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Digital Coloring Tutorial pt.1 by CaptRicoSakara Digital Coloring Tutorial pt.1 by CaptRicoSakara
Many people have asked me how I color my characters, and now I've decided enough's enough! I've decided to update my coloring tutorial. So here, ladies and gentlemen, is my new and improved DIGITAL COLORING TUTORIAL!!! **Taa-da-daa-da-da-da-DAA!** X3
This tutorial will be in three parts. Also for these tutorials, I'll be using :iconpuritylf4:'s Becky the Hedgehog for the whole demonstration! Let's give her a round of applause! :clap: :heart:

This first part deals with making professional-looking lineart and adding in the base colors in PhotoShop 7.0+.
This tutorial is meant to used by mouse users, although I think pen-tablet users are also welcomed.

The file is 900x14400 pixels, and is over 2.7 MBs. This is available in zip file format, since I can't seem to get the file itself to upload - it seems that DA have problems with files with dimensions over 12000 pixels, so that's why it's in a zip file. ^^;
Now all you have to is RIGHT-CLICK on the "DOWNLOAD" button and go to "SAVE TARGET AS..." Once you have it saved, RIGHT-CLICK on the zip file and go to "Extract to folder..." You se should find the large jpeg in there.

I hope this tutorial helps you all out with understanding how to draw and color in my style. If you have any questions, just note me, or e-mail me at chrisrgay@yahoo.com.

TUTORIAL PARTS:
- Tutorial Part 1: Lineart & Base Coloring
- Tutorial Part 2: Shadows & Additional Shades
- Tutorial Part 3: Highlights & Finishing Touches
- My Glowing Effects Tutorial
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:icon123kennix:
123kennix Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wut? 
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:iconazurerat:
AzureRat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems like gonna have to look after work.
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:iconmrsaeba-san:
MRSaeba-San Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any tutorial for paint tool sai? ^^
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no. sorry.
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:iconmrsaeba-san:
MRSaeba-San Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's ok. Maybe i will find some tutorial around DA. ^^
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:iconketaniavahltae:
KetaniaVahltae Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What was updated?
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nothing, I was trying to upload the jpg file itself and replace the zip. I couldn't sadly. I might upload the jpg versions separate...IDK yet.
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:iconaha-mccoy:
aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
yeah your tutorials  are awesome because your art is awesome!
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks. =3
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:iconaha-mccoy:
aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
welcome!
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:iconkrockomodo:
Krockomodo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, so when did you draw Purity?
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2007
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:iconkrockomodo:
Krockomodo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that was a long time ago. I guess I am just a little worked up because Purity and Venus are the two most famous fan characters on the internet. We're you aware of that?
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes.
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:iconkrockomodo:
Krockomodo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. Any idea how the became so popular? I mean Venus is cool and all but she is simple. And Purity looks like Sonic's sister.
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess they both just kept drawing them and coloring them fast and posting everyday. That was my believe on the matter.
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:iconkrockomodo:
Krockomodo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I suppose that would help, but it does not seem like the only way it happened. In any case, you think my character is cool right?
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't answer that question. Only you can decide that.
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:icondiamondthehedghog:
DiamondThehedghog Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do you know if she's still out there? And why did she disappear? Haters?
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess she got tired of it and wanted to move on, or maybe it was the haters, IDK. I do miss her, though. She was a great Sonic artist, almost everyone on DA and FA knew who she was.
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:icondiamondthehedghog:
DiamondThehedghog Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aw :(
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:icontheatombomb035:
THEATOMBOMB035 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   General Artist
is Purity still a famous OC?
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, still is famous in the Sonic community long after she left.
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:icontheatombomb035:
THEATOMBOMB035 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   General Artist
hmmm, I hope Cryo will be that mainstream after I leave (which might never happen but hey)
thanks for answering my question
its just when I got on DA she had ether just left or she was leaveing
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:iconporterita787:
porterita787 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
why cant i see it?where do i click?where?
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
right side, DOWNLOAD button. Save the zip file and open it with your zip or RAR program. Hope that helps.
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:iconporterita787:
porterita787 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh i got to downloadSweating a little... is just that my license doesn't works.but thanks anyway:) (Smile) 
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thank you for you cooperation.
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome. =3
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:iconpengichan:
PengiChan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love this tutorial to death <3
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you approve. Sorry for the year-long wait in reply.
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:iconstephratte:
StephRatte Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Artist
This is a great set of tutorials! Thank you for this! :D
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry for the year-long reply, but your welcome. =3
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:iconjadehunterkato:
JadeHunterKato Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
how big is should the canvas be
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2000x4000 pixels. At 300 Pixels per inch.
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:iconjadehunterkato:
JadeHunterKato Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thx
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no rob. =3
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:iconjadehunterkato:
JadeHunterKato Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:3
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:iconmizzy2izzy:
Mizzy2Izzy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I have photoshop elements 9... I don't think it has a pen tool, and if it does, I absolutely cannot find it. Help, please? :cry:
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:iconglacierchannleo1:
GlacierchannleO1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank u sooo much!<333
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:iconliz-ee:
Liz-EE Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a really awesome tutorial! I have photoshop elements, so it doesn't work the same (no pen tool ) but i googles alternitives ^^
this deserves a Daily Deviation!
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:iconinfamousspark:
InfamousSpark Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I tried on using the pencil tool like in your tutorial, but it won't work...
It doesn't shape's the brush like yours and there are some explenation marks besides the settings in the window, everytime when I want to set them...
Any clue why this won't work? (between I use Photoshop CS4)
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to use the "pen" tool, not "pencil" tool.

As for the brush settings, I don't know since I'm using only PhotoShop CS2.
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:iconnaru22:
naru22 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
i tried to do what u said but it was not opening
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have a ZIP file opening program, like WinZip?
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:icondrewkungfu:
Drewkungfu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
can you link or send me the lineart please
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:iconcaptricosakara:
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NO.
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:iconxxnyanxchanxx:
XxNyanxChanxX Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay! Now I just need Photoshop!

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:iconwarwickscomicart:
WarwicksComicArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome thank you for the great tut!
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:iconchaothunder:
chaothunder Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
w-why... photoshop.... *faints*
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