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    picking base colors for clothing

    hello, new to the site. ive been facing this problem for quite some time now;but, i wanted to ask for advice(and tutorials) on how to pick base colors for clothing. now ive already read tons on articles on complementry, triad, ect but i'm still not getting it... help plz


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    Don't really understand what your asking, the color of clothing is whatever you want it to be. Just like the color of everything else in the image. Use real life and historical costume books for reference and go from there. Obviously if your image is fantasy there are certain types of clothing that work better with fantasy then other types. All this is based in functionality and fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpaint View Post
    Don't really understand what your asking, the color of clothing is whatever you want it to be. Just like the color of everything else in the image. Use real life and historical costume books for reference and go from there. Obviously if your image is fantasy there are certain types of clothing that work better with fantasy then other types. All this is based in functionality and fashion.
    I figured it out thank you but I was just trying to figure out how to chose the correct base colors for painting the character (i.e clothes skin) before I add shading and highlights.

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    In other words you're trying to isolate the local color?

    Very generally, I'd look for a color that is in between the highlights and shadows, and that is tinted least by the color of the light sources. But it can be simplistic to think in terms of local color, since this will always be changed by the lighting conditions -- sometimes you should just get good reference and pick patches of color as you see them. As you try to mix them up you will learn a lot about optical color mixing. Or if you're working transparently, try doing value painting first and then adding transparent color. There are lots of ways to approximate reality, depending on the materials you use and the look you're going for.

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