How to Color Render: Clothes | Lessons with Luna (BluMoon) #2

Hey hey hey! I’m back at it again!

with a new tutorial for everyone! this time with clothes! as requested by @pupplegum!

As of typing this out, I’m still working on @Celestial_Night’s cover for her new story, so please check it out when it comes out!

without further ado! let’s get this tutorial started!

Hardware used: Drawing Tablet, Laptop
Software used: Krita

Step 1

much like the previous tutorial I did (shameless plug: How to Color Render: Hair | Lessons with Luna (BluMoon) #1) I start out with a final draft sketch that can help me through being my guide to the output’s details.

Step 2

I then get three tones (light, midtone, shadow) either from reference or from manually choosing them from a color palette.

Step 3

make a new layer. fill in the mid-tone first to get the shading started. It fills in a lot of white spots that may not be covered by the other colors. this will serve as my base color.

Step 3

  • add another layer, and find where the back of the clothes’ cloth show up on the drawing, and with your darkest color, fill it in,
  • do not just shade the clothes just yet.

Step 4

  • after filling in my base color and base shadows, add another layer, and then turn the sketch opacity down like so:

    and I start to use my lightest color second, and trace where the folds and creases are like so:
  • a good tip to remember about cloth is that sometimes it doesn’t have the same volume as hair (not basing from manga or anime here) does, and that it flows differently than hair, especially that the folds and creases show up more in clothes.

TLDR: cloth behaves differently from hair.

Step 5:

  • Start to shade in the lightest parts first with a brush at’s at least 50-70% opacity to help you blend in your colors easily.
  • In shading folds, remember that where the creases and where the cloth “peaks” is where the light is at the most.

Step 6

  • Add another layer, and with the same brush, start shading with the darkest color.
  • start shading from the opposite side of where the lightest part is.
  • make sure to leave some parts of the mid-tones visible.

Step 7

  • add another layer, and turn your brush to 90-100% opacity, and start drawing in the visible clothes’ stitches, alternating between the dark and light colors.

Step 8

  • check your shading one last time, and erase the over-color that went beyond your base color.
  • and you’re done!


oh my god the talentt :star_struck::star_struck: better not deny it this time :eyes:


OMG THIS IS AMAZING!! :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes:


aight you got me cornered lmao XD


thanks thanks ^^


how much do i gotta pay for your talent-


about 21 years of your life XD i’ve been drawing since i was a kid soooo.


damn that explains it


the least i can do is cut down those 21 years with a bit of tricks i learnt from all that time lol


Soooooo talented :heart_eyes:


It looks so good Luna! You are extremely talented. I cannot say it enough honestly


Bookmarked! Thank you so much for taking your time to help… :pleading_face: great art as always!


You’re welcome!!


oooo fancy

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I’M SO PROUD OF U GIRL :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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You’re the best tysm :sob:

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What was the brush u used in step 5??
And ur amazing gurl like how- :heart:

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I usually use a brush that fades at the end of it, other than that, i just play around with the transparencies

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