Q:*whispers*I love the way you color your art. May I ask you how to pick such a nice color like yours?
thank you ! (*´・ｖ・)
its hard to describe how to ‘pick’ colours, since it’s just a sense you build up over time by trialling what works and what doesn’t. for me personally i found out i have a tendency to stick with certain colours, like red, orange, brown, yellow, light blue and teal, and whatever colours i can get by mixing those.
i feel like i can explain it more properly if i describe the process?
i always pick desaturated yellows at the start. and from there i put more heavily saturated reds, oranges and blues/teals over the top. also dark brown if the picture needs it. by mixing the saturated and the desaturated colours you get a mix of both, and can just work with those colours for the rest of the image (i almost always need to go back and add darker versions of some of the colours though)
hopefully some visuals will describe it better
just to note, the first drawing used a shitload of adjustment layers, the second picture i didn’t use any. i think by using photoshop’s colour adjustments, you can find out what kind of colours you like to use without the intimidation of starting from scratch, and eventually you’ll be able to pick those colours off the top of your head since you’ve already worked with them, and understand them a little already.
i’m sorry that i can’t do any better at describing it, it’s not a process i ever think about in words (i’m 99% a visual thinker uuuu) and i just ended up talking about colouring more generally. if there’s something more specific you wanna know, just ask! i hope this was a little helpful
An ultra fuck-ton of human hand references.
Image (1) by GabrielCharest
Image (2) by Dhex
Images (3), (4) and (5) by kibbitzer
Image (6) and (7) by Erika Fabian
(Erika (to the best of my knoweldge) has no blog, but more of her work can be found [here] )
Image (8) by ConceptCookie
Image (9) by anatomy4sculptors.com
Image (10) by irysching (on DA and Tumblr)
Please check out some of these sources, because there’s some more seriously good references from the same artists.
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