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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 )
MelanoTReX Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome thanks
NanoTheFierce Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiosity, what brush size do you use for your lineart?
AnaECookie Featured By Owner 3 days ago  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 4 days ago
Wow, so helpful! I love this tutorial!! I'll definitely be using it as soon as I get a tablet.
Ashty187 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Peanutbean you might like this! It is awesome! 
PuriPuri-Adoptables Featured By Owner 5 days ago  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 6 days ago  New member Student General Artist
Really helpful >_< Thank you!
pukingrainbows22 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
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