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Traditional Colouring Tutorial by sivvus Traditional Colouring Tutorial by sivvus
I know there are hundreds of colouring tutorials on here, but I just fancied making one. :P

Also, being English I always feel some pressure to spell "Colouring" the American way, just because the odds are somewhat against me...
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XSilentWingsX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i know this is a stupid question (forgive me for I am new in the world of uploading art), but what do you mean by scanning? How does one scan? And what do you do after you scan?
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sivvus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Scanning, as in using a flatbed scanner to get the photo from paper onto the digital screen?
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XSilentWingsX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh. yeah that was a really stupid question. I dont have a scanner so I was confused.
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sivvus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I thought you might just have another word for it. :S Like my mum has to explain words like "cuppa" to people on her forum.
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XSilentWingsX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah no, I just have moments of stupidity. One day I just have to sit down and read a dictionary from cover to cover to eliminate some moments. I haven't said anything stupid in a while though, so I guess I was due.
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sivvus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe :D
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bardkayna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU. I'm using this to help me do the cover of a project for school, and it's looking fabulous already. Since the average skill level of DA is so high, it's hard to find tutorials for so-called "basic" things like this. This is WONDERFUL.
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sivvus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes: Thank you! I'd love to see what you can do with it- are you going to upload? :o
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bardkayna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably not... actually, I had to start over, since I screwed up. :( But I'm working on something else too, so maybe?
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sivvus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, how did you screw it up? That sucks. :(
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bardkayna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
While I am normally very good at picking colors that look good NEXT to each other, I'm not at all good at picking colors that BLEND well with each other. Without turning into a funny brownish greenish thing.

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sivvus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Have a seperate sheet of paper for practicing? Or use a colour wheel: [link] if something's opposite something else it's a good blender. So this explains why I used green in a red/pink drawing. :)
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bardkayna Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! The color wheel thing really helps, thanks :D
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bardkayna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops, sorry about the double post. :(

Now if you would do one about your wonderful Sharpie-silhouette thing... *winkwinknudgenudge*
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sivvus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, I thought about that... but this is a technique that I *knew* I could do well, whereas the sharpie one is still a tad hit and miss.

The basic conceit is that you start with your black/silhouettes- the closer to the edge/dark they are, the more solid the black. And then you shade out from them- like this tutorial really, getting lighter- but using biros/crosshatching rather than shading with pencil. And then you start with the colours- shading OVER the black to make it more 3D- and do the rest of the drawing normally.

But you have to work with a colour pallette that uses black as an actual colour tather than just as "dark" (so it wouldn't work with my little fish, she's too colourful, but it works with trees, caves, rocks... greens and browns. I'll try and draw a spooky fishtank or something. ;) )
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bardkayna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds really hard... :O
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sivvus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nah, just more time consuming... like I said I'll upload with one when I get the chance. :)
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bardkayna Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yays!
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sivvus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
*rather, typo... bugger ze english language.
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bardkayna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU. I'm using this to help me do the cover of a project for school, and it's looking fabulous already. Since the average skill level of DA is so high, it's hard to find tutorials for so-called "basic" things like this. This is WONDERFUL.
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Sorena Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Well I think Americans need a bit of other cultures you know? If they don't know that colouring is the same as coloring, then they should learn.

Nice tutorial, by the way. I'm crap at coloring. But I do love to do it. Haven't done it in a while, though.

Oh and off topic a bit but for some reason I always write theater as theatre. Don't know why. And I write gray as grey but that's because I swear that's how I learned it in pre-school. I'm odd with my writing. I also have a bad habit of writing my middle name like, ELizabeth. On the computer it's not so tempting, but on paper I have to catch myself. And this is how I've always been. I don't know why I want to capitalize the L.
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sivvus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, I didn't mean that they wouldn't know what it was... just that when you're putting information into a conglomeration of cultures you tend to default to the most prominent one. The funniest example I ever had was a concerned email from someone on ff.net, who read one of my stories and liked it, but "really thought I should revise my spelling."

Thanks about the tutorial- I haven't done rainbow colours like this for a while either so I was quite chuffed with the result :P

I used to write my name as WWen because to me W looked like the joined up VI. So it's not that odd. ;)
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Sorena Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I hate stuff like that, where people think that their way is the only way. I say just write the way you normally do. I mean, there are people on here from France who will do their journal entries and sometimes even their artist comment in French even though English tends to be the prominent language on here.

If nothing else, I can assure you that all you have to do for ff.net is put the county you live in and Americans will go, "Ah, okay, that explains it." Every country always thinks another country is weird. Haha!

Have you ever been reading something and a word comes up with the lowercase R and N right next to each other and you mistake it for the lowercase M? Like the word darn. The R and N can be so close together the word looks like dam. On here it's easy to see the different, though.
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sivvus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah- DA's a bit different, people seem to be quite happy to use Google Translate to fit the artist description. :-) I'm wondering if there are small differences in other languages, like between France and Brittany or something, and they have the same confusion. :P

Haha @ "that explains it", perhaps I should put that in my next aesthetics essay... "These are weird concepts, but hey! I AM from England, y'know..."

My mum's handwriting is really just mountains and swamps- if the letter has a tower like, t, l, b then you can read it, if it's a flat aeiourmnsc or whatever then you pretty much have to guess. :P
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Sorena Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah I sometimes want to correct those whose native language isn't English when they make errors, but I have to squish that part of me down till it's dead cause I know they're still learning.

Yeah like if an overweight American goes anywhere and someone's like omg you're fat! All they gotta say is, "I'm American," and the person will be like, oh, okay then. It's sad.

My grandma's writing is hard to read. But when I can read it it's funny because sometimes she forgets like an S or something or spells something the way it sounds. But she had better spelling than her dad did, that's for sure.
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sivvus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Dara O Briain did this stand up bit where he got the audience to yell out two stereotypes and just added them to a country. The best one was "..... are vacuous and unknown." :P The point he was making was that we do tend to catagorise people by daft ideas.

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Sorena Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Haha! It's true, though, you know. It's crazy how we are all just content to sit here and say stuff about other countries as a whole that is really negative.

Buuut it does give comedians some good material. I mean I'm sure you guys love hearing jokes about Americans just like we like hearing jokes about the English.

And then EVERYONE rips on France. Everyone wants to go there but no one likes the French...O_o how odd is that? lofl!

That guy is really funny, by the way. I've been trying to watch some good stand-up for a while but what's on Netflix isn't the greatest. The only really good one was Jeff Dunham but the last 20 minutes of his show was all Peanut and I HATE that puppet. I'm a Walter fan.
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sivvus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Dara O Briain is one of my favourite comedians... I think two of his acts are completely on Youtube (Talks Funny/Live at the Apollo)... Rob Brydon is another one :D

And it's just an easy target thing. Like, I'm from the south of England and we take the piss out of the Northeners, and vice versa. Although I now live in the North so most of -the jokes are directed at me. ;) France is okay... I don't know why people make a big deal out of it, but I suppose the fact that it's a 50 minute ferry ride away makes it less special for me. :P

And yeah- jokes about the Americans run rife, especially on our ad lib shows like mock the week. Again, easy targets. :P
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