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Digital Coloring Tutorial (SAI + Photoshop) by Ze-RoFruits Digital Coloring Tutorial (SAI + Photoshop) by Ze-RoFruits
As promised here's a tutorial on how I paint digitally

Here's the painting from the tutorial


Table of Contents
• Sketch & Lineart
• Coloring with SAI
• Excursion: Blending (+ settings) with SAI
• Coloring-Steps on skin, hair, clothing
• Coloring-Steps on the background

This tutorial covers a basic walkthrough of my coloring routine. A lot of things could actually be covered in their own tutorials - so please excuse me if some things are only explained very roughly!
I hope you find it helpful anyways <3

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me!

Tumblr me


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Do not use without permission - if you share it on other websites, credit me!
I'd appreciate comments and favs - please do not just download this without a word ^_^'


Here's the watercolor tutorial (that's referenced in this tutorial)
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xEtherealGrace Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This tutorial is amazingly helpful for a noob like me, and the end picture is just stunning! Thanks so much for posting it! :iconiloveitplz:
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Ze-RoFruits Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   General Artist
Ahhh thank you!! Glad you like it! <3

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LuckyCream Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this tutorial. and I love the way you explain everything clearly. Thank you very much for the tutorial!

and OMG you have watercolor tutorial I've been looking for ages. Thank you! This going to help me a lot Love 
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Ze-RoFruits Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   General Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm very glad you like it :3
If you have more questions, just ask me!
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harukaaaaaaa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
This tutorial is so helpful! I learnt a lot from it *0*
I have a couple of questions from it though, sorry if it was in the tutorial already ''

-In the sketch layer you have a weird shape thing around Nagisa and Makoto's arm - it looks like a composition thing to me but what does it actually do?
-Is there a reason why you used black and white first on the pillows in the background before adding the colours on?

if it's not too much time to explain hahaa... and thank you again!
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Ze-RoFruits Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad it was helpful! :3
- I don't know which one you mean? There are actually several lines which help me to get the anatomy and forms right. The green lines for example are the first rough sketch while the darker purple-ish lines include their clothes and more details... I hope I could answer your question?
- Yes, because I didn't know which colors I wanted to use xD But you can also skip the black and white part and just color straight away! But since the pillows have very similar colors, I decided to use a black/white base, so I can easily adjust the colors even in later steps..

Ask away if you have more questions! ^^
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xChibinChanx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely tutorial~! I'll need to try this soon.
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Ze-RoFruits Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013   General Artist
Thanks! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me!
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soratakenouchi1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial!
Thank you so much for sharing it, it's really helpful
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Ze-RoFruits Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   General Artist
thank you! I'm glad it was helpful to you!
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