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Shading Colour choice Tutorial by cherubchan Shading Colour choice Tutorial by cherubchan
Since a few friends of mine thought this was useful, I've decided to post it up on dA :'DD
Don't mind the messiness, and this may not be 100% accurate but it's how I choose my own colours.

Be daring to experiment with different bases, shades and highlights.

Hope it helps! :iconhhhhplz:

/flops to bed from headache :iconlazycryplz:
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WickedMinish Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped some, thanks
Vtruss1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For the purple and blue examples, did you only change the hue or did you change hue and value?
cherubchan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I think I usually change both- I just pull the slider to whichever colour I find suiting? Sorry if it doesn't make much sense but usually it's a trial and error thing for me too xDD
Vtruss1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's ok.  I'm just happy I'm not alone regarding this.  I generally hate color and I used to avoid it like the plague but I forcing myself to do it everyday is training me to learn color relationships.  How about when to use saturation?  Like when it's a night scene in a meadow and the only source of light is the moon, when is using saturation okay?  Like it looks too out of place but without it there is not enough contrast?
cherubchan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I see xD Well I try to use saturation whenever I can? Again it's trial and error for me-- Hmm I just try to make the picture pop more is all pfft. And usually I ignore some of the lighting rules /bad at it too ahahah
sweetangel0467 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
definitely something I have to show to people :D When I found out about this myself I was like: Ermageerrd! :noes:
InkySnowflakes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is probably the most concise and easy-to-understand tutorial i've read on the subject. thanks a bunch for making it!
cherubchan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs <3 I'm glad it helped!
Rainiila Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh.. So THAT's how it's done. I needed this so much, thanks!!!
Darfiman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Wait, what kind of brush do you use? like watercolor or which ones?
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