the shadow with a darker crayon. I put the finishing touch on with a little bit of white paint on the most intense reflections. Ok done, the sphere is ready! Well, we can amuse ourselves creating other bigger or smaller spheres. The procedure stays the same. You must just think about reducing the reflection in line with the size of the sphere. But if we had made a glass cylinder, the interieur reflection would have been different. Certainly much finer, but also much larger vertically. Now, I am going to amuse myself by putting some little figures in the middle. and use this occasion to tell you about two things. Quickly, like that! Well, two weeks ago I went to VideoCity for the first time. As a tourist. Frankly I really enjoyed meeting some of you there, And been able to talk to you. It was really cool and you have been awesome! And some of you brought your designs with you, So it was great to share these together. I will talk about this in my next video, but why not now! The 13th May, I will do a little session dedicated to “Culture” of Carcassone. I will tell you again with all the info but here it is, the famous book that I published three weeks ago. By the way, little note, one of the tutorials resembles the technique that we have just used. So, for that video, I have proposed a basic tutorial. Very soon we will do more personalization, of manga, of people, of animals, and just a point for you, don’t hesitate to personalize your design, even if you are trying a reproduction And actually, to try to understand… when you reproduce anything try to see why you do this and not that! Why is the shadow here, why at shoulder level and in this shape, etc. It is good to take your time to understand a little bit the shape and the way that a design in constructed. Create, design, amuse yourself! I thank you and say quickly and most importantly that your crayons should stay free, like ART!