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Ice tutorial by Azot2014 Ice tutorial by Azot2014
Hello friendz. I`m too busy at big interesting project, so I can make only little tutorials for you and me :)

If I have any English mistakes, plz, tell me about that :)

My last work ----->

Fire tutorial ------->
Ice tutorial #1 ------->
Ice tutorial #2 -------->

I use this reference [link] by :iconenchantedgal-stock:

Have a nice day! :)
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:iconsoulsapling:
:) With the style you are going for, this is very good. I really like it! your style is original and result realistic yet otherworldly. It allows us to go beyond realism and really believe it!

If you wanted to give a more specific feel I suggest shading with other colours. try to add a reflection of green, purple, orange, sapphire and shadow and highlight in a similar way. This will make more sense of an environment, make the area have emotion as well as detail.

Add bloom. on those REALLY INTENSE areas of light (almost pure white) make the light go beyond the object. a little like it is glowing because it may as well be.

Transparency of the cubes are another thing you can experiment with.

The melted water also has life. make it flow like it does.

show objects directly reflected in the cubes/crystals. REFLECTIONS everywhere! in a frozen world it is like being in a hall of mirrors. Each ice crystal has its own personality and will reflect your image back using its personality. Make each crystal unique. Imagine it growing.

And finally try to give the world a story. even if it is short and only one sentence. if it believable to you it will mean more to us.

Take what advice you agree with and disregard what you want. This is your work and I want to keep it that way.

You are a talented artist and what ever you choose will be the essence of your vision.

Sorry if I used any hard to understand words or sentences. Contact me if you are confused or just want a chat. :)

happy Arting :)
~Sapling
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:iconatochan:
I love that there's a tutorial on ice to begin with! It's such a complex object to reflect in visual art, whether it be traditional or digital, and to have some guidance in the process of trying to complete such a feat is amazing.

I like how there's emphasis on BOTH highlights and shadows, as many people have a tendency to forget about the shadows when working with objects where the light catches our eye more than anything else.

I also like the gradient technique. It gives an extra depth in perspective, which encourages the artist to practice with perspective as well.

In the lineart section, I like how the artist is encouraged to "make interesting compositions with forms and lines". It forces the artist to think for themselves, which is something that not a lot of tutorials do these days, so I'm happy to see this.

My one critique for this work would be that it could use a bit more explaining. Rather than just say where the light source is, don't make too many details, etc. etc., give a tutorial on HOW ice captures light and HOW the shadows are formed within something that is supposedly translucent.

However, on the flip side, this could be considered an advanced tutorial, where we can assume that the artist viewing this tutorial already has background knowledge on intermediate level art techniques.


All in all, well done!
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:iconlauraypablo:
lauraypablo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!!!! really cool tutorial!!!!:heart:
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:iconquietpeople:
quietpeople Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
It's about 39 degrees where I am - it's so hot! Looking at this super realistic ice makes me feel cooler though.  Thanks for posting it. Can't wait to try it and your other ice tutorial out.
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:iconmonkeyflowers:
monkeyflowers Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Sweet. I mean, COOL!
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:iconbethliddle:
BethLiddle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Hiya :D   This was a really sweet tut and helped me make this bethliddle.deviantart.com/art/…

thanks for sharing, man! 
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dudgus2429 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
awesome!
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:iconstasiasan:
stasiasan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Thank you for the tut! It definetly helped me with Ice-Drawing! (Used your tut for this: stasiasan.deviantart.com/art/I…
I also like your other tuts, so keep up the great work! ;)
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D

