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Coloring Tutorial SAI by MK-Junior Coloring Tutorial SAI by MK-Junior
Okay, as promised here are the coloring tutorial.
Nothing much and I hope it helps.
Feel free to ask me anything and I'll be getting back to you ASAP ^^ I dont bite :giggle:

I guess I've explained almost everything there, so, do read thoroughly..

*This tutorial is for SAI-user and more for tablet-user..
*Download is enable.

If you find this useful, :+fav: it :D Thanks a lot for the support~!

Hey guys, I'm really glad this tutorial had helped everyone over the years.
Really appreciate all the kind comments here and sorry for not replying because I was being inactive.
Anyway, I am currently back and will keep posting my works at

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TheREALTwilightSpark Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Arrrgh, I know her name, it's H-something Mitsune! I feel smart for knowing that :3
Norden-Draconem Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So close! It's actually Miku Hatsune! X'D
TheREALTwilightSpark Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Meh, close enough.
Norden-Draconem Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ indeed!
TheREALTwilightSpark Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually had someone ask me about Vocaloid today... and I have never seen it...

Which makes me feel even better that i got her name so close!
Norden-Draconem Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang! That's awesome though! :O :) Yeah, be proud! :D It's impressive that you got it without actually knowing it! ^^
TheREALTwilightSpark Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D yay! :iconfluttershyyayplz:
SomeoneCoolerThanYou Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a tablet user but this was very helpful, thanks so much!
ChadComics Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very informative. thank you.
awkwardSHEEP Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great tutorial! I was just wondering (and sorry if this is stupid, I'm still fiddling with SAI), when you use the magic wand tool, is it best to have the color run over the lineart? I know you ran over with the skin but what about with top layers? Whenever I use the wand tool, the color comes out pixel-ie around the edges instead of smooth.
derse-dreamers Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
yeah mine too, i think you need to check Anti-aliasing
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   General Artist
Lovely tutorial! 
nicoflare Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i can't believe  when i draw creating layouts sometimes it goes out of the folder it pisses me off some times XD
xXlightxoxdarkXx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice tutorial! :) and um this is unrelated but how did u add the picture in the description?
Hakanlover Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
This is late, and I'm not even the artist, but if you still haven't figured it out then maybe I can help^^ 
Just scroll down the page until you see "Details" on the right side of the screen. 
Under that, there's three "boxes" - "Link", "Thumb" and "Embed". 
Just copy the "thumb" and then paste it in your description (or wherever you like). Then, the thumbnail appears there^^ Smart, isn't it?
pkachu-kun Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great tutorial!!! :iconyuiheavenplz:
columbus1999 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
thank you soo much !! I suck at coloring but this really helped ^__^
QueenOfCars Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
thank you so much this helped a lot!!
N0BRA1N3R Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Lovely stuff the tutorial about glow and the hair has been really helpful i have no idea why i can't properly blend/shade skin colours but thats just me i guess. havent tried the shiny on metals yet XD im pleased to tell you that out of how many colouring tutorial out there i chose urs keep up the good work XD
Arashi-Alchemist Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm... how'd you get the "water" tool?
U-r-i Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for this tutorial!!
I believ I'm gonna to practice this technique one ^^;
creme-tarte Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist
this was very helpful ; u ;
especially about the transparent visor ! ~
OceanPirate Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it! thanks for this helpfull tutorial!
A-D-I-L Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
really cool painting thank you^^
Kirinora-Hime Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have some troubles with the Magic Wand.. When i use it, it select the whole pic? D:
Sutexii Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you select Magic Wand, choose the settings "Color Difference" and "Working Layer" that show up on the toolbar :)
Kirinora-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok, thanks! ^^
S-bro Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this! This really helps!!
HelloColdWorld Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, this is so useful! <3
Wind-hover Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome, I just got a tablet and I'l remember to use this when I try to color
warnawani Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! it really helpful
xLady-Mizu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
this is amazing, but I have a problem? whenever I colour with quite a dark colour like blacks and browns, the outline goes really bold? even though I'm colouring underneath it? I usually use a size 1 brush, is there a way I can stop this?

and I don't know what the clipping group or lock opacity thing is either ._.''
Schmo703529 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, this was quite helpful!
AriesMouse410 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I'm still 100% a SAI noob, but, I'm trying my damnedest to figure everything out. This was a lot of help, if nothing else just for a look at what sort of tools are useful.
fuzzy-lombax-ears Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Very nice tutorial, thanks for posting it up. I love the way you colour 8)
JessFooey Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
it's so useful
i loved this
and your miku looks adorable
yunlangpo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ermmm...sorry I'm such a n00b but mind telling how you select the shaded part? :meow:
WildChildDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student General Artist
:D This helped so much! I just started out in SAI (but with a Photoshop background), and I never thought of using the lineart as cell shading technique! (which makes total sense now...)
yu-chan1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD I LLOVE U, u help me so much with this tutorial :love: :+fav: d(^v^)b
Mokichipa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Hi there! Question. Do you NEED a tablet to color like this? D: I don't own one. Please answer x3
MK-Junior Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
sorry for the late reply, now that I dont login to dA much OTL
To answer your question, Yes, it is possible to color with a mouse following my tutorial. :D
Mokichipa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Haha, its alright i got a tablet already! :3 One of the main things that prompted me to get a tablet was your tutorial so for that i thank you! :D
MK-Junior Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
aww, Im glad for you, and you're welcome ^^ keep on drawing!!
Mokichipa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Indeed! But its so hard to get use too XD I shall practice more though :3 Thanks! :D
CanineTherapy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Miku is episness >>
1000BlueRoses Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this tutorial is amazing it helped me so much!!!
Eternityspool Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial was so very helpful to a beginning SAI user. Thank you!
draw2much Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really basic question and I hope you can forgive me for asking it. But how DO you select more than one area with the wand tool? I know it's gotta be a key some where but nothing I press allows me to select more than one area at a time. D:
Nadiah-Dasilva Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's weird, my Sai lets me select lots of different areas. Have you tried using the selection pen instead of the wand tool? It's more effort, but alot more accurate (:
draw2much Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh! Thanks! I guess I was using the wrong thing. The Selection pen is cool! :D
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