if u wanna date me I hope u like excessive swearing and long talks about feminism
I get asked how I start shading quite often, so here are some quick process shots of the piece I’m working on. I’m terrible for a legit tutorial because I adjust my process depending on the piece and the lighting, but at least here you can see how I’m generally approaching this one.
Basic tips: 1) Layers, use them and make them your friends. 2)Determine where the light is coming from or you’ll be allllll over the place (Im working dark—>light, but you do not have to. Do what is comfortable). 3) I work in a medium grey to do lighting, but don’t forget you can CHANGE THE COLOR. Seriously play with lighting and shadow colors. 4) Don’t be afraid to mess up or try new things. Or mess up WHILE trying new things. Don’t know how to paint metal/hair/fur/gems? Look it up and start TRYING to paint it.
And if something you’re doing looks like shit? Scrap that noise and undo, or toss that layer and start over.
Any questions about specific stuff? Seriously send me an ask, or message on dA. I would be more then happy to help you out to the best of my ability.
I got asked how I shade again recently, so I wanted to reblog this. It’s not an in depth tutorial, but it’s how I start most of my pieces.
Remember: Shadows are never black! Shadows have slight color, and they don’t always have to be super dark! Mess with new things, with new colors, and keep trying and practicing! ♥
sometimes i doodle jake
okay i lied all the time i doodle jake
Important otp thing:
Who cries at the wedding
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT KIND OF MUSICAL NOTATION THIS IS
That’s a shark
True scourge of the high Cs
music jokes will never fail to amuse me
mr. know-it-all had his reign and his fall, at least thats what his brain is telling all
kankri vantas, everybody