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Eddie the Wolf Digital Color by SonicHomeboy Eddie the Wolf Digital Color by SonicHomeboy
By now I should have had a decent colored version of my wolf fursona, but I haven't been able to sit down and do one until now. Many of you recall a few of the others I've done in color, but I don't think they do my fursona much justice. This is probably the best that I can come up with. I know that it's not very clean, but I'm not very skilled on how to color using Photoshop. I had asked my professor on how to do digital coloring for my work, and he told me that the simplest way is to use the magic wand tool, and this is the result of it. To be honest, I'm rather happy how it turned. Hey, I finally used Photoshop to do some coloring. =P

From time to time, I will chat with :iconsilvericywolf: , and I've seen some of the work that she's done using Photoshop for digital coloring. I'm always impressed at how clean her line art is. In fact, that's what I've been envious of with most people who color their art work digitally. I've asked her one time how she can get her line art so clean, and she told me that she uses a fine pointed brush on Photoshop for he line art. I'll have to ask her again to make sure if I'm correct. So, this may mean that I'll have to invest in a tablet or use the Digital Media Center's tablet and try out giving this piece a cleaner line art.

Anyway, this is a better representation of my wolf fursona in color. :)
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:iconshadowapparatus:
Nice job, but magic wand tool? Bah! It's much funner when you just color without it, I think.
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SonicHomeboy Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, I tried. ^^;
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BiohazardousDouglas Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
if you use the wand tool, try to make it cleaner ^^;
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SonicHomeboy Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm thinking about re-doing it. :)
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:iconscificat:
Your teacher told you to use the wand tool :? There is another method that will give you better results. Take the sketch and duplicate the layer it is in. Dump the original and set the new sketch layer in the "Multiply" blend mode. That will drop the whites and leave you with only the pencil sketch visible. Then add a new layer and place it below the Sketch layer. On that new layer you will paint the colors. Now either use the Paint Bucket Tool to fill the areas with color. (remember that the setting of the tool must have "See all layers", "Contiguous" and "Anti-aliasing" set in ON) Also play around with the tolerance levels to see how it fills the areas of the sketch. The Bucket tool already acts as a Wand tool but it colors pixels instead of selecting them.
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SonicHomeboy Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess he wanted me to mess around with the program after I had used it. Oh well. :shrugs:

Anyway, I'll be sure to try your method out and let you know how it went. :)
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:iconbluerazormane:
looks great, I like his smile
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:iconsonichomeboy:
SonicHomeboy Oct 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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