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Kukkii's shading tutorial

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Several people have asked me to make a tutorial of how I shade.
So here it is >w<

This is a complete and yet simple version of how I shade UwU
I often add more layers and experiment a lot. <3
The colours used also change with the colour of light and the general background obviously.
It's a lot of experimentation.

BUT experimenting is fun!!!

Also please... someone help my baby boy Zip!...He's fallen and he can't get up!

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Published: 1 year, 3 months ago
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ThatWeirdFennec
1 year, 3 months ago
thanks for the tuto :D
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
No problem >w<
ThatWeirdFennec
1 year, 3 months ago
i am so bad at shading pffft, i rarely do them, so i try to train on shading and background, i feel like this will be usefull for me =3
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
I do hope it helps!!!  <3 Shading sucks but I feel my way to do it is relatively simple XD;;; Unfortunately the 'working hard' part can't really be skipped TnT I wish that was an option.
BADpink
1 year, 3 months ago
I love your tutorial! <3
I think it could be very useful for me.
I'm not very good at shading uvu
(and I started a few months ago in digital art)
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
OOOO!! Good luck!!! I only learned how to shade about maybe...one or one and a half years ago? It's not been that long. I experiment a lot with the effect layers in SAI <3 you'll get a feel for it soon. Just play around <3
GottaGoBlast
1 year, 3 months ago
Wow! It’s so simple to do, but it’s soooo effective! I need to try doing the “two layers” thing out sometime!
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
*dances* >w< Do try!
Naturally it gets more complex with more complex characters. Or if you add more than one shade layer. etc. ec. There are unlimited ways to make it more complicated XD But this is the effective simple basic way. From there on... just throw colours around like a 3 year old with fingerpaint and look what happens.
For example adding like... a rainbow coloured 'overlay' layer onto the base colour... but like... with really low opacity.... stuff like that XD Or... more coloured luminescent layers to make glowy eyes. Ah there is so much you can try out XD
InvisibleP
1 year, 3 months ago
Great tutorial!

A long time ago, I use to shade with black XD  I've learn my lesson since then lol XD Now I got to stop over blending!
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
hehe it's a proceeeess <3
ThrenodyGrimblood
1 year, 3 months ago
I always wanted to try painttool sai but sadly never had the money to get it :<
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
It's not suuuuper expensive O.O! not like photoshop or stuff. <3 What do you draw in?
ThrenodyGrimblood
1 year, 3 months ago
I use Photoshop. the last time I looked into paint tool sai the site said that it cost around 5,000 yen to get.
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
mhm that's like 50 USD <3 it's pretty affordable I think >w<
ThrenodyGrimblood
1 year, 3 months ago
it is but I don't have a job and I've been getting money from my dad or brother and I use that for food so I can't afford to use it to buy paint tool sai.
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
Ahh I seeee  well  I mean the same rules that I put into this tutorial also apply for photoshop though. The layer effects just have different names UwU But you can colour the same way in ps. <3
ThrenodyGrimblood
1 year, 3 months ago
I'll have to give your shading style a try in photoshop.
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
*nods * you can do it. Try out what the layer effects do and see which one looks most similar to what I did in my tutorial? I'm sure you can do it.
SKYEPROWER
1 year, 3 months ago
Very helpful, I may just try this and see what happens.
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
Yes >w< Experiment around. this is just the super basic you can add like a hundred layers with different colours if you feel like it  hehehe
MidnightMuser
1 year, 3 months ago
Hmmm! Very nice~ Seems there is a way to make purple work in soft-shade after all.
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
purple always works!!! *gasps and hugs purple* XD but yes. Actually purple looks really pretty if you make the shade layer something between pink and red... too. coloured shadows are amazing >w<
MidnightMuser
1 year, 3 months ago
I have mostly used purple... but I set it on a low multiply layer XD. Which works good for cel-shade, but with soft-shade... it kinda looks more like a bruise color if you have small shadows ^^; But setting it to shade seems pretty viable!
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
Ohhhh aahh I know what you mean yeah. That's true. Multiply keeps the shadow colour the way it is... like... purple remains purple. While shade blends the colours >w< *nods* bless SAI for that handy toooool
FemaleFireMage95
1 year, 3 months ago
Awesome. Have to give it a shot at some point!
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
>w<!!! Have fun experimenting!!!
FemaleFireMage95
1 year, 3 months ago
I'm sure I will. I'll make sure and tag you when I upload something ^^
Hanynar21
1 year, 3 months ago
Aaa that's what i need! OwO
I wanna leaaarrnn :3c
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
*W*  Ooo Can't wait to see the result of you practicing >w< your art is already so gorgeous!
Hanynar21
1 year, 3 months ago
Aaaaa thank youuu >w<
Yours are gorgeous as well kukkii <3
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
>W< !!!!
SonicFoxhound
1 year, 3 months ago
sun is cute and happy :3

Thanks for tutorial :3 senpai!
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
Hahaha the sun is the secret main character
RevelFox
1 year, 3 months ago
I need to try this myself
Need to practice more with shading but i keep avoiding it ;w;
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
yeah that was me until not too long ago TnT  But I found a friend who showed me how to shade sorta and from there on I started to get more comfy with it... I think it's all about finding a start >w< and then to keep going!
RevelFox
1 year, 3 months ago
Im gonna have to learn this stuff
I never have any idea where shading should go and whatnot
(Plus flat color means less work so i always take the easy route LOL)
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
ah that's really all a practice thing >w< If you need some help or constructive criticsm shoot me a message XDD
And I feel that flat colours are so easy XDDD
RevelFox
1 year, 3 months ago
Got a discord?
DaChocolateStallion
1 year, 3 months ago
Shading has always been hard for me, so this helps a lot! Thanks!
KukkiisArt
1 year, 3 months ago
I do hope it helps. UwU The tutorial only works exactly like this in SAI and even then it still requires some general knowledge/practice of how light and shadows work <3 But I'm sure you can figure it out!!! If you do try it out and upload it here somewhere lemme see <3
extraboss
1 year, 2 months ago
Very helpful! I need to get better at shading.
KukkiisArt
1 year, 2 months ago
but you're already pretty fantastic at shading >w<
extraboss
1 year, 2 months ago
No, not really. xD
KukkiisArt
1 year, 2 months ago
I mean I hope my tutorial helps then UwU though it's a reaaaaaally simplified way of how I shade o.o Sometimes I have like 10 random effect layers over my art XD
extraboss
1 year, 2 months ago
Wow, that's a lot of layers. xD I don't even use that many, but maybe I should. Thank you so much for the tutorial. ^^
extraboss
1 year, 2 months ago
Sorry for replying so many times. My internet broke for a second.
KukkiisArt
1 year, 2 months ago
haha no worries I'mma delete the other replies <3 XD  And oh god please don't start making chaos files like me I mean look at this nonsense:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/n3zl9izsb5e130t/1526111868832...
This is from the lady demon I posted yesterday she almost has 100 layers because I'm so paranoid to fuck up I make a new layer for eeeeeeeverything. And never name any... and then I forget which layer was which....Don't do this to yourselffffff
extraboss
1 year, 2 months ago
Wow, that's a lot of layers! 8O But it also means that you put a lot of effort in your drawings. That's amazing!
KukkiisArt
1 year, 2 months ago
I guess, only commissions tho >.> Otherwise...wayyyy too lazy. XD
But YUS I'm always looking forward to more art from you so *thumbs up *
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