how do shading

aaaaaaaa i haven’t been posting anything i’m sorry-

it’s just that we have exams in which i don’t think i’ll pass even though i studied haha-

but i was doing some shading practice the other day and i used young Moon Butterfly so here ya go.

spoiler alert: i didn’t watch the whole SVTFOE series m’kay?


Even tho I still can’t manage holding my tablet’s pen, my mechanical pencil is slim and light enough to let me draw! Which is why I spent the last few days sketching traditionally - maybe this blog has been inactive long enough to allow me to post shitty pics of shitty pencil doodles too haha

you know you have a problem when
  • Me: *starts playing tons of Otome games*
  • Guy I like in real life: *asks me out on a date*
  • Me: okay so where are my dialogue options and which ones do I need to pick for the good ending

a soft boy


New Aesthetic: Bake space cupcakes for ur best friend’s birthday 

“You’re our hero, Stanley”.

have a good boi i used for coloring practice

anonymous asked:

could u do a tutorial on shading? how do u get your lines so straight? im a huge fan of ur art and i would love to learn how !!

Shading (without a specific light source)

1. Flat Colors

2. Add a lighter color or a darker color to the original color in order to add more value to the flat colors.

If you look at the image below it shows the comparisons of the new color that was added to the original color in order to see the difference between the two.

3. Add the shadows in order to show which object is above another object. To create the shadows I used the colors shown below and set them to ‘multiply’. This adds more depth to your work. 

4. Use ‘multiply’ to give more emphasis on certain aspects on your work. Like for example the leaves.

5. Add the finishing touches and you are done!

Shading (with a specific light source)

All you gotta do is determine where the light source is. In the image below, the light source is the sun. The little sun will guide you on which parts should be illuminated or shaded. 

Here are some examples:

In order to see the difference that shading can do, here is a process gif!!!

As for lines, I believe that everyone’s style is different. Some choose to do little strokes while others do just one big stroke. As for me, I just do one big stroke in order to maintain the fluidity and consistency of the line. 
Here is a picture of comparison:

If you want smooth lines then just try and draw it in one swift movement. If you don’t get it right, don’t erase the part that went wrong (because it will be obvious that it’s no longer one line but 2 lines because the continuity of the original line and the new line won’t be the same). You have to redo the whole line from the beginning.

 If you practice this a lot you will notice that your lines will be better and at the same time, you will work faster because you don’t have to do so many strokes. Btw  when you draw the line do it fast, like really fast, so that you won’t encounter any mistakes. 

Just draw a lot and you will get the hang of it and I also hope you know that each artist has their own style. So maybe the one swift stroke works for me but the many short strokes work for you. Just draw in a way that’s more comfortable to you. Anyway, hope this was helpful and have a good day!

you know I had to do it to ‘em  @leomnlime

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