Hello! This just a small guide for young/beginner artist.

It doesn’t matter what software you use, for me I primarily use Paint tool sai. 

Mario is a good example of a character who has primary colors.

Patrick uses different variants of secondary colors.

Magenta’s color is tertiary because it is between purple and red.

Luigi has a analogous color scheme, color adjacent to each.

Yoshi dominant color is green, red is the direct color opposite from green.

Dipper’s shirt is the red, his hat and jacket serve as (indirect) split complementary colors.

There’s also Traidic color scheme: three colors equally spaces on the color wheel.

 Tetradic color scheme: double complementary. (quite difficult to use)

And Monochromatic: variations of light and saturation of one color,

Value is the lightness and darkness in color.

This shows about 9 values. Value is important because it shows the illusion of light.

This is one of the mistakes a lot of young/beginner artists make. Unless the drawing is in grey-scale, black and white as shadow and light is wrong to use. 

I use Luminosity and multiply, of course their are other modes to use, like shade for shading. screen or overlay for light. (paint tool sai user) light is not always necessary btw.  

Never be afraid of using a warm color as a shadow and a cool color as light etc.

Always experiment with your art, try new things, and figure what’s best for you!

Let me know if any of this helped you, and thanks for reading!

Now go start drawing!  

SAT #20: Understand The Basics Of Color Theory

Color theory is one of the basic philosophies every artist can benefit from in developing their skills. Color theory helps you understand color mixing, how to critique your work and others’ constructively and how to choose appealing color palettes.  READ MORE


~ Color Theory with Zinogre ~ 

It started out as a warm up doodle and it became a whole new set :) (But drawing Zinogre with Shiba Inu proportions was super fun) Then it extended to making a Stygian version, then Thunderlord for RGB

CMYK - Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (Black) Subtracting color model used in color printing (Zinogre, Stygian Zinogre)
Analogous - Colors neighboring (This example shows usage of both cool and warm as well)
Complimentary - Colors across from each other on the color wheel.
RGB - Red, Green, Blue, additive primary colors that reproduce a wide array of colors. (Zinogre, Stygian Zinogre, Thunderlord Zinogre)
Primary - Red, Blue, Yellow. Three colors that can reproduce a wide array of colors. Useful in painting.
Secondary - Purple, Orange, Green. Colors from mixing primary colors.
B+Y = Green
R+B = Purple
Y+R = Orange
Tertiary - “In Between Colors” of the Pimary and Secondary. Violet, Magenta, Vermilion, Amber, Chartreuse, Teal.

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i HATE when casting comes out for movies or tv shows and everyone is white and POC start (rightfully) throwing elbows and some asshole says—THEY HAVENT REVEALED THE FULL CAST YET!

like, no, fuck you.

why do i have to wait to see the full casting before passing judgement? i kno well enough what happens to tertiary characters of color, tyvm. i’ve been seeing that shit my whole goddamn life.

i mean, if it quacks like a fucking duck, u feel me?

so why is white fandom so content with POC waiting our turn? always telling us to calm down and wait until “next episode” or “next season”, or “next movie” or “next book”.

fuck outta here.

Dragons across the continent are beginning to display beautiful striped hides. The okapi gene is here! Click here to read more about this update.

Okapi Tertiary Gene
The okapi gene is available in the treasure marketplace. This gene displays bright striped spots of color on your dragon’s neck, horns, and legs using its tertiary color! These genes will be stocking in increased quantities during the week of its release.

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Encyclopedia Update
The fifth coliseum venue information page has been added to our encyclopedia. Click here to have an peek at the monsters and treasures of Golem Workshop!

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Item Caption Contest
Writers, if you’ve ever wanted your blurb to grace an item tooltip, your time has come! Dust off that keyboard and look upon these poor orphaned items with compassion and creativity. What is their story?

The premise of this contest it to take these icons and create a unique caption for their tooltip. The caption must be under 160 characters. If desired, players may rename the item in question along with their caption. Captions can provide facts, short anecdotes, or jokes.

