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hugochi96 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
amazing work. please could you tell me what program did you use to paint it?
ChosenSon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
This was amazing!  I do have a couple of questions though.
1) I always see colorists coloring outside the lines and then cutting away the extra afterwards.  Why is this?  Wouldn't it be easier to just color within the lines from the start?
2) In the video, the image kept disappearing and reloading.  What was going on there?  I feel like this is a step I'm not doing in my work.
3) Lastly, where is a good place to get brushes?  You have a gazillion!
4) Why color it in purple then change it?  Why not start with the intended color?

I hope that wasn't too many questions.  I just want so badly to have the skills you have.  Your art is beautiful!
OneEyedNeko Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure if any of these have been answered for you, but I could probably answer them in the event you or anyone else is curious. I'm not speaking for Reiq, but I've been asked the same questions.
1) Colorists color outside of the lines first because it's too much of a hassle to worry about coloring in the lines right from the start. It distracts the artist and brings out the perfectionist in them, at least it does for me. If I worry too much about coloring inside of the lines, it throws me off and I worry about little mistakes I should be worrying about after I've already finished coloring. Some artists prefer to have everything inside the lines from the start, but it's more of a preference. In my opinion, cutting away any color outside of the lines is considered rendering, and I tend to save that for the end. It's also not as simple as using a fill bucket. 
2) The image kept reloading because Reiq was switching between Painter and Photoshop. This isn't a requirement for anyone who uses digital media, it's more of a preference. 
3) Brushes are everywhere. Many of them can be downloaded for free on dA. Just look them up and you'll find them. 
4) It's quite possible he just didn't like the purple after he started it. Artists change the colors of everything all the time. There's never really an "intended color" when it comes to creating something unless it's a commission and the client was specific about color. The purples didn't go as well with the character. If she had blonde hair, it would have been better, but adding the blues and greens is what makes the piece complementary. 

Hope this helped!
ChosenSon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Sorry I was away for a while.  I greatly appreciate your response!!  That all makes a lot of sense.  Thanks!!
Roynu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
genial REIQ!!!
REIGN89 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, this video was very helpful. For a long time I stayed away from coloring, and now that I'm really getting into it I'm having issues like my colors coming out too flat, or I can never seem to get the colors the way I want them to look, but this really puts into perspective that I have to put a lot more work into it in terms of shading, high lights, etc. I must say I envy how you use the marquee tool, and you have an interesting technique, in the way that you just jump into it and clean up any excess afterwords. I on the other hand am always trying to keep everything neat and clean as I go, but I'm gonna try your technique and see if that helps me do a better job since I'll be more focused on getting the colors down and less focused obsessively cleaning up.
masterofthenothing Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
how do u keep on top of uploading to all those different places!?
REcon36 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like it dude :)
AnenFairy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hurray! :D I have been wanting to see more!
lara-cr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
amazing video!
hotbento Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Hi Reiq!

Thank you for doing this awesome video. I got to see how you work and the result of course it's amazing, what I've learnt the most is what you do adding a second different colour to the different parts, so it gives the drawing other feeling.

I have another question and sorry if I didn't got it, but I was interested more in which size do you use to do the lineart and what programme do you use for the lineart (I think I've seen that you sketch on paper first, but maybe for digital you work with your cintiq on PS or Painter). It's more about how to do a nice lineart, because it's the only thing I haven't found in other tutorials (and I think I've seen quite a lot, but yeah, never enough tutorials >.<). 

It would be great if you can answer me, but I've listened to your vid and you said that you're on Japan right now, so maybe you'll be quite busy. 

Well, sorry for my bad English, and I'll wait for your answer ^^ Always a pleasure that you help other artists <3

Have a wonderful day! :iconsqueeeeplz:

reiq Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I do the line art in Photoshop, the trick is to have a nice brush that work well with your tablet, you have to try different brush and play with the settings to get something smooth I have different brushes for different moods, something I like a sketchy brush and sometimes a clean one. I would suggest to learn how to create brushes in Photoshop and then tweak them to you liking.
hotbento Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Okay, understood! Thank you so much n.n/
sajjadhadipour Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Amazing , thanks
rambocambo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great, learnt plenty.
mehdianim Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice little touch right at the end :D ! Well done !
Meeshell-Art Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you record how you colour?? That's so cool I'll be sure to check it out!
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