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Colour tutorial...kinda by chicinlicin Colour tutorial...kinda by chicinlicin
Something I put together to answer how I pick colours, you can look at both parts on tumblr here and here.

Sorry if it's a bit long ^^; I tried to compress it more but the text started to be unreadable...or at least more so :stare: oh and try to ignore all my spelling errors, the first part was made just before I went to bed last week, and the second part was made this morning when I woke up...if anyone happens to have anything else they'd like to see a tutorial or whatever on then just ask :XD: heh
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alexyorim Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
colourful...
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NinRac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hurray! :iconrainbowlaplz:

Might be just me but I didn't have any problem reading it
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PenBee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I tend to use several analogous colors and complementary colors to shade myself. I like the concept of using the gray-scale. I always forget to try and use that. Do you have a particular single color that you seem to use over and over in your work?

I find that I always end up using a lot of reds lately. I really just enjoy warmer temperature colors it seems. I am trying to use more blues and greens-but I always end up gravitating back to reds it seems.

Thank you for the nice tutorial and insight on how you go about approaching colors yourself! It always seems to vary from artist to artist-but the basic overall concepts nicely overlap<:
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chicinlicin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Analogous colours is how I tend to work as well, I just find it easier to explain this way :XD: cause with some colours I won't change the darkness of the shadow at all, only the hue will change. Recently, I think I've been using more purples/indigos and yellows, previously I think pink was the colour I used the most ^^; In terms of shading I think I've been leaning towards warmer colours with cyan and yellow as highlights.

I need to get used to more greens. Usually after finishing a picture I'll make a compressed version and level out the colours, I always add more red or blue but never any green :| I never seem to colour anything that warrants adding green...it's always red. Maybe I should try doing some mood pictures to get some practice with green.

I quite like seeing how everyone handles colours :meow: yeah, with a lot of people they will overlap somewhat, guess that's just unified colour theory at work :dummy:
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MellieBels Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice! I love this. The colors as gray scale is pure genius! Anything to help me work better color is fab. C:
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chicinlicin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :meow: I wish I could remember where I learned about the greyscale thing :XD: I think it was a tutorial where they recommended using greyscale rather than desaturating for making black and white photos, since it takes into account the colour contrast and whatnot :shrug:
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MellieBels Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
<3 It's radical! : D
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AtomicRay Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
You can also if you choose a colour for your light source fx light yellow and then make the shadows the complementary colour which would be some sort of Dark violet :D it goes for all colours for light. But remember that There should also be a lot of the ground colour. It looks awesome sometimes you should try it out :D
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chicinlicin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I've been meaning to try something out like that :meow: but have most of the shadows coloured how I normally would and then the darkest of the shadows in contrast to the highlight. So if I was doing something orange the shadows would be red and purple and the highlights would be yellow :)
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AtomicRay Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yes :D okay, it sounds like you already knew this haha :XD: But I really like the way you make shadows and highlight anyway, and you have your own way of doing it :D I'm jelly!
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