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Colouring Tutorial by Omar-Dogan Colouring Tutorial by Omar-Dogan
Guys I posted this way back when and now I am offering tutorials and process videos on my Patreon!

Why not check out this free video tutorial i put out! Click below , it's on Youtube for your convenience!:…
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Someday-Tokay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy... *throws away all art because I'm never gonna get this good*
GSquadron Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   Digital Artist
TheAshWeasley Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Hi, do you erase the lineart? Or should we keep lineart? I want it to look somewhat decent, not lines showing through everywhere.
Chefia-64 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He said he uses to put colors on the lineart, not erasing...
macpainttool Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! The video is awesome! I downloaded it with total video downloader for mac from youtube, I want to keep this video for studying.
But if you do not allow me to do this, I will delete the video.
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
it's ok, if you got it from youtube its for the public!
MikiWhite Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Squari Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tempestofazure Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you...thank you kind sir
Ren-o27 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
So basically we start by rough concept on paper than scan it to the computer,right?! I am noob in digital art area and this tutorial cleared a lot of things. thanks 
Nikolai-Bartolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm working on a drawing for a friend, and I am trying to fallow your tutorial, but I am having a little confusion between the shading and the base color part... When I do the Gray-scale shading, then make it transparent (about 40%) the base colors are washed-out looking from all the grays. What am I doing wrong? can someone please reply?
(I tried adding a red tint to the skin shading, it kinda worked, but something still seem's off.)

Please help. This tutorial looks the most promising (when compared to other coloring tutorials).
Someday-Tokay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok this is insanely late, but usually when shading, you want to pick a darker color or red or blue, but purples are also highly recommended! They can wonderfully accent your art!
Anlis-chan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
so awesome!!
Luminarywalker Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for this detailed tutorial. :) (Smile) Some of the things I've been wondering about how more experienced artists color/shade have been answered here. However, there's one thing that keeps bugging me: Masks. I know that you only need to click on a tiny symbol and a mask is done, but... I absolutely don't get what it's good for. Sweating a little...
...Sorry for bothering you if this is an absolutely basic question I just asked. Sweating a little...

ANYWAY. Well done and thanks for sharing this with us! :) (Smile) 
NinjaCorp Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the shading tutorial this technique made it much easier for someone so color illiterate like myself to have shading and color.
Makaylafashion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this form of shading and like you said, its very simple and done in one layer. I usually shade in 2 or 3 layers.
maybelle9681 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMERGERD THAT WAS AWESOME! That was a really helpful tutorial! Thank you!
Bansini Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really helpful tutorial. I've been searching for something like this since forever! Thank You. :love:
WasahbiArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man...i wish i knew what all this was....i have no idea what this was to b a newb sorry
yuudann Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
This is really REALLY helpful...I'm gonna refer to day ;;w;;
AkioAria26 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you you have some tips on sai tool too? o3o
artReall Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
TNX4FANTASTIC TUTORIAL!^^XD ;D ;))))))))))))))))))))
Misty-chanXx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is probably one of the most detailed, well explained tutorials I have seen on devART. I am super impressed, thank you very much ^^
Eduardathewolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
good :3
mysterioustrumpet Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this! I love you the way you shaded the characters c:
elelec Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Wow, this is amazing! It really helped me, and lots of other people too, I believe. Thanks for making this! :D
sallylamonde Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! Thank you for the tutorial.
Zerdajuan Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
WOW Awesome!! i wish i can do that XD
RoyalMann Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is super helpful, i'm already taking notes to prepare for my next work. thanks a bunch!
eddywang Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Teacher Omar, this style of Cell Shading is very interesting, i would like to know more about it? any breakdown in the future for it? whener teacher get some time?
Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think this looks closer to soft shading than cell shading
Jiekkun Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is amazing Thank you Mr Dogan
mariam-mahrous Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I salute you..
BlackieChan35 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So, can someone explain to me why the gray was added for shading? Is it like a guideline or..?
StellasStar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Hey sweetie! This is a GREAT tutorial! Thank you so much! I have a question though, when I made the shading layer,
then put it to multiply, it doesnt come out a darker colour of the skin, it comes out black... do you know why that might happen?
Thank you so much! If you need a screen shot, Id love to apply!
Joel-Wade Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   General Artist
Really great tutorial, I'm new to digital and this is really detailed, no nonsense and
very professional, thanks loads :)
Seebeuz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Homina homina ... When I can colour this? :@
wanderinghobo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This was awesome. I ran through it quickly with some lineart of mine and then reviewed it here: [link]

Well you wrote it, so you know how easy it is to pick up and use. Thanks for this, a lot of people of all difficulties will get a lot out of this :D
DemonLordLilith Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really wish i could color like this xD
Shan-Goo77 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the best pics I ever see
AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful! Thank you so much! :squee:
FaeHime Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial has helped me so much with my most recent picture, thank you so much for posting it!!!
I'll definitely be using it in the future as I continue to work towards improving my digital art skills :) I'm guessing it will get much easier once I get a tablet versus my ll laptop trackpad XD

Again, this tutorial is lovely- thank you!
happymommy83 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ScarletSpiders47 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What Version Of Photoshop Are You Using?
ScarletSpiders47 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nekoluffy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
O; I love you
leannetran Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very informative and helpful tutorial!
I'll definitely try your method when I have the chance.
Sktchman Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My friend and i were both stuck on part 7, shade tinting. Which layer has a mask, the flats or the grey scale shade? I could not get this to work when i tried it. And when I manipulate the hue of the shade layer the entire thing changes color, of course.
PhotographyRW Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very many thanks for your hard-work on the tutorial! This is highly useful! :D
bubblemoon66 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always interesting seeing how someone else colours - thanks for sharing :D
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