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SPEED PAINT tutorial: vaporeon by purplekecleon SPEED PAINT tutorial: vaporeon by purplekecleon
Here you go. Let me know if you have any questions.

I do have a couple of things to say about color though: be bold in experimentation. You can only learn from what doesn't work. Generally it's very hard to make things stick out on a background that has the same color as the thing; for example, Vaporeon would have a hard time being prominent underwater unless you really understand how to work with light and color.

You need to give yourself good starting colors to work with, in a speed paint. If you only want to spend an hour or two on it, you need to lay out a good foundation. The rest of it, the part that looks good, is honestly not as important, because if you have a bad foundation, it doesn't have a chance of looking good.

Always draw from the colors you've laid out. There are a couple of exceptions that I follow, and that's if I don't have a light enough color. For instance, in the ice beam, I wanted it to be a little brighter, so I stuck some BRIGHT YELLOW-ORANGE on top of the blue, which helped a ton in making the blue stick out. This is a good trick to remember: to make a light stick out, stick a very bright variant of the complement of the color on top. That is what I did here: orange and blue are complements, so to place the orange-yellow on top of the blue helped the blue to look very bright.

Anyway, I might make a guide later to how I understand color, and different ways I use it. For now, I hope this helps!
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You are awesome! Thank you so much for your tutorials!
Could you provide a link to the Brush Tool you use? I am trying to set up my SAI to have all the things I need :) Thanks!!
PlatinaStar Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Might come in handy!
DraggieTheArcher May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What website or program do you use to speed paint?
M1ZAR Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is done in sai im pretty sure
DraggieTheArcher Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ok cool
This is great. Thanks for the progress shots being according to progress and not time.

Too many tutorials are: ok easy... ok easy...k i got that...WTF?! How did that happen?
kapsArtist Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hellfiredemonchild Apr 5, 2013  Student Artist
could you tell me what a speed painting is, please?
Lmiris Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A speed painting is a video with actually the fastened version of the art process, so it won't take so long to watch.
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