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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!