The Monster Under Your Bed
i was wondering how to give a pic that only has flat colors "depth". what are the techniques? is shading the main thing? or is there more?
uhh, hope that helped answer your question? Lol
Oh and highlighting lol c: you can't have shadows without highlights. Just doesn't seem right. It's really the only ways you can add depth to flat colours; give them shape that way
yes, answered it almost perfectly.
highlighting as in using brighter shades of the same color? or is it something else?
(ps. thanks for replying to this thread!)
yepp, the simplest way is lighter shades of the colour. The the easiest way of explaining it xD i could get complicated though.
For example, the background and lighting also has a huge effect on the shadows and highlights. Lights in your room or in a hallway give an orangey feel to your surroundings. If you take a picture of yourself outside and compare to a picture taken inside, you'll notice your skin on the one of you inside is a little more orange and yellow than normal.
Shadows also vary. Study objects and play around with lighting. I'm not an advanced artist, but this is the easiest way to figure this stuff out. Also, deviantart has incredible tutorials on this subject.
Hope that was helpful ^^