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Postby artpersonyay » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:58 am

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Subject title: how do you shade?/not look flat?

Ive been looking at my recent art and everything is very flatish looking, I always thought it wasnt but its been like that for a year (and that was when i just started to get back into drawing) and just.. wow. How do you make things pop out, more 3d looking? How do you shade?


Postby artpersonyay » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:31 am

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heres an example, (sorry its hiveswap fanart)
sorry its sorta small but see how it still feels flat?


Postby Ambiguity » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:57 am

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It feels flat because there is almost no shadow to speak of, and what shadow is there isn't dark enough in comparison to what is in the light.

Some recommended videos to watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlLU05hmXyA (how contrast creates depth)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3WmrWUEIJo (basic shading ideas)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avlQJuKUAKA (same ideas just applied in Photoshop)

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