Digital Drawing

Color and Painting Techniques: A Lazy Artist's Guide to Choosing and Blending Colors

By Semi Imes

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28 lessons
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Theoretical and technical approach to improve skills in rendering and coloring

Color theory is too technical and you take a million years to render? Can't decide on a coloring style? Have no fear, Semi is here. This is a class that is both theoretical and technical; it will teach you how to control colors and improve your blending skills through simple techniques.

Why settle for one blending style when you can learn them all?

Rather than showing how to draw a handsome man, this course will teach you how to render that man handsomely. If you only know how to draw a stick figure, you can learn to render that stick figure in the most handsome way.

Everything about color.

This class is for anyone who already has a basic understanding of how to draw and the general knowledge of Hue, Value, and Saturation.

Improve your understanding of colors, play around with it.

Get a better understanding of handling colors and an arsenal of blending techniques. You will not learn how to paint like Semi, but you will learn how to paint like YOU by choosing what works best for you from my toolbox of different blending styles and color palette.

Step 1: Create a color palette that works together

Step 2: Maintaining controlled shadows and values

Step 3: Blending styles using soft and hard edges

Step 4: Using adjustment layers to create and enhance moods


  1. Meet Your Instructor

  2. Introduction to the Course

Chapter 1: Creating an Efficient Workspace

  1. Speeding Up Your Workflow With an Efficient Workspace

  2. How to Customize Any Brush to Suit Your Needs

Chapter 2: Hue, Value, & Saturation

  1. Value: Understanding Form, Shadows, and Edges

  2. Hue: How Colors Affect Brightness Perception

  3. Saturation: Utilizing Saturation in Your Work

Chapter 3: Color Interaction

  1. The Basics of Color Theory

  2. Balancing Ambient and Direct Lighting

  3. How to Prevent Muddy Colors

  4. Bringing It All Together: Creating a Cohesive Color Palette

Chapter 4: Soft Edge Painting

  1. Overview of Soft Edge Painting

  2. Blending Techniques

  3. Let's Paint Together [Video Demo]

  4. Bonus: Different Palettes

Chapter 5: Hard Edge Painting

  1. Overview of Hard Edge Painting

  2. Blending Techniques

  3. Let's Paint Together [Video Demo]

Chapter 6: Painting Shortcuts and Layer Modes

  1. How to Harmonize Colors without Thinking

  2. How to Do Lazy Cel-Shade

  3. Making a Full Illustration Using Only 6 Layers

Chapter 7: Final Touches

  1. Color Correction Using Clip Studio Paint

  2. Color Correction Using Photoshop/Photopea

  3. Watermarking and Texture Layers

Bonus Chapter

  1. Miscellaneous Drawing Tips
  2. How to Render Matte and Glossy Materials

  3. Painting Skin Tones


Congratulations on Completing the Course!

About Semi


My name is Semi. I'm a self-taught artist that learned how to paint by leaning in real close to images and absorbing their knowledge through pure osmosis.

Throughout the years, I've collected knowledge through excessive obsessive research from youtube videos, art books, long-deleted art forums, and just by plain ol' practice. Even though I'm not educated in the arts, I am an experienced chronic experimenter.

Thanks to my many years of wandering the internet, I've learned how to draw and paint in many styles and media, and I'm here to help you be both knowledgeable AND flexible by condensing all I've learn in this simple course. Prepare to open your mind for my magic tricks that enhance the way you digest colors.

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Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 20 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Earn points to extend the class access

Receive points by completing chapter missions OR by taking the class two or more times a week. And use the points to extend your class access!

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

You will need to get Clip Studio Paint on your drawing tablet to take this class.

Class access

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