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This week, I discovered that I’ve been spelling “cell shaded” wrong my entire life. It’s actually supposed to be cel
shaded. As much as I pride myself on grammatical nuances that few people know about, I will admit that I only cried for twenty minutes.
Then, after a long week of not doing much of anything, I drew stuff. Shocking for a cartoonist, huh? This week’s illustration, given the title of this post, was cel shaded. You can behold it’s purdiness (I’m from Georgia) to the right.
The heck is Cel Shading?
To be cel shaded is to appear both flat and three dimensional simultaneously. Oh wait, hang on. *turns off philosophical gibberish* Ah, that’s better. Now then, let’s define cel shading. At its simplest, it’s an artistic rendering style that creates shading with flat areas of color. If you want shading, a solid block of darker color goes over the base color. Cel shading invokes the ever-quoted “less is more.”
Ever played Wind Waker? That’s cel shaded.
This week I passed out on the toilet and barfed all over the bathroom. Don’t worry; I wasn’t drunk. Oh yeah, and I managed to finish some page layouts for my new webcomic Tinge. Let’s jump right into that first part: the barf part. Maybe you’ll learn a valuable lesson (or at least get a good laugh out of my stupidity).
Wednesday: The Barf Part
So, like I said earlier, I kind of passed out on the toilet Wednesday night. Continue reading