"Fairy Tail" Author Offers a Look at Coloring Illustrations

Plus a few super-heroic bonuses

Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima had a new treat for Twitter follows this week, a look into his work coloring one of sketches. 


He starts with he sketch, with light blue guide lines added


He turns that off in his color mixer


He then figures out the colors that he wants to use in the image, working on how to represent the black  dress


He then shades the skin


Next it's the hightlights and shadows on the hair


Though rough work, the finished sketch is still impressive


A few other sketches...


trying out a wrong hair style


When tired...


Elf Men


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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