Japanese Cell Shading (part 1 of 3): the Basics

Yazuki Wolf

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11 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Introduction. What is Japanese Cell Shading

      5:20
    • 2. Setting up your base layer

      4:26
    • 3. Adding Matte Colors

      4:38
    • 4. Testing Different Colors

      2:54
    • 5. Setting Up your Color Layers

      4:57
    • 6. Layers of Shadow

      2:15
    • 7. Shading the Ribbon

      3:06
    • 8. Shading Hair

      4:21
    • 9. Adding a second Shadow Layer

      2:44
    • 10. Adding Highlights

      5:48
    • 11. Finishing Touches

      4:52

Project Description

We`ll be taking an image from line drawing to fully colored Cell Shaded "Anime Nuri" Character Illustration. 

Step One: Prepare your Line Drawing or Download mine.
(I don't cover inking in this lesson, although I am considering it for a future class, so please use any inked drawing to start with.)

Step Two: Set Up the Base Layer that will act as an overall mask to contain all your other color layers

Step Three: Test out a few color combinations and decide which you like best

Step Four: Set Up your color layers

Step Five: Shade each of your colors with one or two shadow layers

Step Six: Add highlights 

Step Seven: Add any finishing touches and Finish.

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