Tips on color & light from The Artist’s Guide to Color by Wendon Blake
pah! my skin palettes are no where near perfect. I wish. D:
I’m not sure if this would be of help, but here’s sort of a quick step-by-step guide of sorts. also my main brushes I use + their settings. I literally just block colors and shapes in with my “paint” brush, blend them around some, and color drop. that’s it…haha.
And I found this very helpful just by looking at it. I was never good at coloring gold.
Here are some color palettes of the students from Kisaragi. All colors were taken directly from the character’s official images from the game. I made them to personally help myself when drawing the characters, but I thought they could be useful for others as well. Feel free to use them. c:
Skin tone practice using Lauren K. Cannon’s tutorials. Guys this painting stuff is really fun.
Posting this because I figure someone else might benefit from these tutorials, they’re awesome.
Anonymous asked neopetspalettes:could you do a mutant korbat and a mutant kacheek please? :)
Korbat - Mutant
Skulls, Noses and Lips and a great painting process all done by Griffinfly!
The skull model is a google sketch up model you can grab from 3d warehouse.
If you do the skull studies I would suggest throwing some eyes into the skull for an added bonus and it gives an awesome creepy personality to the skull. It’s something I picked up from my kickass teacher Erik Gist.
some of these I’ve posted before, but, it’s always a good refresher!
Trakoclock asked:Hey, if you don’t mind sharing, I’ve always wondered how you got that soft celling look on your characters in your comic. Any tips? I’m currently working on my own comic and I kind of want to go for a less harsh form of cell shading. Thanks!
A couple people have asked about the way I color things and I’ve been meaning to post a tutorial on it :]. I’ve never been too good at describing my process, but I hope this helps!
I see this all the time in fanart and I don’t get it. More power to people stylizing, but sometimes it gets a little ridiculous.
A quick note to the followers tracking this discussion: blush is a thing that happens to noses, but it doesn’t generally get this red unless there is something really wigging out in your body. Blush your noses, but please understand that depending on the way you draw or paint, it’s possibly not the best idea to make it this bright.
I understand a lot of people use this as a way of adding colour to the face, but it’s really not the only (or the best, in most cases!) way of doing that. Instead, try using toning down the red and using the other parts of the face that tend to flush!
Know where blood vessels tend to gather, and also where the skin is most taut.
Also, did you know that the face has its own colour spectrum?? It’s true!
(Click the image for James Gurney talking about colour zones)
I mean, like, listen. If you’re intent on coating your noses in blush, there’s not much I can do to stop you. Sometimes it even works well! But if you’re going to use the “oh I need to add colour to my faces SOMEHOW” excuse then I’m going to have to tell you that there are much more effective ways to do that!
BUT ANGELA YOU’RE FORGETTING THE HORROR THAT IS ROSACEA AKA
THAT BEING SAID wow hey that’s really neat about the color zones I didn’t know that!! U A PRO.