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