I can use this info for some cool materials on a game level in the project I'm helping with! :)
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:iconmissapiphany:
MissApiphany Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dude this is so amazing I think I'm gonna cry a little <3
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:iconueki2013:
Ueki2013 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconshining-eyesplz: Awesome
Thank you :XD:
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:iconbc-paws:
BC-paws Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa!!! Thank you so much!!
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:iconblubaibi33:
Blubaibi33 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Whoa! this is so badass! thank you :D now i can do some serious icy weapons :3
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:icon1510-december:
1510-december Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing :) :D
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:iconkeldain:
Keldain Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Nice job! Thanks for sharing! :)
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:iconkari5:
kari5 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
i have pse8 how i can this is
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:iconladyalexialasthope:
LadyAlexiaLastHope Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very Helpful!
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:iconmmemento:
mmemento Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How did you make it so the gradient will only go on the drawing and not the area around it?
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:iconazot2014:
Azot2014 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lock transparent pixels in the layers window
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:iconmmemento:
mmemento Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconalbinoski1989:
albinoski1989 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
[link] I came out something like this :/
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:iconazot2014:
Azot2014 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome effect you have made!
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:iconalbinoski1989:
albinoski1989 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
thanks. Currently draws your peppers. As I finish this show.
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:iconazureith:
Azureith Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Artist
really cool! :D
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:iconadenah:
adenah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorials are very helpful, thank you for sharing, maybe I will finally learn how to paint ice.... :iconotlplz:
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:iconragunab:
Ragunab Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Ohh myyy~~~great! just awesome!
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:iconhelenaoriana:
helenaoriana Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
*_*
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:iconacuraaquatosphoenix:
AcuraAquatosPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love your style....so shiny <3
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:iconxthefantome:
xTheFantome Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist
I think I'll test it one day ^^
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:iconzedna7:
Zedna7 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is perfect ;] nice tut
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:iconfeliciafel:
feliciafel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. just wow. this is beautiful and wonderful, plus you made it easy to understand. great job!
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:iconkibapuppypaws:
KibaPuppyPaws Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for making this. It's helping a lot with one of my pieces for art :D
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quentinlars Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
english critique: your english is good.

I would suggest for section 5 .. you could say "use your feelings" or "get a feel for this/it" or "put your feelings into it" (options) also... - "you make beauty on this stage" - a couple options depending on what you want to express and how you want to express it.... "beauty is created at this stage" or "you create beauty at this stage" or -"on this level"

section 6
it looks more volume, realistic and beauty with reflection

"it has more volume, realism and beauty with reflection" or "reflection adds more volume, realism and beauty" or even "enhance volume, realism and beauty by adding reflections"

either way, just some ideas... your tutorials are great... I agree with Atochan about giving a few more details on "how to" which is the heart and soul of a tutorial. keep up the awesome work!!!
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:iconazot2014:
Azot2014 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for your corrections! I need person who know English grammar very professional.

Can you help me with another tutorial? To write my tips more interesting.

here you can see fire tutorial [link]

THanks a lot! )
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:iconquentinlars:
quentinlars Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sure! I'd be happy to
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Pheonixflame18 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Really helpful!
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks for this one as well :)
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:iconxamgnuel:
XamgnueL Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
amazingly real :)
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:iconmadex103:
Madex103 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Photographer
beautiful! :D
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ejardkethot Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student
wow
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:iconthestralwizard:
ThestralWizard Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting, but how do you create the reflections?
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:iconazot2014:
Azot2014 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you can read here [link]
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:iconalphabethater:
alphabethater Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
useful
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:iconlizusui:
LizUsui Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
woah, I will try this!!! is awesome!!
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:iconhalfmoonearth-quake:
HalfMoonEarth-quake Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this! might be useful for my new manga!
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:iconazot2014:
Azot2014 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
link plz ) I want to see that :)

thanx!
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:iconhalfmoonearth-quake:
HalfMoonEarth-quake Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! I'll mail you when I've done it! Things like this really help me (because I'm crappy *sweat*)
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LilRuiRui Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist
wow thanks !
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lnfinityArts Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Wow. Great tuts.
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:iconmannjyu:
mannjyu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
ooh~ those ice look so perfect for a hot day
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:iconlurocha:
LuRocha Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Very good thank u
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:iconmanikai:
manikai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial, and it's so pretty=)
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