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[Tutorial] How I shade -instructions below- by Zerovot [Tutorial] How I shade -instructions below- by Zerovot
Just a stupid silly tutorial on how I shade incase anyone was wondering XD;

NOTE: I use Sketchbook Pro. So im not sure how effective this will be on other programs XD;

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:bulletgreen:1- Pick your colours. I usually have a "pallet" layer for all my colours so they are all in one spot ^^ Saves time and I don't have to go back and forth to a reference :3 I also leave the pallet layer on the very top. Always.

Colours I pick include:
-Base colour
-Shade 1 (a bit darker)
-Shade 2 (even more darker)
-Shade 3 (outline colour for subject)
-Shade 4 (highlight)


:bulletgreen:2- next, make a new layer, draw your subject using your outline colour you have picked.

:bulletgreen:3- On a layer under you're outline layer, colour in your object using your base colour.

:bulletgreen:4- Pick where your light source is coming from. This is important s it gives your shading a more realistic feel.

:bulletgreen:5- On a new layer above your base colour layer, start shading your subject with your shade 2. I use an airbrush tool for this.

:bulletgreen:6- on the same layer, with the airbrush tool, shade with shade 3.

:bulletgreen:7- With a blur tool, roughly blur the colours together. DO NOT merge your shading and base colours together YET!

:bulletgreen:8- After you have blurred your shading, pick your highlight colour and with the airbrush, highlight key points where the light source hits.

:bulletgreen:9- Once you're shading layer is the way you want it, erase the sections you don't desire. Then merge you're shading and base colour layer together. I then add with a white pencil. some highlights for an even further 3D and real look ^^ I then merge all together and add background.

HOPE THIS HELPS :D

-Zero
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The-Dark-Reaper Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Muchas Gracias XD thats awesome and should end up helping me in the near future
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Zerovot Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome ^^
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:iconthe-dark-reaper:
The-Dark-Reaper Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yup
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:iconkenshikun121:
Oh this could be useful, thank you for the small tutorial. :meow:
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Zerovot Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
np ^^
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