How to color Colossus, a character from X-men comics. This video tutorial shows you how to color a character drawing, Colossus. In this process, I use default three-quarter lighting from the front. It is the most common in lighting in character design. There can also be bounce light along the shadow side of the subject. When you look at the brightness scale on your interface, you will use one section for light and the second section for shadow. If you want to see Colossus drawing tutorial, you can go to how to draw Colossus. You can scroll down further to see step by step images with instruction.

how to color Colossus

how to color Colossus


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This is a painting of a quick coloring process of an anti-superhero, Deadpool. In this tutorial, I am going to use default front lighting. I like to set the background 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 of value range in between them. Once you set the value range of the light area and of the shadow area. You cannot over the cut-off value you set when you add detail to the character.
First, I focus on rendering with the middle range of value. A good form is important in painting. If you can get the initial form right, you are more than halfway done. As long as you form contains correct lighting, it will look realistic. A bit of contrast in lighting will help your painting looks solid without much effort. When you add secondary detail. Make sure you use the value sets within the range of that specific area.

Step by step tutorial, coloring Colossus.

coloring tutorial Colossus

coloring tutorial Colossus

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 value of light and of shadow.
3) Secondary detail.

More coloring tutorials you might be interested in.
How to color Batman
How to color Deadpool
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How to color Colossus

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- Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Business Inquiry please e-mail me.

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