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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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:iconeuphyros:
Euphyros 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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:iconrandom0089:
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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:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Mar 28, 2014   Digital Artist
well sort of, you can just look at some tutorials after, or basic drawing books? honestly just observation and practice will take you very far. Try looking for very white or light color things in your house and turning off the lights in a room, then using a lamp to light one side and  draw it :O
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:iconrandom0089:
yep
thank you for answer :)
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:iconsearleit:
Another enlightening tut of yours :) (word play not intended)
But anyway it's funny how the "oh so big and fabulous"
drawing books give us instructions about the topic that really don't
convey anything. But I find your explenation so accurate
and simple that it even got throu my thick skull and that means something xD
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:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Mar 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks again like I said, sorry for being so late It means a lot that i delivered a new method for those who need it! 
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:iconsearleit:
Yes, it means a lot to me
as well :)) Thank you again :)
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:iconcoldheartedcupid:
ColdHeartedCupid Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And then there's me, who just uses flat color XD Awesome tutorial, it makes me a bit more hopeful that I will one day be able to shade correctly ^__^
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:iconshattered-earth:
Shattered-Earth Feb 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Flat color is cool too, but at least when you try now you'll be on the right track!
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:iconcoldheartedcupid:
ColdHeartedCupid Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks ^__^
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