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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 )
MirenaKoda Apr 8, 2014  Student General Artist
*Q* i love it thank you!
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SimplyOnions Mar 15, 2014  New member Student General Artist
I have a question!!
I am very bad at anything /not/ celshading.
I'm like, one of the thousands of people that commented here, but I hope /maybe/ you can reply?
So after shading in with the brush tool, what do you use to blur it in?
The water tool? Or the blur tool? Or something else? :>
Thanks in advance!
uchuubranko Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
The brush tool has already enough potential to not use the blur tool on it. :XD: Hard to explain, but you RUB it :lmao:
Let's say you choose orange for the shadows, you want it paler in one part, so you go with the skin colour (yellow) again on the orange.
Attack orange and then a mix between those occurs :la:

I'm sure observing a speedpaint will help you way more than my crappy words!…
SimplyOnions Mar 18, 2014  New member Student General Artist
thanks for the tips sooo much!!!
I'll practice lots!!! XD
Grey-Absol Feb 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Speechless utterly speechless, one of the best tutorials I have ever seen, WAAAAAAY better than the video tutorials.....Dat talent though...

 I noticed that you mention changing the entire layer color. How do you exactly do that? Great tutorial btw
uchuubranko Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
where more exactly?:noes: I can't find that part? :saddummy:

You can change a layer colour by going to "filter> hue/saturation" but I didn't do that here :dummy:
GigglyGriffin Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't have SAI, I've got the basic stuff that comes with a wacom, do you think it's possible to do this with few layers?
uchuubranko Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
what programs do you have? If you have photoshop, then my reply to another comment could be helpful… :w00t:
You just need a painterly brush, I usually do it on the same layer (because of SAI brush tool settings) to have it look more painterly :nod:
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