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Quick Tutorial by StevenSanchez Quick Tutorial by StevenSanchez
Okay, coloring can be a little nuts in the beginning but here's a simple solution, follow these steps and you can see results pretty fast. Although keep in mind that referencing is really the best way to learn!

The beginning image is one from someone here on DA learning how to color digitally, the images that follow are my approach to how I'd go about it. There's different styles and techniques but this is the way I'd go :)

Start off with a base tone, next heighten the tonal value to a richer color I either feather at this stage or use sharp lasso cuts, either way is fine. The last step is sharp lasso fir highlights. That's it! :)

Keep it simple and fun but really try to work the piece as well. Don't get lazy and fluff it off, if you do, viewers will do the same when they come and see your works. That's never good. So spend the time and focus and make sure it looks great to you before you call it done :)

Hope this helps many young colorists out there.

San-
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bySeri Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Awesome, San! Thanks again!
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JonnyPyro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
You need camtasia... I'd so watch a video of your coloring techniques...
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StevenSanchez Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have quicktime it does a great job of screen capture, I'll be working on a color vid soon enough.
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JonnyPyro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
This pleases me :D #VectorToo!!!! ;)
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Zach-Starker Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your helpful words. What a great quick tutorial!
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StevenSanchez Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks ;)
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Duranrivera Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the info! I have to try out those techniques myself. I'll keep you up to date on my improvements. I look back at a year from now compared to now, and it's been huge. You can see for yourself on my gallery! The digital colors from early last year!
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StevenSanchez Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very cool :)
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SweMu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'll have to try this technique sometime. Thanks for making this.
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Wagnr Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful pics, i love Thundercats.
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