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Jun 19, 2009 | 8:55 PM EDT
  • Review Crew Pick June 23, 2009
  • Daily 4th Place June 19, 2009

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Please hit the LEFT and RIGHT keys to scroll through the tutorial, and UP to return to the table of contents!

Hi! This is my first submission to Newgrounds through the Flash Portal :)

I'm sorry it's not an animation ;_; A lot of people online have asked me about the way I color my art, so I just wanted to be helpful :) It's geared toward Beginners with some more "advanced" techniques.

This covers a Cel-Shade Airbrush style that I use (Mostly for my art, and I would use it to color Comic Books too), Actions, Layers, Masks, Flats, Backgrounds and Shading.

Edit: Ohmigosh ;_; Thanks for all the wonderful reviews and votes and the two awards, guys ;_; I'm glad so many of you found this helpful!! :) :)

EDIT 2 (Thank you zuipit!): Here's a link to the lineart to follow along with, Just look for the download button if you're unfamiliar with DeviantArt, then hit "Save As" on your browser :) (For some reason whenever I try to make this into a link it's messing up :/ Just erase any spaces in between)

http://suzuran.deviantart .com/art/Roxas-vs-Sora-In ks-156998119



Rated 5 / 5 stars


Thank you SO much for this tutotial! I actually came across it a few years ago... well, I can even give you the date: it was on the front page, so it must've been 6/20/09 haha. But I didn't really use it then; I just thought it was cool.

Now that I have been drawing more and more and my skills are improving, I want to color my black and white drawings (I mostly just like to draw and shade with pencil on paper). However, I just couldn't get a look that satisfied me. I had the general idea that you use, with coloring under the lines-that's obvious, but it just never came out right. Your tutorial has REALLY helped me now, after these years. I remembered it and came back to check it out again.

One of the ways it helped me most was actually your little trick at the very beginning. I had no idea how to get my lineart separate from the white of the paper without manually tracing it out. lol. you saved me a lot of time, effort, and frustration there. The coloring techniques helped a lot, too! I have a different style of drawing than you, especially the hair; the hair coloring didn't apply much, but everything else was really great. :)

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Wavechan responds:

eep, this is so late, but thank you so much for your kind review :) :) i'm so glad my tutorial came in handy for you :) :) :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars


how much does a drawing tablet costs?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

very cool

very impressive, and same as the person below me i chose this because of sora. XD i think ill definetly check out more of your work


Rated 5 / 5 stars

lols good

i really only chose this because Sora was in it so yea


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Cool I learned a few new things. I draw people on my computer. And I have my own anime series. Great job.

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