Posts tagged coloring
Posts tagged coloring
A tutorial by me. Because I can.
I used Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop, and this square brush set. Yup.
Edit: Oh, and I know there are a ton of spelling errors, sorry! D:
A quick little thing that ended up being neither quick nor little, for an anon who asked how I do skin colors.
As usual, I’m not a professional, this is just how I do things. Hope I answered your question!
SK IN COLORING CAUSE i received a bunch of asks on this omg i don’t know if this is the right way or anything but it’s a quick way i use to pick skin color s YEAH BLUES AND PURPLES add a nice bit of variety to the skin i feel idk IM SORRY I KINDA GO ON INSTINCT WHEN IT COMES TO THE EXACT COLORS
If you’re ever not sure of skin colors it’s always best to look up a ref of a RL person of that approximate skin color!!
Common digital coloring mistakes. by natasha2808 of deviantart
COLORS ARE HARD. I have a hard time with colors myself, I feel your pain entirely!
When I’m having troubles like to sit down and just browse through my inspiration tag of random creative-feel goodies, #Art-Reblog.
I also really enjoy looking through colourlovers.com and just searching random words to see what color patterns come up. Sometimes it’s just a good idea to sit down and work with a random color palette you find. Make a portrait, draw some scenery, just anything with that limited color palette.
As for art books I would recommend for color/coloring inspiration… Give me a few minutes as I flip through my collection to pick out some goodies.
The Croods, Puss in Boots, Bolt, Ratatouille, Wreck-it Ralph, Tangled, Brave, The Princess and the Frog, Shrek Forever After, Rise of the Guardians, Planet 51, Megamind, Monsters VS Aliens, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Take note I only skimmed quickly. I didn’t read the tidbits so there might be even more treasures in there if you have time to kill. This is just me flipping through my art books and feeling that these were the most “Color Inspirational” by landscapes, character design, and concept scripts.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST………… Be sure to play with yourself! Oh, wait, no. That came out wrong. HAha, okay be sure to open up your SAI or whatever program you use and just… Mix and match colors. EXAMPLE?
It’s so much fun to sometimes just sit down and mess around with colors. RANDOM colors, make them ugly, dull, bright, whatever you want and just see what happens! You’ll be amazed at how many different colors you can mix and pull from said mix. It gives me lots of character thoughts and ideas when I do this so maybe it will help you!
(Btw the tool I find most helpful to mix up colors can be found here! It’s call Acrylic. If you use SAI that is.)
I wish I had more literature for you, I know I personally need to buckle down and get some for myself and learn my color basics. But this is still really fun to look at and practice in the mean time while you’re feeling down!
DON’T EVER GIVE UP! KEEP COLORING!!!
(Made rebloggable by request!)
Tips on color & light from The Artist’s Guide to Color by Wendon Blake