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Tutorial: Shading and Blending by Cataclysm-X Tutorial: Shading and Blending by Cataclysm-X
Larger and edited file on request.
Several people were complaining about the small font. Leaving critiques and comments are more than welcome, but I just don't like it when people use my tutorials and at the same time nitpick about the smallest things and don't even leave a "thank you" note.

So for those who do appreciate the 30 hours I spent in writing and drawing this tutorial: I uploaded a larger file. You can click download for full size.



This is a MASSIVE tutorial I did in only 2 freakin' days! LOL.

I said I would do a gift for you all because someone hit the 60.000 pageviews. Besides, I got over 1550 watchers and my drawings of Vincent and House got over 1000 favourites.

Ooohh look at the pretty colors. My previous tutorials look quite boring compared to this baby. :D

Ehm... what else to say...
Have fun! :slow:

Watch my other tutorials here!
1. Eye Tutorial
2. Nose Tutorial
3. Hair Tutorial
4. Shading & Blending Tutorial
5. Drawing Progress Tutorial
6. Detailed Hair part 1 Tutorial
7. Detailed Hair part 2 Tutorial
8. Editing Drawings Tutorial
9. Drawing Materials Tutorial
10. Male Lips Tutorial
11. Female Lips Tutorial
12. Proportions Tutorial
13. Group Images Tutorial

Tortillions cannot be reused except for smudged areas.

However, blendingsticks can be used more often if you sharpen them with a pencil sharpener or sandpaper!!

Kudos :heart:
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designsbycheyenne Mar 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Very informative. I've been trying to expand my shading areas since I was just accepted into a school with an art major :) Thank you for uploading ^_^
EmoOtakuTDCT Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, this was very helpful! :D
Prakorimas Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative and useful (at least to me) tutorial! Thank you for sharing it!
Thanks for your tutorial. It's helpful for new as me.
ArtRefugium Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An absolutely great and helpful tutorial, thank you!
Btw about tortillons - I use to "clean" mine with a nailfile and scissors (when really dirty also with a carpet knife) ... thought this might help you =)
JvdvArt Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial this helps me and a lot of other people!
Pixiechicpix Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't find the link to download a bigger version :(. I think it's great u took the time to do the tutorial go u
MisaSami Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh that's awesome! thank you La la la la 
I just joined deviantart and you are among the first i discovered and i find your tutorials very good.Thank you for your time to make this!
Luke-The-Spook Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so helpful!!!!! 
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