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Coloring Technique Preview: Greyscale Step by Step by ConceptCookie Coloring Technique Preview: Greyscale Step by Step by ConceptCookie
After being asked by Kent to sculpt a creature concept, went ahead and recorded the process, with no real tutorial in mind but led to the idea of doing a tutorial on coloring done with a greyscale technique. 

Many artists work this way and build up their values before adding color! It's a great way to focus on lighting without worrying about color balance, harmony, saturation, etc.

Look forward to that happy accident sometime after the Cecelia course 
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Wannab3Otaku Mar 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A very well organized step by step tutorial! :D Except, I'm a bit confused on how you "refined" the painting after putting down the values. When I use the greyscale method, I could never seem to figure out how to refine and clean it after putting down the values :/ Is there some sort of technique? Or is it just being patient with an eraser? :P
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ConceptCookie Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I like to start out with a larger brush to lay out the values and then get smaller as I refine the details. This goes for the eraser tool as well. Hope this helps =]
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Wannab3Otaku Mar 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
oh i see! thanks!
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:iconfunky-intuition:
Great tutorial!
One quick question though; How do you "lose the lines"? Do you simply delete them,
or do you blend them into the grey scale?
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ConceptCookie Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Whichever seems to work better for the scenario, I often draw over the lines but if the lines are on it's own layer, I would hide that layer. 
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:iconfunky-intuition:
Oh ok! Thank you so much for the reply!
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Vonstrous Feb 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
this is awesome! imma try this :D
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DouchinUrMahogany Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super cool !
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StacyRaven Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aww he lost his hair. heheh

This is actually one of my favorite ways to color, the grayscale technique. I'm curious as to the way you guys go about colorizing the grayscale though so I might have to check it out (if it's not too much). :)
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Izene Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!
Thanks for sharing

May I ask how did you add the colours?
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