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How to Shade like Super Mario Illustration

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Apr 20, 2020

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Hello!

I am trying to match the attached Super Mario shading style (originally by Yoichi Kotabe) and the issue I am having is with shading.

 

Specifically, on Mario's nose, cheek and chin, the gradient follows the curves...it is a gradient on one side and sharp on the other.  I know how to create a path or shape and add a gradient to it, but the gradient is usually just a straight, linear line.  It does not follow a curve as shown.

 

Anyone know how to achieve this?  Thank you in advance!

-GSuper Mario.jpg

You can make it with Blend tool, Mesh tool, Stroke Gradient and more.

 

blend tool

blend.gif

 

mesh tool

mesh.gif

 

Stroke Gradient (Apply gradient scross stroke)

path.gif

 

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How to Shade like Super Mario Illustration

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Hello!

I am trying to match the attached Super Mario shading style (originally by Yoichi Kotabe) and the issue I am having is with shading.

 

Specifically, on Mario's nose, cheek and chin, the gradient follows the curves...it is a gradient on one side and sharp on the other.  I know how to create a path or shape and add a gradient to it, but the gradient is usually just a straight, linear line.  It does not follow a curve as shown.

 

Anyone know how to achieve this?  Thank you in advance!

-GSuper Mario.jpg

You can make it with Blend tool, Mesh tool, Stroke Gradient and more.

 

blend tool

blend.gif

 

mesh tool

mesh.gif

 

Stroke Gradient (Apply gradient scross stroke)

path.gif

 

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You can make it with Blend tool, Mesh tool, Stroke Gradient and more.

 

blend tool

blend.gif

 

mesh tool

mesh.gif

 

Stroke Gradient (Apply gradient scross stroke)

path.gif

 

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Wow, thank you!!!!

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Does this apply to illustrator draw as well? Because I really want to find a way to make gradients on shapes in adobe draw case I love vector, but I don't know if this is possible in the app. Pleeeaaaase let it be!

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Unfortunately, "Draw" cannot be gradations, etc.
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Let's look forward to 'Illustrator for iPad', which will be out soon.

Alternatively, export the data and add a gradient in another application.

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