portrait Drawing Tutorial

An easy way to color skin tones

Im going to show you how I sometimes color with the Java! I think its pretty easy and so I wanted to show you! C:

Tutorial category: portrait  
Tutorial type:
Step-by-step   
Submitted by:
Sakura8246
Tools used: RMD Java Tool!

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Step 1

#1- By clicking the '+' button, you can make layers! Make as many as you want!! The minimum is 5 layers!
I made 22 layers! C: Now double click on the 'Layer 22' that is underlined in yellow, and rename it Line Art! On the Layer below the layer you named line art, you can name is sketch or whatever to make a sketch of the lineart. Use the Eraser tool if you need to erase anything. I have more to tell! :D

 

Step 2

*RED- I used this tool to sketch the drawing.
*YELLOW- These are the eraser tools.
*BLUE-This is the Layer Capacity(Transparency). Lower this when you are doing the sketch.
*BROWN- If you click this black button it will hide that layer. When you are done with your Line Art you can click this button on the Sketch layer to hide the sketch lines. If you are done with the Sketch layer, delete it.
*DARK PURPLE- To add a layer.
*LIGHT PURPLE- to delete a layer.
** Click on the layer you want to delete. If you click on the Add Layer, it will add a layer above the one you have clicked on. **

 

 

Step 3

*YELLOW-Use this tool for the line art.
*PURPLE- I lowered the Opacity(Transparency)on the sketch, , and you can see that on the drawing.
*RED- Remember that you can click that black button so you dont have to see the red sketch. And when you are done with the sketch you can delete it by clicking on the layer with the sketch and then you click the "-" button, to delete that layer.

** You should choose a color that is different from the lineart color when you do the sketch. Choose a color that is bright, like red. **

 

Step 4

*PINK- This is the tool that I used to shade with(AirBrush)
*GREEN- The eraser tools to erase with.
*BLUE- I chose layers, I think it was 10 and 11, layers that are way under the lineart layer.
>> If you draw on the layer under the top layer the drawing will go under the drawing you did on the top layer. <<
>Layer Names<
--Skin Base Color
I chose one color for the skin color and colored it on the skin.

--Skin Shading
This layer I did the shading on the skin.
I have to go so I will explain the others quick!! Im so sorry!!!
*RED- The places where I erased.
*OTHER PINK(sorry didn't notice that I used the same colors twice)-Places I need to erase.
You can erase the coloring by clicking on the layer you colored and erase what you need to erase.
Color the skin 1st always and then I think you should do the clothes next, accessories and then hair! C: And finally eyes.
Oh and leave the Bottom layers for the background!!
If you have any questions plz send me a message!

 

Step 5

I really hope this tutorial helped! And again if you have any questions, plz message me!! :D Thank youu!!! I am sorry I will not finish this drawing, i dont have time right now hehe ^_^ sorry!! I hope you liked my 1st tutorial!! :D (Well on the RMD tutorial page anyway! he he ^_^ Ok cya! thx!

 

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