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December 05, 2007, 01:47 PM
This is my first try


Can anyone tell me how to improve this? I already have this link- http://www.naruto2.com/Naruto2/Zarosaki-ColoringTutorial.aspx but that person has has perfectly curved lines where as I can't do that and I can't make colors blend. I have Photoshop CS2


How's that one?

December 05, 2007, 03:37 PM
Hmm ok,

it's absolutly not bad for a first try.( I think there is no worse first try, just better first trys^^)

I started with that tut, too and I know how you're feeling. Zarosaki's colorings are just O.O
Well, I think you chose the wrong picture to color just now. This panel has way to much black parts in it to fill with color. And if you have to color such a big area it's frustrating for a beginner. Try it again with this picture
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3351/cleanstartqb7.th.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3351/cleanstartqb7.jpg)
(I modified it a little)
It's not as spactacular as your choice, but you can do better here ;)

And now some other things:
- I can't see much shadings and there is absolutly no highlight (it's in the tut oO)
- When you shade, try to make clear lines, maybe with the line-drawing tool(I've got teh german version so I don't know what it is told in english photoshop^^)
- try to use a normal shadow color and a even darker dark shadow color. But don't overdo it.
- and at least, not that you haven't done it, choose your colors carefuly^^

So far


Ps.: I'm waiting for the result =D

PPS.: Hmm^^ I colored this picture to show you how it COULD be^^ ;)
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1319/unbenannt1fa7.th.jpg (http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1319/unbenannt1fa7.jpg)
Done in about 30 minutes

December 05, 2007, 04:24 PM
I like it.

December 06, 2007, 06:39 AM
very nice.. Specially the 2nd one.. Good job for a beginner! Listen to McFranky's advice and you'll get far! :D

December 11, 2007, 04:49 PM
Agree with absulutio :)

December 21, 2007, 03:33 PM
I like it too. Keep it up. :D