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Omocha's Mega Cell Shading Step by Step by ZenithOmocha Omocha's Mega Cell Shading Step by Step by ZenithOmocha
1. I know I twisted her pose too much, and her right leg looks like it's broken. :"D But this is not a pose tutorial, so focus on the coloring and other things, ok? ^^/

2. I made a little mistake while typing: On the last picture before Step3, I said 'put them all in one layer'. It should be 'put them all in one folder' there.

And thank you all for the support. ^^/

Warning: Super duper giant file. OTL

As I was asked by some people to make some kind of tutorials. So this is one way of coloring I can show you.

I don't want to make too many deviations at a time so, please be patient with this long ass 'Step by step'.OTL

And here is the bigger finished version of the picture:

I hope it helps somehow. ;n;a

I will try working on some other styles' step by step, if there are requests in the future. /o/
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Vikavilewell Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god *-*

this is so helpful~
Nighttime-Sun Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so useful =)
animeloverishere Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i put a new layer layer under the lineart, and then i go to invert but it doesnt let me :/ like its grey and it wont let me press it. when i mouse over it, nothing happens :/ what did i do wrong?
Then I have no idea, I have never been in such case before. ^_^;
animeloverishere Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oof :/
Hello there! Thanks for the tut :D
But i have a question >_<

I draw my outlines with an linework layer, didn't had a sketch for my pic.
After that, i saved the picture as png and did the things u told in the tut.
I selectet the parts i don't want to color.
Did a new layer and invert selection (layer under lineart)
Now when i create a new layer above my linearts and try to collor, i draw over my linearts.
Did i do something wrong?
Sorry for my bad english, i hope u can understand my problem and maybe u can help me >__<
Oh I think all the color layers should be under the lineart layer. You can see from the tutorial that the Lines layer is always on the top.
Also, the Png file you saved should only have the lines visible with transparent background (NOT lines with white background). 
Lollipop-Lollita Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what were your pen settings for coloring? QwQ ??  when i use the pen tool the harder i press or when i go over the color a few times it gets darker.........and darker...............and darker....
tempestofazure Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you broke down piece by piece how to color and shade in one of my favorite styles...thank you
What's your average canvas size for drawing? c: 
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