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Hair Coloring Tutorial - Eeren's Way by Eeren Hair Coloring Tutorial - Eeren's Way by Eeren
[edit] WOOOOW! I was awarded my second daily deviation!!! *O*
I'd like to thank =little-billie and ^PirateLotus-Stock for this incredible gift, and all of you for the constant support you give me!!
Thanks a lot, you're amazing!!! :rose:

Hi everybody!!
To thank you all for the support you showed me in the last days, I finally found some time to do the hair coloring tutorial you've been asking me for such a loooong time!
Here you have a complete (or at least I hope so) tutorial on MY WAY to color hair, in a realistic / semi-realistic style.
As I wrote in the tutorial, I use Photoshop, so you might find some differences if you try to apply my technique in SAI or Painter, but I'm sure you can use this a reference all the same, since I don't use any particular tool.

I'd like to remember everybody that this is the way I do hair, which is not the "perfect way" or the "right way" (I don't even think a "right way" exists ^^').
This is just the technique I came up with, and the one I'm more comfortable with!
So, feel free to check it, but if you don't like it or don't want to follow it... it's ok :) Everybody is free to do whatever he/she pleases.
Thanks for reading!

Clicking on the download version you can get the entire tutorial at high res on your pc; I'm sorry it's reeeeally big and heavy, but like this you can read and see everything perfectly!

Of course you can use this as a reference even if you want a more "manga-ish" style, but in case you wanted something different, check out of these amazing tutorials!
+Painting anime hair...tutorial+ by tincek-marincekHair Tutorial by hitsukuyaHair Coloring Tutorial by MissNyshaToa's Walkthrough on Hair by tooayaSHORT HAIR TUTORIAL by K-Koji

Should you have ANY question, please feel free to ask me what you want in the comments or write me on my Facebook Page!!


Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy this! ^O^
Yours,
Eren :rose:
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Given 2013-08-07
[Stock & Resources] Hair Coloring Tutorial - Eeren's Way by *Eeren ( Suggested by little-billie and Featured by PirateLotus-Stock )
:iconilovekisshigo:
ilovekisshigo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
oooh thank you so much! XD :3
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for reading this :)
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:iconilovekisshigo:
ilovekisshigo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Thank you for teaching! ^^
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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:iconglamrgrl104:
Glamrgrl104 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thank you for this. I have the hardest time with hair.
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!! :D I hope it can be helpful! Should you have any question or doubt, please don't hesitate to comment and ask! ;)
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:iconcaliali:
caliali Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Love the ears!
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The ears? :D well.. thank you!
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:iconmadame-meepers:
Madame-Meepers Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The way you do the highlighting and shading of the hair was exactly how I did mine. However, instead of colouring the base first, I instantly jump straight to stroking every single bit of hair.
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I find that having the base is quite useful, but your way is interesting too! :)
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:iconmadame-meepers:
Madame-Meepers Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah but it's a whole lot of work too. Xp
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:iconthedarkxelloss:
TheDarkXelloss Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great! Finally a good looking tutorial to color the hair! :D
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awwwww, thank you very much!! *O*
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:iconthedarkxelloss:
TheDarkXelloss Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome haha
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:iconjasabam:
Jasabam Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Digital Artist
You're awesome! I've been wanting a tutorial like this and I finally found one :D
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm really glad my tutorial is useful! :) Should you have any doubt about the technique, please let me know! ;)
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:iconwolflover0925:
WolfLover0925 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:jawdrop:
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:) :rose:
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:icontsniubio:
tsniubio Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for doing this!
I've been experimenting with this style as of lately but I've been struggling with the hair (giving it dimension and making it stand out a little more)

Congrats on the DD btw ♥!
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! I'm really glad you like my tutorial! I've seen your works and you're already doing good with the hair! :)
I hope this will help you get even better!! <3
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:icontsniubio:
tsniubio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Digital Artist
I loved it ; u;~

A-ha thank you for looking at them :'D
I really appreciate the it, oh and I bet it will ^^.

