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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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:iconauroraart:
AuroraArt Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful. Keep up the great work!
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:iconthinkingwithportals1:
I always skip over shading cause I don't know how Now I can experiment :D
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delvallejoel Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That is definitely a most helpful tutorial I have ever seen and read here! :)
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:iconzichee:
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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:iconrinee-tan:
Rinee-tan Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
awa this is life saving!! :D thank you!
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:iconnlovejoy3:
nlovejoy3 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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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Sep 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thats still same principle as #7, except we are seeing the character's back. 
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:iconnlovejoy3:
nlovejoy3 Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :3
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AClockworkKitten Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
You are my hero!
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Dixie1999 Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It didnt show us so much cell shading though
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