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Color Pencil Tutorial by YueYuki Color Pencil Tutorial by YueYuki
Wait... what?
She finally did it?
She submitted her tutorial which is actually finished since more than half a year? (I just had to put everything together... but I'm sooo lazy XD)

And it was so much work! XD This thing here almost killed me. But I hope it can help you! >3<
I tried my best to explain everything x.x If you have got any questions feel free to ask.


Thanks to :iconkite-d: and :iconconfidencetrickster: who helped me correcting mistakes XD
If you see any of them: I don't care XD (it was so much work!!!)

MEDIA USED: Faber Castel Polychromo Color Pencils
Character: Michiru Kaioh (c) Naoko Takeuchi
Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:F.A.Q. :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

Hope you like it :heart:

Mistakes I saw too late:
I wrote "grey" wrong... WTH. Three times! WHY?
Somewhere I wrote techniques wrong.

EDIT: OK thank you, some of you told me that both spellings gray and grey are right. XD THANKS <3


Sorry people! >.< This time I just don't manage to answer all comments ;3; I'd love to but there are too many of them! I read every single comment and appreciate it!

PS: If you want to buy some of that stuff, I'd recommend to search on!
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Given 2012-04-12
Color Pencil Tutorial by *YueYuki ( Suggested by Kuraiko-kyun and Featured by Elandria )
Marce3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!! This is a fantastic tutorial!!
Thank you so much!! :happybounce: 
Bramble-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Student General Artist
This is wonderful! I've always had issues with color pencils because they always make my drawings look like poop. (using prismacolor) :B
kitty173 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is wonderful and exactly what I needed.
Kitty-0m0 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
does this apply to dark/tanned skin too?
KJVW Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Helpful! ;)
morningpetal Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
so helpfull thanks a lot for this   :happy: 
SerenoCielo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
does this apply on Faber Castell Classic Pencils too?
Sakuchu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Colored pencils all work the same, no matter which brand you use
(there are some exceptions were the pencils don't work as well, but they still work lol)
SerenoCielo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
InvaderBeckyandClad Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
this is beautiful 
MilliCulv Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. You managed to pack a tremendous amount of knowledge into this one tutorial. I think this will help me a lot.
GaeaNavel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
thank you :)
BloodyRoseXX Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
The skin portion helped me so much! Thank you!~
vivianangeline Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
thank you .
JuliaToffy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial, found some tips for my colouring. And the picture is fascinating, my fav colours!
HanaMomo-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
can I ask how you upload the image. Do you just scan onto your computer and upload it on devianart? how do you get such nice quality for the image?
Ewalynn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the tutorial!
BSquared820 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
This will help me a lot in the future. Thank you.
Aerdinyar Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It helps me a lot! Thank you so much ^^
ElJosueLight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist
I ordered some of that paper on Amazon. It should arrive on Monday. Thanks for making this tutorial! I have a cheap Crayola light pad and some somewhat heavy-duty drawing paper---it doesn't show sketches very good, so I'm hoping this Copic Marker paper will show the sketch underneath better as well as be a good quality :3
TwitchyWitchyGirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg thank you so much! This saved my (coloring) life! X'3
UncleJokers Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this helps out a great deal, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
miyrai Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2014
danke danke danke für das Tutorial *^*
Ich hätte da aber noch eine Frage wegen dem Copic Papier:
Halten da drauf Fineliner bzw Künstlertusche? 
weil ich habe mir jetzt extra gutes Papier für Polychromos gekauft, aber auf dem verblasst der Finelider extrem beim Radieren >_<
YueYuki Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Huhu! Gerne doch!
Sorry für die späte Antwort >3<
Soweit ich weiß hält auf Copic Papier alles, das mit dem Verblassen kenn ich aber auch. Aber das ist bei fast allen meinen Papieren so, mal mehr mal weniger. Ist glaub ich nichts Ungewöhnliches. >3< In dem Fall hilft entweder erst nach dem Colorieren Linen oder nach dem Radieren nochmal leicht nachziehen :3
0137Amy0137 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey :-)
Also meine Erfahrung mit dem Copic Marker Pad war bezüglich der Fineliner stets positiv.
Bei mir verblassen Fineliner auf diesem Papier nicht, aber ich denke am besten solltest du es selber ausprobieren.. :-)
Aisu-Yamiyo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Great and very helpful tutorial <3 I've learnt a lot from it. Thank you^^
Cutesia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap that's beautiful ;_;
FishingJB Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Im looking for this tutorial! Thanks a lot! :)
NinjaPopsicles Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous <3
AyaRoulane Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, I wanna ask you did you scan your drawing and edited it in a program? If you did, what program did you use because now the drawing is soo clean and shining XD I'd love to know :meow:
YueYuki Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
I edited it in Photoshop :3 But a lot of users use Gimp for it, it's free! :D
Lulu70Sun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014   General Artist
Oh my god thank you so much for uploading this tutorial! You have no idea how much this helps me tq! 
ToxSoul Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'll try it out, thanks for the tutorial! >v<
tigerlova06 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very helpful and beautiful drawing:-)
blueYoshi25 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
this helped meee sooo uch thanks u! i am currently making a chbi out of my minecraft skin so when i post it , it would be nice if u checked it out thankkkksssssss xxxxxxxxxxxxx
LavenHeartfilla Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist's really helping me a lot.... @_@ Thanks, Yue~ :hug:
Jortegloria Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really thank you for this! It's extremly useful for me! 
YourUnknownFriend Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That is absolutely amazing, you should do more things like these. There very helpful and a lot of people love them!
U dd a fantasic job!
Kitten-Bubblepuff Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, and beautiful job! I love how you drew the hair! A lot of artists say to do the lighter shades first when coloring, but I usually prefer to do the darker shades first. At least when it comes to traditional media. 
B-Gemini Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful
OzaNeko Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Waw that's absolutly splendid! Thank you very much! :happybounce:
LisaxlovesAPH Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this tutorial
Twillight-Angel Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
What kind of paper is that? I know its copic, but is it a specific kind?
YueYuki Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Actually every information needed is mentioned in the tutorial. As far as I know Copic does only offer this kind of paper. But you can take any other marker paper you want anyway. :)
Twillight-Angel Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
allright i was just double checking before i ordered some of it :) thanks!
Twillight-Angel Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
What kind of
LadyAoiAzuma Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice tutorial! Loved it! Neko Emoji-28 (Yay sho happy) [V2] Rainbrony okie 
theLive Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist
This really helped me with my newest drawing. :3
Thank you very much. >3<
pandan009 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! I use Faber Castel but I just keep messing up such nice pencils! Thank you for sharing, this will definitely help me!
Thiarymthm Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist
very helpful for beginners and great choice of colors as well
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