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Pinkie Pie Existing

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Watch her go, what a sentient lifeform.

Just a quick drawing testing shading colors getting more saturated. Is there necessarily a "right" way to do it? Like do darker shading colors always get more/less saturated, or could it go either way? If anyone knows, that would be real helpful.
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DarthWill3's avatar
Aw... Hi, Pinkie!
Mecha-Dragon101's avatar
Hoodies on ponies <3 that's a great idea :)
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RupertBlueFox's avatar
I love how Pinkie comes out in this one. :aww:
Great art here!
Novaintellus's avatar
She's doing a great job at it.
I wonder the same thing many times when considering color choice and values. There's definitely some "right" way to do shading and highlights, but it depends so much on context that there really is not.
For me personally, I generally increase the saturation for darker tones and decrease saturation for lighter tones (as far as I can tell, you seem to be doing that). Of course you can also play around with hues, maybe cool down cold colors and warm up warm colors as you go. I think the ratio between how much to saturate/de-saturate to darken/lighten depends a lot on color style, but that's the direction I usually go.
VanillaGhosties's avatar
I think we're all quite proficient at that skill.
Yeah, I've definitely experimented with it, and I'm seeing what seems to work best.
Thanks for letting me know!
Huffy26's avatar
Hm... Do take my answer with a grain of salt since, like so many other artists, I'm still learning. >.> ;; Then again, aren't most artists always learning? That, and different artists tend to have different answers for just about any art questions. @_@
 
Sorry to say, but there is not necessarily one "right" way. A darker shading colour could either get more or less saturated depending on many, many factors (Light source, how realistic you would the drawing to be, and base colour scheme to name a few of them). Though, as far as I know, you're not breaking any rules (spoken or not) that I know of, so there's that. =P But even then... the rules can be broken as long as you know what you're aiming for in your drawing.  

 
VanillaGhosties's avatar
Assuming they're putting effort to it, I don't think artists ever stop learning. And yeah, that tends to be the case.

Ohh, that does make more sense. Thanks a lot, I was questioning that for a while ^^
Neonhuo's avatar
Oh wow, she's really existing there, isn't she?
Are we sure she is ACTUALLY existing? HOW CAN ONE REALLY KNOW???

But really, this is really good. Very cute Ponka Poe picture! I like it! You're getting way too good at this
And don't ask me about shading I have no idea
VanillaGhosties's avatar
🤔 How can Pinkie Pie be real if horses aren't real 🤔

Ay thanks, I'm doing my best, bud :^>
Fair enough, I must seek my answers elsewhere.
Seriff-Pilcrow's avatar
patrick gasp  "She's just standing there...adorably!" <dies of cute>
Fasdaff's avatar
That's my fetish
VanillaGhosties's avatar
EqG Rainbow Dash (Angry 4) Plz You're into existent sentient life forms? Sickening.
Mang-Dev's avatar
Cute af hoodie ponk. Your shading still looks really nice here!
VanillaGhosties's avatar
Haha, yeah. And thanks!
NeverLastStanding's avatar
She can be cute by just existing 
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Emeralddragon2's avatar
HOW DOES SHE DO IT?
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