As it's been a long while since I was last around SS, I figured I could make myself a little useful and share a shading tutorial of my own for anyone interested in another method.
What I'm using is something called Greyscale - in which you use a grey toned image that has all of the shading on it, laid over the flat colours of your character. The tutorial (which is a single image file) hopefully explains the steps, but if anyone has questions, please ask away
I, personally, used a graphics tablet and pen with photoshop CS5 to do this. The image is one of my own I edited together from a few different snaps. Felony and Syrena I still have with me (the horse and border collie). I protect all my artwork when its posted online, so there is a small watermark on the images. Regardless, please do not distribute/share/claim the tutorial elsewhere for any reason. If the image file is too large/causing troubles, someone just tell me and I can remove it and provide a link to it instead
Here you go!
Please do link pictures of your results here if you want! I would love to see them all (should have said that before)
He looks amazing, Pollution! Really love that shine on the hooves and the highlight of the cheekbone
As you said, it is more time consuming - you're fully rendering the image, rather than brushing in the main contours, and then there's still the blending modes to set and tweak afterwards - but I do like the depth it gives better. So glad you found the tutorial useful, and thanks so much for linking your result!
-Heaven: foal from my RPG Stable Lakewood Farm on dA-
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