I'm still totally addicted to Gems. Here's a piece that I hope to shade and complete while on holiday during the next week, so it's work in progress:
Update Dec. 7, 2015: Holiday shmoliday. What a fiasco, got horribly sick with the flu and the vacation went down the drain.
Anyway, only today I felt well enough to shade this piece:
Base shading was done with gray copic markers. Crevices and corners darkened with 2H pencil -- no blending stump, just hatching.
Gems created using techniques described in my ebook 3DTangle: Shading Smooth Gems, using markers, colored pencils and white pen pen.
I wanted to really separate each one of the bezels, so that they could were a little bit more understandable than in the original line art. The secret to it is to separate with large portions of dark shading between them. I think I was successful.
Copyright 2015 Eni Oken