Shading Suggestions?

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Vegeluxia
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Shading Suggestions?

#1 Post by Vegeluxia » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:08 pm

Hello! I’m wondering if anyone would mind suggesting better ways I could go about shading on the hair of this character. I’ve done it three different ways so far but I’m not 100% pleased with any of them. I’m thinking the last one might be alright if I blended in that highlight better…

And her face is by no means finished. I still have to blend the shading and fix one of her eyes... and some other things. :'D
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Re: Shading Suggestions?

#2 Post by Deji » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:11 pm

I personally think the one that looks best from your examples is the first one, because it's the simplest :) I'd change the highlight color, though, it seems a bit too gray.

The other examples need more polishing, and you're right about the highlight not being blended enough on the third example.

When I don't know how to shade something, or I want to try something different, I look at how the artists I like do their coloring. Every now and then, I grab pictures of them and try to color they way they color, to learn new things and improve my own work (: Maybe it could help you too if you tried something like that?
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Re: Shading Suggestions?

#3 Post by TsukiShima » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:21 am

To be honest, I got better at shading things with the method that was mention by Deji-senpai. I do like the 3rd shading, but I guess it also depends on the situation.

Maybe this can help, if you never saw it yet, but I still used it to improve as well. http://purplekecleon.deviantart.com/art ... -184642625

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