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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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:iconkaued9:
You are awesome! Thank you so much for your tutorials!
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:icondacostac:
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!!
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PlatinaStar Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Might come in handy!
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DraggieTheArcher May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What website or program do you use to speed paint?
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M1ZAR Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is done in sai im pretty sure
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DraggieTheArcher Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ok cool
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:iconvalronic:
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?
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kapsArtist Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow...
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hellfiredemonchild Apr 5, 2013  Student Artist
could you tell me what a speed painting is, please?
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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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