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color practice by KE-M72 color practice by KE-M72
sketch, did this today to practice color because I was really unhappy with the coloring on the engi piece. also used this to learn process and strokes. :/

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sketched in corel painter
painted in photoshop
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Shirakei Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Cool as hell.
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you!
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Shirakei Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
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berf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
This looks really awesome! great muscles and coloring!!
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks berf, glad you like it! (:
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SoftMonKeychains Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
A sexy fuzzy man with hot colours and pose
Good job :)
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
:rofl: Thanks Ana XD
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:iconlphela:
LPhela Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010   General Artist
This picture looks good.
I would love to see this character in later images.
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:iconke-m72:
KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks, but you probably won't see this guy again any time soon. (:
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:iconlphela:
LPhela Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010   General Artist
Aw, he is awesome!:(
But you are the artist, so it is your call.
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Vonny88 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student Filmographer
Nice pic! I really like the way you colored the arm nearest to the viewer. :D
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks (:
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Vonny88 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
Your welcome! :D
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DocHound Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
wow, thats really good, M72. What did you use to draw that with, program-wise?
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Digital Artist
if you're curious [link]
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:icondochound:
DocHound Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I like
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Haha, isn't an m72 a kind of rocket launcher? Anyway, I drew it in corel painter and painted it in photoshop.
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DocHound Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I've been trying to work on my colors for the last few days and I thought I was getting somewhere, but BAM you hit me with this!

There's just something about coloring that goes over my head, and I have no idea why. I can't get the flow of it. Let me in on it, do you have any tips?
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh man, color, there is a ton I don't understand, but I can share something I have learned. [link]
When a lot of people paint things they tend to think "color + black" for shadow or "color + white" for highlight. For example if it were a red object, they would paint it red with a darker red for shadow and a red with more white in it for highlights. It's not bad, but that's thinking of color more as value (dark, light, midtone stuff). What gives a color more life is other colors.

For example, if you look at something like fire: [link] As it gets brighter, it moves from red, to orange, to orange yellow, to yellow, and then to white. It's not just a brighter red.
And this example of trees: [link] You notice how it's not just green, it goes from a yellow green, to green, to a bluish green.

I would suggest looking at photographs, and real life instances and study the colors. Obviously, different lighting conditions affect things. Study some of your favorite artists work too, even bring it into photoshop and color pick it and study their palette. On the engineer one, I was studying this piece [link] by Jay Axer. You can see as the red clothes move towards the light, they have more orange and yellow in them. I also noticed his highlights, I thought they were a cool white, but they are actually just a really gray red. That has to do with color relativity. So applied that to this piece I did, the highlights on the back are just really grayed out brown.

So basically, study artists and how light works in the real world and apply it to your work. I hope that made sense.
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DocHound Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
That actually makes a lot of sense. I haven't really taken the time to study color, nor have I ever thought of it in this way. I think that, perhaps, I should begin to learn how to do this. Your examples helped a lot, man, thank you.
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
No problem
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lycanthropeful Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your improvement rate is mind-blowing.

Stop that. :paranoid:
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Digital Artist
In the immortal words of GLaDOS: "Haha, fat chance."
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lycanthropeful Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Also in the words of GLaDOS: "I'm making a note here, huge success."

Seriously, excellent job. I envy people who can make, like, one brushstroke (for example, on the shoulder blades) with a color you wouldn't expect to fit into the local color, and it just looks perfect. This is great! :)
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks, I was pretty jealous when I saw your photorealism painting. : P
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TheUnorthadox Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
That looks really kewl though :3 :giggle: Keep up the awesome work x3 Its something which I would take forever to complete
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KE-M72 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks, you never know until you try. (:
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