I’m afraid that I am leaving this reply to inform you that your thread will be closed today. While we greatly appreciate your use of our forums, I’m afraid that this particular thread doesn’t meet our posting guidelines so we’re going to bring the discussion to a halt.
We’ve made a few posts such as our helpful guidelines for this forum which you might find useful for your future forum postings. Thank you for your understanding!
I noticed that some "noise" was added to the shadow to give a crayon, pastel-like texture, but the shadow values are much lighter than the cel-shaded pieces in your gallery, and after the image is shrunk and jpg compression is added, that detail gets muddied with image artifacts.