manga Drawing Tutorial

How iKyo colors on RMD

I just thought the idea of making a tutorial is pretty cool so i'm going to give it a go while I actually work on my art. Just a general idea how I color

Tutorial category: manga  
Tutorial type:
Step-by-step   
Submitted by:
iKyo
Tools used: Java tool on RMD

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Step 1

Simple sketch and lineart layer for me to start.
I always use blue for sketch so it's easier for me to do lineart later. And also I try to avoid black for lineart.

 

Step 2

Forgot to mention that I always keep a theme of color in my mind and try to limit my colors within that theme; like my lineart would be dark blue... etc

I keep my sketch layer but I make it invisible. I always start on a background before coloring because for me I think that the background would effect what color I use for skin/hair etc. And this is a good way to pick what color fit the character later

 

 

Step 3

I use a color that contrasts with the skin color so I can color the skin without making it every where, then I would lock alpha and start coloring.

 

Step 4

I use a more orange color for the shade. I just shaded around where most of the shades are. lock alpha would help a lot keeping colors in place.
I do the shade and all in one layer.

 

Step 5

Again using a more orange/red color, but this time i kept the shading in the color I used previously (if it makes sense). And I use a low opacity brush to blend the color nicely. I sometimes use the watercolor brush to help.

 

 

Step 6

To complete coloring the skin I would zoom in and work on little details; darker shade+ shiny face with a full opacity thing brush.
Instead of white for eyes, I would use the base skin color.

 

Step 7

ain't this tutorial long... Eyes.... nothing special, i just use a dark color and work myself up with a lighter and lighter color, also change the color on the pallet instead of just that same color, this would give eyes more spark...? (i think so)

 

Step 8

I dunno what to say about the hair tbh, Theres nothing special about the way I color my hair. I guess it's same wit the skin, color base, lock alpha and just add shade by shade.

 

Step 9

All I did for the hair was just 1 shade, and light yellow for the reflection on the hair just on the fringe.

 

Step 10

Oh man, I'm horrible at coloring clothes. but yeah... same thing, base, lock alpha and shade, i used a low opacity brush to shade it then i use a solid brush to add details to the shading, eg the darker parts.

 

Step 11

Added the bow, same thing i did to the clothes, I zoomed out and made sure everything is there and tada! it's finished, i forgot to save the WIP version, so i printscreened the version on RMD instead.
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