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We are the Music Makers

By Rydain
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Lines here: fav.me/dbeyslx

This is the first serious coloring job I've attempted in five years, and Manga Studio's elegant workflow and brush handling made it far less painful than I feared. I highly recommend Ray Frenden's brushes - in particular, Painterly - Textured Rectangle is my reigning favorite for rougher strokes.

I merrily relied on Rule of Cool when my rudimentary knowledge of lighting didn't cut it, and I added a grunge texture afterward for a more variegated, handcrafted look. I experimented frequently and redid various aspects of the piece as I improved. All in all, I'm happy with my progress up this difficult learning curve.
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LubrianProfessional Digital Artist
Beautiful colouring! especially on the hair.. i want to touch! nice textures on the background aspects too :D
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RydainHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! And sorry for replying so late - was traveling and then switching to my new computer. :)