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A Hair Coloring Tutorial with Korra by kelly1412 A Hair Coloring Tutorial with Korra by kelly1412
hope this simply tutorial can answer the question that I'm asked most: how do I coloring hair.

It is much more simple than you imagin, isn't. ^^; My color method use to be much complicated, but now I simplified it. However, the process becomes very random and requires more experience in controlling the brush and color, so I don't know how to be more specific, and there is actually no fixed way to do it. so please don't blame me if you can't get the same out come by following this "tutorial", cus even myself can produce it i again.

anyway, the point for making this tutorial, is to share the idea that scan is not the only way to import hand-drawna lineart into computer, sometimes a well shoot photo lineart works in another way, because it has more texture and delicate light touch, (but maybe also more complicated to deal with, cus the lineart and background can not be separated).

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Pencil on A4 printing paper, shoot by Canon G9;
Make in photoshopCS3, with Wacom bamboo CTH-670 Tablet

finished work
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:iconsosokrazy:
sosokrazy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love this<3 It looks like water color! Q  .  Q
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ShishiNoSeirei Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Artist
sparkly hair....<3
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Getanimated Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
WAIT YOU COLOR ON TOP OF THE IMPORTED PHOTO???
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no no, it was the original color, I didn't adjust the white balance when I shoot the photo, so it's bit gray, which is the nature color and texture I'm looking for.
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Getanimated Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
What I mean to ask is

once you import the photo of the sketch you made

to add color

you color over the sketch right? or no?
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, I didn't add color on top, I used Hue and curve to modify the original photo color.
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Getanimated Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
i see...
so confusing for me haha
but thats okay
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:iconkelly1412:
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry, I don't know how to explain more clearly ^^;
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iyearh Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
喵~
原来原稿是铅笔的哇-0-
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:iconkelly1412:
kelly1412 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
是的 而且还很小…… = =
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phemyscira Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Awesome tutorial!
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:iconanayrie:
Anayrie Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kelly... You have such talent n.n
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:iconangeliiy:
angeliIy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Artist
O_O Love the eye shines.
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tehwatcher Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
it is both beautiful and educational great work kelly
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owlgirl113 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
but... you make it seem so easy to do lol >.<
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:iconzutaraxmylove:
zutaraxmylove Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
kelly...it still is hard for me to do it like u *cry*
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeh... I think it maybe bit difficult to follow, it's not hard, it's... just including too many random tech that hard for me to explain. anyway, I'll make another tutorial of drawing in Sai, that one should be easier to follow
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zutaraxmylove Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
but i dont use sai *tear tear cry cry*
sighh guess i'll just practice more ;D
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sai is basicly a simplified Photoshop, so the method works for sai, mostly works for Photoshop as well. just some function is not as handy as Sai dose.
But why not download one, it's free and very small.
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zutaraxmylove Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
yea i saw some sai tutorials and feel so confused by it.
maybe i will some day.
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was very confused as well, but since my friends forced me for a few try, I start to feel it's actually very handy, espacially for sketch and lineart.
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zutaraxmylove Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
hmmm ok.
i'll give it a try someday
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Moossey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Korraaaaa!!!

Btw lovely coloring.
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sound-heartnet Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
:tighthug:
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FunSizedKirk Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Korra is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Pretty! :D
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Poppy664 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
OHGODMYPANTS


THEY'RE SO WET.
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aia-san Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   General Artist
hahahhaha I meant korra XD
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Somnium-23 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
How do you make the lineart photo, is it with pen and paper or something more digital? Don't just tell me the names, tell me how they look like and how the process works so that I can imagine it clearly :)
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lineart was made by pental propelling pencil on A4 printing paper, shoot by canon G9 (any camera could work), nothing special. can't be simpler: I shoot my lineart just because I don't have scaner and I'm too lazy to got to friend's place to scan it.
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aia-san Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   General Artist
Konna <3
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amyrose7 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
it's so amazing!
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ComplexWish Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for making this tutorial!
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Tenshichan1013 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what brushes do you use for coloring?
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
some custom brush.
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Tenshichan1013 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh. well i love your style. it has a painted feel to it.

i've wanted to do that forever but can't seem to find the right brush for it.
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you really interesting in custom brush, personally I think, a "right brush" is not something you can "find", it need "raise" by the way you use it. it really depends on the artist. I downloaded lots brush from DA, but I haven't find one that can be use directly without any adjustment so far. I'm not saying they are not good brushes, I mean custom brush doesn't work for everyone equally. :)
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Tenshichan1013 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah i guess you are right.

as you can see from my gallery my coloring style is somewhat simple in its over all look. but i've always been fascinated by the painted look i see on a lot of drawings.

i'd like to be able to do something like this [link]
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really adore you simple and clean style btw :)
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Tenshichan1013 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much. ^^ it is a lot of fun.
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kelly1412 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's one of my favorite as well!! I think it was made by present round brush, not custom one. It is his basic drawing skills made the piece stunning and standout
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Tenshichan1013 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) oh okay. i guess i just got to try some new stuff if i want to change up my style a bit. ^^;
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xlollx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It may be simple, but seeing it in front of you makes it so much more straight forward! Thanks for sharing. :love:

I've always wondered how you coloured the hair.
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