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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


For the LONGEST time I wondered how people were able to make high quality colored pictures (more specifically which program). Now, I not only know that I can use Photoshop but that it's the program that's used so much!!!! I'm gonna scan a bunch of my uncolored sketches (I usually use black and white inks to color)!!

Oh and your a great artist =D

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Wavechan responds:

:D Thanks very much!! I'd love to see some of your art! :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


great tutorial ther. U could call it photoshop coloring for dummies lol :D

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Wavechan responds:

lol :) Thank you! :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Um, yea...

... /applause.
Seriously, wouldnt mind seeing a few more things like that appear.

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Wavechan responds:

Thank you :) :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best Tutorial

This is the best it explans everything and every step to color your picture. Also I liked when you showed some examples of mistakes.

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Wavechan responds:

Ooh :) Thanks very much!! I'm glad the mistakes shown were helpful :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Nice tut. Normally I hate to color my art. For some reason I like looking at it in black and white. No idea why that is just who I am. After watching this I may just try it once just to see what it would look like.

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Wavechan responds:

Black and White is always cool too :) It's really great to pick out the values of colors after you finish coloring. I hope you give it a try! :D I'd like to see some of your art too!