Cel Shading

Looking for opinions.

Tech talk: Accidentally found an excellent tutorial on how to use the pwshader toon shader presets by Crescent. My entire day got sucked away into DAZ 3D as a result – which wasn’t easy being as my motherboard is dying.

I like this look better than the other one I was playing with and can see this as a better choice for the comic. (May be easier to tone, too.) And it looks a lot like how I’d color Akashik on most days. (Some days were super good, some days not so much.)

Corridor by *spearcarrier on deviantART

Squat by *spearcarrier on deviantART

By contrast, this is what I was playing with before:

Strong Angel Woman by *spearcarrier on deviantART

It’s a more artistic style, but 1. it doesn’t quite fit Akashik’s mood and 2. It always doesn’t lend well to the image at hand. This can be a problem.

And then:

Bend Over…. by *spearcarrier on deviantART

Yes, I’m afraid I’m going to go mostly 3D. I considered not going 3D very seriously, but then I hit an entire week with hand problems. It just can’t be done. I have enough trouble trying to do Heavenly Bride and 10 Confessions. I’m sorry, for those of you who were holding out to see my art. However, this doesn’t mean my hand won’t brush panels or do the occasional side story. And stick art. It will be there. Just for my health I gotta be careful.