I'm back...on the lonely net. -_- (yes, weird but true!) Hee hee! Well, I don't feel quite as lonely with it today.
Thanks for your advice thus far! I have so much trouble with blending too much and how big a brush to use. I'll attempt to fix my blending, but man, it's so hard! As for making an even reflection, what happens if some of the shadow also sort of "reflects" on the sphere? That's what threw me off about reflecting it.
I wanted you to know that I mixed up "link" with "image location" as far as that broken link. I saw your part fine enough. But you also mentioned someone else who was talking about spheres, and I couldn't see that person's image:
(I just mention it cuz I wanted to compare both sets of notes and images. Looks like a very helpful read).
Anyhoo, upon finishing exams for the week, here's my next try!
Okay...it's wobbly still (I sketch wobbly circles. ), but I think it's a little better than the last one. Just a little! I did try lessening blends, but when I felt like I couldn't do that, I just tried using larger brushes than what I'm used to.
As for the creepy shadow, I suppose it doesn't have to be THAT pink, but sphere shadow is a tough one!! I so want to learn more about cast shadows!
Again I was close!! And once again, I did try to calm it down with my blending! Per your advice on the saturation and colour change, Apathy, I tried a more subtle saturation using reds. I'm afraid I have this terrible habit of always needing to go over my efforts about 20 times. Hmph. But, practice!! Yay!