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Hey! You’re the first to ask for art help and it actually makes me quite flattered. ;A; I only started developing this style for coloring hair (and basically everything else) recently and slowly got to it through observation, so if I don’t make much sense please bear with me…

It’s basically very similar to other tutorials that can be easily found on DA. This utilizes Paint Tool SAI and assumes that you’re somewhat familiar with the program. Hope it helps…?


1) Fill in the base color and lightly shade with a darker color using an airbrush.


2) Use a regular brush and line out where the shadows should be. Pay attention to the light source.


3) Turn on the fringe effect. Then, using oil water + transparent color (the small box beside primary/secondary selected colors), start spreading the shadows from step 2. Give it volume I guess?


4) Lock the shadow layer and airbrush darker parts with an even darker color.


5) Time for finishing touches! Color the lineart to make it look more natural and not too bold (like my untouched harp right there haha). Add some subtle highlights with the pen tool, then take the skin color and lightly airbrush it onto the bangs to show reflection of color I guess. The final (optional) step is to adjust hue and saturation (go under Filters) if the colors aren’t very accurate. 

I’m definitely no professional, but this is how I go by with most of my coloring ._.

Struggling through this wip over here since I don’t draw girls very often…orz

I’ll use this as a status update as well I guess. I made a personal blog that you can check out if you’re interested~

And thanks for 50+ followers!! It truly means a lot :)


WiiU Link by Mary Marhta

Original artist here. The fact that this has been reposted makes me feel irritated yet giddy at the same time. =___=

Just tentatively presenting my awkward, inaccurate rendition of ponytail Link, who’s the cause of confusion, headcanons, and blood loss from nosebleeds since E3 2014. 

Guess who finally hopped on the LoZ bandwagon after watching a Wind Waker walkthrough ._.


Good night ;-;


Hallo! (⊙⊖⊙) I just added some new prints to my store (link here

Til now all the prints I had at home were at least 2 years old and it was getting embarrassing (;;˘-˘) so I finally made some prints of newer drawings aka 90% HxH and Kagepro

For some reason Catprint sent extra copies..! In return I lowered my usual price and shipping is flat rate! ( ´ ᗜ`) yay~ 

**please note they’ll be shipped in a regular paper envelope, like the kind you might use to send a greeting card. If your regular mail usually gets mangled or soaked please contact me first.

Link to store: you can see available prints in the product images

And if you don’t mind helping me by reblogging, I’ll randomly choose 2-3 people next Friday (Jun 27) and send them some free prints. Please have your ask box open so I can contact you. Thanks!!!

Varia Arc is still my favorite :D

This took much longer than I would’ve liked…please ignore the inaccuracies of Tsuna’s clothes LOL

Testing out my phone camera…

It’s such an honor to have my plain work printed alongside so many great artists *-*!! And omg, the recent HxH episodes have been so amazing yet heartbreaking ;-;