Friday, August 7, 2020

#RPGADAY2020 8. Shade


Shade is an interesting word. As a line artist and stippler, I generally don't get in to shading. But sometimes, it has a it's uses. When you try something new, it's a good idea to limit the scope of the whatever it is. 
This process is more natural to me than any type of shading.
But it's usage is limiting. Things become exciting with the use of color and shading. 

This is four shades of blue grey. It's still limited but more lively. 

This piece has 5 colors. What a difference one more shade makes. 
And this is my favorite. It has 5 colors, purple, green and blue, plus black and grey. Each color has only 2 shades. But those shades make it dramatic. 

Shade goes along ways towards coloring the world. When applied to characters in a game, shades of this or that make them come to life. Often, it doesn't take much to shift or shade a character from a paper cutout to something more lifelike. 

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