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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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nanawines 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!
Rinee-tan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
awa this is life saving!! :D thank you!
Nunafish Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What method would I use if the light is in front of something, but I'm looking at it from behind?
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