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Tutorial: Lineart Coloring by minties Tutorial: Lineart Coloring by minties
This is a thankyou to all my watchers. After 3 years being asked to make a tutorial, it's finally here lol. Yeah a bit late and everyone has probably advanced past this tutorial level, but i hope it helps some artists nevertheless.

I don't enjoy lineart so I'm using this recent one [link] and re-coloring it different from the original.

This is my full process of coloring lineart. I don't always use this process, but these were the same steps i used when coloring the original which can be seen here: [link]

It didn't turn out as well as the original, but i rushed it as much as possible cause i just wanted to focus on the process and it's the 2nd time to color the same thing. This took me about 6 hrs straight to fully write up and color so i apologize for spelling, grammar or just not understandable cause i haven't double-checked.

Feel free to ask questions!
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:iconbluemooze:
bluemooze Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
This is so good!  Thank you.
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:iconrellen:
Rellen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful, thanks for sharing it :)
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EditWizardCanvas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Am a new color artist and is really a good tutorial :)
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:iconcloverlicious:
cloverlicious Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Thank you so much for this tutorial! It really helped me! Hug 
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:iconarc925:
Arc925 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconixaxilia:
Ixaxilia Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! I am a dummy! 
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:iconpumpkingirl20:
PumpkinGirl20 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student General Artist
How do you lock a layer?
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:iconbuckedowl:
buckedowl Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
thank you for this kind sir
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:iconrapzkylim:
rapzkylim Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa, it helps .... thank you sir!
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:iconmarijaenchantix:
marijaenchantix Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I can do something this awesome someday... 
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:iconkurotorasempai:
Kurotorasempai Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The images in the lighting section are very helpful.
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:iconaki-yu:
Aki-yu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thank you for making this!
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:icongoldpoop:
GoldPoop Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
This is great thanks
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:icontrinitysage:
TrinitySage Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I featured your tutorial in my journal today!
Here's the link if you'd like to check it out - fav.me/d6k39b7
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:iconfrancisdeb:
FrancisDeb Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Great tutorial!
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:iconanthonyjsmith:
AnthonyjSmith Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
yow this is so cool, very helpful.
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:iconlemonjellydoughnut:
LemonJellyDoughnut Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks so 3D! Ur awesome! XD
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:iconnaka-san:
Naka-San Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
awesome and helpful! thank you!
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:iconkousuke18:
Kousuke18 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Artist
sugoi!
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:iconwishcraftz:
wishcraftz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for this!
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:iconobsidiancube:
ObsidianCube Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this very helpful! Thank you for the tutorial! :D
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:iconj0kerluna:
J0kerLuna Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... I luv you... -
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:iconmaruseria:
Maruseria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconareia13:
Areia13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
thx for the tutorial
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:iconshadowcat382:
shadowcat382 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this was very helpful, thanks
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:iconsevslover6195:
Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this version of the picture!
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:iconilovesexandcupcakes:
ilovesexandcupcakes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thank you for this =D
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:iconbeadym:
beadym Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Hi, I used this tutorial for my picture. thanks so much :) !!!!
[link]
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:iconpeacyyy:
Peacyyy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
soo do you only use the airbrush?
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:iconpenguinsplunder:
PenguinsPlunder Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome tutorial. thank you sooo much!
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:iconzoomfantasy:
ZoomFantasy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Amazing!! Thank u :)
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:icondesireecuppycake:
DesireeCuppycake Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
This is amazing. I cant draw for shit but Im keeping this in my back pocket! Amazing Job. Easy to follow steps as well.
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:iconcynthia-2901:
cynthia-2901 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
You're my savior! Great tutorial! Can't wait to try it out!
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MagicalSinger Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I just wanted to say that this tutorial has REALLY helped me. I am currently coloring one of my drawings with the help of your tutorial and will upload it when done. Thank you! :D It is my first digital coloring in a LONG time and it's really looking great thanks to your help :)
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alrassamphoto Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very nicely done.
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:iconninjasgiveyouwings:
NinjasGiveYouWings Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'll try applying this technique to my linearts!
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:iconperlanemesis:
PerlaNemesis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Awesome tutorial!
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:iconkishex-nevarx:
Kishex-Nevarx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks advanced ... Haha great job! I hope to use this sometime soon!!
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:icondesertdustsariah:
DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
that looks amazing!
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:iconelfdust:
elfdust Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! I'll be trying to colour my lineart with your technique!
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:iconfodderstein:
Fodderstein Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial, contain useful tips that can help people like me who doesn't really have a style. thx
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:iconperfect2c:
perfect2c Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing tutorial.... has helped me....alooot............ :)
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:iconreitaexilex:
ReitaExilex Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! Help me a lot! ty buddy!
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GreatWhiteShark1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I just have one question, how do you have the background plain white? Whenever I open up the sketch I scanned onto my picture, the sketch itself is the background. Can you please tell me how to have the background white please? :)
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giratinium Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not the creator of the tutorial, but what I do is copy and paste the entire image onto a new layer, delete the 'background' layer, and make a new one to go under it that's completely white. c:
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Skethraw Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What kind of resolution and dimension are you using generally for your arts? You zoomed pretty close and it still looked neat! Also, do you do you lineart traditionally with a pen or do you ''ink'' it with photoshop also?

Sorry if you answered those questions already or if you explained it somewhere else, I didn't saw it.
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:iconminties:
minties Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Usually 1400-2000px and up to 6000 for stuff i want to put extra hours of work into. I practically only draw digitally but in rare cases, such as this one, i drew in pencil and cleaned up the lines in PS.
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ColinTrebble Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tut, perfect
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MKM-Phyton Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great tutorial !! Good job. :)
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