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Hey guys! Here is a simple step by step tutorial on how to color a drawing :) Every layer goes on top of the previous one, with mentioned layer blend modes!

Hope you guys like it!

Make sure you also check out the video above!

marc
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:iconteremiao:
Teremiao Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very useful, thanks!! :)
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shahzi00 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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lulinha1000 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks.
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G3r7ix Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was sooo helpful, thanks a lot !
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ToVieira Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, I was so much in need for something like this! Thanks for sharing your knowledge! :D
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nice straight to the point tutorial.  Thanks for this.
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JakePaulColeman Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've been watching quite a few of your youtube videos and they are really helpful, You have taught me quite a bit when it comes to more technical things such as clothing folds and the basic shapes of the nose, even your guidance on art schools and getting your work noticed, thankyou so much :)
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Air-KC Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing tutorial Thanks for Sharing Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] 
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caramelBEAR Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial! I love the idea that you can change the colors later if you need to. Thank you very much for sharing your process! It's much appreciated! :)

I'm curious about one thing though: What colors do you use to paint in the directional highlights / ambient occlusion? Do you use black/white or other color? And why?
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mannyp25 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question!!

On your video, I saw that your flats are in the same layer. What's the reasoning behind this?

Thanks!! You're awesome!
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gensanity Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
great to see this!
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Blaquesmith Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the tutorial! It's the first step-by-step tutorial that I see about Ambient Occlusion painting. I'll be trying that!

Watching this stuff makes me want to draw and paint. I totally needed that.
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Amarbiter Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
nice
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:iconpyreway:
pyreway Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Will try this out :) Also, awesome lines! XD
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Sahdirah Featured By Owner May 10, 2014   Digital Artist
THANK YOU. Having the layer types mentioned helps me make sense of the actual process.
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:iconmastervule:
MasterVule Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial :D
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:iconvinceokerman:
VinceOkerman Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice !! It will help :)
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chicawafle99 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZINGLlama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] 
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:iconlushmoss:
Lushmoss Featured By Owner May 10, 2014   Filmographer
Very cool.
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toomanymeat Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man, excellent work :)
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:iconmoltres27:
Moltres27 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
can you please just upload an AO layer on white which you made in video, i favourited the video in youtube too :D
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:iconmmkh:
MMKH Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting how knowledge of 3D shading and layering can help with rendering 2D paintings. :)
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PrincessPeach20 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how you do your drawings, not very much to do (Although it would take a while), it is quite impressive.
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JenstoneCreations Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how every artist has their own way of colouring, but yours, yours seems the most simple yet most effective! Your colours stand out to well, and to be honest, your line work at the beginning is amazing! Much love! <3
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diarcora Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awason work man :D
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LeDaverix Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool :)
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Chel-R Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome vid!
just got 1 question (hope i didnt overhear it in the vid):
i didnīt quite understand what the layer locking was for..  what i think you said was that when you locked the grad. layer, in the ambient occlusion step the parts on the lower body half become darker cus of the locked grad. layer.. am i right or  ? or what would happen if you didnt lock the layers?
hope you find the time to answer, if not, no prob
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elotta Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I enjoy all your videos and this was a very interesting method:D Love learning new stuff, thanks^^ 
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Nosnoshinuosi Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Filmographer
love this!always want see how it done!
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Szarcastic Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Hey Bluefley,

How do you achieve Ambient Occlusion in Photoshop? I've heard about that term in 3D programs only. Thanks
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Wolfynsong Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
You would basically just take a dark brush and paint into the corners and crevasses of your model, essentially faking the AO effect (which is just a simulation of how light can't bounce into corners very well).
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Szarcastic Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Thanks man!
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:iconwaystone:
Waystone Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Woo! THANKS MARC YOU ARE A LEGEND!
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hedgehog3000 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This was a great video series!
I've learned a lot from this and definitely gonna use it when I'm planning to design new characters :)
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vSock Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
what is "ambient occlusion?"
i have an idea but i cant quite put it to words
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RevoRobotica-Liam Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
It's amazing how much life the AO layer brings. 
Such a simple concept that is often over looked!

Cheers
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OneandonlyCmonster Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
This breakdown along with the video on youtube is some of the most clear and helpful stuff I've seen in a long time! Thanks so much! :D
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elsevilla Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nice desing
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SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I saw this tutorial on Youtube and you had your directional light set on soft light layer mode, why does it say overlay?  Did you change it?  Btw, great tutorial i learned a lot from this one
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:iconbluefley:
Bluefley Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I did change it after, very similar but I ended up liking the overlay more :)

Cheers!
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:iconstevemillersart:
SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, ok, cool.  Thanks for letting me know :D
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:iconwolfynsong:
Wolfynsong Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
I always liked Overlay more myself, much more predictable blending than Soft Light. =)
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tare-musume Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh thank you for posting this!  More process stuff!
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Delofasht Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
A nice glimpse into one of many methods!   always gets a good result.
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luffyperonaluv Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!
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