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Cell shading tutorial by JillValentine89 Cell shading tutorial by JillValentine89
This thing is huge ._. I'm sorry

Anyway a few of you expressed some interest in a cell shading tutorial. Well here it is hopefully it kinda sorta explains how I go about it. Of course this is only how I do it I'm sure there are plenty of different ways of achieving the same look without the tedious process of the pen. Why the pen you ask? Well I have trembly hands and my lines come out pretty wobbly so I use the pen to get smooth lines. The pen also makes selecting alot easier.

If you have any other questions about it ask away.Or if the tut doesn't do it for you I recommend checking this out [link] It's not a tutorial but it's how I learned to cell shade.

(Happy, Nelson? See I did can stop bugging me now. )

Ugh...typos...I'll fix 'em later.
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MegaHeroes16 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I never actually understand when something is Cel Shaded.
I've heard that cartoons and Animes are celshaded, but I don't see Ichigo coloured in the way like Travis Touchdown or Toon Link 0_0(?)
JillValentine89 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Artist
cel shading for tv shows and movies are a different when compared to games when you're dealing with 3D characters that actual mass and take up space. Characters like toon link have Toon Shaders turned on in whatever 3D program it was created in which gives it harsher shadows rather than a realistic blend of shadows and also gives it a hard edge like it was drawn. But that doesn't change the fact that it's a 3D character and it stills gives the character a CGI look.

Cel shading in cartoons and movies is true cell shading seeing as they actually have to use cels to color their frames and using that method of painting on the cels (the two tone color method) is the easiest way to paint rather than trying to make each frame a da vinci masterpiece. The toon shaders that game designers use is just them trying to copy the look of a cartoon.
ArtBySabinaE Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great tutorial. Thank you for putting this together.
JillValentine89 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Artist
Not a problem! Glad it was helpful :]
TriumphNVC Featured By Owner May 3, 2010   General Artist
haha, yes I am happy now. consider yourself burden free!
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