Hello! My name is Drawsiree and I am an illustrator in the Dominican Republic. Today I bring you a tutorial where I want to tell you the 5 steps I follow to apply color to my illustrations and the tools I use in Clip studio Paint that will allow you to add color more quickly and is perfect for beginners.
I also made a video that has all the details and shows you a step by step.
I follow this method for all the illustrations I've done no matter if it's a simple Illustration like a drawing of your OC or more complicated like these illustrations:
Paso 1: Lineart
1. Fill the layer with gray color
2. Decrease sketch layer opacity (40%)
Step 2: Base Color
Using the Enclose & Fill tool, Lasso and magic wand to select the different elements of the Illustration (strawberries, raccoon, leaves, etc) to facilitate the subsequent shading process.
Step 3: Shadows
I recommend you to use the clipping mask option as it allows me to add color in different layers without leaving the original layer (raccoon, strawberries or the leaves)
Step 4: Lighting
Step 5: Details
Step 6: Layer Modes & Gradient Maps
Add dramatic lighting using the blend and gradient map modes. This is my favorite trick and I always use it in all my illustrations.
I hope that my coloring process will be of your help and that it will allow you to enjoy this process as much as I do! Keep experimenting and practicing to find a coloring method that helps you!