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A Lostie's Tutorial - Coloring Method by lostie815 A Lostie's Tutorial - Coloring Method by lostie815
Here is my coloring method! Also on Tumblr and has a bonus section on Coloring from Reference: thesilvereye.tumblr.com/post/5…

This technique can be done with any drawing program that has Layers, a Polygonal Selection tool, a Gradient tool, and a Paintbrush (and most drawing programs that I know of have those tools). I used Gimp for this.

More tutorials by me: lostie815.deviantart.com/galle…
Color Scheme Designer: colorschemedesigner.com/
For a more in-depth look at shading with gradients, you can look at Global Lighting Tutorial by Angelus-Tenebrae: angelus-tenebrae.deviantart.co… and Gradient Tutorial by damie-m: damie-m.deviantart.com/art/Gra…
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Litzana Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You must be really skilled to be able to use the polygon select so precisely; I never managed it. ^^
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cuteevee9 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sorcery... o___o I wish I could draw as amazing as you do! :'(
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lostie815 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you!
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Teniloc Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Thank GREAT TUTO !!!! SUPER
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RenoLuvsOrchids Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you wouldn't happen to know anything about painting chainmail would you?
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lostie815 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I would: 1) Shade it as if it were normal fabric. 2) Find or make a brush that makes a general chain link texture. 3) Make a new layer set to overlay and use the chainmail brush set to dark grey, just to make the texture. 4) Merge the texture layer to the cloth-like shaded layer and then go over some of it with a tiny paintbrush to add highlights/shadows/definition to some of the links to make the pattern look less generic.

That's what I did in this drawing, though I do think the chainmail could have used a little more definition so it didn't look as pasted-on. When you use a specific brush like a chain link brush, it's important to go over most of it with the normal brush you used in the rest of the painting, because otherwise the chainmail is going to stick out and look like it doesn't match with everything else. However the chainmail brush does make a very very helpful guide, so you don't have to go in and draw out every single link!
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RenoLuvsOrchids Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh wow XD i was only kidding on the off chance you had advice. thank you so much...
yeah i've done the drawing every single "link" though really i was doing the opposite and marking everyplace that wasn't chain. putting dots all over. fav.me/d6zf73s it didn't turn out so well
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OrVakninXX Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
i reall love to know how u blend the pink and the lights with the skin? like what brush/tools you using for it? :)
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lostie815 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I just use the default round brush and the color picker, sort of like in this tutorial: www.deviantart.com/art/Blendin…
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OrVakninXX Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
thank you so much hope i will make it ^____^!
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