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[SAI...tutorial ? ] How I colour Things by uchuubranko [SAI...tutorial ? ] How I colour Things by uchuubranko
        I Do NOT own Ayanami Rei, the character! It just happened to be her! XD She's from Evangelion

How I colour characters etc...please download if you can't see it/ or it's slow! :iconpinkballoonplz:

I don't know if to call this a tutorial, so I couldn't settle between "I'm doing like this" and "You do like this" phrases XD

:happybounce: check out this tutorial for SAI TOOLS if you are a beginner with the program >>
:happybounce: feel free to ask, I'd be glad to clarify something :hug:
:happybounce: feel free to share on websites/etc
:happybounce: crediting if you reference isn't obligatory but appreciated :heart: :tighthug:
:happybounce: it's my way of colouring, you're not obligated to follow sit strictly/ do it like you would do it and help yourself from some parts :nod:
:happybounce: please don't modify, remove credit and / or crop this tutorial

I hope it will help someone....maybe? :iconimsotiredcryplz:

starry sky tutorial : ; original drawing : ; if you want to colour the line : (please don't make it like this ^ :giggle: )

like an alpaca~ :iconlazepacaplz:
I hope you have a wonderful week everyone!! :iconlisbethhugplz:

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ULTRAWONDERFUL :iconrydi1689: FOR THE DD! :iconohfuckgrandpaplz: :icontearplz: thank you so much for all the support as well! :faint::faint::faint::faint::faint:

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[SAI...tutorial ? ] How I colour Things by *uchuubranko is the tutorial to go if you want an informative, easy-to-follow and helpful guide to improve your colouring technique! Learn how to add special effects to the background to make your character blend in! A must read!
Featured as part of Manga & Anime Project Educate Week. ( Featured by rydi1689 )
Burakkurose Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ano...i'm having trouble when changing the line art colour, what must i do? ( i'm sorry my english is bad :D ) thank's :D
Banagherlinks Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I'm having troubke with line art. I want them to look as if they were painted or blended with the colors as if there was no ljne art( sorry I'm having trouble expressing it XD). How do you make them look as if it was not really there after coloring??
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
That is easy! :glomp: After you make the lineart, lower the lineart layer opacity to the extremes when you colour! You'll notice that at the end, when you hide the lineart layer, the painting is already polished because of the lack of a clear line to guide you. :eager: Hide it, show it, and finally polish up a bit of the colours and you're free to delete the lines or have them there at low opacity, either works good. Try it out and lemme know! I personally love doing this :giggle:

On the other hand, notice that when your lineart is 100% visible and you hide it, the coloured parts are a mess! :dummy:
Banagherlinks Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Thank I will try that  tip, it's gonna be a great help XD
Banagherlinks Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Does this mean that I have to lower the linear art's opacity before coloring? 
IggyKirklandDJones Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me tell you something about you
cherryking8 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really have a problem and I would be happy happy if you could help me Sweating a little...
Because when I colour my pictures the lineart hides under the colours so you can't see it anymore... what am I doing wrong? emmplz (fixed) 
uchuubranko Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Are you using a different layer for the colours? Just move the "colour" layer below the "lineart" layer and that should fix it. :iconcocowaveplz:
cherryking8 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry but how do i do that? I know I am dumb.... but i just can't handle with colouring things Waaaah! 
uchuubranko Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
What program are you using? :'D I suggest you search for basic colouring tutorials on the program you have, and also tutorials on the tools of the program, such as Tool Settings Tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by MaakuCat
There are many on dA, just have fun browsing! :giggle:

Moving a layer is easy, you just have to drag & drop it below another one. I don't know what program you're using though, so I can't describe well yet. :bucktooth:
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