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A rubbish attempt at recolouring
« on: May 10, 2017, 13:11 »
Here's my rubbish attempt at recolouring. this is why I ask other people to do it!

A Porygon with Dragonite's colours:

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What do you think? (honestly)
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Re: A rubbish attempt at recolouring
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 14:12 »
It's not bad, but I wouldn't say it's great either:


-Use official art of Dragonite to get a palette of its actual colours; you can do this by pasting a sprite into MS Paint and right click using the eyedropper tool, then use a brush to place the colour alongside the Pokémon you want to recolour. 
    -Repeat for all colours, even if you aren't sure you'll need them; you might for the outline


-Speaking of outline, you need to be aware of where your colouring looks clunky.  For example, Porygon's left limb and nose need to have a green outline
     -You should also vary the shades you use in your outline.  The dark tan at the lightest part of Porygon's head looks awkward.  Try considering where the light falls when choosing colours for your outline.


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Re: A rubbish attempt at recolouring
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 20:48 »
also get rid of the unnecessary white space around the porygon dude it looks tacky ¯\_(ツ)_/¯




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Re: A rubbish attempt at recolouring
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 21:21 »
also get rid of the unnecessary white space around the porygon dude it looks tacky
I'm getting criticised for the background instead of the picture lol

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Re: A rubbish attempt at recolouring
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 21:55 »
I'm getting criticised for the background instead of the picture lol

Background is important too. Even if it is just white, actually, especially if it is just white, you should cut the extra out. Work on a large canvas, so you have room for reference pictures and colour pallets, and when you're done, shrink it down. It's the small things that really help it look better.

Overall, it's not bad for a first attempt, with practice you can definitely improve. Shrubs criticism hold true though. The lines that are outright misplaced are kinda distracting too.
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Re: A rubbish attempt at recolouring
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 13:40 »
You all want to know how I did it?
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