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Simple shading technique
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Published: December 25, 2018
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I wanted to re-do a very old tutorial of mine for a while now - especially since I use this technique a lot !

I used the the first SAI brush for shading / colouring and the sixth brush for lineart
Air-brush is the standard airbrush from SAI2

I also used the line art trick for this drawing

Art I used in the tutorial


Tell me if you want to see more tutorials of mine ! I'm happy to share them
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Vyctorian's avatar
Vyctorian| Digital Artist
Interesting and useful!~
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AzraelisticAzzy|Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS OHMYGOD
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dumpsterfiregypsy|Hobbyist General Artist
:+fav: thank you for sharing!
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JolyBad's avatar
Thank you! I've been searching for a long while on how to do automatic hue shifting. I think if the color were purple it self, you'd would use green?
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JolyBad's avatar
*Just invert the purple color you use in that case.
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Yuki-Asakawa|Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to see more tutorials!
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SurrealCreativity|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial, i just recently started dabbling with digital work in terms of illustration and ive been having trouble executing simple shades, i had a feeling this would work but i wasnt quite sure how to go about it, so thank you so much!
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Fukushu-Makoto12|Student Filmographer
Does this also work on Photoshop as well?
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Looji| Digital Artist
I never tried it, but I think it works in any program as long as there's folders and multiply mode
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Fukushu-Makoto12|Student Filmographer
Thank you! :) Merry Christmas also!
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Looji| Digital Artist
Merry (late) Christmas to you too !
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EmphaticallyLewd|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, you can experiment with other blending modes. Multiply/Darken if you want things to be darker. Overlay for colors/textures. Lighten/screen for brighter colors.
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Fukushu-Makoto12|Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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Judgement-Senpai|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very interesting method for shading that seems both effective and easy. 
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Eyeflowers|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful! Your lineart tutorial changed my life and I'm super grateful for this one! the way you show it is very easy to follow and straightforward. Thank you so much! 
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Kim-cat3120|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! I'll definitely have to try it!
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Noctyrnel| Digital Artist
Whoa, this is a really unique way to do shading! I can't wait to give it a try, this looks so fun to do.
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gjavavont|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really interesting! I'm definitely going to try out this technique! :0 thank you for making this! It's very clear and the image of the layers in the corner is really useful :D
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DabiTheD0pe|Hobbyist General Artist
This will be very helpful for me, Thanks!
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Very helpful!  Thank you for posting!
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