(An mlp themed Tumblr blog)
((Hiatus also might be coming off soon, hopefully))
So life has been really shit for me recently. I’ve got a lot of money issues, so I need to open commissions. I’m pretty much limited to pony arts right now, though I can probably do some other animal art, or stylized humans (None of which I have examples for right now »).
Music commissions vary on price, but as they are far more time consuming they range from $20USD-$40USD.
To order a commission put a submission/ask with contact info, paypal information (For the invoice when the piece is done), information on what you want your commission to be, and any references (I can’t do an OC picture without reference for example.) I will not do NSFW art.
Thank you, all of you, for understanding. ANd a thank you in advanced for all who commission me.
((Hey Mod here, rebloging this here because, yeah. Consider the blog officially on Haitus because of life and bills and everything. I’m really sorry that i have to do this. If you want to commission me, go to my MOD BLOG and ask for a commission. Thank you all for understanding, and hopefully this won’t last very long.))
dungeonmasterbonbon asked: Hey! I love your blog! How do you do shading so well on your characters? I've been struggling with it for a while
((MOD POST, just because of this ask.
So Shading? Well I kinda just figured this out rather recently but I’ll share it with you, and my general drawing process.
First I make a sketch:
Then I ink
Then we get to flat colours
Then I’m able to get to shading. First I take into consideration where my light source is. I don’t usually draw it out, only if it’s really looking odd, or here for reference.
Then above the layer I’m wanting to shade I create a clipping group. This will prevent my brush (In this case a completely 100% solid brush regardless of pressure of # of times I go over it with) from colouring outside the area I want to shade. This makes shading a LOT easier.
Ok, then I set that clipped layer to mode Multiply, and make sure I’m using the same colour as the base area I’m shading. This will allow for more realistic blending.
So I’ll start out with a flat shade. I’ve shaded a few areas with this general shading idea.
Next I create another clipping layer above that one, and shade areas that are supposed to be darker.
I’ll then blend them in a bit, still using the same colouring. Here’s the brush settings I use for this.
Aaaand, it should look something like this
See how much smoother that looks? Now just repeat those steps. You don’t have to use the same time of brush for laying down the bases before blending. You could use a brush with a lighter base, or a lighter base colour, or one of the ones I tend to use a lot a marker setting that I can then create gradients rather easily with. Also if you want highlights do everything the same, but set it to Screen instead of Multiply.
Here is the finished product:
I hope this helped, and you like my horrible light-bending disembodied Luna Head! Experiment a bit with different things. And though I’m using SAI, a lot of this can be translated over to other drawing programs. I know it can be translated to Photoshop, but I think their Screen/Multiply works slightly different. I don’t use Photoshop that much so you’d have to look elsewhere for those kinds of things. And of course practice. Practice practice practice. Take a look at how shadows effect things in real life, and good luck and keep drawing dungeonmasterbonbon
Raven Horn out~))
((PS: If you want to ask me further questions on how I draw and everything, or just want to see insane stuff I do on Tumblr when not updating Nexie go to my Mod Blog. You’ll find all sorts of neato stuff there.))
Sorry, I just had a system update and I can’t seem to see anything. It seems that the cameras in my eyes can’t be accessed currently. I think I was supposed to answer an ask, but I can’t see anything right now, hopefully I can figure out a fix for this.
((Yay, another update. Based on the true story, my Nexus 4 updated from Jelly Bean to Kit Kat, and the camera stopped working. But I’ve managed to get it working again, Also decided to experiment a bit with shading. I’m not sure I’m 100% happy with how it turned out but it was a good experiment.))
I was just double checking something, late at night, because I’m tired and wanted to check on a few things and this appeared.
That can’t be right…
Let me just look again…
…. Yep, yep, that’s right all right.
Two days ago I celebrated gaining 25 followers. I haven’t even had time to draw up new responses yet from the trickle that has gone into my inbox, or the small mountain I’ve got waiting to still be answered in my inbox………… and I already almost doubled my followers? o.O
Thank you guys so much, I love you all. I really do, so much, but this kinda scares me to be honest… where did you all come from?
Thank you SOOOOO much for
25 27 Followers! I honestly didn’t think that this blog would survive this long <3
Here’s hoping for plenty of good updates in the new year!
Nexie: What did you think my favourite app would be? I’m on tumblr so much I don’t update.
((Sorry about the lack of updates lately, been really busy with drawing other things, and not having a whole lot of time to work on my tablet »))
Tea is better when it’s hot, and in ceramic cups.
((Yaaay~ life has been making less and less time for me to draw updates. But I found some time today so I did something quick, especially since I’ve gotten a few people asking me if I’ve updated or not.))
((SHit, wrongblog… shit ><))
Considering that it just doesn’t seem like a pepper conversation with my friends unless I swear at least for times a confederation, it just doesn’t feel right