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Colored-Battlechasers - Gully by fromthemargin Colored-Battlechasers - Gully by fromthemargin
The lineart for this piece is done by :iconrcatossi:
and can be found here...

Coloring by ME!

This is the first piece I'm submitting to DA which I've colored using my new tablet! I apologize but I feel that I used a really cheap trick in order to shade this character. Instead of chosing the colors myself, I simply shaded in a shadow layer above a flat colored layer. I was originally going to color it as though the scene took place during the day but got really stuck on how to color the butterfly. I added a glowing halo around it and decided to make the butterfly be the light source. This cuts out a really cool bit of the drawing in the distance of the background, but I'm not feeling that adventurous yet. I need a lot more practice doing basic coloring before I'll submit something where I truly "color" all of it. Having no formal training makes it hard to learn how to not only deal with light correctly, but also make the colors and shadows look natural.

On the other hand, since I wasn't using a mouse for once, it was MUCH easier doing all the coloring without increasing the resolution of the lineart. I think I'll need to upgrade my computer before I do anything really detailed too.
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RCatossi Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
nice! i'd never think of a glo flutter! XD
fromthemargin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah its amazing what lazyiness can do, is it not? haha. Just didn't want to take the time to color the giant robot in the background...though it would look really cool in the dark too with that group of butterflies.
hotarukurama Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
i love the colors and the lighting on it. i think that your first tablet pic is uber, can't wait to see more!
fromthemargin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much as usual!
Warrior-of-Ruin Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty :D. love the way the butterfly is so bright and light is emitting from it and everything else around it is dark. love the colouring too :D
fromthemargin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I liked how this gave me a chance to experiment with a scene that has no ambient lighting, and only a point light source.
Warrior-of-Ruin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ur welcome :D. ya its v cool :D
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