Premise: Write a tooltip for any of the items provided in this contest.
Deadline: Tuesday January 20, 23:59 server time
Length: Less than 160 characters (caption). Less than 32 characters in name if renamed.
Prizes: Winners will be credited in the tooltip of the item, will receive a copy of the item they wrote for, a writer’s vista + 1000 gems

Hiveworks Affiliation
As many of you may be aware, from time to time our advertising would bounce people off site or present problematic ads that we just don’t want!

As a result we are moving to managed advertising with an affiliation with HiveworksHiveworks provides marketing and advertising management to over 100 webcomics and sites, and they will now be helping Flight Rising as well! This move should provide us access to more and diverse ad networks, a seasoned ad management team, and a safer browsing experience for our players. (and on occasion display ads to some pretty keen webcomics and artists!)

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Even in the best ad networks, a bad ad can slip past from time to time. If you encounter an ad that auto-redirects you or appears anywhere but our left side menu and the red banner area at the bottom of the page, that is not an ad we want on our website! Please report it in our advertising report thread. We will be watching this thread, and will use the reports there to help further manage the ads that Flight Rising displays!

Additional Updates

  • The Cycled-Out Items article in the encyclopedia has had Night of the Nocturne and seasonal event items to its directory.
  • The Boreal Wood venue article has been updated to include the newest morganite flourish jewelry uncommon venue drops.
  • The Kelp Beds venue article in the encyclopedia has been updated to include the Mantarune, Wavesweeper, and their commonly dropped unique items.
  • Mantarune and Wavesweeper had the runes on their heads changed to reflect the monster’s elemental type, replacing the existing runes. This change was made because the original runes bore an inadvertent resemblance to an existing logo.
  • The Golem Workshop coliseum venue has had additional uncommon dropsadded.

Honestly I’m against the staff’s decision to not allow new users to make their custom progens with the new colors. I am perfectly content with the fact that I was unable to make my custom progen with the new colors because they didn’t exist at the time. (I’m less content with the fact that I didn’t get to choose his tertiary color too and he got stuck with an incredibly hideous, clashing one, whose STUPID FUCKING IDEA was randomized terts on what’s supposed to be your one single custom dragon?) I don’t see any reason why newbies should not be allowed more opportunity now that that opportunity exists. The chances of them using it to make any significant profit that would give them an unfair advantage are basically nil. It could MAYBE give them a headstart on breeding doubles and triples in the new colors, but honestly on a triple basic progen, with everyone and their aunt having saved up RTB, gened, non starter breed dragons to do the same thing, I highly doubt it. This game is supposed to be fun, and your progen is supposed to be special. You know what’s not fun? Pointless restrictions. Let new users have the new colors. Let them pick their tert too! Introduce a new starter breed sometime and let them have that to choose from! Give them as many options as are available to let the single dragon they get to customize ACTUALLY be customized. It has no negative impact on older players.

(And then when the inevitable wave of newbies complaining about how unfair the high sprite price are because they weren’t around when the festivals happened starts up again, we’ll have something to retort with.) 

Dragons everywhere are growing out their spines in a variety of brilliant colors. Click here to read more about today’s update.

Spines Tertiary Gene
Several dragon species have begun to exhibit the spines gene, a dangerous and beautiful defense! This gene displays your dragon’s tertiary color across a rows of spikes that trail down your dragon’s neck, back, and tail. Spines scrolls are now stocking in thetreasure marketplace.

Rockbreaker’s Ceremony 2014 Skin & Accent Contest
The second annual Rockbreaker’s Ceremony will begin November 23, 2014. To celebrate we are running a skin and accent contest honoring the earth flight. Click here for more information!

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Coliseum Rewards
The flora and fauna of the Arena, Waterway, and Bamboo Falls are dropping new food items! Can you guess which opponents drop these items?

