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Hair Coloring Tutorial by MissNysha Hair Coloring Tutorial by MissNysha
Finally a hair tutorial! I know several of you wanted one! This one is of my current wallpaper WIP. :D Download for full size. Do NOT steal.

Edit 2: Follow along with its PSD! [link]


This coloring/re-cging tutorial/walkthrough is rather advanced and assumes knowledge on using the pen tool. See my Vectoring tutorial [link] if you don't know how. :) This tutorial shows my coloring style and hopes to bring a new perspective to those struggling with hair. Enjoy!

Screenshots are about 80% the size of the original psd.
The whole process is about 6-9 hours. I do lots of experimentation and...multitasking! XD

Please ask if you have any questions!
If you have further questions on vector masks, take a look at my Vector Mask Painting tutorial: [link] too.

See full sized (100%) gif process. WARNING large gif animation won't load on some computers. [link]

Or see a (super low quality) small gif as well! [link]

Character is (c) Hakuoki Shinsengumi Kitan/Yone Kazuki
The original scan [link]
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MarHutchy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
Qwistie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial!! :hug:
MissNysha Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad to help! :D
ApocalypseBiscuit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
So awesome. :happybounce: 
Yubi-Yubi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This isn't even fair!
I am so jealous of how amazing your artwork is. (And I can't thank  enough for this tutorial ^q^) I love you style, you coloring, just everything! Perfect!
MissNysha Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh my, thank you! XD Though I don't take credit for this character, I'm glad you like how I color and found the tutorial useful! :3
Sephrith Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your tutorials!
May I ask if you are using a graphics tablet for creating these works of art.
If (Yes)
then may I ask what graphics tablet it is?
MissNysha Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Actually I am in the process of making some more tutorials right now! :) And yes, I use a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet (6x8).
aengshin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi MissNysha!

i've finally taken up my works again and i actually based one of my wallpapers on minitokyo off of your beautiful work (you probably don't remember, FHsierra1078 XD) but anyways, coming back after YEARS i finally have some time on my hands to try this again...i would love learn this but i think my biggest problem is not knowing how to use the vector mask...any tips on how to start off with that? thank you so much!!

also, is this done with a tablet?
MissNysha Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello there!

Let's see...have you checked out my more in depth tut on Vector Masks yet?

Making them does not require a tablet since it's essentially the same as making vector shapes, though if you wanted to paint in them then using a tablet is useful for the pressure sensitivity.

Let me know if you have any further questions!
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