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PE: Painting With A Limited Colour Palette
Digital Art
Nowadays, digital art programmes give us an overwhelming amount of colours to choose from, which makes it tempting to go overboard.
Painting with a limited colour palette challenges you to think outside the box and find new, creative uses for colours. This article aims to help you with that, including tips on how to create a limited colour palette, how to approach painting with it, and an art feature.
About creating a colour palette:
In order to paint with a limited colour palette, you will first have to create said palette.
Here a few pointers for creating your own palette:
You can choose as little as two colours, but since we're talking about limited palettes, you should choose no more than five to start out with.There's a few simple tricks to ensure you get an unified colour palette, but that doesn't mean you absolutely have to use them. Your colours can be as crazy as you want. Knock yourself out.Having a mood in mind for your work will help you with pi
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DV brush set for Clip Studio Paint by Darkodev DV brush set for Clip Studio Paint :icondarkodev:Darkodev 3,646 410 TRIBES-XIII by Mr-Xerty TRIBES-XIII :iconmr-xerty:Mr-Xerty 151 28 Forest Spirit by RHADS Forest Spirit :iconrhads:RHADS 5,669 139 Black Hole Of My Own by NanoMortis Black Hole Of My Own :iconnanomortis:NanoMortis 5,813 99 Raziel, Angel of Mysteries by PeteMohrbacher Raziel, Angel of Mysteries :iconpetemohrbacher:PeteMohrbacher 9,498 189 Noodlebot by JohnoftheNorth Noodlebot :iconjohnofthenorth:JohnoftheNorth 368 21 The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt by DaveRapoza The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt :icondaverapoza:DaveRapoza 9,686 300 Hand Tutorial 2 by Qinni Hand Tutorial 2 :iconqinni:Qinni 33,722 483 Princess Bubblegum by Artgerm Princess Bubblegum :iconartgerm:Artgerm 16,625 414 Brushpack numbah two ! by Zedig Brushpack numbah two ! :iconzedig:Zedig 2,124 64 My brushes by Zedig My brushes :iconzedig:Zedig 2,385 61 Are you free tonight by 6kart Are you free tonight :icon6kart:6kart 9,728 541 Himura Kenshin by Artgerm Himura Kenshin :iconartgerm:Artgerm 11,755 501 Tips for thin lineart by ikr Tips for thin lineart :iconikr:ikr 6,914 196



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Any amount of donations will be greatly appreciated. Really~ It means a lot guys.

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Alben Tan
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Alben is an Architecture graduate. But his life is saying he wants to do more digital paintings than making those floor plans and stuff.


"One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough."

Thank You... by jennyleigh :: Liek thanks you :: by Liek Meaningful comments stamp by dazza1008 Cocacola by Passion91 twitter by muslma :thumb199321720: :thumb196526838: :thumb183885291: :thumb197117548: Commissions Open Stamp by izka197 Watch Stamp by AniuProserpina


It's been a while since the last time I updated my DA. The past few years was really tough emotionally and financially. A lot of things happened in my life that made me very busy and exhausted to the point that I lost a lot of motivation to do personal artworks. Also had some ups and downs in my life as an artist. I hope I'm getting back on track now. Just need a little more motivation. I can do this.

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One of the 'asldkjasf" moments: when you realize you have a custom signed print on your hand from a very great and respectful artist who you learned so much from when you started your digital painting adventure years and years ago. From his Live stream tutorials and Crimson Daggers forum, his inspiring works influenced me much to ramp up and develop my art style today. Thanks, DaveRapoza !

And thanks Kaye Llaneza for doing me this big big favor!

  • Listening to: Walter Mitty OST
  • Reading: Itinerary
  • Watching: Walking Dead S05
  • Playing: ArcheAge
  • Eating: Full
  • Drinking: Wataaah!


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jmtacda Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student General Artist
ASTIG!!!! your artworks are amazing :3
alben Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
jmtacda Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student General Artist
:D :D
zeckos Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
U.M. Architect graduate oh hehe ako 2nd year ra dyud nya nag stop kay murag dili bagay sa ako arki lol
alben Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wala na pud ko nagpractice architecture kaayo. Pursuing passion is a must. :D
zeckos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes passion dyud kay thanks ani deviantart naka earn ko ug a LOT of $$$
TheTrueDoonKAY Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're art is amazing! My favourite artworks you did is the Ben 10 artworks, they gave me childhood memories.
alben Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^_^
isanbitoy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imba deviation entries haha..
taga asa ka sir?
Chanree Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Such an awesome gallery you got ^^ of course I watch you! *give you a big swedish hug* 
alben Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank so much! :)
Chanree Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Digital Artist
you're welcome ^^ 
Anforumeru Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice Jobs! I`d like it!
alben Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Filipin0ka Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Galing Koya ^^
alben Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
illutracey Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hi kaba2yan . . nice work ah. .
alben Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
JeanRyde Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Nice art, man! :iconlazeplz:
alben Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
carlosaandres Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing gallery!
alben Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks sir!
bloody-savage Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grabeh ka sik-sik! Hopefully maka-tuon pud ko ug ingon ani. Idol gyud taka bai
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