• Effective October 15th, all Youtube content threads that are posted within the creative media section will be subjected to being moderated before being displayed. Over the past year we've noticed lots of new members and a few old members that come here to advertise (obviously here since we're the largest Kingdom Hearts fan base community why wouldn't you) their Channel to promote new subscribers, likes, and displaying their media. However there is a huge difference between creative constructive media criticism, and borderline advertisement. So please, before you post here, understand how the creative media section works, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this change please reach out, we always like to hear ideas. Few might not like this idea, but it does help keep my section stay organized and not crazy looking, I would like to keep the traditional platform of what the section main purpose is for. It's to help build new and old artistry to an entire whole level.



    Here's how it will work :

    • If you post a thread within the creative media section that is youtube content related to your channel, it will be moved to the "Creative Media Youtube Showing Content thread", a sticky'd thread where members can all over discuss and see everyones content all at once rather than making it self promoting, by making your own thread, if you get my drift. The whole idea behind this is to get members involved in everyones media, and the purpose is to showcase your works, but not self advertisement right? Its all about the constructive criticism and giving everyone the same feedback and layout of how display and showcasing video media should look like.

    • If you have already posted a thread regarding your youtube content, you will not be affected by this change and your thread will be untouched and you can continue to post and discuss accordingly with your peers.


    Social Media Advertisement Content :​

    Now I know lots of new members (out of the blue suddenly became youtube friendly, you're not slick) be-aware that you cannot use the Creative Media section as a gateway to advertise your media without wanting, giving and receiving criticism from your forum family. The idea behind the Creative Media is to help showcase and help improve everyones work or arts, whether it's digital, traditional, etc. Not to promote then leave, it's not fair to the community.

My first drawing done in Photoshop



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TheKeybasHKey

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I use MSPaint all the time so i thought to try Adobe Photoshop cs6 to draw on. I only know the basics, but eh... it isn´t that good. The Shading is my problem, I can´t find the way to make the shading right.

If you´re asking who is the character is. Is the Male Rider from Monster Hunter Stories.

 

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Hey i dig it, its got a cartoonish look to it and its actually pretty detailed, nice work!
 

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Thanks. I´m kinda new on the draw on the Photoshop thing. My only complaint is the shading and lighting.
 
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I really like the effort here, the cartoon style is cute and endearing and I can't wait to see where you go with it! Shading with MS Paint can be tough, and using Photoshop is not always easier. It's definitely more accessible, but then you are trying to get into more stuff than just shading and coloring rules.

I am not an expert when it comes to coloring digitally but I do have a couple recommendations:

1. Learn your program better, the more you know it the better you can get it to work for you! Look at GROUP and LAYER functions specifically, and find what coloring method works best for you. Some people (coughmecough), like to have an original sketch scanned in and then put layers on top on multiply layer settings. Others, have a transparent line layer and put color underneath it, etc. Find what works best for you!

2. As for the coloring, try staying away from just solid colors. Use multiple shades of the same color for shading, so that way it looks more natural, if you look at different pixel drawings for example, it really shows how there are different layers as it gets towards the darkest part of the shade. Blending is also cool too to keep the shades natural, so lightly doing that in between the different shades might make the transition less blocked.

It looks like you are trying to do cell shading though, so for that I would just make the shading less "rounded" and more sharp, like the shading on Kairi's hair that's extending into her cheek. Instead of making it round, do the shape of the hair instead (which comes down to a triangular point).

That's all I got for now, keep up the good work!
 

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Shading's also my problem too. But it's a pretty good first attempt. Not much to give an advise, but just keep practicing until you get the hang of it. :) Since you already know the basics, then you'll do fine from here.
 

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I´m getting the hang in it. It was a Request some people request me the weirdest of things i have done it too.
 
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