If you look in nature, the "designs" of insects have long legs are those with a walking speed. However, those who need more stability, by volume, need shorter legs and strong. As always, there are many options ... but I decided to follow the advice of nature.
Such a bold lighting technique you've got. It really makes the object stand out tremendously well. The colour just adds even more presence. Really really good job. I'm just curious to the brush lines you've got here and there, do you have to paint them in with a brush or are they a texture thing?
Working with a mixture of piceles and textures. I use the brush added texture in Photoshop and also inking in artrage. At other times also use different clones within Sketchbook. The color was done in Photoshop. There is no one way to do but a mixture of various forms of labor. To see the light use a 3D modeling and lighting reference.
Thanks! I appreciate the info. I've been testing a fill in Photoshop myself for black and white drawings, at certain light ranges I fill it with a lined texture. Has about 4 levels; black, a lined styled fill (dark), lined style (light), and then white. Kinda works but no where near as effective as yours is.
No problem I do not use the filling to add texture. What I do, is put inside the brush texture in Photoshop. This allows me to paint with a brush, and you see the striped pattern, only where I want. It is like drawing, and appears the scratch, into the line Not if I explain well ...