View Full Version : Pix creatures : need help with shading

04 April 2006, 04:12 AM
WIP... This is a little species I made up. I've never been satisfied with my own cel-shading, I want to know if I'm on track with this so far.

If so, then next I will apply another layer of celshading, and highlights.
All comments are welcome

04 April 2006, 12:54 PM
reducing the saturation of tones would be considerable

BTW you''ll need a background color in order to colour better:)

04 April 2006, 02:32 AM
Could I ask, why is it better to have a background color?
Any other tips before I finish?

04 April 2006, 07:08 AM
A background color will help give your little guys mass and weight as well as giving them a stage to act on. Light strikes all surfaces in a given area and bounces, or reflects, back and forth between those surfaces. Light from whatever source strikes your critters, the surface they are on and any “wall” behind them. The colored light from the ground and wall surfaces reflects onto the critters, defining their shape and visually associating them with their surroundings; while light striking them bounces to some extent onto those same surroundings, reinforcing the visual association. Ok?

04 April 2006, 10:04 PM
Heya djtrousdale,

Looking good, i love the little guys design! I was curious if the white in their eyes is reflection or their eyeballs? If it's their eye balls, i'd recommend adding a little more specular to the eye's. Eye's are usually pretty wet. If the white is the lighting it looks a little unconsistent on the guy jumping the highest. I also liked the darker shading under them. It makes them look like they aren't just floating. And a bg would probably help them stand out a little more . Keep up the good work!

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