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Colouring Tutorial by Omar-Dogan Colouring Tutorial by Omar-Dogan

Well, it is the Holiday season, and my one year anniversary on DA present to you.

(Be patient for the download, I made it nice and big so you can see it properly)

So this is a pic that I did this summer past for the Udon's Art of Capcom art book. Originally this was the image that I did the tutorial on, but in a last minute decision, it was decided that I do a tutorial for the AOC cover I did instead. [link]

If you bought the Udon's Art of Capcom book and read my tutorial in there, you will see some very big similarities in the text as i lifted almost 80% of it for that tutuorial as well.

One thing I will say about this tutorial is that if you are expecting some high tech awesome layer nonesense you will not find it here. I work as simple as possible and anything I do here you can do on your comp with either Photoshop or Photopaint.

For this image I used Corel Photopaint to colour it. This is just one style of colouring, but the base technique can be used in so many ways. Over the last 10 years of proffessional work, this is the most streamlined technique that I find myself using often.

In the end, you use as many lense flares and fancy-pants filters as you please, but this stuff is basic enough that even a beginner can benifit from it.

Hope you like it!

I will try to answer some of the questions I don't feel are answered in the text. Don't just rifle off questions without reading the text once or twice within the tutorial.


Wow quite the response for this one! I can't reply to all the notes and comments, so i will say it here:

I am glad you like it and Thank you very much for the support!
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tempestofazure Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you...thank you kind sir
Ren-o27 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
So basically we start by rough concept on paper than scan it to the computer,right?! I am noob in digital art area and this tutorial cleared a lot of things. thanks 
Nikolai-Bartolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm working on a drawing for a friend, and I am trying to fallow your tutorial, but I am having a little confusion between the shading and the base color part... When I do the Gray-scale shading, then make it transparent (about 40%) the base colors are washed-out looking from all the grays. What am I doing wrong? can someone please reply?
(I tried adding a red tint to the skin shading, it kinda worked, but something still seem's off.)

Please help. This tutorial looks the most promising (when compared to other coloring tutorials).
Anlis-chan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
so awesome!!
Luminarywalker Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for this detailed tutorial. :) (Smile) Some of the things I've been wondering about how more experienced artists color/shade have been answered here. However, there's one thing that keeps bugging me: Masks. I know that you only need to click on a tiny symbol and a mask is done, but... I absolutely don't get what it's good for. Sweating a little...
...Sorry for bothering you if this is an absolutely basic question I just asked. Sweating a little...

ANYWAY. Well done and thanks for sharing this with us! :) (Smile) 
NinjaCorp Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the shading tutorial this technique made it much easier for someone so color illiterate like myself to have shading and color.
Makaylafashion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this form of shading and like you said, its very simple and done in one layer. I usually shade in 2 or 3 layers.
maybelle9681 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMERGERD THAT WAS AWESOME! That was a really helpful tutorial! Thank you!
Bansini Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really helpful tutorial. I've been searching for something like this since forever! Thank You. :love:
WasahbiArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man...i wish i knew what all this was....i have no idea what this was to b a newb sorry
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