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Pearl of Wisdom Color
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Published: September 30, 2010
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Finally finished coloring this piece. Took about a week and a half. The original pencil drawing is here, it is 2B/4B on vellum bristol. [link]

I probably didn't follow any conventional steps in the coloring process which was done with a Wacom tablet in Photoshop. I did most colors and things like the robe, staff, hands ect. on a separate layer with it set to multiply then a final layer set to normal to touch up some details.

It was fun, but a bit of a chore. I am still learning digital painting and this one I am happy with the results though the flaws in the drawing are still there the color I believe added to the composition.

I added a montage of some of the details.
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PJFrielProfessional Digital Artist
Beautiful, David. Again...your color choices are so tasty.
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PJFrielProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome, m'dear! :D
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vamp-kitty-meowProfessional Artisan Crafter
This is fantastic!!
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Thanks I am glad you like =)
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You are too much of a perfectionist.
It looks perfect to me. I'm sober, lol....
Trust Yourself a bit more...:D
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TollkirschHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm excited about your colouring skills and style, and I love the colours of this picture.
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Thank you, I am still in the novice area but I am liking some of the results I am getting. I was fortunate on this piece because it seemed to demand a bit more and I couldn't let it go.
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I like the details and color here :)
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PeaceFrogArtHobbyist Photographer
I like it, but I cannot decide if I like the coloured one better or not...
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Maybe that is a good thing?
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PeaceFrogArtHobbyist Photographer
yes I think so :)
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noodleoramaStudent Artisan Crafter
amazing iloved the lineart and this is even better
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Thanks and I agree. I think the coloring brought out of the details and added to the composition. I am glad you like =)
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noodleoramaStudent Artisan Crafter
i was wondering if i could use the lineart version for a school newspaper. iwas wondering if i could have your permission to do that?
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I have no issue with that as long as your school newspaper is nonprofit and full credit is given and a link back to deviant art. Any publishing outside of your school newspaper though I would have an issue with.=)
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noodleoramaStudent Artisan Crafter
it is non profit and i will link it back to here. do you want personal credit also?
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Also thanks, I am flattered that you want to include my work...
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noodleoramaStudent Artisan Crafter
your welcome
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errr I mean thank you that you want to include my work in your school paper...Deviant needs an edit feature on comments =)
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Just credit for being the artist and a link back to deviant. Let me know how it goes.
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noodleoramaStudent Artisan Crafter
should i call you poetic crow or your real name?
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you can call me my real name...=)
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