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#46003 - adunsaveme (01/31/2014) [-]
So how the shit-hurdling nippledicks do I actually shade things properly?

I've never done it before, I'm using a mouse and this is as far as I've gotten. I don't think I'm doing it right. Three of them are incomplete, I'd kinda like feedback on the top and middle left ones, and the middle right one.
User avatar #46012 to #46008 - adunsaveme (01/31/2014) [-]
That didn't really help as much as I had hoped it would :I
User avatar #46013 to #46012 - alleksi (01/31/2014) [-]
Just figure where the light is coming from and how the light bounces from the surface of the form and in to the eye of the viewer.
User avatar #46014 to #46013 - adunsaveme (01/31/2014) [-]
Any opinion on what I've done so far?
#46016 to #46014 - alleksi (01/31/2014) [-]
I don't know what your end goal in terms of style is, so I can't really say.
Those are tails, right? If so, then they need more texture, so keep that in mind when you're doing the shading. Hair/fur can be presented efficiently through good shading instead of, for example, drawing the line with individual lines; strings of hair.

Here's something about hair but I doubt that it'll help much.
User avatar #46017 to #46016 - adunsaveme (01/31/2014) [-]
Yeah, they're tails. I've been trying a few different things to get the texture across, but I haven't stumbled across the key just yet.
Thanks for the input.
#46020 to #46017 - alleksi (01/31/2014) [-]
Like I said I don't know what kind of a style you're going for, but two things I can point out now are
1) be careful with using contour lines. Lines can be quite powerful statements. Especially with something as irregular as fur and hair, using contour lines to signify the form will make them look unnatural and tentacle-like. You can use contour lines for fur if that's a style that you like (you can do whatever you want, it's your drawing), try adding some variety to the line weight and opacity; for example at the top parts of the tails you could try breaking the line a little bit because that is where the light hits it the hardest.
2) shadows and lights need more different tones, it's a bit flat right now.

oh and drawing with a mouse is a pain in the ass.
User avatar #46021 to #46020 - adunsaveme (01/31/2014) [-]
Dunno what you mean by style, exactly. I just want them to look like smooth, wavy tails.

I can probably darken the darks and lighten the lights a bit. Are you talking contrast? I think I'm talking contrast.

and yeah it is. but i've gotten this far, and i'm not giving up on this one.
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