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Skyboxer

I just recently got Colors3D and AA and was wondering if there were any good tutorials etc.. that would help me along with Colors3D
I;m just looking for something to get me moving. I've never been a drawer/painter and would like some guidance if you can guide me to the right place.

I see some really great work in these threads and am so jealous!!

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MasterWario

Gioku wrote:

So that's what I'm working on right now! Should be done in a few days!
What do you guys think so far?

I already commented on the Colors! gallery, so be sure to check it out there!

Gioku wrote:

Also, I added a few of my older paintings to the #NintendoLife tag. That update was sure nifty!

Yes! Agreed! In fact, that's pretty much the whole reason I decided to come back. I bought Colors!3D back around when it first came out, created 2 1/2 paintings, and then went on a long hiatus. I'm not sure if it was because I wasn't good at drawing then, or if I felt no one appreciated my work, or some other third thing... But, then I heard about this new update, and decided to finish up that 1/2 painting. Needless to say, I've been on Colors!3D at least twice a week ever since.

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Windy

I need to check Colors 3D I always love to browse through the cool artworks people do. I did a couple artworks then dropped off because of the overwhelming amount of cool games on 3DS. My stuff really isnt very good but this is one fun App to have on 3DS

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MasterWario

Skyboxer wrote:

I just recently got Colors3D and AA and was wondering if there were any good tutorials etc.. that would help me along with Colors3D
I;m just looking for something to get me moving. I've never been a drawer/painter and would like some guidance if you can guide me to the right place.
I see some really great work in these threads and am so jealous!!

Well I know there is a tutorial in Colors! in Help & Options, but I think that's just like, how to use all the tools.

So first off, maybe someone who has used Art Academy can help clarify this, but I heard that Art Academy is better for helping you learn how to paint, while Colors!3D is a more powerful tool but you have to know what you're doing.

Within Colors!3D there are also several things I recommend you can do. For starters, feel free to experiment and try things out with all the tools; there are really some neat things you can do that aren't obvious normally, like using the side of the 3DS to create straight lines. In fact, Gioku actually has a tutorial on how to do that in his gallery! Many other people have tutorials as well: one of the most popular ones right now is the "How To Get Likes - Tutorial". Also, if you find a painting you like, you can always see how they drew it by watching the playback. It's a really cool feature because you don't have to just sit there wondering "how on earth did they do that?" You see how yourself!

If you have any questions, I'm sure some of the Nintendolife community would be happy to help.
There is this thread: http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/eshop/colors_3d_shading_an...
But it's been inactive for quite a while and you might get more responses in another thread.

Best of luck and best of focus!

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Skyboxer

MasterWario wrote:

Well I know there is a tutorial in Colors! in Help & Options, but I think that's just like, how to use all the tools.

So first off, maybe someone who has used Art Academy can help clarify this, but I heard that Art Academy is better for helping you learn how to paint, while Colors!3D is a more powerful tool but you have to know what you're doing.

Within Colors!3D there are also several things I recommend you can do. For starters, feel free to experiment and try things out with all the tools; there are really some neat things you can do that aren't obvious normally, like using the side of the 3DS to create straight lines. In fact, Gioku actually has a tutorial on how to do that in his gallery! Many other people have tutorials as well: one of the most popular ones right now is the "How To Get Likes - Tutorial". Also, if you find a painting you like, you can always see how they drew it by watching the playback. It's a really cool feature because you don't have to just sit there wondering "how on earth did they do that?" You see how yourself!

If you have any questions, I'm sure some of the Nintendolife community would be happy to help.
There is this thread: http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/eshop/colors_3d_shading_an...
But it's been inactive for quite a while and you might get more responses in another thread.

Best of luck and best of focus!

Thanks man I appreciate it!

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Prof_Clayton

@Gioku I just watched it, turns out that's how I learned of the secret myself. :3
@SkyBoxer I'd do what @MasterWario said, and experiment around to find your style. My style is more of a cartoony one, with lots of trees and silhouettes. :3

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Magikarp3

I really like how all of the Colors users have very distinct styles! I've been trying to adopt a more realistic style lately, except I always skimp on the effort when it comes to shading. Plus, I keep wanting to draw pokemon now :/

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cherrysunburst

I can't draw manga, so my style is cartoonish instead.

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Magikarp3

That's the other thing, I've always wanted to try my hand at writing a manga! Stories seem to form well in my head, although I can't really tell them well through words alone. I'm not too good at drawing manga style faces though. Would it be better for me to trace a few existing characters and try to get the hang of it first?

Looking at my gallery, my style seems to be dark cityscapes and Pokemon.

I should try drawing Pokemon inhabiting a dark cityscape

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cherrysunburst

I'm actually wanting to do a graphic novel right now. Hopefully Colors'll help.

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Prof_Clayton

@MasterWario It reminds me of Earthworm Jim. I'll leave my comments on the pic, but it looks great!
@Magikarp You should just find a way to draw people that is easiest and most natural for you. Some people draw realisticly, some (Charles Schultz of Peanuts) draw with big noses and heads. Just experiment until you find what you like the most. :3 If you trace characters, when you go to make your own you could end up with no ideas besides the ones you drew (although it could help, its a judgement call I guess).
My robot is coming so close to being done. D:

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Every time I check out the artwork in this thread, I'm in awe of what some of you guys can do with such a simple application. Kudos to you. I've made some original art with Colors though nothing as complex as what I find in here. I drew a picture of a game room littered with my favorite things that I use as a header for my Twitter account but that's the only cool thing I've been able to do. I need new techniques!

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MasterWario

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Every time I check out the artwork in this thread, I'm in awe of what some of you guys can do with such a simple application. Kudos to you. I've made some original art with Colors though nothing as complex as what I find in here. I drew a picture of a game room littered with my favorite things that I use as a header for my Twitter account but that's the only cool thing I've been able to do. I need new techniques!

Well first off, on behalf of all those "guys" you are referring to, thank you!

Secondly, I think that in the application's simplicity lies some of it's charm. It's easy to pick up, but has incredible potential to foster great works of art. Plus, it's a great thing (for me at least) that it's on the 3DS. It's a combination of hand drawing and a computer application, and has benefits of both. It has the undo, erase, picture overlay, color picker, and online gallery that a computer application would, but at the same time you can bring Colors!3D to various, different places (like your bed or a hammock), and you can use the stylus to draw like a pen on a piece of paper (and your "paper" is always flat and your "pen" won't run dry). As much as I like Photoshop, I wouldn't dare draw with a mouse.

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Gioku

@MasterWario: I totally agree with everything you said! Colors! 3D is definitely one of, if not the best drawing program I've ever seen. I love working with it!

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Magikarp3

I used to dabble in computer art, so when I first started out in Colors!, the lack of a straight line button annoyed me to no end. But the philosophy of the developers is interesting, in that they want to create a "pure painting" program rather than one where people just draw perfectly straight lines and ink them. It's certainly challenged me to attempt some more organic shapes rather than relying on straight lines all the time. The paintings do come out looking a little less professional, but I generally have more fun figuring out how I'll get colours to work together rather than just using the gradient fill option to finish an hour faster.

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