Featured Studio - 13/6/16
Thanks to the Scratch team and anyone who suggested it.
What is Blockshading?:
Blockshading is a kind of art. The subject in the blockshading is made up of coloured reshaped ellipses. The ellipses are arranged in a way that shade the subject.
A blockshade doesn't have to be made in vector mode (it's easier but not necessary), and does not include any lines. Not all blockshades are done over a picture.
Want to learn how to blockshade?https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/2961560/projects/
Tips from managers:
"Make sure to ZOOM IN as much as you need to when you blockshade. It's really hard to do when you can't get right up close to the photo"
"When you are shading in areas, when you are picking the overall color, try to pick either the LIGHTEST COLOR in that area, or the DARKEST COLOR in that area. It will make your overall work look more coordinated :D"
Um well, try ZOOMING IN when blockshading. Make sure to use the eyedropper tool too. Smooth the ellipses out. And try to make it look close to the ref pic so well I'm horrible at giving advice so lelelele.
"Pick a starting point. Make it the top, bottom or the eyes. This way, your work is more organised.
Use layers to go over certain parts to add more depth. You don't always have to start off with a bigger picture because in the end, you can group everything and make it bigger."
"Try to do vector mode. Bitmap is my enemy in blockshading. uhh i'm the worst at giving advice, so now i will type bah a couple times. bahbahbahbahbahbahbah. I'm so weird."
"I prefer using Scratch vector for blockshading. You can use bitmap or some other art programs that I've discovered but it will be harder because bitmap or other programs I've discovered are mostly rough. Oh and vector is smooth which is perfect because it provides smooth shading and many more! I'm not really good at giving at tips but this is the best tip I can give to you all!"
" I don't do much blockshading, but I can tell you this:
-Zoom in as much as you can
-Try to add every little detail
-Don't give up! It might take a while but you can do it!
"Try using a more ᴅᴇᴛᴀɪʟᴇᴅ photo to start with when blockshading. That may seem weird but you l̲o̲s̲e̲ detail when you blockshade"
"Don't give up on your blockshade! It takes time, and a lot of effort. And sometimes it gets a bit boring. But once you finish, it's a big relief, trust me."
"Blockshade doesn't consist of 'layers' of ellipses so make sure to position them well. Additionally, be consistent with you colours and always keep in mind that the colours of your ellipses should not contrasting with those around it (if working on the same part), blockshade requires a smooth transition of colours (done by choosing different shades of the same colour) in order to make it look realistic."
"When arranging the 'patches' of your blockshade, try to orient them so that they 'follow' the shape or contours of the original image. This will help give your blockshade a more realistic 3D feel."
Blockshade vs Polyart
Blockshading is a piece of art made up of shapes, mainly ellipses.
Polyart is a piece of art made up of just triangles (mainly) and polygons.
i.e. All polyart is blockshade, but not all blockshade is polyart.
Curating : Closed
Managing : Closed
Curators are expected to add projects and/or create some blockshade art, but it is not required. You could always curate just to show support!
Message to curators/managers :
Please ensure that every project you add is ACTUALLY a blockshade. Check the project before adding!