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Due to popular demands ,I decided to make a coloring tutorial .To avoid page stretch ,I used flash to make a book like tutorial .I had a lot of fun working with flash, though it was frustrating at times. I checked the tutorial 4 times ,and had 2 friends tested it /correct it for me ,so it should work smoothly .

Just a Note. This tutorial is not for beginners ,it's for people with at least some understanding of how digital programs work .This tutorial is very general that means it have about a little of everything .

Tip .If you have trouble with picking colors or shading ,then you should probably try to find some good references on google (cloth ,skin ,shoes ,etc) . It helps a lot .Also picking colors comes with experience, you can't expect to learn it in one day ,again the best way to learn about the different tone combination is to find references and learn from them .

Well then, Enjoy ! If you have any questions about the tutorial , please comment here ,I'll get back to you asap : )

Tutorial made with flash 8
Programs recommended for this tutorial : Paint tool sai ,Photoshop ,opencanvas ,Painter
finished picture here -> [link]
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Suggester's words: Coloring Tutorial by =sakimichan its easy to understand and very useful for digital artists. ( Suggested by abiparmenter and Featured by FantasyStock )
OmnomSunshine Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Super helpful
MarshallLeeX3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
Best tutorial EVA!! Thank you so much you are so boss
Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
My gosh! Thank you for the free tutorial~! :heart:
MayukoMegumi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  New member
BloodxV0dka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this actually really helped a lot! Thanks!
bj22219 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This gave me lots of tips, thanks! I really enjoyed learning how to color in Photoshop from this tutorial.

Here's a link to what I colored if you would like to take a look. Natsu The Challenger
sesshomaru-fan-girl Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I learned a lot from this. Thank you
SetaNightsong Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing, thanks :D
WALLSHAW056 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Damn im gonna try all these tutorials cause i need to upgrade my skill so i can get certain personal projects just right. So far they don't seam hard to follow or remember
ChibiNeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Awesome. Thanks!
demongal Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
also, did you delete your lineart layer or hide it or something?
demongal Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, here's something I don't understand: are you blending by just adding more color to the layer? Because I thought blending would be like it is with real paint, where you just kind of "smudge" the two colors together. Maybe it's because I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note but my colors don't really blend...
ALMcNelly Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this, but how do you cut the line art just for the face and not leave a cut area behind?  Is the head line art on it's own layer or is this the use of a lasso tool?
AJ-W Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank-you very much for these tips! <3
Osjey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
this looked like shit compared to what you do now :D
really helpful! thanks!
MelanoTReX Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome thanks
NanoTheFierce Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiosity, what brush size do you use for your lineart?
AnaECookie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Very nicely done :) I prefer this to if it was one big long list like most tutorials, makes it a lot easier to just stay focused on the step you're on rather than want to jump around and get confused. Thank you!!
AliQJ Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Wow, so helpful! I love this tutorial!! I'll definitely be using it as soon as I get a tablet.
Ashty187 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Peanutbean you might like this! It is awesome! 
PuriPuri-Adoptables Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, so helpful *^* I'm still so beginner for this techniques but, even so, Thank you so much!
Casylum Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Really helpful >_< Thank you!
PukingrainbowsArts Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Help anyone??!! What does she mean by "cut the lineart for the face and merge it with my skinlayer" ??? What about the rest of the lineart. Does this apply too????
milaink Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
did't know in what order it is necessary to paint. now I know. Six smilies from Fo.Orum :idea excellent tutorial! it is very helpful! SO MUCH LUFF 
Whisper444 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
This looks different than most of your coloring. Still nice, but I LOVE LOVE how you've been doing it recently. Any chance we might see an updated coloring tutorial? You're such an inspiration, I love your work! <3
saphire644 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's cause this one is from 5 years ago.
HenriqueFigueiredo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I never knew the steps to make a paint... lets just say this helped.... a LOT!
PonuryGrajek Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! Thank you so much, it's really helpful >v<
GamerDino Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes!!! I was wondering how you did so great with coloring and hopefully this will help me improve!
Anna-CC Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
what does it mean to cut the lineart?
Remon-Jiru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ ;;w;; I've been a fan of your art for  long time and this really helps a lot :D  
Kenobi101 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I use Sketchbook Pro 6, think that may work also? My work always comes out stupid.
Impareon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so much for doing this. I'm already experimented with tradicional media (even I haven't got a tablet...:P :P
but anyway I felt like needing some help and this really helps ;) Very well explained and better that is in flash e.e Great work :hug:
iamthebamboo Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
1. super huge fan of your work.
2. Thank you very much for this.

Yasha-Obata Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At the step 5 you don't speak about layers, so I have to put some solid colors on my "skin" layer directly ?

Sorry I think it's a stupid question but I'm stuck xD
SandoraAme Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well she always does drawings in just one layer, but I think it's better to create a few more layers because it's more comfortable and easy, at least for me xD
Yasha-Obata Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see, thanks for the answer. Btw, I have found something cool by myself with the layer mask feature, I think I'll use it soon :la:
SandoraAme Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good! I'll go to see some art of yours then
Yasha-Obata Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaww thank you for the watch! :la:
I hope you'll like what you'll see :3
SandoraAme Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^ Yeah, I saw some drawings of yours, they're awesome, keep doing like that! 
Yasha-Obata Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thank you, you're so kind... :la:
Pisces-sayonara Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This sure will come in handy when I do get a tablet and use Painttool SAI sometime > <
For now I only have a Samsung pad...which doesn't seem to have the blending choice..I'm not even sure > <
ZennithVanFalkon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thank you so much!! I hope it work with me haha. I love your art *-*
Artezna Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Thanks so much for this! :)
masterfulmind Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
great tutorial!
Besulalea Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!! VERY helpful!!! Thank you for taking time to make and share this! =^_^=
Zazzine Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU.  THANK YOU.  I always got so muddled up at the layers part.
DoomBringerNumber9 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tiishio Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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