Cats Make Drawing Hard

Cats

You know what? Art is hard.

You know what makes it harder? Cats.

Seriously. I could have just spent two or three hours staring at a piece of paper, unable to create what I want to create. Finally, the muse hits, and a symphonic melody of pencil and paper emerges. Lines swirl all about in a hypnotic dance; shapes form delicately yet boldly; the work becomes art–MREOOOW!

Oh, great. He’s back.

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Soft Shaded vs. Cel Shaded

Soft Shaded vs Cel Shaded

Who knows, maybe next week they’ll fight to the death. –last week

Yep. It happened. The not long-awaited battle of the week-century: soft shading versus cel shading!

Just to recap previous posts, soft shading involves blending color softly (who’d a thunk it?), while cel shading is when you have solid chunks of color creating the illusion of depth. Before this death battle begins, let’s break each side down and see what’s going on.

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Soft Shaded Counterpick

Soft Shading Illustration

Since cel shading took the spotlight last week, I figured it would be fitting to give soft shading a similar profile. Who knows, maybe next week they’ll fight to the death.

Anyway, now that I’ve got less than an hour to write this post because soft shading takes for-freaking-ever, let’s get this show on the road.
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