tips on coloring
i get a lot of compliments on my coloring and how i use colors and choices of colors and sometimes people ask me how i go about coloring
im really stinky poopy diaper bad at giving art advice because im bad at teaching anything in general, but!! ill try to say something important
ok, so you know when you color, you usually lay down base colors and work from there, adding in the shading and lighting and all that jazz. or you add in your lights and darks and fill it in from there. or really do whatever because there are lots of ways to go about coloring
but anyway when you start adding in shading and whatnot, be…different with the colors you choose!
dont go “ok, to add shading onto green i use a dark green directly below the base green i just chose. to lighten green i use a light green directly above the base green.”
thats so BORING!!!
instead, go “what if instead of a dark green i used a dark blue-green to make this darker. what if to make it lighter i use yellow.”
and you dont have to get it right on the very first time, either! it can be a trial and error thing, its perfectly legal to do that.
its also nice if you have a good about of contrast too. have some really dark darks and some really light lights. that way itll make things pop more and draw the eyes to all the great colors you chose using Tumblr User Naughtyformore(Naughtyformoms)’s “Tips On Coloring”, coming to a store near you this birthday.
if you’re reading this chances are very great it isn’t about you. It’s not even about things that have happened to me. This is just something I’ve noticed on rp in general. Ready?
Let’s begin with this. Roleplaying = Improv.
First rule of improv = YES AND.
Let’s say Character A sends an ask that says “how do you like that orange I sent you?”
Here is a list of acceptable responses for Character B:
Good: “Terrible, I threw it in the trash.” Good: ”Excellent, please send me more in the future.” Hell, even ”I never got it. Are you sure you sent it to the right address?” GOOD.
THESE ASSUME THE CHARACTERS ARE OPERATING IN THE SAME UNIVERSE.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
Character B: “What the hell are you talking about? Oranges went extinct 20 years ago.”
Assuming Character A is not supposed to be an idiot or a mad scientist, and ASSUMING oranges being extinct is not a core tenet of the universe your characters operate in, guess what!! You just made your partner look like a fool.
Second rule of improv always make your partner look good
Maybe it’s the third rule whatever I can’t remember
GETS OFF MY SOAPBOX
HidingPianos Become the Teeth
There’s no good in your eyes, anymore, and it makes you want to drive home, drunk and alone.
I’ve been deeply enamored with this song from the day I first heard it. It’s disturbingly accurate.
June 9th. I’m going to emote so hard to this song.