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Digital Coloring Techniques with Seven Theme Colors

Digital Coloring Techniques with Seven Theme Colors

Digital Coloring Techniques with Seven Theme Colors

From Characters to Flowers, Sky, Water, Stars


Popular illustrator Karuki Mura explains their techniques to color both characters and backgrounds, from basic coloring to animals, flowers, plants, and more.


It’s the perfect manual for anyone who wants to get better at drawing backgrounds, using textures effectively, drawing accessories and animals, or choosing a color palette. Each chapter focuses on a theme color and contains step-by-step tutorials. The techniques introduced in the book are not overly difficult, therefore beginners will be able to replicate them too.



Chapter 1: Red / Grisaille coloring, basic painting, coloring characters

Chapter 2: Orange / Basic watercolor painting, drawing a pillar, painting flames

Chapter 3: Yellow / Painting sunflowers, the sky reflected in a puddle, the water surface

Chapter 4: Green / Painting a boy in a kimono, a Japanese umbrella, plants, trees, a cat

Chapter 5: Light blue / Painting a girl from the deep sea, a dolphin, coral, fish

Chapter 6: Blue / Painting a cyber illustration, buildings, fences, signboards, the night sky

Chapter 7: Purple / Painting a girl floating on water, the starry sky, crystals, lanterns


    ■ by Karuki Mura

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 160 pages

    ■ Published in December 2021

    ■ ISBN: 9784798626901

    ■ Japanese title: 7色のテーマイラストで学ぶ 塗りテクニック 人物から花・空・水・星まで

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea


    Karuki Mura worked for three years as a CGI artist for a company that produces art for social games, then became a freelance illustrator. They provide art for light novels, TCG, social games, and so on. They designed part of the characters for the game "Idola" and were a guest lecturer at the Tokyo Animation College.

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