I have briefly gone over how I get my lines crisp over here, and what programs I use here. Drawing bigger is usually the best way to hid shaky lines. If you zoomed in some of my bigger pieces you’ll see a bit of shakiness in my lines.
I once tried to make a tutorial of how I get my colors, but it became kinda hard and many other artists have already covered it way better than I ever could. I’ll just share you a quick idea of my own process through my shitty Photoshop program Elements 6.0.
Over here I made an arrangement of some colors and only adjusted the brightness of them. They look kinda dull. The browner tones look the dullest. Dull isn’t always a bad thing though. It can really make some other colors pop!
Below we have the same center colors from above, but for some reason, they don’t look so dull.
How could this be? The darker and lighter colors are actually a different tone of color! Some of them are slightly duller to make the the other color stand out. I tend to make lighter tones more warmer and darker tones more cooler.
Below are a series of lazy steps of how I get the color pink it’s shade and hi-light.
Below is a collection of saved colors I have in my Firealpaca. It really does come in handy for me. These colors really do inspire me.
Finally, I’ll leave these color reference/tutorials/resource links here that demonstrate things better.
Some pretty neat palettes
Coloring does not have to suck
Coloured Shading Tutorial
How The Face Changes With Shifting A Light Source
The Psychology of Color
Basic Color Theory
Create Color Schemes Here
A Boring Skin Tutorial
Tips on Color
Fun with Palettes
F’#@ing Gradients Hopw Do They Work
FireAlpaca -it’s free and my main program, but I do have to use Photoshop at times.
I hope that this helps you in some way!