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Offline Skunkster

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« on: December 04, 2005, 11:58:26 am »
I've just gotten started and my sketches are starting to come along. (Not where I want to be. Not where I see most at, but coming along. '<img'> ) I'd like to move away from black and white (except when drawing myself of course.)

Any suggestions on a good way to start adding color?

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2005, 12:23:30 pm »
Pick up a cheap set of whatever coloring medium you think you'd like and try it out. I'm partial to colored pencils myself.

Art is about playing and experimenting and finding what makes you happy. Try different methods for cheap then once you find what you like, you can invest more into it.

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2005, 07:55:52 pm »
I used to use coloured inks. The only problem with this is that you have to have very thick paper and that's usually more expensive. That's why I moved to scanning and colouring with my PC.

I recomend Photoshop or GIMP. GIMP is free I think, but I still prefer Photoshop.

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2005, 08:22:44 pm »
I'm actually very computer saavy and totally art program illiterate. ':p'

With the pencils, what do you do to even the color out? Some types of colored pencils I've noticed don't like to smear at all.

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2005, 09:29:48 pm »
well if you want to do it dig painter 8 is a good start its fairly cheap and has nice real color flow with oils and such, painter pro has more power but is a little more expensive.
I use painter 8 and photoshop to color all my art, you can check my stuff out by following my site link
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2005, 09:52:30 pm »
Quote (Skunkster @ Dec. 04 2005, 7:22 pm)
With the pencils, what do you do to even the color out? Some types of colored pencils I've noticed don't like to smear at all.

With some of the lower grade pencils that have harder leads, and they don't blend as easily using a colorless blender or a tortillion (paper blender). The best way to use them is to lay down very light layers of color on top of one another and really don't blend at all.

I finally footed out for a 96 color set of Prismacolors. They're soft-leaded and blend really well using the two blending methods I mentioned above. They also layer well.

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