Oh God I just have to keep practicing to get like thiiiiiiis <3 I'm currently working on a big pixel project and I was wondering if you could help me colour the hair similar to this? It's a bit different because it's much bigger than your adorable little people <3 Tanks for this
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. 8D And don't forget to observe and experiment~ That's important too. The way I color hair is the same concept, whether big or small. The difficulty is that you have to define the hair much more than you would on hair that's on a scale like the one I show here. So you need a really good sketch telling you where to go, or you have a good idea in your head about where the major locks of hair are. (:
Ah, hopefully it helps! But it occurred to me that I've always experimented enough that if my way doesn't work for you, you can try these:
[link] For the hair on this one, sketching doesn't work because the locks of hair went in every single direction. orz SO, what I did for the hair was I slapped down different colored blocks to represent the hair - how big the locks were and in what direction. And then from there, I refined the shapes until I got a result I like and theeen did the fine tuning, like shadows and highlights. (:
[link] This one is curly hair, so I don't know if you can apply what I did buttt...it's worth a shot? Lol. I still did the sketch -> fill in the hair shape. But I drew each lock of hair starting from (not very apparent in the picture, because the dude's chin covers it) where the hair parts. And focused only on REALLY deep shadows. This might work if the color of the hair is DARK.
Wow. Thanks! Yes, the pixel I'm doing has very dark hair, there's actually a WIP of it in my Gallery if you want to see? Wait no, here: [link] I'm not sure if this can help you help me in any way, orz ^^' Gomen gomen, but yeah I'm having a heap of trouble with it //ohgodwhy? Hah but you've helped a bit so far! <3
Heh yay! I hate doing a lot of work XDD Yeah. People have been giving me tutorials, but no matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to be able to do anything :b Maybe it's just me. Maybe I just suck haha ^^
Ah, sorry! I overestimated the image size. but if you click download, you'll get a clear picture.
UM. They way I pick color palettes is similar to Syosa: [link]; and Jinn: [link]. They're much more experienced than I am, so it might help to read up on that. If not, you're welcome to ask me any questions regarding pixel palettes. C: