I bought the countouring palette from NYX and couldnt wait to give it a quick test. The quick test turned into the need to try on the wig too and BAM… this happened. 😂 I’m way more satisfied now. Will have to test it properly when i got my lenses and stubble tools.
Please bear with me some more. ❤
So far i can recomment this contouring palette. But i stil need an even darker shade.
For the anon who said: “For the Black Sails art
asks how about Flint & Madi hanging out reading? Love your work.” Eeeeeh, anon, thank youuu. I love these two and I wish they could have had more screentime together just chilling and geeking out. I think perhaps I projected too much of myself on Madi here, not sure if she would actually snuggle… :’)
Rating: M, descriptions of graphic violence, major character injury, and emotional disturbance
Pairings: JeanMarco, Jean & Marco | background: YumiKuri, Springles, EreJean (Drift pairing make this complicated to tag lol)
Word Count: 57,000 (more or less) (across 4 chapters)
Alright lads! Here’s my entry for the JMGE, as requested by my secret santa, @yoitay, who wanted PacRim! Merry Christmas, friendo! I hope I delivered everything you wanted. This was a blast to write.
Fic Summary: Jean Kirschtein is a Jaeger pilot, just trying his damnedest not to meet a disappointing end. Maybe he had goals once. Maybe there was a part of him that the storm didn’t touch. Not anymore.
Having been kicked from the Mark II Jaeger, Atlas Rogue, on account of the fact no-one Drifts with Eren Jaeger and walks out unscathed, Jean finds himself relegated to the Anchorage Shatterdome, Alaska, the very edge of the world. There’s a new Mark IV about to be launched, and it needs a pilot. Technically - it needs two pilots. It’s a shame he has a chip on his shoulder the size of a Kaiju.
A JMGE PacRim AU for Yoitay, exploring the journey of a Jaeger pilot from the bottom of the barrel, to the cusp of hope, across every up and down in between.
how do you do the cel shading? im so amazed at the colors
Oh, buddy! Thank you!
I’m not actually very good at picking colours, so I’ve found a way to sort of compensate for it by using layers like heck. I’ll explain it as best I can!
I’ll be doing this in SAI, but the general idea is
still applicable to other programs, and the layer styles are usually
called something similar (note: ”Addition” in SAI is similar to “Linear Dodge (Add)” in Photoshop).
First, here’s a list of the layers I use. The Lines layer is created first, and then the rest of them are made in order starting from the bottom. The arrows mean that layer is clipping over the one below it. Anything in black isn’t clipping, and is usually set to Normal at 100% opacity.
EXPLANATION OF THE ADJUSTMENT LAYERS
This layer is completely filled with some colour.
The colour you choose for this will give you the colour of your shadows.
2) Lighting 1
This is where you do the actual cel shading, i.e. it’s where the lit-up parts are. I’m afraid I don’t have much in the way of tips for that, since I just kind of
slap it on while trying not to forget where the light source is.
3) Lighting 2
This is mostly just a duplicate of Lighting 1. The main difference is that I blur the edges. I usually change the colour and/or opacity, too, but you might not need to.
The colour(s) you choose for Lighting 1 and Lighting 2 will mostly give you the colour of your lighting, but since they’re over the shadow layer and each other, it might take some adjusting.
4) Shadow adjust (sometimes)
This is for if your lighting is about right but you want the shadows to be darker. This layer should
only cover the parts of the image that the lighting layers do not
already cover (use the magic wand tool). You can blur this layer if the
edges of the shadows are too hard.
5) Flats adjust (sometimes)
This is for when the lighting and shadow layers change the colour of part of the image in a way you don’t want. Most commonly, I’ve had problems with skin tone being lightened too much and the colour green getting washed out. This layer is here to fix that. You might need more than one, depending on how many bits you need to change.
Select and fill the area that’s the wrong colour. If it’s the value of the colour that’s wrong, fill the selection with some sort of gray-ish colour. If it’s the saturation of the colour that’s wrong, fill the selection with the actual colour you want.
6) Lines adjust
This is to get coloured lines the lazy way. Duplicate Lighting 2, move it above the Lines layer, and set it to layer clip. Blur it a little bit, if necessary. If you’re doing bright lighting, this is probably a good idea.
It’s likely that you’ll need to manually tweak this layer.
7) Extra layers
For eye shinies and such.
Here’s a few examples of what different layer settings will look like on this picture, to give you an idea of how it works:
1) The Hue/Saturation panel is a great help for when you’re trying to figure out the colour/saturation/value of a layer. It can be brought up by CTRL+U in both SAI and Photoshop.
2) To get blurred edges in Photoshop, the easiest way is: Filter >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur. To get blurred edges in SAI, the watercolour tool with these settings works well: