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Color Practice by lordnickage Color Practice by lordnickage
Practicing with diligence to get more crisp-looking, expressive lines. My coloring still has a long way to go, and I'm totally 100% open to any advice or insight that anyone has to help me improve.

This is a self portrait, and I feel it perfectly depicts my mood pre-coffee.
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Ranzear Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Professional Artist
Color-wise, knock your saturation down a lot. It'll give you a lot more space to highlight or darken and much more natural coloration too. Add more color when you want something to stand out.

Highlight using screen with your primary lighting color, shadow using burn with your ambient color. Someone in a deep forest would have white-yellow sunlight on them but gentle green shadows. Use a big soft brush and let it spill around, but work in layers to keep it on the object.
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lordnickage Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Dude, thanks a lot for the advice!

So, errr... I'm REALLY new to the color world. Highlight using screen with my primary lighting color? Shadow using burn with ambient? I'm really sorry, but I'm not savvy on the entirety of these statements. I'm still learning the very, very basics of coloring my line art. Are these layer modes, or something I configure on the brushes? Thanks for any help you can provide.
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