Additional Updates

  • Second place dominance did not update Sunday morning. It has been correctly awarded to light flight, and all light members should have sunday and monday’s treasure bonus and gathering turns awarded to them.
  • The retired skins Riot of Rot encyclopedia entry has been updated with 2014’s skins.
  • The retired apparel encyclopedia entry has been updated with Riot of Rot 2014 items.
  • The cycled-out items encyclopedia entry has been updated to include the Graveyard Guardian.
  • The Boreal Wood encyclopedia entry has been updated to include the morganite flourish jewelry drops.
  • Gale Wolf no longer drop Zephyr Sparrow.
  • Chimera have had the drop rate on emerald rat snake reduced.
September Bonus by Adobe Creative Residency

Each month we include an extra Tattly with all online orders. September’s bonus is brought to you by the Adobe Creative Residency where creativity is fostered and artists are empowered. Becky M. Simpson, one of two residents for 2015, shared with us a step-by-step tutorial of her process for making her watercolor floral illustration into a Custom Tattly:

Tools needed: watercolor, scanner, Photoshop

1. Create a simple flower pattern using bold strokes and extra pressure with the paint brush.

A NOTE ON COLOR: I prefer working with tertiary colors because I don’t feel overly confident in my watercolor mixing skills. I think it’s easier to adjust/edit colors in Photoshop if they started out as friends on the color wheel.

2. While I don’t sketch these out, I will often refine a second round by using tracing paper over the original piece.

3. After the paint dries, scan image at a high resolution (600 DPI) so you have the option to enlarge it later on.

4. Open image in Photoshop and adjust the levels so that the image is crisp and there aren’t little flecks in the background.

5. Clean up any rough patches using the eraser or a clipping mask. Sometimes I use the clone stamp if I need to add some additional watercolor details here and there.

6. Time for the fun part! Add a gradient map and set the layer style to “Multiply.”

7. Play with the different presets, or create your own palette. In this case, the purpose of the gradient map is to adjust the colors, not replace them. Subtly is key.

8. After your palette is chosen, clip it to the art layer.

9. You might want to adjust the opacity of the gradient map layer. Again, in this case this effect is meant to enhance, not distort the original image. It’s like what my mother says about makeup: the end result should be natural.

In my case, I chose a gradient map with yellow, purple, orange and white then set the opacity to 40%.

10. At this point you could be finished if you’re okay with having a white / color background. However, for this Tattly we needed to create a transparent background so the tattoo doesn’t include the white surrounding box. It looks a little less real that way.

11. Open up the Layer Style panel (either double click on the layer or go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options).

12. Go to the top gradient slider at the bottom of the page (“blend if:” > “this layer:”). Then adjust the slider on the right (white side). A teeny tiny bit goes a long way. Make sure the “preview” button is clicked so you can see the result as you adjust.

13. For more accuracy, I suggest splitting the white slider (click on left side + alt) then adjust. This will help fade the white even more smoothly.

14. When you’re done, click OK and send to Custom Tattly!

Reblog this post if you remember picking your custom progen's tertiary color.

This is the greatest FR feud of our time and I want to see who’s on which side.

Additionally, tag this post with your reg window and whether or not you registered on a computer or on a phone/tablet.

Reblog this post if you remember NOT picking your custom progen’s tertiary color.

Night Fury Dragon Breed

Please note that I am not affiliated with Flight Rising in any way -this was just a fun experiment. I have found that their style is rather hard to get right, and my respect for the site’s artwork grows.

Toothless (or just a Night Fury) is an obsidian/obsidian/caribbean dragon of the wind flight. Something special has to happen for his tertiary color to appear…

If you are interested in learning about or joining Flight Rising, please follow their tumblr blog - http://flightrising.tumblr.com/- or go directly to the game website - http://www1.flightrising.com/

I am open for commissions!  Inquire about drawings like this one in my askbox: http://torn-by-dreams.tumblr.com/ask


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The three rose Skink/Spinner/Contour babies hatched! All three are male and there is one for each tertiary color the pair can make! Those of you who wanted a ping can message me to grab the one you like, first come first serve. Any that are left will be put on the AH tomorrow for everyone else to get a chance to grab!

The Bubblegum Boy: 200 kt

The Pink Boy: 200 kt

The Triple Rose Boy: 250 kt

As always, I will do holds and take items as payment!