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Shading color tips by griffsnuff Shading color tips by griffsnuff
Just some tips on shading ^^
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Featheryhorse Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
does this apply to black characters?
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
A black objecgt is never 100 % solid black unless its some crazy nonreflective substance, but you can barely find that in real nature xD so yes ofcourse it applies to black. Go look at your black clothing in different lights and you can see it for yourself :3
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Featheryhorse Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
so you make black dark grey
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
xD no, go study what black looks like in different lights, its not dark grey, dark grey is dark grey
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Featheryhorse Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
you make it shiny?????
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
yessssssssssssssssssss black has colors depending on the light shining onit.
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Featheryhorse Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
ok
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Creepypastapon13s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
red is a good colour theme
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Ken-the-Eagle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very usful information.
Thank you
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KibbaSan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Artist
I love you.. Thanks, I've needed tips in cartoon shading for ages.
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Koiiiii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You need make one in sai u n u
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Kaiwukki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Dat HAve tho.
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Nicolelelers21 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hey there! i really like your tutorials! can you make a tutorial on how you make your own style of pets?
in this gallery of yours:
it means, a tutorial of their anatomy! :) i would like to learn on how to draw them :meow:
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Its not a good way to learn anatomy off of other artists since you also learn their mistakes, study real animals and simplify them from there
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Count-KraumBurger1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I followed your advice and made a shading experiment;

count-kraumburger1.deviantart.…

Leave a comment on the page for your critique (It'll make it more popular there if you don't mind ;))
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you choose the colour of the shadows according to the background, or do you just choose a random colour that compliments the object's colours? 
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Both :3
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, coolies. :3

Thanks!
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JADESLICEWOOD Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
it also helps to put the shading layer on multiply, right? because that's what I do all the time ;w;
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TwistOkishy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for spamming your gallery with favs dude, but Im trying to get better at painting and your tutorials are just awesomesauce.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
:D glad you like them!
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CheezyedPoof Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Same! I'm faving all your great tutorials, so that way I can learn all the really good drawing techniques I love.
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REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've never looked at shading like this before.~
Great tutorial, it really helps. Simple to follow, too.~ :D
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RawrDoggehLuv Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What program do you use? this is awesome!
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
It says in the top of the tutorial x3
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RawrDoggehLuv Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lolz x3 i'm so ... i need glasses xD
wait, i HAVE glasses!
*facepalm*
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Silvaina Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For just a basic shadow, how transparent do you put your shadows layer?
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
xD Ipaint the shadows on the character, I dont use shadow layers on flash art. I choose the shadow colors myself just the way I choose the colors of the markings :3
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Silvaina Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, okay. That makes sense. o3o
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Aj-sama Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Thank you! This is great! :D
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Comickit Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist
i never would have thought of that o.o thanks i will use this method!
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Nemretsew Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you use for drawing?
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
It says at the top of the tutorial :3
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ArtByDani Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! I always see things in 3D aswell, very good tip!
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HungryHallow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you compensate for multiple light sources?
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
do the same on the other side :3 I usually use two colored lightsources, one warm and one cold. An good example for two light sources is to look at photos, this forexample [link]

The warm is the light that is dominant in this picture, while the cold white light is submissive and it doesnt light much of his face, just a tad so you get to see the contrast.
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HungryHallow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's actually really helpful, thank you!
I would like to take this opportunity to say just how much I enjoy your artwork and I hope to see more amazing things in the future!
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Pencil3 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcannotevenplz:

I can't shade if my life depends on it. ;___;
For some reason, my mind wont wrap around where shading lays even with a light source.
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My5tic-Lali Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for making this!
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carpetsharkfreak Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is so helpful! little tutorials like this make all the difference to me, thanks griff :aww:
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aqua9870 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Hey! I have a question! How do you know where exactly to shade? Because my main problem is, is figuring out which features of an animal/creature are like raised so they hit the sun more? If that makes any sense? xD
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
This is mostly practice ^^ some things are hard depending on what angle it is in were the light hits, but try to practice by pointing some light at a detailed object and draw it, you need to think 3D when adding shadow and such, and it is difficult sometimes, I have a lot to learn still aswell ^^
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aqua9870 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you <3
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Plakadak Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Whenever I colour pics with colours like pink, they end up looking strange because the colour I picked doesn't look right. Any tips on colour picking?
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
you just need to pick til you feel it looks right xD thats what I do
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FjoreCat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Snuffs, do you set your shading layers to multiply or leave them on normal?
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
They are made on the same layer when I use flash x3 I just change the colors myself part by partdarkening them they way I feel looks good. so no blendingmode or layers used
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aeolle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What brush do you use in Photoshop? I mean, I use the brush tool set on the hard layer, but the edges are always still a bit fuzzy. Your lines are sharp, though.
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
This was drawn in flash x3
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aeolle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh I see, I'm always curious what people mean by flash. Could you explain to some to me? Because I know I have Adobe Flash Player on my computer, not sure what version everyone speaks of. Haha.
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