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The Big Long Tutorial: Part 01 by shesta713 The Big Long Tutorial: Part 01 by shesta713
** UPDATE ** Oct. 2013
Just letting everyone know I have revised this tutorial, I will re-upload the old version for you to look at as well (Though the content is pretty much the same.)

** UPDATE ** Sept. 2010
I can't even begin to explain how excited and happy I am, so much positive and helpful feedback! I never would have thought that wirting this tutorial would have been such a success. I truly am thankful!

ANNND, this is my first DD! I think I nearly screamed and jumped for joy when I saw it! Thank you so much to *Leonca for suggesting it and for ^FantasyStock for featuring it!

:heart: Featured Here:… &… &… &…
:heart: Re-made & posted on graphisutra…

This series of tutorials will teach you the basics of colours/light/shadow, and how to apply them.

:star: Part One: Tones, Hues, and Saturation.
:star: Part Two: Colours, and Intro to Light/Shadow.…
:star: Part Three: Light/Shadow Continued…
:star: Part Four: Putting it all together.…
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The Big Long Tutorial: Part 01 by ~shesta713 -- Suggester's words: This tutorial helps digital artists to see what they are doing in a new way, so they can create pieces with more interesting color schemes due to an understanding of undertones. ( Suggested by Leonca and Featured by FantasyStock )
shinishikawa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
CinnaBoo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very useful tutorial! +fav
Nuclear-Shrimp Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool and concise! 
congatrehp Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it!thanks
Astrikos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured here
Consider giving the article a :+fav: :heart:
stringsandwater Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Ive just discovered deviantart muro.Ive drawn and painted for years.This has opened up a whole new universe to me,and I would like to thank everyone envolved.
NourMakky Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
nice! :D
Chlorophylltheleaf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank for this amazing tutorials! TTuTT
barbiejupiter Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is great, thanks, but i still find it hard to understand
TONES, and its difference between saturation... Especially neutral
tones... Is it a saturation of one specific warm or cool tone?
or is it a whole big group of saturation of neutral tones?
And in the next tutorial you mention that you have to
choose the group of colours when painting,
but they still have tones-warm and cool, so you still
may use the colour that is not in your chosen group?
shesta713 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Saturation is not specific to warm or cool, in fact it can be any colour. Saturation is simply how "intense" the colour is, or its purest form.

What I mean when you should choose a group of colours when painting, I simple mean to pick a colour scheme and stick to it - of course you can break any of these "rules" because they aren't actually a rule. It's just a guideline.
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