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Color Tutorial by StarshipSorceress Color Tutorial by StarshipSorceress
My attempt at briefly going over the basics of color and how I apply that to my art. Ive been wanting to make this for a while, considering color is what I get asked about most.

Ahfsduihfisd, I TRIED making an analogy about how I pick colors, but I cant tell if I made it easier to understand that way or even more confusing. Fwahhh.

If you have any questions, dont hesitate to ask me!

Note: I dont claim this to be the only way to color. People obviously have many different and awesome ways of coloring. This is just how I do it XD

Anndd another note: This isnt to say there arent grays/blacks/whites in real life or that they dont have their uses. Hence why I said most cases. Though most things that look grey/white/black have more than just those colors in them, and/or are in reality made up of very desaturated colors.

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Menri Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! this made me notice something about the way I'm coloring! I'm glad I found your tutorial :D
StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Glad to help ^^
Kurisutsure Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I am a major beginner when it comes to coloring (I mainly just sketch or ink my artwork) so this question may be ridiculous but I'm confused. When you adjust hue and saturation, do you do it by a certain amount? Ex: when shadowing, would you adjust the hue to +10 degrees and the saturation to +20%? (NOTE: The numbers here are random, just trying to understand better through example)

StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
So sorry for the late reply on this! ^^;

There really isnt a set number or formula I go by when adjusting the hue. It really depends on the picture I'm drawing, to be honest. The environment, lighting, and how saturated I want certain parts to be all come into play when making a picture. My best advice is to just practice it out, play around with colors and dont be afraid to mess up or make something that isnt "perfect" because it's helping you step forward little by little in the learning process :) It gets easier with time and practice, trust me! If there's a particular artist that uses color combinations that you really like, studying their paintings can also be a fun learning exercise!
snowysylva Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, your stair analogy is super nifty. Thanks for the tutorial! 

Small note - I believe it is "complementary" and "complements" rather than "complimentary" as far as colors go. 
StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Oh whoops, I didnt realize there were two XD Thanks for pointing that out!
snowysylva Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! Glad I could help :)
AlyaShabrina Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutor are sooooo coool Love 
I've got many problems when I do the coloring now I know why I think I've fainted.
StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Haha glad to help ^^
RagnaraDenSvarta Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm just casually favouriting everything in your tutorials folder.  ;u;
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