This was for exercise three. >.> I'm bad and didn't actually color in order....
3: Easy enough, I had a looksee at the link from briggsy@ashtons. Still trying to figure out this light source 3 dimensionality concept. >.>; Never been my strong suit, lol.
4: Getting a little better at it, this time I wanted to go for something a bit duller.
5: I actually saved this one for third to last, but ooohhh well. I was pretty excited to do this one. I had already guessed at what it may end up being, and then took a peek at the answers and saw I was right so yaaay. I'm obsessed with ridiculous reflections, so I positioned this one specifically there so it could get as many colors in as possible. It was frustrating trying to get a proper shadow in there, and at times the part facing the light was too soft and it was also frustrating trying to make it better. In the end I think I did well. I took a guess at the shadow and thought it would look best if the orange seeped in there as well- is that right? The little bottom right smudge is supposed to be reflected the black sphere.... I'm not sure how to do it without it looking that odd.
6: I pulled out a bowling ball, great recommendation!
7: I wanted to try something dull again, like maybe clay. >.> I was also starting to wonder about whether or not the shadows I am/was applying were misplaced. Again, not my strong suit- help?
8: I think I did this one fourth. xD I was attempting to make it look like worn metal...of some sort. >.> Since it was before I did the mirror one, I didn't yet have the idea that it should reflect the other spheres.
9: I was excited to do this one as well! It said sky blue, so I decided to make it look as if a little sky was painting onto it and have it lay in the grass- like a cute marble. >.> It is reflecting the color of the grass in its shadow, and the grass is reflecting the color of the marble in its highlights. Is that how it goes?