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Coloring tutorial - 03 by sandara Coloring tutorial - 03 by sandara
my basic coloring tutorial, part 3 of 4

d/l my custom brush
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Zaizanahr Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
For paintings, I am able to go about as far as stage two of "painting the girl" but I don't know how to refine further. Do you have any tips?
stuterirose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Maby I am stupid, but what do you mean whit "clean up" and how are you doing that?
WaffleMaker9000 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Clean up, is cleaning up your lines and adding details, if you look at the girl that is a good example. Hope I helped! :D (Big Grin) 
stuterirose Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Ok, and how can I do that, exacly? But only if you whant to show! :D (spell)
BlazeraptorGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Cleaning up is carefully erasing the stuff that doesn't look good, and adding color/more dramatic light/shape, or whatever details it needs to look perfect.
So, to be any more "exactly", you learn to notice what looks good or bad by looking carefully and thinking hard.
Hope this helps...
stuterirose Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Thank you!
BlazeraptorGirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
stuterirose Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Hihi! :squee:
Clchriskl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hlwar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Thank you for sharing some of your tips and tricks! I'm utterly (badly) new at digital coloring and this will come in handy and as a great source of inspiration. Much obliged! :happybounce: 
vanillaorangelatte Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DmitriyCherdakov Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I try to do like in tutorial. Thanks you!
Peiridae Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture and great tutorial! :)
catangeltitan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
did u blend the oranges together for the light?
cherchen99 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
The custom brush makes me press down extremely hard on my pen (or nothing shows up :|)... But it does help a lot. :)
13ADRIANGOMEZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
copy and paste
The-Unicorn-Lord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's.... not really a tutorial. you just showed us the steps without explaining how you did it.
Haley-Hatake Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering she has shown us how to use the brushes previously, she assumes we can retain the information so she doesn't repeat herself at every turn.
The-Unicorn-Lord Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
then why bother repeating the steps for the whole thing in the first place?
Haley-Hatake Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I said she didn't repeat the steps.

The artist is showing us what she did to make her painting, and that means she had to repeat a few techniques and doesn't want to jam it down our throats - on this page of the tutorial I think she wanted to show progress and the order in which she painted.

If you read the previous pages you'd know what the techniques entailed and what the brushes were/ where to get them.
The-Unicorn-Lord Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think you quite understood. If she already showed it, why not go stage by stage rather then section by section, like any normal tutorial does? all it does is elongate something that doesn't need to be.
Haley-Hatake Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just their style. read the first page then go, if you'd prefer; these pages are nice IMO because I like seeing an artists flow/order as well.
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's because he/she is selfish. :)
luxurycomedy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's not obligated to help people. Be thankful for what she has given; it's not like she owes it to anyone.
Autumnhound Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes. :) This is a comment I can get behind! I am grateful for the process shots though; thanks.
UnicornBlood97 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question:
Do you use the computer mouse to paint or a sketch thing to the computer? You know the ones who work as a paper, but is conected to the computer...
I think you know what I mean... xD

Beautiflu btw!
darksnowolf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She uses a tablet, that's the "a sketch thing to the computer" you speak of. They usually run about in the $200 price range for good new small/medium sized ones. However you can access older models on ebay. I got an intuos 3 small for 90$. for a begining digital artist (i'm mainly traditional) it's worth the buy. Good pressure sensitivity good price. but it doesn't make up for artistic talent i promise you that. and the process still takes hours (i'm working on a piece so far that's taken me 26 hours, about three days of 6-8 hr work (i'm on school break;P). best of luck.
ChanChanRaran Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1thank you
el-iris Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, anybody reading this or you, when you finish painting the wings and colors, do you erase the line art/sketch or do you paint on top of it?
LadyLunia Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
i guess she paints on top of it. because in part 2 you can see in the layer order that she has merged the sketch and the multiyply layers to one background. then she paints the refining on a new "normal" layer above.
MarceloSperandio Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the Tutorial! It saved my life
narufag Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHHOAAA... do u make all ur artworks from scratch?? like does inspiration just hit u in the head like BANG or do u need a reference picture??
G0Ducks Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I love how you use points of detail instead of rocking the ENTIRE thing with detail. Allows the brain to fill in the blanks.

Your work is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
owltears Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
what program do you use to make your awesome artwork?
Flitzthesoulreaper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's working on a psd file so I'm guessing photoshop.
Aiohon12 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student
all I can say this is going to help me
Ech018 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!!! I love all the tutorials! :D Very informative and helpful! :D
RyoukyokuDokuJoou Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
absolutely love. although, i can't seem to be able to follow the link to the brush. it's a page of gibberish. or is it supposed to be that way? ^-^"
leeviii Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really want to try this! thank you. (:
hail-the-oblivious Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think these are very useful. thanks!
DhamerTUTOS Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Genial... muy buen tuto... n_n
liberationcake Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
wow this is from 2009! but so helpful, really
Naanya Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Sweeeet :D THnx alot
ThirdEcho Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I just, ya know, say something?
THANK YOU!!!!! SERIOUSLY. LOWER CASE LETTERS FAIL TO EXPRESS THE VOICE WHICH I SAY THIS WITH. Dear god, I've been looking for a tutorial that dumbs this technique down for two years.

Now, if there's some idiot-proof tutorial out there on why to pic colors in the first place and base colors changing/altering when different colored light sources come into play, I might actually progress.

Thanks again. You have -NO- idea how helpful this is.

Oh wait, how (this is obvious, FYI) do you make it all look so... clean? O__O The colors fit flawlessly so you don't notice the blue to the green. What is your not-so-secret secret?
Jaevulen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Luv it when good artists give tutorials to the masses! thank you :D
estefany025 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
starmaruh Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
U-naught Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Great - very useful! THank you!
Suguro Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I noticed that in the last screenshot, you have a layer named hue/saturation 1; what is that for? Are you, erm how to say, like, duplicating your image in a new layer for color tweaks?

If you are, do you know of adjustment layers?
I don't mean to sound patronizing if you do, I'm just self taught in PS and assume everyone else is, and I wouldn't know about them if someone else hadn't told me.
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
When you use an Adjustment Layer and collapse it down onto the layer below it, Photoshop automatically renames that layer as whatever Adjustment Layer was used.

This is most likely what happened here. ;)
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