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Which ones do you think are harder to shade: characters with light colours, or with dark ones? 

56%
60 deviants said Characters with dark colours!
22%
24 deviants said Charaters with light colours!
17%
18 deviants said I find them equally easy/hard.
5%
5 deviants said I don't draw/don't shade my drawings.
1%
1 deviant said Other?

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Roxalew Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Light colours :iconwthplz:

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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :3
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Please-be-careful Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Liiight xD I hate shading white kjfdxvj
And daark daaark colours becuse all you can shade with id black or it won't be visible D:
My fav is brown :'D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I know that xD I don't really mind shading white though :3
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scrungo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student
darkkkk definitely. with lighter characters there's a much bigger spectrum of shades you can use but with darker it's hard to make it look exactly how you want it to
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, same here :P
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aliewren Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Both because i suck at shading ;w;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
N'aww! You'll get better c:
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aliewren Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks ;w;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! c:
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aliewren Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i got a tablet for Christmas, so I'm just figuring things out uwu
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, great! Have fun with it c:
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aliewren Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, i have :la:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Great to hear c:
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LackadaisicalLeopah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not very good at shading in general, but I find lighter colors harder to shade because I usually use a dark purple on multiply to shade and it looks like overkill on light drawings. If I lighten the opacity of the layer, though, the darker colors don't show up as well so I usually have to make another layer. It's complicated gahhh.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Complicated indeed xD fff!
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BioError Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dark colors because it's hard to see the shading. D: 
I hate that, it's so annoying. >.<
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I know that, it's annoying indeed!
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xXNeon-HeartXx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Solution: Make characters with neutral colors ouo
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/whispers/ What if the character isn't yours ono
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xXNeon-HeartXx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You die a little on the inside. ._.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconokayguyplz:
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LightAnimaux Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They're both just really hard to shade D:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, true, though I have less troubles with light ones cx
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Renkindle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Characters with dark colors; It's hard to see that you actually shaded them xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, indeed xD
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IncomingSavalanche Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're both equally as hard to me, with dark colors you can't really see the shading, but with light colors you can't really see the highlights u.u
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good point :P
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IncomingSavalanche Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art is difficult 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is. :'D
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IncomingSavalanche Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:'D
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SoaringBirds Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
It honestly depends on the character, I think. I find shading fine, and I love making adjustments to my shading style, but I think that one of the worst things about shading is shading pure black or pure white characters, but darker is a slightly more challenging thing to shade, when you have to make adjustments you don't usually make to make the shading work c:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind shading pure white I suppose :P But yea, true that!
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SoaringBirds Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Ah right. I suppose different shading styles make different difficulties, right?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. :)
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SheepMaker Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never really thought about it actully. :3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha, I see c:
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its both with me |D
It's weird...its not just dark/light colours, its when I work with greys. I can shade a light character that isn't completely white well, but I can do the same with a dark one (say the light one is light green and the dark is dark blue)
but if they are direct grey, black, or white, I find it really hard since there isn't any colour to work with and its confusing when choosing a shading colour 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see. I usually pick shading colours randomly anyway, unless there's a background cx
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah I do to! I never work with black for shading haha
but still, I find it hard when working with direct black white or greys because in the end I'll only have one shade of one colour you know?
If I shaded a brown character for example, with blue, I'd have a whole gradient of colours between brown and blue in my picture but it isn't quite the same with black white and grey.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to use black for it until I found out how much better any other colour looked :'D
True, true. Sometimes I solve thatt by putting a coloured layer on the character (so a white character would have yellowish tints), then shade with another colour. :dummy:
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah same here! C:
I guess, but I always end up distorting the colours too much when I try things like that OTL
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I guess it doesn't always turn out good when I do it, either... xD
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD silly
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icefirewolfie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shading light colors is fun, dark is a pain to shade.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, same here usually! :'D
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TheCookieDoggy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Characters with dark colors, because it's hard to make it look like there's shading in the drawing when the colors are so dark. D:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes:'3 And usually my highlights don't look as good as my shading so in the end my darker characters don't look as good as the light ones. Gah :'D
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TheCookieDoggy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, the struggle is real. Shading is just hard in general. :'D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can be, but it's fun c':
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