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Painting+ Hair tutorial by Sychandelic Painting+ Hair tutorial by Sychandelic
EDIT: thank you for 500 favourites and a thousand followers!!!! :iconslashshockplz:omg was seriously not expecting it to do this well;;; I forgot to add this in earlier, but if you do use this tutorial I'd love to see the final result!!


UHHHH I DIDN'T GO IN TO ALL THE TECHNICAL+BASIC STUFF so if you don't understand anything don't hesitate to ask!!!!!

Final piece here:

F.A.Q



What programme do you use?

SAI for everything. I only use photoshop for text and geometric shapes.

How do you choose colours?

My general rule is that if your highlights are warmer than the base colour, your shadows should be cooler than the base colour (for example for the bat boy DARK BLUE SHADOWS/BLUE PURPLE BASE/ YELLOW AND RED HIGHLIGHTS); If your highlights are cooler than the base colour, your shadows should be warmer than the base colour. (In the hair step by step, MAGENTA SHADOWS/ ORANGE BASE/BLUE HIGHLIGHTS)

but there are also exceptions to this rule, the only way to find out is too experiment!!!! :iconsawbplz:

How do you make your colours so bright and vibrant?

DON"T MIX IN BLACK THAT JUST MAKES EVERYTHING RUINED OK :iconkanjilikesdudesplz:

What tools do you use in SAI?

I literally only use the pen and marker tool, but I keep adjusting the opacity/minimum size and the shape of the brush to fit whatever I'm doing.
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:iconglitchkitt:
glitchkitt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glitchkitt.deviantart.com/art/… I was wondering if you could critique my attempt with this tutorial? c;
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Lunukin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I just had to add this to my favourites for the step 2: make him unbald :heart:
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remyrllus Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
hi i just wanted to say this tutorial helped me a lot and a long time ago on a previous account i promised i would show you what i drew and here it is!!! \o/ fav.me/d7pe8n2
i hope im not copying your style too much but im secretly like your biggest fan and it took me the longest time to grow the balls to write this ////////
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kyo-kyo123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WHA I WAS RANDOMLY BROWSING DA AND I CAME HERE AND LOOK WHO I FOUND???
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:iconremyrllus:
remyrllus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
omg stop stop stop nobody other than psy needs to know im such a fangirl
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:icondoublecrosser9:
DoubleCrosser9 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
This is so cute!! How do you make the inside of the cape have that splotchy/natural media look like that? 
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DarkMewMewSun Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the funniest and most helpful tutorial I've seen. You just earned a +Watcher.
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congatrehp Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it^^

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lahcas Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial! :D
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:icondoggiepawslm:
Doggiepawslm Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lost it at rainbow *ss sh*t.
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:iconchokichan:
chokichan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD rainbow ass shit
true
so true
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Esha-R Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do to change the color of the lineart to skin color?
please ;A; help me x'D I'm new in tablet
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Echo-Neko8 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
On the lineart layer, select the 'keep opacity' (I think that's what it's called.. Above the clipping group option) and colour over the lineart with the colour you want :) (large pen tool works)
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:iconesha-r:
Esha-R Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;A; thank you so much! I will put into practice! you're very friendly ~ ;A;
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Echo-Neko8 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
No problem ^.^ I had the same questions a short while ago (my tablet's fairly new as well)
Good luck :3
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moepudding Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
beautiful tut~!
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KokoKure Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahmg its senpai's tutorial <3

It helped a lot!! <3 Thanks!!
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AnimeART-by-Ari-a Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YEAHHH!! i used this for my painting, and it looks great!! :iconsoemotionalplz: THANK YOU SOO MUCH...!!

erm... but do you mind takin' a quick look to see if i need some changes? you dont have to though!!! >-<
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:iconsychandelic:
Sychandelic Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of course!! I don't mind at all, thanks for using my tutorial!!!
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AnimeART-by-Ari-a Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your tutorial was amazing!! ^o^ thank you! here ya go~ ---->animeart-by-ari-a.deviantart.c…
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Sychandelic Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhhh thanks for using my tutorial!! :iconureshiiplz:

 Firstly, I know how hard it is to colour with a mouse (Trust me, I've been there lol) but one of the things I think you could work on is the way you coloured the hair; I notice that the orange and blue is sort of randomly placed and isn't really tallying with the shadows and highlights of hair. This can't really be explained, but you'll get it with enough practice (sometimes it helps to stare at other artist's artworks to see how they draw/colour).

