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Coloured Pencil Tutorial 1 by Lienwyn Coloured Pencil Tutorial 1 by Lienwyn
Coloured Pencil Tutorial

Part One <---- You are here
Part Two
Part Three


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Yes, I am finally done! It took a lot of time and a lot of effort but hopefully you will find it worth it ^_^
Let me know if there are any questions concerning the tutorial or the things surrounding it! I will do my best to answer.


*Verdokai deserves a lot of thanks for her contributions to this humongous tutorial and I also want to thank ~dcasteye for lending me her camera for the photos :D




Other tutorials you might want to look at:

Unique Features for Original Characters:
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Hair:
[link]
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Clothes and Folds:
[link]
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Lighting:
[link]
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this... My scanned images still look about 200 times better in real life, though. :rage: But this helps a bit.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's how it is for most of us, sadly enough :/ There's only so much you can do to save them, but it's easier when you know the right tricks! So I'm glad if I was able to help :)
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It did! A bit... I tried using your tricks on this, but it didn't work that well on that one. It helped a bit, though. And I also tried to follow your instructions on clothing folds, hair and skin (which is basically all there is in the picture) but it didn't turn out very well. ^^;

And there's always those black dots on my scans. I should probably wipe the glass on the scanner pretty much every time I scan something...
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a really good start! Keep trying - as annoying as it is you'll need a lot of practice before you get the hang of it. So don't give up! Just jump straight to the next picture and make it even better!

You should probably try that, yes, and you can always erase them afterwards in Photoshop by carefully painting them over.
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But if I paint them over, there will be slightly differently coloured areas... :( I have tried it, but most of the time it doesn't work out very well.
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Try a softer brush? If you have Photoshop you can lower the opacity or flow and be a bit more careful.
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:icontheshadowempress:
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe... I'll try that next time when I scan something.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You do that :)
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is excellent. I didn't really think about adjusting my scanner output much nor bothered to repair the scanned image, until I read your tutorial here. Now you've shown how imperative it is, as coloured pencil drawings deserve this amount of care really (since coloured pencils are so challenging to use!) ;)
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't at first either until I got a really... well... it's not a bad scanner but one that really slaughtered the images unless I adjusted the output and such and then tweaked it myself.
So I had to learn really, and it looks better this way so I truly recommend trying at least some of the tips :)
I don't like to meddle too much with the image myself - like real editing - but this tweaking? I think it's only fair, like you say, because coloured pencil drawings really deserve it ;)
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Great work, thank you for sharing! :iconlovesplatplz:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad if it helps! ^_^
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geribanning Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
thank u i have been looking 4 this kind of tutorial.
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that I could help! ^_^
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Meagi-Moo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Thanks for this :) the bit about tweaking the colours to make it look better really helped me.
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to hear that! ^_^
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Gabbi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OMFG! XDD Fy vad mycket jobb de här måste ha varit! Och du gjorde 3 delar! Det är ju helt galet... Men bra så klart! :eager:
Det där med hur man kan få upp kontrast och färg på inskannade bilder var nytt för mig, och kommer med största sannolikhet hjälpa många traditionella artistser :D
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Det var en hel del jobb, ja, men med tanke på att de hjälper folk så var det värt det ^_^

Jag försökte klämma in lite av varje och just det där men inscanning är något som många har problem med... så ja, förhoppningsvis så ska folk tycka att det är hjälpsamt ^_^
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Sil-Coke Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All your Coloured Pencil Tutorials are so incredible!!! It's fantastic! I like it very much^^
Realy beautiful!!!
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SheLovesTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Hey, thanks, this is really helpful!
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to hear that ^_^
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scarletwave Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Nice one!!! :airborne:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :flirty:

If you have time you can check out the other two as well :)
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scarletwave Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Done and done...
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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thylaa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best tutorial ever! It's so neat and easy to understand! I'm sure it's gonna be useful, after reading all 3 parts I just want to take my pencils and practice right now! :D
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaawww! :aww:
Thank you dearie! That makes me so happy to hear!

I really want to be able to help and it's even better if I can inspire too ^_^
So please do! Coloured pencils are awesome!
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WeirdoOnWheels Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:

Yay! I'm so exited. I can't wait to read the other ones, oooh. Thank you! :D
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You go for it! :la:

I hope that they will help ^_^
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WeirdoOnWheels Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Pfffft. They already have. But don't mind if I visit them 100+ times while I draw to get a serious color pencil job done nicely (I haven't in a while... I think the last one was... I don't even remember! D: ).
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind :XD:
They're meant to help so of course you have to look at them while working ;)
You go for it! :la:
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DerXder Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm more of a marker user but it's still really neat to see such an in depth tutorial. I imagine that this will be very helpful to just about anyone. :)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't use markers because they smell too much x'D My nose is too sensitive so if I was around them too much I would probably have a nosebleed or something...

So I stick to coloured pencils ;)
Thank you anyway! That makes me glad to hear ^_^
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:iconderxder:
DerXder Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's no fun! D:

And you're welcome. :)
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No fun at all :XD: A friend of mine uses markers' smell to intimidate me x'D

^_^
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