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Coloring Tutorial (from sketch to final) by KyouKaraa Coloring Tutorial (from sketch to final) by KyouKaraa

Please download for the best quality!!!! Da blurred it a bit

Finally done! Actually already on Tuesday but who cares XD
Please note that I taught everything myself  and this may be not the right way or the correct way to be said, but this is how it works for me. ^-^
I know there's tons of text, but please read it before asking, I tried to explain as much as I could but the last thing is up to you!
I also hope this will help you, feel free to ask if your question is not explained in the Tutorial! :iconyuiswayplz:

art/Turorial (c) Kyoukaraa
character (c) Vocaloid

Result: IA by KyouKaraa

Please don't repost this etc. also don't delete the (c)
I would be really thankful if you would link back or re-blog from my tumblr:…
Thank you so much guys! :iconritsusmileplz:
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FrostDrive Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your arts amazing! I've been looking for a good basis / tutorial on coloring/blending for a painty style ( as opposed to cell shading ) and THIS is what I've been looking for! Thanks so much for the tutorials! :D 
Sefuku Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your coloring style * x *
xCrystalCherryx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the very helpful tutorial ^^
shigeru-chan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the tutorial :D
MoonStorm6 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
Thank u
Sorphwer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
IA is my favorite character and I love your style very very much! thank you!!!!  
i plan to learn it carefully:)
Otaku-Unknown Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. It's beautiful and unique. Thanks!!!
krazyk4life Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for taking the time to show some of you technique 
pennyDoth Featured By Owner Edited Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this helpful tutorial. I use Corel Painter instead of Sai, but I think all those software tend to be quite similar anyways. The process is what counts I think, and since I'm still just starting out with practicing coloring my art, your process is very helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time. Your work is beautiful ^///^
AKiseKurokoLovesAles Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
is it one layer painting?
fl-oShiina Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student Interface Designer
where did you download the ink pen ;v;
Aerite Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your drawing is so pretty, and this tutorial was very helpful. Thanks!
Mikkie15 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student General Artist
it's a petty there is no other way to the ink pen tool without having to download other programs onto your computer :iconyuicraiplz:
Lottieo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
I think your able to duplicate one of your other tools and edit its properties to the same as the ink tool. 
wonker8 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the great tutorial!
edimart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Thanks for this help!
MidoriNebiru Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
woaaah, now just wishing for a tablet >w<
pinksheepyunnie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! I really like your tut because it's very clear. ^^
tiramisu-time Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome tutorial!!! Is it possible to color like that with a mouse? Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
HelaMetherlence Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Very nice tut, thank you 
TheLadyLaura Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
i love how down to earth you are not a lot of tutorials have relatable people who admit to their faults. i love it and the tut itself! :3
IMPERFECTINPINK Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this tutorial is the best!!!!
hope i could be as good as you one day!
metalvogue Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial, thank you :)
Kissakisan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial, but I REALLY enjoy how you connect with the student on a level most gurus seem to miss :)
ShinyMai Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Digital Artist
This is so good, i could cry TTnTT 
congatrehp Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG you are amazing artist.i like the way you talk about art,and pratice method.thank you thank you so much.a thousand thank you!^^it help me alot.thank you
KyouKaraa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so so much, I'm glad that it helped!
Kyoko136 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Wow! Thank you!
How many time it takes to you? (I'm talking about do this painting)
KyouKaraa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm I guess it was 2-3 hours
sassystar67 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Question.. do you use a specfic color scheme technique? I can never figure out how to fnd the right colors to contrast and follow so i mostly just stick with say. Blue if im using a blue but will go in different shades
KyouKaraa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really I go by intention and play around so I do when it comes to traditional art.
try to use colors that you usually  won't combine with each other
Nuei Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey bud! Take this DD awarded coloring tutorial!!…
Helped me a lot! Hope it helps you too!! :3
sassystar67 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh :3 thankss!
br3nna Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A good way to choose shadow colors is to delve into the compliment of that color. (IE green for red, blue for orange (or in the case of the skin--blue is good and also occurs naturally in real life). Also if you want a color scheme picker a good tool is :)
sassystar67 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh thanks for the help ^^ 
GuoyongArtwork Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Thanks for sharing!
MeilinLiSuu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for your coloring tutorials !
just-joey Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making this!  It's such a help to see how other artists go about getting the styles and effects that they do.  And your art is just amazing!
marisss-shonen-ai Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
thanks for make the tuto!!
VoltronPaladin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which art program did you use when creating this tutorial?
WindFleuret Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Paint tool SAI
wu-fargia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SO inspiring <3 :iconmyfeelzplz:
Ryuustarx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sometimes my sketching is much better than my I'm really grateful to ya for showing that even a sketching lines could turn out gorgeous with great coloring technique!!! "sorry for commenting twice" LOL...
Ryuustarx Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
seriously helpful!!!!  
Menniee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have the equipment, I don't know how to draw, I'm almost giving up art. All I can do is color other's lineart. :c
Delphsco Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
  If you want to draw, then draw. Don't give up on it. I never had a tablet either, so I just drew with a mouse. It was all fine until my laptop broke, so I just draw on paper and take pictures because I don't have a scanner. But if you really want to draw, then just practice. I know you're probably expecting more than that, I'm not a very good motivational speaker, but just practice and you'll be able to draw! Just don't ever compare your works to others because then you'll start to feel discouraged, believe me. 
  I used to be like you, you know. I almost gave up on art because I felt like I couldn't draw and I just didn't believe there was a purpose. But now I know that I should draw because it's what I want, not just to be good at something. It's a good way to express yourself. I'm probably just telling you things you might already know or things you don't wanna hear, but don't feel like that. If you don't know how, then watch plenty of tutorials! The way I started out was just doing fanart, like copying pictures and things like that. This can be helpful if you don't really know how to do something or just to develop your style. You can see how other people do it and then you can just build off of that. Eventually, once you have an idea you should start practicing original art, without copying off of other pictures and etc. But don't be afraid to use other people's works and other pictures as references! For my drawings, I don't have anything fancy. I just use regular printer paper and 0.7 mm mechanical pencils. I just hope this helps you in deciding not to give up, because you shouldn't.
vokitty Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you're amazing ;v;
DarkMewMewSun Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never thought of using the sketch as the line art.. I automatically go for smoother lines without questioning it. I always noticed how my sketches are better than the final line art.
Thanks for the tip!! Now I don't have to spend hours redrawing lines~ :iconwoohooplz:

You palette is very broad. You have an excellent mind to be able to control and combine colors like this.

Thank you for the tutorial~ I really appreciate this. I wish I stumbled upon it earlier though. :iconcrazyblushplz:
Garaladin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Could use a few spelling and grammatical corrections.. ;P But ignoring that, really great tutorial! Well done :)
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic, thank you for sharing!
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