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One-Layer Colour + Shading Tutorial by tazsaints One-Layer Colour + Shading Tutorial by tazsaints
AKA HOW TAZ MAKES COMICS SO DAMN FAST 8U

Also, LONG TUTORIAL IS LONG 8U

So I hope this provides some insight into how my colouring process works, why I use thick lines, cel-shading, etc, and why I don't use 'more realistic' thin lines (Wand Tool doesn't grab thin lines well).

And to kick the norm on all the other tutorials, where the subject is generic and happy, you can watch how I create a picture of Victor dying in the desert. Because that just so happened to be the page I was working on at the time anyway, so why the hell not? XD

Said comic begins here: [link]
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Dragon-Furry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thats very cool. I like the way you use shading in your pictures :)
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storm-rao Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
heh, sounds a lot like what I do for the colouring, barring I use multiple layers. It's a personal preference though. You make it look so easy to convert~

I still bite at shadows though
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tazsaints Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like I said to another user, I did use to use multiple layers - One layer, one colour, but it wasn't fast enough or efficient enough for me, thus moving into this style here. XD

As far as shading goes, that's a practise thing - the more you do it, the better you'll get. Also, it never hurts to challenge yourself either. Try more adverse lighting, like night or sunsets, and you'll find general ambient light/shading becomes WAY easier all of a sudden. XD
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storm-rao Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
*nods with interest* fair enough. I've gotten pretty fast with it, but I don't do it often. I dunno, guess I'll have to play around sometime.

I do from time to time. The results don't always make it into my gallery XD
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RussianNiko Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most beautiful choice of paneling for this XD Extra comments just made it lol *faves and saves tutorial for reference in next colouring piece* :3
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tazsaints Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pleased it's helpful AND entertaining. XD
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Stormful Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can't get over the fact you and I pretty much have the same way our Sigilyphs meet their trainers
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goddamn. that is badass.
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tazsaints Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SIGILYPH BROFIST TIME 8U

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Stormful Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconesutamobrofistplz:
(and then I had this brofist joke in Helios Conference too and someone made a plz icon if it. omg. fitting.)
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tazsaints Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE, WIN. 8U
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LucarioGirl4Ever Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Vic~ You look gorgeous. *shot'd*
Ironically, this is almost the EXACT SAME WAY I color, except when I do the flats I select only the area of a single color without the reddish base. And it still takes me forever. Ahahaha. You're too good, Taz. Great tutorial~!
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tazsaints Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to do each colour on its own layer, but it just wastes time, and with each OCT I've been a part (as competitor or admin) I've had to push my limits with EVERY comic I put out, thus moving onto this method used here. One layer colour makes less mess and stress! XD
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LucarioGirl4Ever Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Efficiency is definitely key when you're crankin' out comics as fast as you are.
It must work~ because I see two pages up in my inbox. *runs to take a peak*
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UnluckyBlackBunny Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This is so useful! Now I just need to draw better ^^;
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tazsaints Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All in good time! Just keep up the practise and never be afraid to ask for advice and constructive criticism! =3
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UnluckyBlackBunny Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I shall ^^ thank you very much!
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The-First-Ace Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Superb tutorial there.~ You make coloring look so easy. XD
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tazsaints Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanking you ~ <3
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Kuurokaze Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the extra comments may be the best part of this |D
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tazsaints Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Aside from the tut itself, I assume.
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