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Coloured Shading Tutorial - How to pick a palette by caughtinthehurricane Coloured Shading Tutorial - How to pick a palette by caughtinthehurricane
I know i'm not a professional or anything, but i thought perhaps it might help out SOMEONE, just to see my process:)

As stated above, these rules do not always apply depending on the lighting, though for petsite items following these rules should suffice in helping to create brighter, more visually appealing objects.

Also remember to take into account backlighting/reflective light! For example, if a shiny ball is on a blue table, the blue colour may reflect upwards onto the ball.

FYI, this tutorial is not how to shade. Just how to pick the colours FOR the shading process.

Let me know if it was any help, thanks for looking!





EDIT: Just realised I misspelled palette as "pallette" in the tutorial... please ignore my idiocy! Thanks:D
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Whiskey-Spaniel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
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this is really helpful whoah :D
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Once-Upon-A-Clock Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh wHOA
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Whiskey-Spaniel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
: D
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Hono-Atomi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
This is something I totally need for shading!! Medic Really Likes What He Sees XD (Chat Icon) 

Thank you :la:
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raptor-san Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
opened my eyes! thanks!
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AzureGriffin Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing, it's very helpful !!
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MinNON Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
so helpful
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shortforanyone Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for explaining this so concisely. Opened my eyes!
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donwhitt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the Watch mam. I really appreciate the tutorials. They are very nene goal. Since I just started drawing. I'm using gimp. Having more trouble than fun. But I love your art. Very inspiring art.
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always refer people to this tutorial when people ask why their colours look dull or muddy.
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nishi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great simple advice!
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rambocambo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I learnt a thing.
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Foamblanket Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student General Artist
yes this is very helpful! I always have trouble picking colors to shade with!
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Vampiric-Conure Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Yaaaay! A good tutorial reminder even for people like me, who have been drawing for 30 plus years :) This is really going to help me with my one dragon :)
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SnazzyDoodle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
This is really cool! It makes a lot of sense illustrated. I'll have to remember this. Good job explaining, and very informative! :D
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wilxax Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Big big help for me!
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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i suck for this things TwT
thanks for the tutorial >:
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saru-hina Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I was doing it wrong all this time... thank you very much! Bear Emoji-08 (Rolling Love) [V1] 
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
no worries:) 
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fruktoni Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
u///u This helped me a little
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Mozzi-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this, it's really helpful thank you :) Could you tell me what software/brushes you use?
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
I am currently using Photoshop elements, but in the past i have used photoshop cs5, gimp, and paint tool sai (which i LOVE). 

As for brushes, i use the default brush for the most part, but i recently downloaded a HUGE brushset which i have just started to try out (i have forgotten where its from, eek! ) called "lazy brushes" haha


thanks, im glad it helped! 


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Mozzi-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank youu :) 
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
you are totally welcome:) 
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Marianis2305 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My god, I feel like an idiot for not know this. I always just mixed in black and everything looked like poop. This is unbelievably useful!
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
haha i did the same! thankyou:) 
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marceili Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thanks for this!
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
you're totally welcome! 
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TheGargoyleAlchemist Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Really fantastic tutorial!  You do a great job at simplifying the information and keeping this compact enough to not put me to sleep.
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
i'm glad i could help:) 
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Re-Designs Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! Thank you!
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
you're welcome! 
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Riotronixz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
this will surely help! Thanks!
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
you're welcome!
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MelodyPika Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, needed this!
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
no worries:) 
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FairyBlueSoul Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh! I see how it is! VERY hepful! Thanks!
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
glad to help! 
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ceriselightning Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bless you! Thank you for sharing this
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
you're welcome:) 
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Wandering-chan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
This is so useful! ;A; Thanks so much for creatin' it!
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
:) 
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Thraggdrasil Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
hey! great post!! thanks!
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
thankyou! 
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AvengingCoconut Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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GTFO
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animeloverishere Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i get it! and it kinda works in my failed way!
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:iconcaughtinthehurricane:
haha i'm glad:) 
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Dorgenfried Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
heh,kinda looks like a dragonball,awesome
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