banishedshadow

anonymous asked:

I hope you don't mind me asking, you do your shadows so well and was wondering how you do them?! They set such an incredible dark mood, it makes your artwork instantly recognizable!! Thanks for your time <3

Im pretty shit at explaining things so i’ll use this for basic example. Firstly if you know how shadows work and stuff then it shouldnt be to hard. Otherwise go study that shit. 

So you got your flat colors down for the first step

Next lay down a dark tone set to multiply, idk about 70% i guess? up to you

Start adding some shadows set on another multiply, shadows can be however dark. 50-70%

The add your light source, i used color dodge in this one. Dont use super bright color or it will look like blinding light. (again if you know light/shadows shouldnt be to hard)

I add a touch more dark in the shadows for effect…or something like that. 

And there you have it, this maybe helpful lesson was brought to you by a potato, chur.

Gorgeous commission for myself and @honourateventide that I got from @badasserywomen . I knew Gal was a big fan of her work so when I saw commissions opened up I knew I had to get one. And what better piece to commission than something to commemorate  @latrouvaillefc ‘s daring patch-long story arc and these two precious souls finally being reunited.

Absolutely a thousand percent worth it, and I’m so glad I was able to get a piece from this incredibly talented artist.