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How do experts shade

1 emerald 9 replies 3,603 views | started 03/03/2013 12:46 pm by Rockstargman14
ok so im kinda new to shading, at the moment i create on white or black ball and spread it over the body, but i want to know how experts shade
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Rockstargman14
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03/23/2013 12:39 pm
Level 8 Apprentice Ranger
1227Jacob1227
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I would recommend you find a good tutorial, make a test skin, and then use empathy to improve it. ie: where would the light fall? Also to not make a bland skin, try different shading types to show a difference in cloth or metal.
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03/08/2013 11:48 pm
Level 34 Artisan Blockhead
blockerlocker
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Shading: Vague Tutorial

1.Start with your normal colored picture. You can choose any color for each part, but I suggest making them the darkest shade of that color you can get.

2.Next, you want to select the color you used on, let's say the picture's head, and make it just a LITTLE bit lighter.

3.Create a small strip of that lighter color along wherever the light is facing, example, the direction of the sun.

4.Select the lighter color you just made, and make it a LITTLE bit lighter. Now, copy step 3 onto this step and keep going till you come to the lightest color you want.

Still confused? Message me and I'll make a YouTube Tutorial, on my channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/blockerlocker
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03/08/2013 11:34 pm
Level 36 Artisan Network
-Rusty-
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I just...

I cant explain it, its comes naturally for me

I cant put how to do it in words, nor how to do it with pictures...

just, learn, hon your skills, and become the master of skinning
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03/08/2013 11:38 pm
Level 24 Expert Nerd
OmegaMudkipz
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This. I taught myself as well, and I'm also trying different techniques.
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03/08/2013 11:32 pm
Level 1 New Miner
Mikugri
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"Art is entirely up to the artist. No art is ever ugly, i can splash paint on your face, mix a few colors till its pitch black, then paint a black raven on your nose and call it a masterpiece." ~Wise quotes i think up on the spot, that are slightly wise.

Enyways, when you shade you can do it simple, beguiner style: Color> Same color but darker> and get darker as you come to an end.
Thats all i could say, from there practice alot, unless you have natural talent like me (no pun intended), then learn how to combine the nearest color but different color, also known as dithering, which could also reduce gif images, and also try not to have colors that are too unsaturated if your going for a more cartoonish, SIMPLE skin. Guess thats it, if you would like me to make a skin for you then please post your skin requests in my thread:
taking-any-all-skin-requests-t228718.html
Thanks! =]
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03/04/2013 6:14 pm
Level 5 Apprentice Explorer
-R A W R-
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Your last skin looks pretty nice with that shading. Do you want to know like detailed shading, or more of a cartoon-ish shading?
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03/04/2013 5:52 pm
Level 50 Grandmaster Grump
Azie
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When I shade, I try to follow normal contours of the body and clothing. I don't like overshading, so my shading seems to lend a cartoony style. For example, your back slopes inward, toward the front of your body, unless you have a hunchback. In this case, the shading would go from light near the shoulders to dark near the waist. For clothing, ridges are lighter and valleys are darker. I tend not to overshade the skin, using only one or two colors to shade the face and bare arms.
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03/04/2013 5:03 pm
Level 37 Artisan Farmer
TheReadyBoys
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That is a good compilation of guides, but remember, everyone has a different style of shading. Try out different types, and you will eventually get one that you like.
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03/03/2013 1:11 pm
Level 30 Artisan Pixel Puncher
FocusLight
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Here is a list of skinning tutorials, just scroll down to see it.

http://www.planetminecraft.com/forums/the-official-pmc-skinning-guide-compendium-t91418.html

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