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Unread 03-10-2011, 07:07 PM   #2058
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If I want to color something realistically, I always do a google image search and find an image that has the animal in about the same position so I can mimic the shading, etc. Find the biggest picture possible so you can see the detail better... sometimes you'd be surprised what colors are in the shaded areas.

I downloaded this little color picker tool that lets me grab a color from anywhere (any individual pixel, actually) on my screen and gives me the RBG, HEX and other color codes - really handy little tool.

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