Thank you for replying.
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:hug: you're absolutely welcome!! ^^
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:iconfractalbeauty25:
fractalbeauty25 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, this seems like a really simple way for doing hair! I'm sure I'll use this in the future, thanks!! :D
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you find it useful!!! ^O^ :hug: Should you have any doubt, please don't hesitate to ask! ;)
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:iconiamart335:
iamart335 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Thank you very much ^_^
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nooo, thank YOU for liking my work!! :hug:
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:iconcomandercomet:
ComanderComet Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
So many haters =.=
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's ok, everyone is free to give their opinion, I don't mind! :) I just wanted to share my works and my technique, if someone doesn't like it they're free to ignore it! :)
Thanks for the support <3
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:iconcomandercomet:
ComanderComet Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Just like how people should ignore mine if they do not like it ;)
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconwhiteraven90:
WhiteRaven90 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
There is a significant difference between having a different opinion and hating. I found no haters among the commenters, just people with opinions.
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:iconcomandercomet:
ComanderComet Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for taking the time to read my opinion.
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:icondakotadante:
DakotaDante Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
The hair doesn't look very realistic. It looks like thick giant strands growing out of their heads. I don't think anybody's hair is so layered and highlighted that they're hair looks like whats shown in reality.
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Actually I never said it was realistic, but semi-realistic! :) Personally I like drawing big strands of hair, but anyone can use this (or another) technique and draw less thick strands!
I never said "real" hair actually looks like this. Never! ^^
I just wanted to show people MY WAY of painting, never said it was the best one! ;)
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:icondakotadante:
DakotaDante Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Fair enough.
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:iconkalloway:
Kalloway Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
So what if it doesn't look realistic? It's just the way they chose to depict hair, in a more complex way than say, anime-style hair.
Not everyone goes for that photographical realism look, and not everyone can do that. It's a stylistic-type choice on this deviant's part.
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:icondakotadante:
DakotaDante Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Because its a hair tutorial that teaches you how to make hair look terrible. :) You obviously never seen much anime, because anime hair looks better then this.
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey... I think that "terrible" is a quite strong term to define my work don't you think?
If you don't like it, you can just ignore it, please don't insult my work.
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:iconkalloway:
Kalloway Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
That's rather insulting to Eeren, and a rather low, weak blow. I HAVE seen a few anime, and they do it in a different style. Cell-shading is an entirely different thing, and I'm starting to think you're trying to be rather rude on purpose because you have no deviations in your gallery to back your case.
So something becomes terrible just because you say it is? That's a load of crap, and you know that.
You can't go comparing anime to semi-realism or realism because they are two totally different things.
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for supporting me, I really appreciate it! :rose:
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:iconkalloway:
Kalloway Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
You're most welcome, my friend~! :)
It drives me crazy to see people comment rather nasty things like that. It's very rude and not very considerate on their part, and I don't think you should have to put up with that when all you were trying to do was help others. It's not even that big of a deal, considering it was apparently just a brush size issue [from what I picked out from all that, that is]. No one said they had to make it that size or anything :s 
Oh well~
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really don't know what the problem is... 1600 people favved this tutorial, seems like they didn't find it so terrible, right?
And I never said people have to draw hair strands like I do, I just suggested coloring techniques O_O
I never said how much light or shade or brush dimensions should be, just theory that people can apply to their styles!
-_-'' But I guess... haters gonna hate, right?
:rose: Thanks again btw!
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:iconkalloway:
Kalloway Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't know either, honestly :shrug:
But I suppose that's true. Not everyone will agree on something, that's what makes us human in a sense~
And once again, you're welcome~! cx
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:iconjeffshoemake:
JeffShoemake Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Artist
Brb, practicing this.
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:iconeeren:
Eeren Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I hope it helps you!! Should you have any doubt, let me know! ;)
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:iconmwburgess:
MWBurgess Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have always had trouble with hair. This will help me out a lot!! Thanks!
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