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Shading Tutorial by Ehetere Shading Tutorial by Ehetere

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Its finally here! For all of you (66 of you :O) who wanted a tutorial on how I shade, here it is! If you have any specific questions that weren't answered here, I'd be happy to help and I will add them to a FAQ section at the bottom of the artist's comments to help others :D

Horse featured here is Isra' Mona, my little Arabian mare. Here is the finished pic of her: [link]



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Q. What colour are you using to highlight with? Is it solid white switched on some kind of screen/dodge layer mode, or did you just pick a lighter tone from your base colour?
A. For this I just used a lighter colour than the base shadow layer, and nothing else.
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bunnandcott Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Digital Artist
oh gosh. :la: i only discovered this minutes ago and already tried it out on a piece. it's so helpful! i always found it easier to put down the highlights, but i never came up with the idea to just start with a very dark base and put lighter colors on top of that. :dummy: life just got so much easier! thank you for sharing! i hope to finish my current piece this way. :huggle: :heart:
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Ehetere Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to be of service :)
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TheDott Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when you say water tool do you mean the blur tool or the water color tool?
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TheDott Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I have another question, for the base shadow layer, does the color of the shadow layer change depending on the color of the horse?
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Ehetere Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you were using this method, yes.
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TheDott Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ok gotcha :)
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TheDott Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quick question, sorry its a tad bit off topic, first off do you use sai for your line arts? If so what tool do you use to make such straight lines, and how do you draw your manes and tail in the line art?
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Ehetere Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is really old, but I've always done my linearts in SAI (I do pretty much everything in SAI, I feel the quality it produces is better than other drawing programs). I tend to use really large canvases for linearts which smooths out any bumps, but you can also use the curve tool on a vector layer. 
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TheDott Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh ok, that makes sense :). thanks
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AcuraAquatosPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you :D <3
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