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Nycket's Soft Shading Tutorial!

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Please excuse the subject matter, I tend to keep my 'weirder' furry commissions localized to FA, but this just happened to be the commission I was working on when I made this tutorial.
But I mean a puppy in a onesie and diaper is sorta cute haha.

ALSO IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE that the light purple color in this image is NOT related to the shading at all. It's simply a color I chose to use this time so I can see where I'm shading easier and not distracted by colors and markings. You can use any color you like as long as it's light (even white!) and then the layer is DELETED once shading is finished on the other layers.


ANYWAYS

I have pretty much the same process for all my shaded pieces.

This tutorial is meant for experience level moderate to expert.
Sort of redundant in that way, isn't it?

A lot of shading has to do with experience and intuition, but here's how you can replicate my effects at least.

If you have a question about anything discussed, feel free to ask!
I'll also make other tutorials on request.
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itsjojoxoStudent Digital Artist

speaking of anatomy, is it possible for you to do a tutorial about the ear placement (canine mainly)? I have quite a rough time trying to find the perfect spot! Thank you in advance!

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itsjojoxoStudent Digital Artist

The thin lighter line alongside the line art is so subtle but makes so much difference it's quite impressive! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, now I just need to work on my anatomy XD

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LuthedyStudent Digital Artist
it's an amazing and very helpful tutorial!









but literally if you're drawing dogs in baby clothes I suggest getting some help
IvanTheWolf27's avatar
Whatever pays the bills.
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ViolentParoxysmHobbyist General Artist
Cute subject, and very helpful tutorial! Thank you so much.
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sectumsxmpraHobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: this was/is a really helpful tutorial, Nyc <3
thank you.
licorna93's avatar
Thanks for the tuto ^^
OCTAVlA's avatar
you should've saved your tutorial on something that isn't a disgusting fetish fursona, you dumbass
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NycketfulHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry that something so simple and harmless upsets you so much.
It just happened to be the commission I was working on at the time. Oh well!
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sectumsxmpraHobbyist Digital Artist
hey, don't worry about that nasty comment, it's a really helpful tutorial!
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ShilohDrawHobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooooooh Nycketful told on your ass boiiii XD
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