Well, it’s about time I posted this.
A while back, I decided to redo my first real attempt at shading:
This was the result:
Honestly, I really liked how it came out. Looking back, I realize that at the time, I didn’t really have a good grasp on how light sources worked, and don’t get me started on item usage. My posing has gotten much better, and my faces have become more varied in expression than just a default “meh” expression. I’ve also gotten better at using the lineart on the items like suggestions rather than set-in-stone barriers, and being able to create custom items. One thing I still need to really work on, though, is small details.