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Uploaded: June 21, 2014
Artist: hana123123123
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: June 21, 2014
P.O.V: 3/4
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I drew this for a contest and felt like making a tutorial out of it. : ) These are not my characters! They belong to the amazing @enzuko (follow them on deviantart!!)who is hosting the contest!I hope you find this tutorial helpful!

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how to color anime style

How to Color Anime Style

how to color anime style step 1

STEP 1.

Ok! Let's get started! I just drew a fast sketch. It's good for planning. : )
 
how to color anime style step 2

STEP 2.

Line art! I just kinda traced my sketch.
 
how to color anime style step 3

STEP 3.

I'm going to lay down my base colors now.
 
how to color anime style step 4

STEP 4.

Using several different tones, I add some shading to the skin. I used the blur tool to blend the colors too.
 
how to color anime style step 5

STEP 5.

Time to shade the hair! Hair has cleaner and crisper lines, so don't blur too much!
 
how to color anime style step 6

STEP 6.

Oops! Just realized I didn't add a base color for the sweaters. > < Sorry about that!
 
how to color anime style step 7

STEP 7.

Shinny!!!!!!
 
how to color anime style step 8

STEP 8.

Now zoom in really close for the eyes! The eyelid casts a shadow, so I just added a gradation to add a little more depth to my drawing. Also, have fun with the eyes!
 
how to color anime style step 9

STEP 9.

Sparkles!!!
 
how to color anime style step 10

STEP 10.

Almost done! Just add shading and highlights to all the accessories!!
 
how to color anime style step 11

STEP 11.

Shade the stuffed cat heads/rainbow/banana/pillows! Then add a background and adjust the colors. All done!