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~:Kiki-kit's SHADING TUTORIAL:~ by kiki-kit ~:Kiki-kit's SHADING TUTORIAL:~ by kiki-kit
had this finished a long time ago
but... idk, i feel stupid about this :I idk why though

anyway, yeah
a shading tutorial c: with little Oliver eue

oh, and im sorry about any mistakes here xD

and at the bottom on how i explained cell shading, that's basically how i think of it compared to my normal cg shading
but of course, cell shading can be as simple or as complex as you make it c: there are some great cell shading techniques i've seen around

and then there's the part about the hair where i said "... if it's not hair then thats a different story." by that, i was actually referring to gumball/bubblegum, their 'hair' isn't hair xD

if this still confuses you, im sorry xD
its not everyday that i explain these kind of things lol

and i forgot to mention that these principles also aply to every object, like for example, trees, they're just cylinders with a lot of texture, or a building, that's just a giant rectangle... most of the time

i might do a part 2 later on casting shadows from external objects (like a building, again) and how they effect the shading
might also do one for lighting

so... yeah
like always, dont be afraid to experiment with your style c: everyone draws differently, everyone shade's differently, its all up to you how you do it ^^


on a side note, i love how georgie came out on the bottom *O*

Characters [c] me
~.kiki.~
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:iconoceaneyes831:
OceanEyes831 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks for this! It helps me out a lot! :tehe: 
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TidalEspeon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So, how do you apply this to shading leaf clusters on trees?
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PRANKED1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
:iconrobber::iconbeer-plz:
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ShinySigilyph Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font class="">Ecuse me for writing <font>  </font></font> <font><font class=""><font> so much.</font></font>
<font><font class=""><font><font class="">I don't that self.</font></font></font></font>
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ShinySigilyph Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font class="">Thank myself I haven't going to the coloring stage yet in my most recent project where I'm working for.</font></font>
<font><font class=""><font><font class="">It's drawing of  a boy called: Chao.</font></font></font></font>
<font><font>I am now clear with sketching.</font></font>
<font><font><font><font>Dus think I use this tutorail for the next stage.</font></font></font></font>
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Dog-Of-Awesome Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I REALLY need to learn to shade properly, so this'll help tons! Thanks~
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Arcangelito Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I love it.

I would like to find more tutos like this.

Do you have more?
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Magwheel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Hello Kiki;
I have to thank you for this tutorial, something so very simple,
but this is what I been missing from my drawings for over 55 years..!!
I'm posting a drawing on my room (warning..I don't draw nice little
beautiful little things..) I been struggling with the shading in this drawing
for a couple of hours, but I think I know now with your tutorial, how to
apply the cast shadow part, and since I don't have a model in front of me
that looks like what I'm trying to paint; I have to leave everything to the imagination...
Anyway...thanks very much...
Magwheel
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DeviantExtract Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice. Shadows always get me. thanks much :)
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howlingnights Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So did you go to art school
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kiki-kit Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No
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:iconaddywuzhere:
addywuzhere Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! you don't know how much this will help me!
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atepia123 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ur directions into shading are magnificent! I would love to learn more and more tutorials.
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LouPup Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
This is great! Just one question XD Did you use the blur tool or something to make soft shading?
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kiki-kit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks c:
well, in this thing i did, but on the last picture with oliver i used the marker tool on painttool sai, and usually thats what i always use to blend
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LouPup Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Oh, okay, thanks! :)
Hehe, in the artist comments you wrote that you liked how Georgie came out, which one is she? Cause my name's Georgie too XD
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kiki-kit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, its a guy -u-'' his name's George, but i nickname him Georgie a LOT xDD
and he's the the only one that's actually doing something awesome looking xDD
and nice name btw lol
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LouPup Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
haha, oh sorry XD
thanks bromigo XD thats sorta what I call people cause I'm really weird XD
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Ritta-Chan011 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! is awesome
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JunebugGregory Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
I love your style very much~
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ChibiObsessor122 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
VERY USEFUL INDEED THANX SERINA ;D
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Alu-In-Chains Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   General Artist
I actually used the tips from this for a picture I had done in colored pencil, and I figured I'd let you know that it turned out great! It's not posted but I just wanted to say that it's a really helpful tutorial. Thanks for putting it up! :meow:
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iJamie1O1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice font! :D what tha name please? :)
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kiki-kit Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the font is called "Maya" c:
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iJamie1O1 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool! thanks a lot! ^w^
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Kriss-Miss21 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks a bunch! I'm gonna go use what I've learned right now!
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Kintupsi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that George at the bottom IS great! :wow: You should do a full picture with that one just because it's so awesome!
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WintersMarshmallow Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I understood it!!! thanks you!
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Pinky1babe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
This helped Thanks for making it! :D

I really love how you shade, I especially love the Kiki you drew at the bottom, the shading seems so realistic ;)
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ZakSaturday2468 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you SOO much! I always have trouble shading. And the font! I just love it! I don't know what you can do to make me happier! *sees you posted download link*


I love you!
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:iconperrytheplatypusgirl:
You break it down so nicely and simply!! :iconiloveitplz: Thanks so much for making it, it really helped!! =D
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AnimeOtakuFreak4ever Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
This was a very useful tutorial. im starting to learn more western drawing styles and i have to say this helps a lot and um could you please color the George down at the bottom it look so awesome. I went "DANG" when i saw it.
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Bufella Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I GOTTO GO GET MA TABLET! *runs off leaving smoke behind*
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OwlCityFan231 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Writer
I'm an amateur in Paintool SAI but still trying to learn
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MaryThaCake Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...oh my god I love you O_O aaaah thank you so muuccchhh :iconx3v2plz: I've always LOVED your colouring style, so this is just the perfect tutorial for me :iconiloveitplz: now I'm gonna practice like crazy!! :icondummywooplz:
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violetspirit Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
You don't need to say that you soory :) you have made a wonderful tutorial and I'm glad and thankful you have uploaded it!
And btw - You are great at explaining!!
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JulietsPuppY Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! For such a wonderful tutorial!
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pharlyn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Serina, you made my day and it's just seven in deh morning 8DD
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Mingamia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconwhatdoesitmeanplz: WHERE HAS THIS TUTORIAL BEEN ALL MY LIFE
:icongoodjobplz::iconkonataplz:
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FitzOblong Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Thanks for this tutorial.
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Flower-River Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student
That's very useful, thank you so much Kiki! ><
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Ceceliaa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this! :'D
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Maribelle809 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Fantastically done. Good job^_^ I am o.k. with shading, just I get confused where a shadow would go sometimes. hah.
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Agetian Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Wow this is one of the most useful tutorials for me, thank you so much! :love:
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Self-Expulsion Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is dat ur handwriting? o-o
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kiki-kit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol no xDD
the font is called "Maya" -u-
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Self-Expulsion Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That font...is *O* like...awesome
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kiki-kit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol ikr?
i got a bunch of awesome fonts from here->[link] *3*
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Self-Expulsion Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You ma'am, are awesome
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kiki-kit Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(9 -u-)9
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