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Long Coloring Tutorial by fuwaffy Long Coloring Tutorial by fuwaffy
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Amazing tutorial on bounced light and color by *TastesLikeAnya!


Finished art: [link]

Here you go guys. The long awaited coloring tutorial I always said I would get to but never really did. <3

I'm horrible at explaining things..so I hope this helps a little. LMAO. And I hope you can read my handwriting. x____x
This was done on livestream, and my photoshop refuses to work properly when livestream is doing its job.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE WHAT YOU GUYS PRODUCE WITH THIS TUTORIAL! Link me here! (:
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FlameWingsDawnslight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! Just decided to leave a comment since I like the effect and results of your coloring as shown in this tutorial. Though I'm happy with my own way of coloring for now, I still like experimenting once in a while. So I'mma use this tutorial and see if I can apply it to my own coloring in some way, in the future.
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank youu! ahaha I hope this helps you~
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bluemooze Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
This is great!  Thanks
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tiinyapon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh! I always wondered how people do the hair like this ;v; thank you for sharing!!
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of coursee! This is kinda old, but good luckk! XD
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cloothie Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
thank you!! this really helped me especially during the hair
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcomee~! ^^
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Ellumy-sshi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
thank you so much! this is really helpful!
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animefan8293 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I've been wanting to get better at art and painting in SAI, and I must thank you because this really helped me a lot since I want to go into the art workforce. Thank you so much. c:
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcomee! I'm glad you found this helpful. ^^
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animefan8293 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Thank you again! C:
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Studio-Blueskies Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
truly amazing and inspirational artist, thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial may you have a fun day whatever you do.
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purkles Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello! This tutorial is extremely useful! Thanks for uploading ;u; I'm trying it out right now ;u; though...with the overlay layer, I tried using the method with extremely light hair (yellow going to white; overlay layer is very dark red) and, using pastel blue/violet as light source colors, it...well, it's practically nonexistent OTL any tips? ;o; Thanks again TuT
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh hello hello! Thank you for taking a look at my tutorial! Hue hue. <:

As for white or lighter colors, I usually

a. make the colors a bit darker than they're meant to be (if possible), and then go over with a white or even a light source on a "luminosity" layer.

OR

b. Do the shading of the hair with white + blue-gray or blonde + orange on a separate layer (under the overlay, like with the skin), and use the overlay to only tint the hair.
I hope this makes sense! >.<
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purkles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Waaa thanks so much ;u; I did the second one (light blond hair with orange shading; overlay only for the white highlights) Also, if you don't mind me asking, what's your criteria when choosing the overlay color? ;u;)~
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course lovee!
Typically, I just make sure the overlay color doesn't "tint" the colors of the character too much.

For example, I often use a blue-ish gray to color dark hair. Now if I wanted that a dark black color, a red overlay would make it look too warm and purple - so I would you a dark blue, or a dark brown.

Here// fav.me/d5mwi0d
I used a blue overlay with pink highlights. <:

Another example was if you were coloring over an orangey-yellow...a blue overlay would make it more brown and gross or maybe even green, and you certainly don't want that.

I HOPE THIS MAKES SENSEE.
Usually I just try out several colors! (Blue, red, or violet - and occasionally a neutral red-brown.)
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Drizzle-the-hedgie Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is Paint tool Sai better than photoshop for this kind of art?

P.S I don't have SAI, but I see a lot of work done with it..))
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kind of! Sai's brushes are more EASILY customizable.
For example, if you wanted a blending brush in photoshop you would have to make a brush that is basically a customized smear tool. In Sai there's different types of brushes and you just change the scroll bars and dropdown menus to customize them. <:

Which is why Sai is preferred for line art and coloring whereas photoshop is amazing for editing. >.<

Hope this helps!
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Drizzle-the-hedgie Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I HAVE TO GET IT!!

((Thanks for the info~))
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Mayhem-twins Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
photoshop is more for complicated things while Sai is more simple uses. It doesn't have a whole lot of filters and modes.
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Drizzle-the-hedgie Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hm...I may get Sai if I get enough money and permission.
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Drizzle-the-hedgie Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yay~
Now off to convince that SAI is better!
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Mayhem-twins Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
ahaaa~ good luck
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I like this quite a bit <3
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very glad you do. <:
Thank you muchly. ♥
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's a different technique than what I'm used to but I love the affect you get with both the hair and the overlay layer. :3
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
I'm glad you're willing to play around with it! <33
Thank you thank you. ♥
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xxxsleepy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
love it. thank you. you are my savior
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
♥ D'aww. I'm glad you found it helpful!
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Sk8r-Chick Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
So glad you posted a tutorial. I really love your style ^^
I'm just learning how to use a tablet.
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha. x3
Thank youu! And good luck with the new tablet! ;D
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Sk8r-Chick Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
^^
You're welcome
Thank you ^^
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fROSEn24 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
all i have to say is they dont understand how much i love you like i color very well but i always loved this style so much more thank you im watching you
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha, thank youu!
I'm glad you like my tutorial, how flattering! x3
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fROSEn24 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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xaiisu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
oh this is how you color!! > v <
it looks so nice <333
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Thank youu! :iconasdfghplz:
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Sysica Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this tutorial. :3 Thank you dear.
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, thank you for loving it Sys bby! (:
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Sysica Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^.^ Np sweet heart... <3
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TonochiKun Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So here is the tutorial :3 I'll make sure to read every pixel of it
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! XD
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Tsororos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh my thankyouu this so helped c: <333 i love you ; ' D
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
You're welcome! I'm glad you did!
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darkbubblepop09 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I love your tut dear! So for the hair, you shaded it on the overlay? And you used a yellow and pinkish color to shade it?
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank youuu! And yesss! I used yellow and purple, the first and last colors of the four I put in the tutorial. O:
Yellow for the highlights, and purple for a second light source.
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xXJillianRoseXx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're magical :D
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fuwaffy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha. XD
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guredil Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
but how can we have hair brush and 2mm and marks :( plz can you help me :d?
however the chibi is cute :D congratulations~
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