Anonymous asked: Do you have any tips for shading? It's really difficult for me... >.<
The only way to get better, is to keep practicing it. I never use to shade, and I’m still learning. With my art, I do simple stuff and I follow basic steps that apply well for me.
Why not try this:
Before you do any shading, figure out where your light source is. Basic knowledge when shading.
Here, we have the light source above and in front. ABOVE an IN FRONT. So you gotta think how the shadows would go. He’d be pretty well lit.
Remember, the nose isn’t flat, that’s going to create a shadow on his face, unless it’s right in front of him and not from the side like it is.
So how would it be from the back?
He’d be more shadow than light.
Another tip for shadows:
Some people might draw shadows on after colour the flat colour, but if you know there is going to be a lot of shadow, much more than lit up skin, try this way:
Colour with your shadow colours, and fill in the light instead.
I filled it in with light this time, instead of filling in shadow.
But really, you just gotta take a big leap and adventure with it. That’s how I got to where I am and I still have far to go.
And also try shading with different colours. In these pictures I shaded the skin and clothes with pink set to multiple, and the hair with purple on multiple.
Digital posing tools for iPhone and Android
Have you heard of two iPhone apps called “Pose Tool” and “Handy” ?
Pose Tool lets you pose a male or female figure, light it, see muscle groups, change body types, and position your camera. It’s good on the fly app for anyone who wants to pose their reference or change perspective.
Handy is a library of high quality hands and has faces, male and female. This is great for complicated hand positions and also has a pretty robust lighting system. I just thought I’d let you all know.
Start with a basic outline of what you want to draw and fill it with basic colors to start with.
Next, replace the black outline with a darker outline with colors similar to the basic colors you already chose. Feel free to add some minor details.
Continue adding details to give a sense of dimension.
Finally add the finishing touches, shading and what not, work over it until the illusion is given that it is not just a flat object, but has weight and depth.
Anonymous asked: Do you happen to have any tutorials on painting ambient lighting?