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How to cell shade - shadows dos and donts by mayshing How to cell shade - shadows dos and donts by mayshing
:w00t: Check out the whole 3 sets on how to cell shade tutorial:

Part I | Part II | Part III

Other cell shading tutorial: [link]

Printable version Zip file download available

Disclaimer: I did this for my helpers to follow my style and do it with the most used lighting condition I handle for my manga. So it doesn't cover everything there is to be known in lighting, nor is it the most accurate. (in fact I just want believably to my eyes.)

Edit: added another section at the end.
Edit2: 1-wrong way to do it, I just simply didn't do it wrong enough. XD

:w00t: This tutorial done for my E-Depth manga/anime project

:w00t: My tumblr: [link]
:w00t: My Studio tutorial blog: [link]

I noticed a lot of people can "cell shade" and there is a lot of cell shade tutorials!

But there's almost zero tutorial on various lighting direction and how it affects shape of the shadows. (and I thought photographs would help, but no.)

At least my style/anime is formulated enough, i can make a template set for people. (especially my helpers) :)

I'm doing a series of this...!
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Mideater Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU Q A Q ;; u save my life here!!
raionjukurou Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for great tut
GlitchLorde Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Artist
Thank u, really!
mayshing Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
your welcome. ^^
Winfiny Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for doing this nice tutorial ~
It's very helpful Kao Emoji-08 (Kyaa Cute and Shy) [V1] 
mayshing Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Filmographer
:) ur welcome.
AuroraArt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful. Keep up the great work!
ThinkingWithPortals1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always skip over shading cause I don't know how Now I can experiment :D
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That is definitely a most helpful tutorial I have ever seen and read here! :)
Zichee Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
A very useful guide to me. I will try to experiment this and share it once it's done! =D Thx!
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