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How I Colour by moni158 How I Colour by moni158
*My colour wheel is all wrong :iconotlplz: use this one if you want the correct complimentary tones [link]

How I colour ^^!

How I DO IT, not an official guide of how it must be done. Colouring is some thing that is done differently for each individual and may differ according to colouring preference.

Also its very very vague about colour theory, and doesn't mention secondary or tertiary colours, I suggest looking into the colour theory concept since it gives a lot more insight in how to colour. ^^

If you have any questions about any of the 2 programs mentioned in the guide, feel free to ask.

( I am sure there will be spelling errors,(I have spotted a few already) you can point them out but I won't be able to change them I accidently merged all the layers....:ohnoes:)

Programs used - Paint tool sai, Photoshop CS3- I also use a Wacom intuos 3
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thank you :D
fuegokid Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
It's nice that you share how you work. It's rather interesting to look at how someone else does things.
Luuky Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you! Its very very useful! Because a lot of colouring tuts are in photoshop or other programes and i have SAI to. Its the best tut! :) (and your art is amazing!!! :3)
shiramonderer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
You are Awesome! No doubt! Thank you for making this
MovieMowDown Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have pen tab?
Dark-Merchant Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
do you know how to save colours in a palette in sai? =) I know it has SOMETHING to do with the eyedropper tool...
GingerDrink Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
have the color you want set as the main color.
Then right click on one of the little boxes and click "set color"
apparently you can do it with the "s" key too, but it never works for me.
CatmanIX Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
The wheel you linked is also incorrect, and there are actually two true sets of primary colours:

1 - The one your computer (and all other devices with monitors/screens/projectors/etc.) uses is the primary colours of light which are Red, Green, and Blue. You use these colours to create others when you are manipulating the light being PROJECTED. [link]

2 - The one traditional artists (and other things you do with physical mediums) uses is the primary colours of art which are Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. You use these colours when manipulating the light being REFLECTED from an object. [link]

The one you have been using is from ancient times that many artists used before scientists had time to look at the mathematics behind colour theory and find the true primaries, this unfortunately has endured despite this due to the lack of the people teaching it actually knowing anything about it ^^;
icee-eyez Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
the only problem i saw with this is the 3 colors are red, blue, and green.... not red blue yellow... o.o
BESIDES THATTTTT i like how you color :)
GaaraJapanime Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks you gave me inspiration....As usual ;)
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