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Hair - sketch to coloring

Thank you for unlocking the new Patreon tutorials reward tier!

This one is free premiere file for opening of the new tier on Patreon
Expect lots and lots of tutorials from me on Patreon starting January 2016.

have fun experimenting! :)
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Hi, I'm from I'm very thankful for your tutorial. 😍

Thanks Kawacy :0

Thanks for sharing this, found it really useful!

SweetCianuro's avatar
May I ask you how do you change the color of your lines?
I mean, at first you draw them black, but then you make them look so colorful and soft. How do you do that?
Photoshop or any other digital arts program has simple mechanics such as blending options, layer styles or even just colour swap tools to do so.
Sunoeruku's avatar
My latest pic whats going to be a print is as good as your drawings but the thing is I SUCK AT COLORING EVERYTHIIIIIIIIIIIIING. Need help mate. I can send you my wip so maybe you can help if you have some free time, I am serious. Like how old are you? 20+ right? or 18+ well I am 14 and I really need help from someone older and more professional than me :) Thanks btw, love your art. One day I want to be as good as you are :D
anredera's avatar
Wonderfully drawn. Thank you for showing all the stages of drawing. :wink kiss: 
Kawaii-Bird's avatar
I got up to the last step and then I got lost.... Markiplier - TARTAR SAUCE POPSICLE!! Emoticon 
UmiNoYume's avatar
Yep, me too, but i think that what he does is just create another cap, and clip it to the lineart and then color (in paint tool sai).
nadasalsabila's avatar
teach me senseii Love 
Alureith's avatar
I love the way you color, and I was wondering how you do the shading? What do you do that it looks like that? I'm new at coloring and would love some advice
Cursed-Elyon's avatar
those drawings that you do for help are amazing!! but I was wondering ( because I want to start drawing with one of those tablets ) if you or someone that read this, knows something about them, because I dont know what should I buy :/ 
SuperSarcosmic's avatar
Hey, it's been almost a month since your comment, so did you do any research yet? ^^ If not... *deep breath* 

I've used a Intuos4, two Bamboos, and a Cintiq (all by Wacom) and while they're all pretty neat, they have their downsides.

For example, the USB wire (or the driver?) sometimes stops working correctly and then there's no pressure sensitivity. Wacom has re-downloadable drivers on their site, but don't have the greatest support imo. Plus with any tablet that doesn't have a screen like the $1000+ Cintiq, there's a big learning curve to learn how to draw with your hand on the tablet and your eyes on the monitor screen. But even with a Cintiq, the pen's hard to calibrate so your cursor is almost always slightly off, which interferes with your workflow. 

You should start with something under $100, like a used tablet or a non-Wacom brand. The Intuos4 is pretty cheap now; you can find any size with all accessories for like $60 on ebay every now and then (instead of a new small Intuos4 for $220 four years ago). Also try looking up non-Wacom brands like Huion and Monoprice, they're a lot more affordable but generally do the same thing. Just make sure they're compatible with your OS! Super outdated tablets won't work. 

After I lost my Intuos4 tablet pen, I remember considering the Huion h610 (Pro?) tablet which was, hilariously enough, about the same price or $5-10 cheaper than a replacement Intuos4/5 pen. At this point, I use a Bamboo Create and my 3DS for drawing, and could care less about what tablet I'm using. But if you reaaally want a new Wacom tablet, then go for it. It'll set you back at least $100.

Anyways, just do your research! There's plenty of reviews, videos, and articles out there written by people likely better-versed with tablets than some random kid on dA. ;P  
Cursed-Elyon's avatar
THANK YOU A LOT! I DIDNT EVEN EXPECT YOU TO ANSWER ME AND EVEN LESS TO ANSWER ME WITH THOSE DETAILS!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE AWESOMEEEE:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
Makessami's avatar
I really adore your stile, mainly the colours. Great job, man ^^
GreenEyedBrunette's avatar
That is super helpful. Thank you!

Have you ever considered doing a tutorial to show how sometimes people shade in darker areas with purple or lavender? I'm still learning to do that. 
Kaviix's avatar
i can't do the last step x.x how? the
Usagiionsu's avatar
He draws over the line art-
Izagar's avatar
Probably sets the lineart to multiply and then opacity locks and turns it to gray.
Kaviix's avatar
awwww thank you so much! you're amazing x3
Izagar's avatar
Check out the PSD I left if you haven't. owo

And NP ^w^;
Kaviix's avatar
yupyup i saw it x3 thank so much really..! i love seeing so kind people online <3
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