I have been getting an inordinate amount of comments asking how I cel-shade, so I decided to cap the process of me doing it on a simple headshot.
It's very pretty simple.
Done in Photoshop.
Original character from Sfeer Theory
, property of me.EDIT:
Because a few asked in the comments, for those wondering what Linear Burn does, this page explains it nicely:The Linear Burn blend mode... decreases brightness to darken the base color and reflect the blend color. It is also similar to the Multiply blend mode, but produces a much more intense result.
Basically you can do the same thing with the shading on Multiply, but I like Linear Burn better because it absorbs the colours into the shades a lot more clearly