A general guide is that the hair's shadows in anime colouring usually originate around the top of the head, with additional shadows from the loose strands; The highlights usually form an even ring around the head (unless there is a lightsource) Just keep in mind that hair isn't one mass, it's a lot if individual strands that are simplified into locks; it shouldnt be coloured like how you would colour a shirt or the skin. 

The other thing is the anatomy, while it is difficult to learn, should be studied as soon as possible, if not you'll regret it later!!! You don't have to take courses or whatever but just try drawing people from life, or if that makes you uncomfortable there are websites like posemaniacs to help you out!  In this picture the hand with the ribbon looks detatched from the body, and the forearm is too short. Also there is a specific structure to the ear, you can try looking at references or tutorials!!

Sorry for having such an intimidating wall of text, but I really hope my critique helos you!!
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AnimeART-by-Ari-a Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*lol when i saw this, i was like, "oh shit." :iconohgodwhyplz:"

thank you!!!! :iconcraiyuiplz: SERIOUSLY THANK YOU! i realllllllllllllllyyyyy neeeded advice for this sort of stuff! this will definitely help me a lot in the future!!
pppfffftttttt your advice is much better than what i get from my art teachers in school lol XDD

but, really! thank you so very much.
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:iconsychandelic:
Sychandelic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oohhhh glad it helped!!!! <3 I love critiquing works haha so it's no problem at all! 
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Avelita Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist

ILOVEYOU.

SO DAMN MUCH.

where was this... like ...three years ago? > :T

lol

 

-Ave

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hareton89 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I don't understand step 4 in hair coloring...
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:iconlilycal:
Lilycal Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
uwaaaaaaa thank you so much for doing this tutorial!!!
i always wondered how you did your color because it's just amazing afsdfsafssa
i also love your color palettes!!! :iconmagi51plz: ♥♥♥♥
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:iconsychandelic:
Sychandelic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hhhng no your coloring is really nice too! I'm glad it helped!!!!
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deni-maize Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"your lineart should be rainbow ass shit " 
:iconohoho-plz:

thanks for the tut., really helpful :love::love:
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:iconsychandelic:
Sychandelic Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe glad you found it helpful!!! :iconvolginlikesitplz:
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AnimeART-by-Ari-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOSH THIS SOOOOO GONNA HELP WHEN I START DIGITAL ART!!!!!!   thank you soooooo much for uploading this!!!!
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:iconsychandelic:
Sychandelic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!!! I hope you start off smoothly!! ^0^
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AnimeART-by-Ari-a Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha, thank you! i hope so too! ^^
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0toto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awww yish
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:iconsychandelic:
Sychandelic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconawyissplz:
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onisuu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
asfa I always loooove seeing artist's processes! I really like how colourful your arts are! ^Q^)) <3333
and alsooooo this guy has such an awesome design! *_____* I wanna draw him ; A ;
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Sychandelic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaah thanks so much!!! I just like mixing in 6635367338 colours into one picture lol. Aaaaaah if you ever feel like drawing him feel free to do so omg I'd love to see him in your style :iconholyshitohmygodplz:
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piikan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
dude ur tut is 2nd page on the 24-hour thing
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:iconsychandelic:
Sychandelic Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok what the actual frick
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:iconpiikan:
piikan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
:iconjazzhandsplz:
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:iconmoossey:
Moossey Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Make him unbald." Lol! hahhaa
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:iconsychandelic:
Sychandelic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahh i was getting tired when it came to writing out the explanation for the tutorial: iconmingplz:
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EFBailey Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Very interesting approach to layering colors.  I particularly like the traditional feel of your color palette here; that combined with your tool choice makes the piece look like something that could've been done on paper rather than as a full digital work. 
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Sychandelic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha I started out as a traditional artist, (markers to be specific) so i pretty much have the same approach in terms on how I layer the colours;; It's just that with digital art you can be more liberal with the colours!!
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EFBailey Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I started out with traditional art myself - my biggest issue is that I spent all my time with greyscale and haven't yet mastered the art of color.  I appreciate you sharing your methods; it's always helpful to see how different people approach color selection and the like.
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Sunflorii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Omg your colour choices are just phenomenal ahh <333
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:iconsychandelic:
Sychandelic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much, I'm glad you think so!!!!!
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Xuuuuuuu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is it ok for you to show your markers setting? ;A;
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Sychandelic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahh I use the default settings most of the time, since I only use it for blending colours and colouring skin ;;; I only change the opacity (usually about 75) or minimum size of the brush.(when blending hair it's about 20%, for other things like skin it's. usually about 50% :iconsawbplz: It all depends on whatever I'm colouring at the moment!!
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