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EDIT: took out the last part.

Part 2 of my color tutorial.… Here's an alternate color wheel based off a Red-Blue-Yellow model instead of Cyan-Magenta-Yellow, in case the CMY one pisses you off. I'm pretty sure both are correct, since how we see color isn't perfect, so it's just up to personal taste I guess.

DISCLAIMER: This is just what I do with color. Other people are gonna work with color differently than I do. I'm just showing you what my technique is. here's part 1
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stelarqt's avatar

this tut just made me VICIOUSLY want to draw something with the ~forbidden color scheme~

Cubesona's avatar

actually, I'm just gonna remove that part. It's sparked too much argument and I shouldn't be putting something that subjective in a tutorial that's meant to be educational anyway. It's been 5 years since I did this tutorial, wondering if I should delete it since the info's so outdated, oops.

TheSirenLord's avatar

I will say one thing, Yellow, purple, and red can work.

If you're going for a character that is meant to be chaotic

Zeemmy99's avatar
I love your cube sona
Cubesona's avatar
Haha, thank you very much!
Zeemmy99's avatar
Lol your welcome

He kinda reminds me a mixture of powder toast man from ren and stimpy, and Scott Cawthans Cube dude

Lol sorry but still i like him
Plauge-Breaker's avatar
if i were to to put shading and shine in the same place, should i put the shading layer on top or below the shine layer? or should i just avoid putting them in the same place?
Cubesona's avatar
I don't think you need to avoid having that happen, but I would use it strategically. Like, on particularly shiny things like metal or slime. In these situations, I'd say put the shine over the shading.
Villanalirreal's avatar
let me mix my ketchups, mustards, and jelly in peace , bucko :c
Cubesona's avatar
ehh, thats fine. im not the color police. i probably shouldn't have put something so dictoral in this tutorial. sorry if I sounded rude or mean.
Villanalirreal's avatar
lol no , its okay !! it was a joke , besides , everyone has their own personal preference !!
for example , purple and green is Garbage
GarbageOfEden's avatar
This is literally the best coloring tutorial over seen! Thank you for making this! It's really helpful and I can't wait to test it out ;w;
Cubesona's avatar
I'm glad I could help!
Ghostpie's avatar
that's literally my favorite color scheme *lays down and dies*
WSGamer's avatar
What's with the last colour scheme?
CharaViolet's avatar
Imma do the color scheme
Cubesona's avatar
I have SHLAPETH. and I shall SHLAPETH again.
CharaViolet's avatar
I shall resist the SHLAPT
TH3D0UGST3R's avatar
Quite inspiring! Speaking of which, i was inspired by this. Thank you.
camping93's avatar
Neat! thank you for taking time off your life to make this!
camping93's avatar
Also, question. With outlines, would it be a good idea to first draw the outline completely black, then turn down it's Opacity so that a bit of the color beneath comes forth? I feel that doing this may save a lot off time and effort when drawing an outline, as one may not entirely know what colors one want while first drawing. 
Cubesona's avatar
I feel like it's a better idea to just do the lines in a darker, near-black color from the get-go. 
camping93's avatar
Even when you are not entirely sure what colours you are going to use?
Cubesona's avatar
well, when you're doing a picture, the colors are such an important part of your image that you should know what colors you're going to use before you start drawing. Also don't be afraid to use a masking layer or, if you're using SAI, the "preserve opacity" feature to color over parts of lines to better match the base color of certain parts.
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