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I don't know what I'm going to do. The job that I have now isn't cutting it for paying for anything in, well, life. I haven't been able to get another job despite looking every day in the last 9 months. Pushing my Patreon hasn't really worked out, neither has opening commissions or anything else. 

So. I don't know. If you notice a longer than usual absence it's pretty much why. 

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SonicBlueRanger Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Just read your Archie Sonic Online story and I loved you art.
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Blossom-fur7 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Here you go <3
AT: KJ by Blossom-fur7
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Kikyuu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, one more thing. I really loved the effect the color pallets you had in that ref made. How do you know what colors to pick for shading & highlights, since they weren't just darker versions of the main color, but also were not just 'take this purple, 50% opacity layer, shade!'?
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CrimDa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Uh.. usually what I do in picking colors is one of three things:

1.) If I'm just trying to get a darker shade, it's honestly just down to.. fiddling with the color picker bar. LOL. I'll pull up the color picker and yank the shade down the color slider to where I can definitely tell the two colors apart. With this the biggest challenge is to not have the color get too black and muddy, so sometimes it involves me adjusting the slider horizontally to get a similar shade in a different color family. I try to make them very distinct from one another. This is the more simple option.

2.) If I'm trying to get a color to blend with another color, like if I want it to look more like a blue in the background for example, I'll sometimes color over the base color with the color I'm trying to match it with. Then I'll change the transparency on that layer to maybe 20%-50% and just pick that color. That way, it's still the color I have but shaded a bit like the other color.

3.) If I'm not sure, then sometimes I'll go and put a ramp shader on the foreground and adjust the opacity of that layer or the layer blend to get different effects and that'll sometimes help me pick out colors. 

It's kind of a process. And I also use comic book images for reference too if I get too befuddled. I hope this explanation wasn't too much of a mess XD;
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Kikyuu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It all boils down to 'try stuff', I guess! xD Thank you for your input though!!
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