flat coloring tutorial

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ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ AYYY. HAVE SOME REFERENCES AND FEEL FREE TO TRACE/EDIT IT. 

(゚∀゚)☞ Some people got upset because i don’t let them to trace my art, so there it is, i have something for them (and some short tutorials too). Still, i’m don’t like reposts, make sure to ask me if you want to repost it. Anyways, if you use it and want to show me your art, feel free to.

anonymous asked:

Can you make a tutorial about...Line art and coloring? it's ok if you don't want to, I was just asking

I’m not sure what i can explain with lineart, but I do know one trick that many newly blossoming artists should know when it comes to flat colors!

Now I use SAI, so I’m not sure if it works the same on photoshop.

So flattening is hell to most, because you think you gotta do this crap;

BUT IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!

Have you heard of the SELECTION TOOL????

you probably have, but here’s how I use it for flattening!

when that’s done, set your selection tool like this!

nice, now select OUTSIDE of your lineart, like this!

NOW USE THIS BAD BOY UP HERE!

this tool will increase the selected area by one pixel! Depending on how thin your lineart is, you may want to do it once, twice if thicker.

GOT THAT? GOOD, NOW USE INVERT!

RESULT?

EVERYTHING INSIDE YOUR LINEART IS SELECTED! NICE!

Now you can color it! BUT! Heres another trick!

Did that? NICE! NOW HERE’S ANOTHER NEAT TRICK!

make a new player! and clip it onto your grey base layer!

the Clipped Layer only colors on your Grey Base layer!!! Awesome!!! this will make flats a whole lot easier!! And you can clip as many layers as you want for different colors!!

Hope this helps some fellas out!!

I’ve seen a lot of comments about my coloring for the Young Grunkle’s, so I decided to make a semi-tutorial of my process for anyone who might be interested:

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“Wollodrin poster color process.” (Lereculey, Lou, ©Delcourt editions)

I did this poster for a comics festival a few month ago. Like every posters, it needed to be eye catchy, so I knew I would have to work with an exposition for the darks in order to keep the light high. Beside, I wanted something dynamic and cheery.

Next, I would have to highlight the heroes, so I used a neutral diffuse lighting on them in order to keep their local colors intact.

Since the picture have 4 plans (the orc and the girl riding the horse, the rest of the heroes, the wall with Frodon, the castle and the dragon), it was necessary to add a direct backlight on them in order to make a strong contrast with the wall and the sky, keeping a particular attention to the depth of the atmosphere. So I set my sunlight behind everything and not to high in the sky.

http://colours-theory.tumblr.com/

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This isn’t exactly a tutorial but you might find it interesting.
Please note that my flat color drawings aren’t technically just flat color because I usually put a few soft shadows on them - as seen in the 5th step here. Whether I’ll include that step kind of depends on how well the pic works without it.

When it comes to fully shaded pictures, I’ll use hard+soft shadows on top of the ambient shades. I usually add a lighting layer + rimlight on top of it all. It’s a pretty meticulous job, hence the price difference.  You can see a tutorial about that over here.

The commission I used for an example can be found here.

I never would have guessed Fraxus would be my first ship art on this site, but after I drew Freed today I had too

A few anons asked me how I usually draw, so here have my process with the last thing I kinda put effort on doing~

I’m not good at explaining but I’ll try, also I use Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop, read more for the process explication.

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Here is my third photoshop video tutorial about flats and base colours!
In this video I will show you have I lay down flats/base colours in a very easy way!
Enjoy! :D

See also my other tutorials!
► Lineart 1 - https://youtu.be/T2qrlBMiaiU
► Lineart 2 - https://youtu.be/yjjEgQXMqsg