Need Some Help? Examples and Tutorials
This is how I personally grade art
From top to bottom:
Korra in bright sunlight.
Korra in basic lighting in a building. (the closest to the official art)
Korra at dusk outside.
Korra at night outside.
Korra in official art.
Each picture has a certain amount of contrast between the lightest shade to the darkest.
Pictures that have heavy lighting. If there is nothing but highlight and no shadow. Something is wrong and it’s probably whitewashed.
Pictures that are standalone. Meaning they are set like the official art, will be graded against the official art.
Pictures will also be graded on use the the base colors of her official art.
And depending on the shading type depends on how it’s judged.
Most people on here are plastic shaders. Toon shading is the easiest because most people can just use the dropper tool. For some reason people can’t figure out plastic shading.
Here is a good tut on shading even though it’s furry, it’s still good.
http://tamberella.deviantart.com/art/Giant-Shading-Tutorial-251104611 To see the whole thing properly.
So even if she’s stylized, blue, green or purple, there is shadowing that needs to to be there.
Another thing I use is this:
I don’t have the source for this one. Sorry.
You can barely tell the different between each row. And Korra falls in row two.
Here are some more tuts though that I use.
In Light Skin, all the contrast occurs between the midtones and the shadows. The transitions between midtones and to highlights is very soft. In dark skin, this is reversed. The contrast happens between the midtone and the highlights. Dark skin is more reflective, so the highlights colors are not blended as well.
This pretty much means those big patches of lightened skin are wrong.
Take the time to educate yourselves and you won’t end up here.