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Basic shading reference by pralinkova-princezna Basic shading reference by pralinkova-princezna
Quick reference for shading, these are just elementary principles and can be used regardless of the media. It is really very basic but hope it will be useful for somebody.

The trick is in the light source. :) Compare both pictures and observe how the shades change.

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Made in GIMP

Coloured version: [link]
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:iconnicoleblakk:
nicoleblakk Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
THANKS
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:iconqtsy:
Qtsy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
This is awesome, thank you!
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconchosenbythenight:
ChosenByTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D i can never figure out how to do shading this helps a lot
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to know :D
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:iconreapr38:
Reapr38 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow this helps out a lot, keep up the good work :D
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconlechatdemars:
LeChatdeMars Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful, thanks. =)
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay :D
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:iconmatskiuchiha:
matskiuchiha Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This will help me so much, you have no idea!
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad! :hug:
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:iconblueball01:
blueball01 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
even though I don't draw manga or anime, this is really useful because I'm an part-time artist.
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:iconkap-chan:
Kap-chan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will be really helpful thanks.
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconxiana-tsuya:
Xiana-Tsuya Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Omigosh thank you for this little reference! ^_^
I always get my shading turned around even when I paint my lightsource. ^_^;
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe XD good luck
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:iconshaylectric:
Shaylectric Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
pretty gooood :D
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:iconrinpou:
rinpou Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Thanks a lot!

This would help me a lot in practicing how to do digital art. =w=
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:iconnlcr3:
NLCR3 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
OMFG i needed so much! thankerz like crazy! O_O -noa i sound desparate- o-o
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:iconsana24:
sana24 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Student General Artist
rele awsome im def gonna use this
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconwispyness:
Wispyness Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very helpful, thanks a lot! <3
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! :dance:
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:iconwillys-sweetheart:
Willys-Sweetheart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
I dunno why I keep forgetting to comment on this! Anyway, great job! Oh, and this is probably a silly q, but....Is Cisqua the model in this pic?
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, when you see the coloured version, it is there. Thanks!
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:iconmidnightfoxx:
MidnightFoxx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Helpful...lol those shoes look uncomfortable!
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Which ones?
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:iconmidnightfoxx:
MidnightFoxx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Da boots!
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:iconmissshowjumper:
MissShowJumper Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
Wooot~! Yay this will be helpful in future 8D
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, thanks!
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:iconmissshowjumper:
MissShowJumper Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008   Traditional Artist
No problem! :D
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:iconcisqua-chan:
Cisqua-chan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
^^ They sure are a great help!
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thankies!
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DarklingLena Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
This goes to show its the little details that make a picture so great. Helpful guide! ^_^
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks much!
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:iconray-avalon:
Ray-Avalon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Amazing! Great work
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconray-avalon:
Ray-Avalon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Your welcome
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:iconmasterlilith:
MasterLilith Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's nice ^__^!
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies!
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:iconmasterlilith:
MasterLilith Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome =3!
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:iconartdreamlife:
artdreamlife Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so freaking perfect! Thanks so much for posting this! :hug:
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D really? Thanks, glad you like it.
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:iconprincess-phara:
Princess-Phara Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I might use thise sometime^^
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
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