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Practice piece.

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wbd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely colored! I like the dynamic pose, and the hanging folds of her dress work well with it. The color choices, the blues and gold work well together.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I wanted a softer look for this one.
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jrbboy1986 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colors just look so nice and clean! How do you do it? Photoshop is confusing to me :(
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! For me, it's years of practice, and having a clear idea of the look I want.

And if you need to, try a different program. Nowadays there are many ways to get great results. SAI, Manga Studio 5 and Painter are all cheaper than Photoshop. Some programs are better suited for artists with a traditional background (like SAI), others are more technical and rely on coming up with creative uses for tools (like Photoshop). Look at lots of tutorials, find some art you admire and try to replicate the results using your own knowledge of the tools. Out of that will come your own style and approaches. And don't forget the fundamentals...study up on color theory, lighting, that sort of thing. I'm certainly no expert, but that's what I try to focus on every time I color something. :)
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jrbboy1986 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the advice! Yeah I do use another program called Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. And if you look at some of the work I've done on my gallery the way it comes out is always cartoony. I mean I like it. But I like your style of coloring. The way certain things look like they are glowing. I would like to learn to do effects like that some day. But i guess it will take more practice. I mean for the mean time I already got photoshop as well so I guess I might as well get familiar with it too. :/
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

There are mountains of coloring tutorials out there. I taught myself my method by studying cartoons/anime, reading up on cel shading, and I bought a couple of books. "Hi-Fi Color For Comics" (I'm pretty sure that's the title) is a good one.


 


I've been promising folks a tutorial of my own for a long time but I don't know if I have it in me to make one. I'm lazy. =p

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sweetsugariness Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's pretty ^^
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I've been worried about how well I draw faces lately so that means a lot. :)
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Courtnee-Blackmon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional
How does that dress stay on!!?
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's tight on the torso.
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belafantasy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I loved her face! :heart:
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I think it's one of the best I've drawn in a while.
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AMTRAK Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Lovely piece.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it!
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AMTRAK Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Indeed I do.
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WillCapers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Lovely.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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WillCapers Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
YW.
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like her staff. :w00t:
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Just a bunch of random shapes that became something. :D
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awwww she's so pretty yet cute!
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: Those two usually go together. :D
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol :) Yeah Well I like to think Kayne is just Sexy but maybe she is ...cute? lol
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adekii Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooooh nice coloring and shading! So soft, so smooth, so shapely!
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I was just experimenting with an approach I don't use often enough.
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adekii Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would consider your experiments a success!
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