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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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3.1 Tutorial: Colorizing a Drawing

Colorizing a drawing is a great way to learn many of the digital art techniques and tools available in GIMP. In this tutorial, we’ll use paint tools like the Paintbrush and modifying tools like the Smudge tool. Colorizing is also a flexible process: As a beginner, you can add color to a small drawing reasonably quickly, while also exploring the techniques and tools, and once you’re an experienced colorist, you can spend hours producing a fine work of art. And most importantly—colorizing is fun!

The Black and White Drawing

Before you start colorizing, you need something to color! A black and white line drawing works best, whether drawn by you or someone else. Finding black and white line art is pretty easy if you ...

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