I realise I have a few different coloring art styles and people who ask for commissions sometimes say it is difficult to find a piece of my artwork with some sort of coloring style to link to me as a reference.
The person is actually Aoki Lapis, and I just realised I shouldn't have posted this reference sheet... the original was supposed to be for a birthday present... oh well lets hope she doesn't see this hee hee.
Top row, left to right:
1: Just the base colors, it's very bland and I absolutely hate doing it because of the time consumed simply just coloring in those narrow parts of the hair or erasing anything that goes over the lineart.
2: My standard style where I just use the brush and blending tools, also known as the lazy-style. Notice that I don't bother highlighting each chunk of hair and instead just adds a halo. Aside from the shading on the skin and clothing, I don't bother shading the hair properly I just make the lower parts darker. Example: [link]
3: This is where I simply just use the airbrush tool to shade and then add highlights, I actually start with dark base colors then slowly lighten bits with the airbrush. It gives it that neon/glowing effect, not my kind of style anymore (it was actually my original coloring style when I used artweaver). Example: [link]
4: This is where I just use textures, I don't bother shading because the textures kinda do it for me. The textures used on the hair is actually the same texture I use for jewels, golden accessories, metals, etc. It's a style I don't like because it doesn't always look nice but for some reason one person wanted it so... Example: [link]
Middle row, left to right:
5: Cheap, simple style that I have seen some artists who have problems shading, use. There is no lineart for this one. I also made the colors dull to give it that cold effect. This is a new style that I just found and decided to try out.
6: The art style I currently use, again I am using a texture that gives it that almost traditional effect. I actually color in the lineart to make it match the coloring, almost. This style is the one I spend the most time on because I actually use a lot of layers to get stronger shading, I'm also blending a lot more colors together. Example: [link]
7: The coloring style is from number 2 but all I did was make it look like the background is really bright. Sometimes this backfires as I get many comments screaming "MY EYES!!!". But it's actually quite a nice simple technique if you can't think of backgrounds. Example: [link]
8: The coloring style is from number 2 again, all I did was add a shadow. It gives it that 3d effect, some say it looks like she is floating. The shadow doesn't have 100% opacity so when there's a colorful background the shadow doesn't look out of place. Example: [link]
Bottom row, left to right:
9: The coloring style is from number 2 again, I just used dull colors to give it that icy cold effect. Useful if the background is a winter theme. Example: [link]
10: The coloring style is from number 2 again, but I made it black and white because some people like it that way.
11: The coloring style is from number 2 again, this is what I call a ghostly style. I've only really used it twice, once on a ghost character [link]
and here [link]
12: Manga style~ I only put that there because I had an empty space so I just pasted the lineart and added some shading. This is the first time I have tried it so it sucks. Zoom in to see it.
Well thanks for reading, I hope this helps with picking a particular coloring style when you order a commission from me~