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Mini Painting Tutorial by juliedillon Mini Painting Tutorial by juliedillon
Oh my gosh, it's a dopey coloring tutorial! As if there weren't enough already on dA. ;) If anyone is curious, this is pretty much how I've been working lately. I would have uploaded this sooner, but for some silly reason I chose to use a commission image and had to wait a bit before I posted it publicly.

Oh! And this was done in Photoshop. But you can do the same thing in Painter, too.

The actual image was made for Dungeon magazine, issue 148, I believe. :)


EDIT: Some additional notes:

*You can use this method with full scale illustrations, not just portaits. It can be a little tricky figuring out what colors to use in the Overlay layer, but it's still a good quick way to get your overall color scheme worked out and (most importantly) unified.

*You don't have to start with green. Any darkish color works well. And if you don't like it, you can always change it very easily. Think of the Multiply layer as just your underpainting. Whatever color you choose, it's going to look weird until you start painting on top and bringing out the midtones and highlights. But that rich underpainting will help make the colors on top pop out that much more and saves you some time as far as figuring out your midtones and shadows.


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KhloodPinky Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  New member
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undeadmonkey88 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just what I needed to help get me started in painting! Thanks for this.
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Ilunami316 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
nice
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ImagineAkira Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Amazing *^*
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IslandxInxThexSun Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting tutorial!

I didn't think to utilize layers like this.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   General Artist
This is awesome!
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Osinafan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^ 
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LarissaMarantz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very helpful tutorial. Thanks for posting!
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MBrainspaz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very useful tips about the layering. I've been moving towards that on my own but it's nice to have it all spelled out. Thanks! 
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ChelloShot Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is great. Thank you. I will be referencing this later today!
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