Digital Anime Coloring And Shading Masterclass

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  • This course is also available on Skillshare (along with a 1 FREE MONTH via my link) and also on Udemy.
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Introduction Video:

Course Overview:

In this course, I’m teaching you how to color and shade anime drawings.

We start the course by going through some basic yet so important features of layers and folders and also dive deep into clipping masks and how to use transparency lock efficiently. After we’ve gone through the basic features, we go through some important concepts about how to color and shade anime eyes, briefly tackle how to color anime clothes, after which we explore how to shade different objects.

When the fundamentals are covered, we are ready to move on to coloring and shading the example drawing provided in the content section of this course. The coloring and shading process starts with us applying base colors to the drawing, after which we delve into the wonderful world of cel shading.

After cel shading, we discover different ways to do lighting and the ever-so-important finalization effects on your drawing.

The coloring and shading principles taught in this course are suitable for beginners, but there are more than likely some neat tricks and tips even for the veterans to learn.

If you have always loved to know how to do cel shading professionally and truly bring your anime drawings to life, then this course might just be the thing you have been looking for.

I’m glad to have you here with me, and I hope I can show you various tips and tricks on how you can color and shade your anime drawings. Let’s get going!

Course Modules And Lessons:

Introduction, Basic Settings, And Tools

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1. Canvas Settings
  • Lesson 2. Layers And Folders
  • Lesson 3. Layer Modes And Opacity
  • Lesson 4. Clipping Mask And Transparency Lock

Fundamentals Of Coloring And Shading Anime Art

  • Lesson 5. Skin Tones In Anime Art
  • Lesson 6. How To Color Anime Eyes
  • Lesson 7. Intricacies Of Coloring Anime Clothes
  • Lesson 8. Coloring And Shading Objects

Coloring And Shading The Anime Drawing

  • Lesson 9. Strategy For Base Colors
  • Lesson 10. Cel Shading Your Drawing
  • Lesson 11. Adding Lighting To The Drawing
  • Lesson 12. Drawing Gradient Effects
  • Lesson 13. Coloring And Shading Background
  • Lesson 14. Finalizing Your Drawing
  • Lesson 15. Different Options For A Drawing
  • Final Thoughts


  • Adding Base Colors - Timelapse
  • Cel Shading - Timelapse
  • Adding Lighting - Timelapse
  • Finalizing The Drawing - Timelapse

Needed to complete this course:

  • A drawing tablet and a stylus
  • Art software (I strongly recommend Clip Studio Paint -affiliate link) - the drawing is created with Clip Studio Paint

Follow-Up Course:

This is a follow-up course to the Digital Line Art Masterclass, accessible here.

About Me

I’m a digital artist and passionate about anime and manga art. My true artist journey pretty much started with CTRL+Z. When I experienced that and the limitless color choices and the number of tools I could use with art software, I was sold. Drawing digital anime art is the thing that makes me happy among eating cheeseburgers in between veggie meals.

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An Online Course On How To Color And Cel Shade Anime Drawings

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74 minutes (incl. timelapse videos)
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