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Traditional Colouring Tutorial by GreyRadian Traditional Colouring Tutorial by GreyRadian
:onfire: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR 1000+ WATCHERS! :onfire: And here's my gift to you! :D
I figured that a tutorial will be the most beneficial for most of the people who watch me regardless if they draw or not.

So this is the way I colour. I thought doing of doing a digital tutorial but there are already many tutorials that explain most of the techniques i use (which is just painting, blending and using layers such as multiply,overlay on top). However I dont think there are very many tutorials that explain how to use copics AND colour pencils as one material. And that's how I colour :D

I'm sorry, this is my first time making a tutorial so I was being dumb (and photoshop too) and friggin merged all the layers because the file size was too big to work on ps. Then I realised I forgot to change the colour of the bg! DX So that's why the colour is horrible, hopefully you can read it clearly ^^;
And maybe the photos are a bit blurry also;;; OTL

I swear I was going to add a better design after I've finished placing anything but too late now >_>

Anyway hope you all enjoy this, hope you learn something! ^^

P.S Sayoko's legs at the bottom should be much darker and I completely forgot about that DX

Things I forgot to add (because im such a ditz)
:bulletyellow: I used A4 Smooth Bristol paper
:bulletyellow: For the white highlights I used a small brush and Copic Opaque white ink: [link]
:bulletyellow: On tracing: "I trace the digitally-fixed sketch to clean paper and do it lightly. Of course by tracing you won't get all the details but you will get the basic shapes and position which is all you need, and you can stop tracing and re-draw all the details in again."

Sayoko's Ref: [link]
Final artwork: [link]

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The suggester states " Traditional Colouring Tutorial by =GreyRadian is a handy and easy to follow tutorial, showing step by step some traditional coloring techniques. A helpful guide for all new traditional artists! " ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by Elandria )
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JuniperArcticSpirit Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You use Faber Castell? Wow, i have that too :D ... but in your traditional artworks..do you use a scanner to scan your drawings? But anyways, I still love how you shade ^-^ And it was really helpful :) :iconthankyouplz:
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   General Artist
YUp I use a scanner, glad it helped :D
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JuniperArcticSpirit Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconheplz: Your welcs
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Ergonomic-Wasteland Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this! It really helped me~
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad it helped you! :D
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limymaru Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank it is very usefull
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prechoco Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Great tutorial! Now, if only I had the money to buy some copics...
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Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feeling...but I have Prismacolors which work well for me. They're still pretty expensive, but not as expensive as Copics.
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prechoco Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah. I keep telling myself that good art is NOT limited to top-quality supplies, but I can't help but feel a little jealousy every once in a while :)
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Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yeah, I know the feeling. Jealousy is okay, as long as you're not being mean because of it, which you're not. 
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