How to color Batman character from DC comics. This video tutorial shows you how to color a drawing of DC character, Batman. In this process, I use default top front lighting. Top front lighting is very common for character design. There can possibly be rim light behind the core shadow. The bounce light usually comes from shadow side. This type of lighting requires decisive shadow area. In this case, you will set the limited value range for the shadow. Also limited value range for the light. When you look at the HSB scale on your interface, you will use one section for light and the second section for shadow. If you want to see Batman drawing tutorial, you can go to How to draw Batman You can scroll down further to see step by step images with instruction.

how to color Batman

how to color Batman


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This is a painting of a quick coloring process of the Batman.
Since I am going to use back default lighting, I like the background to be in mid tone. You have to pay a lot of attention to the value you use in light section and shadow section. Make sure that you have enough gap in between them. Don’t go over the cut-off value you set when you add detail to the character.
First, I focus on rendering with limited value. Forms are really important in painting. If you can get the overall big form correct, you are more than halfway done. As long as you form contains correct lighting, it can look very realistic. A bit of contrast in lighting will help elevate your painting to another level without much effort. When you add secondary detail. Make sure your value is within the range of that specific area.

Here is step by step coloring Batman image.

how to color Batman step by step

how to color Batman step by step

Tips on coloring. Keep it simple first and make your image clear and easy to read or identify.
Things you should focus on primarily.
1) Form.
2) Limited range of light and shadow.
3) Secondary detail.

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How to color Batman

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