View Full Version : How do you Color Muscles????

04-17-2003, 12:53 AM
When coloring muscles how do you get that even blending of colors with out making it blurry? Stuff like this from over in the coloring studio


or this


When I try to blend anycolors it looks really really bad

Dash Martin
04-17-2003, 03:23 AM
Don't use the blend tool for one. Try using the airbrush to put the highlights in instead.

Tony Moore
04-17-2003, 09:47 AM
i think we'd almost have to see what you've done before we could give any real useful feedback.


04-19-2003, 11:56 PM
For my opinion , I think you should always go with the flow of the line art .

How i do it is simple .

1st - I generate a global shading of the area that i want to color . ( With the airbrush and smudge tool )

2nd - I sperate each muscle with the same tech as for the global shading .

3rd - I add the highlight but always keep in mind the light source effect on each part you are coloring ( meaning the intesity of the highlight must be carefuly ajusted ) tool : ( airbrush , smudge tool )

4th - I create some texture , depending on what of the feel i want to give to the area colored . tool : ( airbrush , smudge tool )

Hope it helped ya .


04-20-2003, 02:59 PM
well i use cuts.
look up laura's tutorials about cuts here



04-22-2003, 12:10 PM
im no experrt but when i color muscles i use the polygonal lasso too to isolate what i want colored tehn i basicaly shade it dark onaround the outside and add light near the center, then add hilites for the the light source, then if anything looks disconnected i just use the smudge tool