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November 12, 2012


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I need Coloring Tips (Paint tool sai)

Roleplay-Silvy12 Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Im not new at digital art but Im trying to improve my coloring and shading any tips would be fine ^^

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[link] Best advice on shading I've found so far :)
MrFeline Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This guy. Knows what he is talking about.
Lunar-pocket-venus Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
USE LOTS OF REFERENCES!!!! haha they help me a lot. also tutorials and speedpaints also help a lot too. they give you an idea on how to go about things. i think using the water tool is alright honestly as long and you blend nicely and evenly and use good colors while shading. also its just a good way to start off until you get better and develop your own way of doing things. so yeah. just. References. Tutorials. Speedpaints. Practice. Patience. and experimenting with different tools/techniques should help.
draw from human reference, so u can see how shading works etc
try not to use blur and water tools if you can
the clean shadows usually look better
[link] clean
as opposed to
it's still okay but I think clean looks so much better
ofc up to you

and hopefully that helped but I have no idea -dies-
good luck ; u ;
It depends on your shading style. If you're a painter-type, you want to use the water tools as much as possible...
well yeah but more for cartoon type style with thick lines
painter works better in lineless things
Roleplay-Silvy12 Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for your help, it does look nicer that way, Thank you ^^
Use cool colors to shade, don't use grey. Don't use dodge and burn.
Er... shade where the light doesn't hit?
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