(and im so lazy to look em all up)

anonymous asked:

aa its smol again, i was wondering how do to simple coloring? like the flat blocks of color w/o lines kinda your design that won last time yknow? and for contest suggestions maybe john or roxy? i mean imma do roxy too but theres aren't a lot of roxys this time around

im working MAD HARD on some designs right now so here’s a quick coloring tutorial! it takes a TON of layers 

layer count: 1 

from there identify whatever shape is the frontmost one. draw it. the lines on the outside should be clean but the inside lines can be as messy as u want em. i start from the top shape, or at least one higher up, layer-wise, because then everything below it can be progressively messier 

fill that shit. layer count 2 so far. 

then i go down a layer. head, neck, and ear are all one shape bc im lazy. 

the head just cuts out underneath the hair because, it doesnt actually matter what it looks like if you cant see it


layer count: 4. 

now im gonna go ON TOP OF the neck head layer and draw the front of his hood 

great ok. layer 5.

BACK BEHIND EVERYTHING ELSE for the back of the hood. im gonna stick the shirt on the same layer just because theyre roughly at the same placement, and they dont touch. 

the shirt cuts off arbitrarily at some point where itll be covered 

so now at the VERY TOP LAYER im gonna draw the top of the hoodie tail thingy 

a little sloppy but it gets the job done. 

now, back to the VERY BOTTOM. 

now, back of the hood, and john’s arms. i changed the color for the back of the hood just a little bit to get better contrast.

there’s your base figure, now details. im gonna start with the hood. you can either lock the layer, or do it as a clipping layer. if this was a drawing a cared more about id clip it but for not iwll just all be on the same layer 

there are plenty of ways you can add detail that gives depth and form to your shapes, so play around with it. it also helps to reuse as many colors as possible because the fewer colors in total you have the more coherent your color palette is 

then honestly its just a matter of adding more details where you want them. there’s no trick to it - just, put a block of color, where you want, a block of that color, and add more detail as you go.