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August 12, 2009
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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 )
GamerDino Featured By Owner 3 days ago  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  New member
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-Drawing 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-Drawing 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
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