~x666NiGhTmArE666x sent me a note asking me for help on lighting and shading. Since light logic isn't a topic that I can properly discuss without the aid of visual media, I figured I'd compile whatever came to mind in this format. This is by no means an in-depth tutorial on how to do things correctly, so please do not take it too seriously. I'm still learning a lot about these things myself, so chances are I've probably made some mistakes here and there.
These are just some of the basics I've picked up from experimentation, observation, and sitting in class. I haven't even touched some topics like different materials or colored lighting because I wanted to keep this short and sweet. I hope somebody will find this useful, though.
Wall-eyed shady face man was referenced from this picture: [link] ...even though it ended up looking nothing like David Tennant lol
Finally done the tutorial for fire featuring =wLadyB91's O.C Kyo. This took me longer than I thought it would as I kinda forgot how I did it If you have any questions or get confused, just ask and I'll try to answer and help the best I can I used photoshop CS3 and a bamboo tablet
The original picture is part of a calendar of 12 pictures that are done by different artist of the MLP community. This link directs you to the page for you to order the calendar. >>> [link] <<< There are dates included in it like conventions and the birthdays of the MLPFIM staff and more importantly, all proceeds will be used to fund the Derpy Hooves Animation Scholarship at CalArts so BUY IT!!
Other Tutorials: "How to simplify"
Downloadable copic palette of colors for photoshop
Alas, the long awaited fur tutorial is finished! It only took 5ever but I finally got it done. I don't really consider myself an expert on this subject but quite a few people have asked me to do this so I guess I must be doing something right! xD
I was originally going do a stylization tutorial next but I scrapped the idea cuz there's just waaay too much stuff I hafta go over for that one. ^^' So if I was to do a stylization tutorial I would probably break it off into different subjects haha
I decided to add a little twist to this and added how to stylize fur, cuz I wanna encourage people to find their own unique styles while understanding the basics of course. 8) I hope my poor writing skills make sense to you guys.
I'm not a really confident tutorial maker so if you see that I've said/did something wrong, something doesn't make sense to you, or if you have questions please let me know! C: I'm probably not going to make any more tutorials unless I get multiple requests on a specific subject people would like to see.
If you're interested in other tutorials by me, I also have another tutorial on shading fav.me/d4ot0sn but its kinda outdated since I've resorted to grayscale shading recently.
IN OTHER NEWS, I got a haircut today.
EDIT: sasfgdsh omg oh wow thanks for the DD guise!! ;w;
The body was really popular, so I did a tutorial all about how I save time when I do flats. This process used to take me ages, until a professor and colleague Jose (DC Comics) showed me a better way! Hope this helps.
Love you guys! ~Cybertoaster
Filter should work on any Version of Photoshop past CS.
Another tutorial, my first that actually deals with drawing skills. I tried to keep this very concise, more pictures than words, so there might not be as much information as should be. Hopefully its still helpful, and I'm always happy to clarify stuff, just let me know.
BTW, this tutorial is almost, but not quite, for beginners. It assumes some basic exposure to linear perspective, and is designed to help people get more comfortable with perspective, and find new and better ways to use it.
Edit: Wow, much thanks for the great positive response to this. If I had known this was going to see this much traffic, I would have checked my spelling more carefully. I was debating making a part two dealing with curved perspective; which I'll definitely try to get done in the next few weeks. Thanks for all your comments, apologies if I don't respond; you folks have flooded me.
Edit 2: Wow, a DD... now I REALLY wish I had checked my spelling and grammar. Thanks for the comments and faves, everyone; really glad to hear that this has been helpful. I've learned so much from all the great tutorials here on dA, so hopefully this pays some of that forward a little bit. And thank you to and for the nod; very appreciated.