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Volta.
February 15th, 2007, 09:36 PM
Hi guys! I just want to post this to see what you guys think of my shading method. Basically, I just paint a darker shade of a color on top of the original color and blend the edges. The outlines are masked on a separate layer. So what do you guys think? Any other techniques I should know about? ^_^;

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3605/shadingtest2os6.png
btw, if youre wondering what theyre doing, theyre posing for a picture!^_^

C.J.
February 16th, 2007, 08:29 AM
Those are awesome! Absolutely love the shading!

Volta.
February 16th, 2007, 12:55 PM
Hey thx for the comment! I wanted to see what people thought cause I still thought something was missing! :/ Maybe its just me...

Patrick Bateman
February 16th, 2007, 04:59 PM
Uh, it's pretty good shading. In fact it's fine, but if you want to completely and totally nitpicky, the shadow from the wings should probably be slightly more angled,if that makes any sense, cause at the moment they're giving shadows as if the light was directly from above rather than above and to the side like the rest of the creatures suggest where the light is coming from. Of course the shading looks perfectly fine as is and no one would ever complain, but yeah, since you asked for a critique. :< Then again making it more realistic might make the picture less aesthetically pleasing so I don't know. I wrote too many words.

Live in Color
February 16th, 2007, 05:48 PM
Hey thx for the comment! I wanted to see what people thought cause I still thought something was missing! :/ Maybe its just me...

Isn't Latios supposed to have legs/arms?

Other than that, I think the shading and everything looks awesome. You have a talent. :P

Volta.
February 16th, 2007, 08:45 PM
@Steampunk: Hmm, I see what youre getting at! Wow good eye ^_^

@Blazed: Of course he has legs and arms! His arms are folded in (the little blue ovaly things) and his legs--like Latias's--are those little spiky things on the back! :3

Live in Color
February 16th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Ohh... sorry I never knew his arms folded into the little blue ovally things. Sorry :P

It looks awesome then. =3

QT Plusle
February 25th, 2007, 04:39 AM
Wow! Awesome, they look so proffesional! I love the eyes, so kawaii! *Squee~!

The shading makes them look so much better! ^^ Well done! ^^

Horrorshow
February 25th, 2007, 07:54 AM
Those actually look pretty well done. :]

The only thing I'd like to point out is that they look kinda flat.
Try using more than just one tone to shade with next time! :3

Volta.
February 25th, 2007, 08:54 AM
thx for the comments!

Yeah, thats what I was thinking. Im trying to achieve at least Sugimori-style shading, if not his overall style. and I think that is one issue. He uses at least 4 different tones for shading I think..