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Here's a little something that people have been asking for. I hope it helps :]

- I always keep the brush mode in 'normal'
- The brush tool is the only tool I use for this.
- Keep in mind that I use a layer for each different color.
- Flats are made with the Opacity/Flow at 100% and it's usually the lowest layer, start working on top of that on new layers.
- I use the default hard round brushes.
- I usually keep the Opacity/Flow at 20% or lower. It's obvious that it would leave a really light, semi-transparent color, but you must go over that certain area over and over for a more solid color.
- The eyedropper is optional, I only use it to get the color I want when referencing from a photograph.
- I use a Wacom 12x12 Intuos2 tablet for coloring.
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:iconciprianhanga:
CiprianHanga Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
this was referenced by Loish as one of her influences: loish.deviantart.com/art/Influ…
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theredmonster419 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   Artist
i needed this ..thanks
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:iconhiredmonkeez:
Hiredmonkeez Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thanks a bunch! I'm gonna use this for sure :)
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greeni-studio Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for posting, this was very helpful :)
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:iconzephyrthekid:
ZephyrTheKid Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Wow, dude. This is brill. Your pieces blow me away so thanks so much for sharing this tutorial!
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Dowejida Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
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SkyerFox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
:icondragonnodplz: Very helpful tutorial. thanks for thakeing the time to do one!
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:iconbenitogallego:
benitogallego Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanx a lo! It's interesting to see how you work from dark to light colors.
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:iconp0rkytso:
p0rkytso Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for sharing this tut
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:iconthordeus:
Thordeus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
...wow ...thanx pacman!!! =D
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:iconkaasvaak:
kaasvaak Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
thanks
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:iconjufri:
jufri Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Amazing work....i think i put this as my references for my digital drawing....thanks a lot..
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:iconmichi19:
michi19 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
how do i choose a color for my flats and for the high lights? thanks in advance!
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gonzitou Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
thank you so much
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:iconjhubert:
jhubert Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the Art Tutorials Wiki.
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SpOOts Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
wow, this rocks my socks big time! great tutorial. i used it to pull off this...[link]
lol sorry i dont know how to put a link in a comment....
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SpOOts Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
ooo haha, i figured it out
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:iconenzi88:
enzi88 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
this helped me a lot :D
[link] result :D
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:iconfong11:
fong11 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
thanks, I'm trying to teach myself using a tablet...this is helping a lot!
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iansabaw Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou
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apeMONK Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
I just wanted to drop by a 'thank you' for this. I just did a self-portrait using your tutorial for a school project final. Sure as hell saved my arse because I didn't know shit of digital painting. So yeah. Thanks, man. (:
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:iconbevlak:
bevlak Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
you are a fucking legend - this has helped so much!!!!!! cheers

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:iconardnaz:
Ardnaz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This tutorial is awesome!
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:iconcelestial4ever:
Celestial4ever Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Awesome tutorial! Thumbs up from me!
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:iconvitolicio:
vitolicio Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks man!!!!!!!!!
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:icontheinternalkiller:
Theinternalkiller Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
Wow...

Im trying this out right now. >.O

Ive always wanted my characters to look more three-dimensional...
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:iconjoseph1105:
joseph1105 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
WOW this is cool...:winner:
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:iconakamenashi:
akamenashi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Student Digital Artist
wow! it's really cool XD!!!!
thank you
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:iconmari33:
mari33 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
great tutorial...i like how u work...and ur gallery is amazing:D
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goldcoin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
How wonderful & informative... thank you for taking the time to show your technique! More please...

Question... is it possible to use one's own paint brush for the "Stroke line/path?" .
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DarkModex Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOMEEEE!!!!! :faint:
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:iconmarshamallow:
marshamallow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Student
ZOMG!!
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MajorKiz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
I've seen similar advice in other tutorials, but somehow until I tried a pic using yours, it just never clicked with me. Thanks a lot!
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PHiL-t-RiCH Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
dang... thanks... that was easy to follow... even for a rookie like me....
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:iconvanic:
vanic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
nice tutorial man....very simple yet effective. you have a beautiful colouring style
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:iconrevalco:
Revalco Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In all fairness m8 you make this look easy, good work deffo going to try this,

Thanks for the tut ;)
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:iconsevtech:
sevtech Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
okay nevermind...this answers my question from the other comment i made...my apologies..thanks!
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:iconleadloaded:
LEADloaded Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
YES! whoo! i was just looking for help with coloring. i'm going to use this. ^^;
thank you~
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Ingtar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
Very, Very Sweet!
Shot Alot

Ingtar
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mashita Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
gracias por el tutorial, me servirá mucho
tienes una gran galeria,3
algún día dibujare mejor que tu, jejeje n_n
chao
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mashita Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
gracias por el tutorial,

y que buenos dibus tienes muy sorprendentes,
algun dia seré mejor que tu, jejejeje n_n
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:iconjohanleion:
JohanLeion Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
Nice tutorial I must say...
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:icondjog:
djog Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
U make it so easy... hahahahaha... but you forgot to say:

Everybody need my talent to do this

Tks for the tutorial, im practice this techniques right now
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ArthurBCole Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005  Student
how did you get the lines so clean i did the 'stroke path' and it was this in some places and thin in others
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:iconarchan9el:
ArChAn9eL Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
you are awsome. this piece is awsome. i bow to your presence
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:icongaves:
Gaves Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
You're not only talented, as well as help others! Thank you, this is for sure a reference in my future. Just one question: is this kind of stuff related anyhow to your daily job, or is it some kind of hobby?
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:iconpacman23:
pacman23 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
nah it's just a hobby, i wish i was getting paid for this! heh
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NoamBiassozk Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. :clap:
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only-zuul Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
So the stroked path stays? I would think it would be deleted at the end....I want MORE on how you go from the photograph to the stroked paths. Do you just do the lines freehand?

??
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mrptkln Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
why i still can't view the large images. >.<
pls help i want this tutorial. its look very great!!!

>D~~
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