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Basic Color Tutorial - Part 2 by Zhrayde Basic Color Tutorial - Part 2 by Zhrayde
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Sunspirits Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those are some really great advice. I have been trying to learn digital painting about a year now, from people like you but some of these color and saturation tricks a new to me. I will definitely think about this in the future :) thanks. 
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck :)
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xsycogoat Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your art is great, I really like your creatures. Do you have any tips on improving drawings? (besides the obvious practise)
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sammof Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for this tut! i never know what to do with the gray scale, i always get lost with dont know if i should keep or throw it away lol
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for leaving a comment. I'm glad the tutorial is helpful. Haha, those gray scales can be tricky :)
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pendragon-09 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, i learned a lot, colors is one of my problems so this is really useful
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! Glad you found it useful.
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pendragon-09 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the "process" version are really amazing
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MaySch Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful tutorial, thank you! :D
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:iconzhrayde:
Zhrayde Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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:iconzemimsky:
zemimsky Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely wiiicked :D
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:iconzhrayde:
Zhrayde Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like! :D
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dynsen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
excellent tutorial!

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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Sashiya Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate the thorough explanations for your process. Like others, I've been trying to figure out how to approach coloring, and this helps a considerable amount. I can't thank you enough!
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's my pleasure! Glad you find it useful. :aww:
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Sashiya Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't thank you enough. I took a stab at coloring today, and it came along a little more quickly than usual. Your pointers on color schemes were especially illuminating and I feel awful for discarding any knowledge I had on the color wheel from way back in junior high school. Take my heartfelt thanks! :)
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shutterbones Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have literally outlined what I've been trying to figure out in my artwork for months now. Thank you so, so much for this. This is what I was so frustrated with in my artwork and now I can work on fixing it. :heart:
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad to hear the tutorial helped you! :squee:
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Crystal-Firefly Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great description. Do you have any advices for traditional painting with coloured pencil?
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Judging from your gallery, you're already using colored pencils very well. The biggest thing about using colored pencil is layering different colors to create new colors since you can't mix them like you can with paint. I can see your already doing this in your drawings. I didn't talk about color mixing in the tutorial, but you will need to read up on a this a little to understand how to layer color. For instance, if you have a red dragon and you want to make the lights warm and the shadows cool, you can add blue to the shadows first and overlay that with red. This way the shadows are more purple and lights are more red (alternatively you could just use purple and layer red over too, it depends on the effect you want). What you are able to do with colored pencils is limited to which colors you have. The fewer colors you have, the more creative you'll need to be. But overall, the techniques are the same as in the tutorial, just with a different medium.

I hope this helps! ^^; :)
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Crystal-Firefly Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. This is really helpful. I'll try this out!! :)
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013   General Artist
Your tutorials are not only interesting and informative they are very nicely laid out and pretty to look at.  Your examples using not just the little spheres but also applying them to your painting as well really helps to illustrate your points.  Thanks so much for taking the time to make this and share your knowledge with us! :hug:
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I'm glad you like them! :tighthug: :aww:
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013   General Artist
:aww:
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zummerfish Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece has been featured here :eager: :heart:
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Great feature! :D
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niacherryblossom Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you .....your first two tut helped me to improve lots and so is this one....now the more i practice i see also other areas arising such as value composition its like wow practice that then discover new things its like a stepping stone of advancement....lol thanks again.
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :tighthug:
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Awass Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
This is an absolutely gorgeous and informative tutorial, I learned so much and I love it!
I am going to try this as soon as I get the time to! Thank you so much!
I am really glad that you have decided to share your techniques with us :)
Stunning!
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're most welcome! It's my pleasure. Enjoy! :hug:
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petiteUlis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Very resourceful !
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Seraphi91 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You are the BEST for making these tutorials!:la:
They help me immensely. C:
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:iconzhrayde:
Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:la: It's good to know you find them useful! :squee: I put so much effort into making them. :faint:
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Seraphi91 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And it shows! One of the best tutorials I know!:la:
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:dance:
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UNlikeableMegastos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Seriously, I should do some far beyond thanking you. Your tutorials helped me a lot!
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, no trouble! If I wanted something in return, I'd wouldn't be posting these for free. "Thanks" is more than enough! :hug:
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joponyhere Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic tutorial, I've always loved to but struggled to find a nice balance of color in my pieces. Your tutorials really help me out. Thanks for taking time to make this and inform others! :star:
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! It's good to know the effort was worth it. :D :hug:
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AlpariArt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Thank you for the tutorial! Iv'e been needing help with coloring my drawings lately. I'm so used to traditional art.
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :hug: I love your art style, btw.
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TheTragicNightmare Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your tutorials, and nice gallery you have there I am still looking through it. :) I bookmarked it to use as inspiration for when I do studies.
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! And thanks so much, it's an honor. :aww:
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