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Coloring Over Your Line Art

  • Difficulty:Intermediate

Coloring over your line art

Once you have laid down your line art, how do you add color? Should you color over the lines or underneath?

Some artists are very comfortable with their line art but find coloring a bit intimidating. In this quick tip tutorial, we look at the coloring process step by step.

The main message is this: Be confident! Compliment your strong line art with even stronger shading techniques. The more comfortable you are with this process, the more versatile artist you will become.

And what is the proper technique to follow? Keep the line art separate on its own layer. This allows you to lay the base colors under the line art, then create layers above the line for coloring.

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