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Coloring Tutorial SAI

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Published: June 1, 2010
© 2010 - 2020 MK-Junior
Okay, as promised here are the coloring tutorial.
Nothing much and I hope it helps.
Feel free to ask me anything and I'll be getting back to you ASAP ^^ I dont bite :giggle:

I guess I've explained almost everything there, so, do read thoroughly..

*This tutorial is for SAI-user and more for tablet-user..
*Download is enable.


If you find this useful, :+fav: it :D Thanks a lot for the support~!

Hey guys, I'm really glad this tutorial had helped everyone over the years.
Really appreciate all the kind comments here and sorry for not replying because I was being inactive.
Anyway, I am currently back and will keep posting my works at

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crapotatoHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice tutorial im gonna use this once i get a tablet
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clarsofiaHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much !!!
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TheREALTwilightSparkHobbyist General Artist
Arrrgh, I know her name, it's H-something Mitsune! I feel smart for knowing that :3
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Norden-DraconemHobbyist General Artist
So close! It's actually Miku Hatsune! X'D
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TheREALTwilightSparkHobbyist General Artist
Meh, close enough.
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Norden-DraconemHobbyist General Artist
^^ indeed!
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TheREALTwilightSparkHobbyist General Artist
I actually had someone ask me about Vocaloid today... and I have never seen it...

Which makes me feel even better that i got her name so close!
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Norden-DraconemHobbyist General Artist
Dang! That's awesome though! :O :) Yeah, be proud! :D It's impressive that you got it without actually knowing it! ^^
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TheREALTwilightSparkHobbyist General Artist
:D yay! :iconfluttershyyayplz:
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SomeoneCoolerThanYouHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a tablet user but this was very helpful, thanks so much!
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ChadComicsHobbyist Digital Artist
this is very informative. thank you.
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awkwardSHEEPHobbyist General Artist
This is a great tutorial! I was just wondering (and sorry if this is stupid, I'm still fiddling with SAI), when you use the magic wand tool, is it best to have the color run over the lineart? I know you ran over with the skin but what about with top layers? Whenever I use the wand tool, the color comes out pixel-ie around the edges instead of smooth.
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yeah mine too, i think you need to check Anti-aliasing
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AstrikosHobbyist Artist
Lovely tutorial! 
zeng20's avatar
zeng20Hobbyist Artist
i can't believe  when i draw creating layouts sometimes it goes out of the folder it pisses me off some times XD
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xXlightxoxdarkXxHobbyist General Artist
nice tutorial! :) and um this is unrelated but how did u add the picture in the description?
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HakanloverStudent General Artist
This is late, and I'm not even the artist, but if you still haven't figured it out then maybe I can help^^ 
Just scroll down the page until you see "Details" on the right side of the screen. 
Under that, there's three "boxes" - "Link", "Thumb" and "Embed". 
Just copy the "thumb" and then paste it in your description (or wherever you like). Then, the thumbnail appears there^^ Smart, isn't it?
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pkachu-kunHobbyist Digital Artist
great tutorial!!! :iconyuiheavenplz:
columbus1999's avatar
thank you soo much !! I suck at coloring but this really helped ^__^
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thank you so much this helped a lot!!
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N0BRA1N3R's avatar
Lovely stuff the tutorial about glow and the hair has been really helpful i have no idea why i can't properly blend/shade skin colours but thats just me i guess. havent tried the shiny on metals yet XD im pleased to tell you that out of how many colouring tutorial out there i chose urs keep up the good work XD
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Arashi-AlchemistHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm... how'd you get the "water" tool?
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U-r-iHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for this tutorial!!
I believ I'm gonna to practice this technique one ^^;
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creme-tarteHobbyist
this was very helpful ; u ;
especially about the transparent visor ! ~
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