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Colouring Tutorial time by Arlowa Colouring Tutorial time by Arlowa
Edit: I should add! Keeping a reference photo of a real cat nearby is always good. Even if it's not the specific breed of cat you're drawing, you can learn a lot about it's colouring and how it reacts with light from a real photo.

Edit2!: I don't recommend using straight black for lineart. I suggest a darker version of your base colour. Black can look too harsh sometimes

I've had a couple of people ask me about how I colour cats, or just expressing that they like it.
*Aishun suggested I make a tutorial so I did!
I've never made one before so I'm sorry if it's confusing. It's very big so you'll have to download it to be able to see everything.

This cat was for a friend of mine (and will be posted with a batch of other requests soon), so there are watermarks all over the images.
I don't think it disrupts the images themselves since I made them very light, but I don't want them stolen.

Like it says, feel free to ask questions! I'm not sure I explained things very well there
(I know the time on the screen shots goes for a few hours, but it really doesn't take that long I promise! Was just saving my steps, eating, etc)
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:iconcheyenne-rose:
Cheyenne-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Tried to use it here, but the coloring and shading part failed Sweating a little...
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:iconarlowa:
Arlowa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hmmm maybe I can update the tutorial then
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:iconcheyenne-rose:
Cheyenne-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No, I just don't have the right brushes :D
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:iconmelijan:
melijan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do you make your linearts with a brush? I tried but failed :D
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:iconarlowa:
Arlowa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I use the pen tool :D
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:iconmelijan:
melijan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
okay :) just have to practice more i suppose
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TokalaSoul Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love your style. ^^
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:iconarlowa:
Arlowa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :D
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Outer--Science Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Question... how do you make more than one window? Like... to add your reference photos and stuff.
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:iconarlowa:
Arlowa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Click the box that's beside the red X at the top of the image window and you'll be able to play with the size. When you open new windows you can place them next to your main drawing
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