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Asker sagakari Asks:
Hey brother love your work! I was curious if you had any tips on coloring characters and the influence of light source on shading. You have a great handle on all of these concepts. By the way I've preordered your sketchbook so thank you in advance.
fallen20xx fallen20xx Said:



Thanks, man! :D

I’m sure many have written about this in-depth and can be found around on the net but I can ring off a couple straight tips from the top of my head:

  • Learning the form is the key to creating believable lighting, and that will give you a huge jump in understanding it without much need for referencing. The planes that are affected when light hits it from different angles, the shadows that are casted, etc. You have to basically think 3-dimensional. In addition, you have a human body right on you to assist you further. Grab a mirror and some lights and study up! You should also understand how contrast works as well.

Click image to view explanation of this.

  • When it comes to coloring and painting, I don’t pick colors. Like shown above, I use a base palette and then I let the knowledge of lighting control things from there. My shadows are typically all the same color, same as my highlights, and I use them with specific layer blending modes. It’s the closest to working in real life, because lighting always affects color. It’s accurate and really simple to understand once you get used to coloring in this way.
  • Learn about temperature! Shadows should not be pure greyscale/black as that will make the image’s colors dry and dull. I tend to go for cooler shadows (purples/blues) and warm highlights (yellows/oranges) in my work. 
  • With proper environmental lighting, a character will never be their base color. I made an example above. Only purest white light surroundings (“Balanced”) is when tones would appear at its most unadulterated. So when I color an image, I color the character in their base palette, and then I use Gradient Maps (a Photoshop tool) to influence the mood and temperature of the illustration. (I will write a more in-depth explanation on using Gradient Maps when I find the time to). It’s all depending on the illustration I’m working on. If I’m coloring a character in the middle of a blizzard, I wouldn’t use any kind of warm lighting. I’d use blues and teals in my Gradient Maps. On the other hand, if I’m coloring characters in a desert-like setting, I’d use a lot of yellows, oranges, and browns in them.

So these are the basics that I apply all the time with my work! I hope it helps. ^^

I have additional tips and resources on my dA here!

it IS that simple.

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Parrot caught singing let the bodies hit the floor

I was so done when it whispered…I would shit bricks if I heard that when I got up to get a drink in the middle of the night…

“Let the bodies hit the….FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!”

oh my god he’s so into it

funny as fuck

this is both metal a/f and adorable I love it

Oh my gooood!


this 15 second video changed my life

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The god of Wind Waker selfies.

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can she just get an award or something

I reblog this whenever it pops up on my dash.

So many directions she could have gone with this joke…out of infinite possibilities…she picked the best possible direction.

Best video in the world

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At first Leo is like WTF is he doing now,
Ah nvm it’s just Mikey  *trying to restrain himself*
Ok maybe just a little…

Now we got the full progression!

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As soon as I learned Nicki Minaj voiced Sugilite, I had to

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Hey everyone! this is a update on my campaign on raising money. (thanks to a handful of people) I’ve manage to raise $1,139 out of the $6,000 goal. When I added all up I was highly optimistic, so I am trying to keep a constant flow.

For those who just started to follow my tumblr, I am in a sticky financial situation. Trying to fund myself through School, Car troubles, General Heatlh, replacing broken stuff, and getting art supplies. Its been hard on a zero income basis and yes to some who question, I am search night and day for a job.

So to find some form or method of solving these issues, I am and have been, doing commissions. Character Drawings/Paintings:

$ 8 - Sketch [ $3 per Character ]

$ 10 - Clean B&W Sketch [$3 per Character ]

$ 13 - Line Art [$4 per Character ]

$ 16 - Flat/Base Color [$5 per Character ]

$ 20 - Cel-Shaded [$6 per Character ]

$ 25 - Digital Painting [$7 per Character ]

I am really close to my goal and gaining some financial stability to move forward. Even if you are simply reblogging, it means alot and I want to thank you for supporting me through my tough times.



My situation has change in a major way. I’ve lost the $1,000 donation. My sister who kindly made the donation had to take it back for personal reason. This leaves me at $193 to my $6,000 goal.  In a very bad spot but I will manage.

To those reading this, thank you for supporting me and my endeavors, and taking time to read this

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