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Digital Painting Tutorial - Part 2 by Zhrayde Digital Painting Tutorial - Part 2 by Zhrayde
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:icontfsakon:
Thanks for the addition.
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:iconzhrayde:
You're welcome
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:iconwillroy:
Simple question: do you go out of your way to find inspiration? or does it come to you? and have you always enjoyed digital painting?
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:iconzhrayde:
A bit of both. Sometimes getting inspired is hard. Often times I'll look at other artist's work for motivation. Other times I may be inspired by a simple idea that pops into my head.

For the most part, yes, I've always enjoyed digital painting. Although, that's not to say I've haven't been frustrated trying to learn to paint. :D
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tcarr12 Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
For the colors, how do you suggest we start picking? Like... My images have the last problem. Thing is, I don't really know what else to use for skin tones besides warmer colors like gold and orange for light and cooler colors like purple for shadow areas.
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:iconzhrayde:
Because color is so relative and complex, it's really hard to say. One trick you could use is, "When in doubt, use the compliment". For instance, if you're painting a red rose, you could use green in the shadows. Or because a rose has red petals and green leaves, you could use blue in the shadows, which would make a split complimentary color scheme. There are so many factors involved in choosing colors, there's nothing more I can say except experiment. A big part of choosing color depends on your understanding of how color works in the real world. Study color theory like there's no tomorrow.

One great way to learn how to choose color is to study how other artists use color. John Asaro has an impressive, nonconventional use of color in his work. Here's one example of his work: [link]. For this paitning he uses orange, green, and purple to paint skin, which is a split complimentary color scheme. You could also study artists here on DA such as Marta Nael, Pete Amachree, and Thomas Honz.
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leejun35 Jun 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Your tutorials are exactly what I'm looking for. It help me a lot!
Thank you for sharing :love:
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:iconzhrayde:
You're welcome! I'm glad they're helpful! :D
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UNlikeableMegastos Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You must not be tired of the many thanks you receive (I also thank you, yeah). Your tutorials deserve this apreciation!
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:iconzhrayde:
Aww, thanks! It's good to know people appreciate these since I spend a lot of time putting them together. ^^;
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