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The BASICS : Light + Shadow by Shattered-Earth The BASICS : Light + Shadow by Shattered-Earth
If you like this tutorial or do not like it, please take some time to tell me why so I will know how to make any future tutorials! Thanks :D:heart: And thank you for all your favs, it makes me happy that anyone could find any help from this at all, I am so sorry I cannot visit all your pages and say thanks personally as it's become far too much work for this deviation ATM. Please know i still truly appreciate all the support! :heart:

Here is my attempt at explaining how to shade things :O

Again inspired by lots of art I see where the same mistakes are being made a lot by many many artists. Most tutorials I see are about how to shade in a certain "style" or how things look like if they are shaded like. Like, here's a cube, shaded! UNDERSTAND?

Of course not @_@, it takes lots of practice to understand things like that, not a simple tutorial. So my goal with this was to equip beginners with the concepts needed to examine how things are shaded and WHY things are shaded. With this, i hope people can begin to practice on their own and work their brains on shading and 3D forms, and apply it to their own art :O.

Check out the other BASIC Basics:


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THE ONLY TUTORIAL ON COLORING I RECOMMEND AT THE MOMENT AFTER YOU'VE MASTERED THESE BASICS IS THIS ONE: [link]



It is FANTASTIC, but i realize it is of little use if you do not understand the very FUNDAMENTALS of lighting and shadow, so once you get it, please check that one out it's AMAZING
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air482 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
awesome tutorial thank you )
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angelfabeth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I tend to just shade on every slanted surface I find if I'm not leaving out shading in the first place :P This was really useful, thanks!
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xxice-maidenxx Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm guilty of doing the soft shading. XD
This helped me a lot! Thanks! 
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SarahArsalan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so helpful, I have to say I was lucky to find this because I was guilty of doing all three types of wrong shading which you mentioned. I never knew how it was a big mistake, but now I'll improve my shading skills thanks to you ^^
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iLantiis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a B and so needed this :3
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Allicient Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your tutorials they're amusing and informative. I see my mistakes in my drawings, I have a lot to learn :)
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks! Learning how to improve yourself is the most important step :)
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Euphyros Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was smiling all the time because I was guilty on doing the soft-shading part. Haha. This is actually VERY helpful. Thank you.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Digital Artist
XD thanks!
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random0089 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
well is that all i need to learn how to shade and a lot of practice ? :(
can name some book for me ? :( tht i can learn shading from ? :(

* sorry for bad english TT.TT
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