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Hair coloring Tutorial by FireEagleSpirit Hair coloring Tutorial by FireEagleSpirit
Sort of a tutorial I made about hair coloring... since a friend requested it and some people have asked me tips and what programs I use, etc... so here is it.

Then you ask me why I choose Aquila as the model if she has crazy red hair? Simply because I think there is already plenty of tutorials with more "common" or traditional hair types out there

Hope you like it, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask... I'm not used to design those kind of stuff.. if it helps a bit I'm happy lol

I did it in the same style as my ID
Phoenix brushes:
Feather brushes:…
Arcane brushes:…
Evanescence font:…

Aquila the phoenix: My character :iconfireeaglespirit:
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TohaToha Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This tutorial is amazing o: But i have just one question if you dont mind. For each shade/highlight you do, Do you do it on one layer only or multiple layers? D: Because ive tried doing it on one only and it doesn't look right.
FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks a lot! :heart:

It depends, in SAI when I use multiple layers it helps achieving definition, since the colors won't blend with the ones under in another layers.... so if you want very definite strands make another layers, and when you want it more soft just draw in the same layer as the main "body" of the hair...

I hope this helps ^^ and yes, generally I use various layers, it is hard to draw hair in only one
TohaToha Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much omg. I was trying to do it on one layer and it was driving me crazy lol. c: thanks so much.
Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing !
FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Thanks ;p
StormRaven333 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
OoOoh...thanks  for sharing...that's gonna take a lot of layers!  but that's art! XD
FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Yay, but it is worth to get a lot of details ;p
MiKeiLo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
So glad you did such a wonderful tutorial, dear :la: So helpful! I love it so much, I will definitely try to apply it to my style however, maybe combining mine with your type of colouring! :giggle: 

Great job!!!! :D  Each step is amazing!
FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Hehehe, your hair stuff is so amazing you don't need any tutorial dear, I like how it's all fluffy and flowing :giggle: My favorite style of drawing hair ;p

Thanks dear :iconiloveyouplz:
BunjiTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
And thus a Goddess is born :3
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