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WIP Commission. Inks all done, now for colors.


WIP Commission. Inks all done, now for colors.

1 hour ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 349 notes
Tagged as: #art #q 

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron // How to Train Your Dragon

2 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 6,722 notes
I've always loved your art but i was wondering how do you color hair I adore how soft it looks



uhh i’m not good at explaining but i’ll do my best i guess


before i colour i try to make sure my sketch is cohesive, having hair separated into chunks. hair does naturally form in clumps rather than individual strands but i stylise it a LOT so it looks real thick


basic colours, on a layer set multiply (usually decrease the opacity of my lines so they’re less obvious but blend in better with whatever base colour i use). considering the light source also, darkest in the middle but a little less so on the very bottom. textured brushes also help toooo



usually i’ll reuse a colour already existing in my colour scheme to add into the hair, but since this is real quick i just picked two colours i like, and i consciously try to pick colours that work well together already (blue and orange/brown). unless i’m deliberately doing unnatural looking hair, i try to keep those colours a little pale, a little desaturated so they blend in a little nicer. i’m trying to think of my reasoning for doing this but all i can come up with is ‘it looks cool’ x_x;;;;


hair is usually pretty shiny or at least i just really like how shiny hair looks so i put in a darker shade of the brown-black, mostly in the middle


i finally merged the line and colour layers together so i could start blending and defining everything better. also, for even more shinieness i put in some highlights. don’t overdo this :0
i don’t usually pick new colours at this point, just eyedrop what i already have. but if i do add new ones in (like the highlight) i try to make sure it’s similar enough to fit with what i already have (the orange highlight is just a paler version of the brown i was already using)


basically just continue defining stuff, don’t worry about making everything perfectly smoothly blended, hair can look better if its scruffy and less defined looking.


i still like to use outlines in my colouring, but i vary between having outlines darker or lighter than the colour inside. also in the case of the hair on the edges (notice the back of the head), i’ll use the orange as an outline against the blue, i found that looks kinda cool since they compliment one another

i think the key for it, and just for my approach to colouring in general, is to have a variety of tones and hues while still keeping it unified. rather than having the same kind of brown all throughout the hair, trying having multiple kinds of brown, warm browns, cool browns etc. or my approach is to add in stuff like blue as i’ve just showed you lmao
keeping colours unified can be hard, i have trouble with it a lot, but the more you experiment with colour the more you’ll develop an eye for it and start knowing intuitively what colours work and what don’t


i hope that answers it to some extent??? if you need me to clarify something let me know because i know im terrible at explaining myself ;_;
ALSO I GOTTA MENTION THE OBLIGATORY “this is just my way not THE way” please take everything i say with a grain of salt!!!!

3 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 558 notes


» Janek Sedlar Photography

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I tend to draw a lot of Pokémon if you haven’t noticed lol

5 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 292 notes
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Hungarian Horntail.

6 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 909 notes


Just hanging out!

6 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 11,779 notes


i find it so incredibly attractive when someone is really good at something, like you can play the violin? damn son. you’re a really talented dj? good for you! i don’t care if you talk to me about quantum physics for an hour straight if i can see the passion in you at some point in that hour i’ll think “whoa, this is really hot.” 

6 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 19,385 notes
Tagged as: #q #yep 

one more !


one more !

7 hours ago on July 29th, 2014 | J | 827 notes