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Vector Tutorial:Anime Coloring by taho Vector Tutorial:Anime Coloring by taho
So, I don't know if this is what anime looks like to you, but this is what anime looks like to me.

Ideally for Illustrator CS2 users but these principles/tips/techniques can be applied to pretty much any program.

This is my contribution to Vector Week; July 21-25.


Enjoy!


Hey! Thanks for stopping by. Check me out elsewhere if you can for tutorials and tips:

Roughs, Sketches, Misc. on Facebook
Video processes on YouTube

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:iconlanelin:
Lanelin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect. Thank you.
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zebraqueen098 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
what i said to myself trying to draw it myself
Twinkle twinkle little star
Why is art so fucking hard
I'm truly about to cry
WHY CANT I DRAW THE OTHER EYE
Twinkle twinkle little star
Why is art so fucking hard
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rahul808 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful :)
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:iconrioligity20:
rioligity20 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Appreciated :)) Keep it up man ~
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:iconkazehayakamito:
KazehayaKamito Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Fantastic.. :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
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:icon13thbloodhound:
13thBloodhound Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great tuts.. thank you very much.
:D
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:iconnarithians:
Narithians Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice! Thank you!
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AiijuinGraphics Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for clarifying a few things up for me that even as an advanced graphic anime artist - I still couldn't 'get,' no matter how many layer effects that I applied! :heart:
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:iconmelsr007:
melsr007 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice!!!!!!
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:iconran196242:
Ran196242 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice and helpful :iconthankyouplz: thanks for making this tutorial :iconlaplz:
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:iconjibrinarts:
jibrinarts Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
nice tutorial, it really helped
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:iconanchen:
Anchen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really nice tutorial. :la: I will definitely try to use it. How did you get your lines to look so good?
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:iconpiratemuffin:
PirateMuffin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative, thanks! :)
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generallaserfist Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is a great tutorial. I especially like how you make a guide to where to put the gradients.
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Rabbithole-Photos Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
"Triangle Cheek Lighting" as you call it actually already has a name. It's called Rembrandt lighting, named after the great painter who so often used it in his work.
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draweverywhere Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a great tutorial Thank you for sharing!
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:icondarkclouder:
darkclouder Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this tutorial. But one question: how to make gradients on paths? I can't do step 1.
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:icontaho:
taho Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My lineart is composed of shapes that can be filled, they are not created with the line tool but with the fill tool that is part of the pen tool.
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sweetangel1927 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey wow, this is pretty cool! Thanks :3
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:iconobsess-confess:
Obsess-Confess Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you!
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:iconkiroshiga:
kiroshiga Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
cool ...
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:iconjtorrevillas:
JTorrevillas Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it is more like Disney coloring :) I like it!
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:iconmarvsamune:
Marvsamune Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Graciaaaassss!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanksssssssss!!!!!!!
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:iconmary-of-claire:
Mary-of-Claire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice!!
I'm definitely giving this a try!
(Looks a lot better than the average anime to me :D )
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:icontaho:
taho Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, show me when you're done :)
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:iconmary-of-claire:
Mary-of-Claire Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student General Artist
[link]

This was my "test run" for this coloring technique :3 Thanks again!
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:icondamiani:
Damiani Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Really fantastic. Thank you.
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:iconpomod68:
pomod68 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
This is great. but, are you doing all these gradients on separate layers?
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:iconpomod68:
pomod68 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
this is great but are you putting each gradient on its own layer?
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:icontaho:
taho Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I usually keep all my colors, including gradients, on one layer. I have the lineart in another layer above everything. But that's really up to you.. You can make as many layers as you need for each gradient or set or gradients.
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XxChocoboChickxX Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh...that's just...well, that's just awesome.
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BloodyRaven165 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for tuto, its really going to come in handy when I start drawing my characters for my chapter book.
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Momiaartplace Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
i love it!!
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:iconjayzinha:
Jayzinha Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Amazing! Thanks a lot! :hug:
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:iconxeohe:
Xeohe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, so amazing!

Thank you for this!
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:iconw-a-s-a-n:
W-A-S-A-N Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
wow,it helped me alot! thanks for the tutorial ^_^
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:icondevi-san2010:
devi-san2010 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS SO AMAZING ..i'm going to try this with my own art ^_^
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:iconsybexmed:
SybexMed Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Dude do a tutorial on how to achieve clean line art. i have abunch of lines everywere on my concept art lolz.
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:iconmfadil:
MFadil Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Waw... very nice
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:iconsira:
sira Featured By Owner May 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Can you do a tutorial about how draw in Ilustrator?
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Miss-karaz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Thanks :heart:
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:iconlittlegeeky:
LittleGeeky Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Ahh this will be really helpful for me thank you ^_^
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emperorsss Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
THANK
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:iconfatima-z:
Fatima-z Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
That's really useful.o:
Hopefully I can do as well as you did, with it. /not happening.XD
Thank you!:D :hug:
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:icontaho:
taho Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Show me what you make :)
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:iconfatima-z:
Fatima-z Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Will do~:D:heart:
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:iconvexelove:
vexelove Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Hi! Your tutorial is featured in our journal!
[link]
:D
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Tomosaurus23 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
thanks for the tut

very useful :)
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:iconkydia:
Kydia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
coooollll thats awesome.
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iliveinyourgrave Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Thank you very much!!! This much appreciate to me!
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