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I'm having a spot of trouble with the chocolate rabbit in this image. I've been trying to make it look cheap and waxy, but I can't seem to get it right. :/ Any suggestions?
I've been using reference, but I'm having a hard time grasping how to render the waxy chocolateness.
Background: The assignment was to parody a famous piece of art. I chose the Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael.
This image really makes me smile, and is quite creative.
The bunnies eye looks good, and it is obvious that it is a chocolate rabbit, but the edges seem rather soft. I also feel that you could push the contrast a bit more, as right now it's looking rather flat. I think once you add some darker tones, the contrast should pop a bit more and he'll look more waxy/plastic like. Right now he looks soft and diffused.
I like it, it amused me too. I would pay more attention to the rest of the painting, especially the woman. The more realistic she looks the more artificial and chocolaty the rabbit will. Even out her skin which looks a bit pointilist at the moment, and put some finer detail in her features and hair. I like the Raphael-esque feel and you want to retain that old painting look if you can, so I wouldn't go hyper-realist, by the same token. It's coming on really well, and the bunny's head and ear are especially convincing.
i really enjoy it, very thoughtful. I would suggest exactly what both these guys said, is the picture this grainy? if it suppose to be it looks great, but there seems to be odd white spots, not really noticeable but it gives this older look. Focus more on darks, but its just a suggestion, im a pretty terrible artist compared to you, but i hope this helps =D
This picture is HILARIOUS! (That is chocolate around the Madonna's mouth, right?)
Regarding texture: Chocolate in bunny form (or any other form) tends to catch a brighter and more defined specular highlight that what you've got now. As always, some photo reference can be helpful: