Quick tutorial I made on how I color eyes these days. People seemed to like my page of eyes, and I liked drawing 'em, so I thought why not make a tutorial. The result is a bit different than the method I used for those eyes, but the method is generally the same, just different tools and layer order. All of the layers on this, except the first color layer, are on top of the layer stack. This makes an interesting balance between the lineart and the color, I think. As well as stylized and realistic. Mainly for SAI, but can be used in Photoshop as well, just exchange the Luminosity layer for Screen or Color Dodge. Someday I may go back and put text in place of my shitty handwriting.... Feel free to let me know if it's helpful, or if you have questions. And I'm kinda working on other tutorials, so if you have a request for that lemme know. :3
What you will need for this tutorial: • Access to an art program of some sort • A drawing tablet ((not really needed, but recommended)) • Full color vision, sorry color blind people... haven't finished my optical implants for you yet.
Trick to art, make everything look like barf colors!! Muhahaha xD
Weh too much guys OTL ahah It's wordy I know, I'm sorry xD
I'll try and get part 2 up by tomorrow, and part 3 on sat and part 4 on sunday!
Fairly big file, sorry! D: I'm not great at this kind of thing, but I wanted to try anyway. It's kinda basic, but I think it's a decent method for something quick and fun.
Some things I wanted to point out... The pencil, watercolor, marker, and sometimes airbrush are the tools I use the most in SAI. They're just the ones I like best. The pencil tool at full opacity is great for filling in flat color. Watercolor and airbrush are good for blending and smoothing, as well as filling in areas where you want soft color and shade variation. And great for quick yet interesting backgrounds. In terms of composition, when cropping it's a good idea to crop more than just one side. For example just cropping at the feet tends to be a bit awkward, adding at least one more cropped edge to that usually makes for a better picture overall. Also you want to avoid cropping at joints. And this isn't an ideal example of color. I was a little spontaneous with my palette choices. If you want help with color theory I'd suggest looking up a tutorial on that.
I hope someone finds this at least a little helpful!
This is how I color skin in my anime styled drawings. I dunno if this'll help anyone but imma upload it anyway.
I don't feel that verbal today so there's probably tons of typos and such. I know that many had hoped a drawing tutorial not a coloring tutorial, but asdfgh these things take so much time to make, anatomy tutorials even more, so I can't really promise when I'll get one done.
Yay another attempt Well I was chillin (taking a lil break drawing commish) and just randomly thought of making a tutorial D: So yea here it is.. Hope you'll find it helpful! ;3; Sorry it was kinda rushed OTL and I'm not really good with words (not to mention my english sucks) so forgive me if you find it hard to understand the text /dead
*Btw the blueish thing doesn't really works on all pictures, like it depends on the theme? I dun really know I'm not pro =A=. But yea it's better to observe/study on real life pic for reference and or cool paintings OTL.
Edit: Okay so Flarefyre is kind enough to explain the bluish thing XD so yea the bluish thing works because the bg is blue, so the reflected light is blue. if it was sunset/afternoon, when the sky is red, the reflected light might have been redder. : D
I hope this can be helpful to anyone ^^'' Please forgive any mistakes on the text OTL
Two extra notes:
I would have liked to explain more about this tool but I think that experimenting yourself is much better. Although I would like to remark that this is really useful to draw objects or symmetric stuff. Also, I use both the brush and the vector pen to do the lineart on this video [link], in case you're interested.
There's a very useful tutorial by ~hannahjenny about this filter
I've mentioned a couple times that I should make one of these, since I really do love drawing braids XD By no means is this an "official" method, they're just the methods I use Don't be afraid to use references! Look up pictures of braids, trace them to practice and pay attention as you do so. You can learn a lot from real braids just like drawing anything else!
I hope some of you find this useful! <3 ~Whisper
EDIT: Holy wow, over a thousand favorites in half a day?! There's no way I'll ever be able to thank you all on your pages, but seriously! Thank you! You guys helped me get on the front page of dA for the first time ever!
EDIT 2: Lol, so many people have added this to their favorites that my stats are all skewed now, lol. This sloppy little thing has more than anything else in my gallery It'd be awesome if you guys could check out some of my real art