anonymous said:

hey, how do you color your lineart? because its not clearly stated in your tutorial (or maybe i didnt notice). do you use wand tool or you have some magic trick? i'm confused, thanks.

Um but….I think it’s explained fine?

in step 4, and then step 5. click the thing that says “click it”, (preserve opacity); and then colour it with different colour. And that’s the whole trick…
Unless you don’t use paint tool sai but something else, I’m not much help here.

Also if you open the jpg or png image with your lineart, colouring the lineart with a different shade won’t work either, because the layer with lineart isn’t seperated, therefore preserve opacity will work with the whole picture, including white background and just colour the whole thing.

anonymous said:

I can't find the sombra text tutorial!

Neither can I!

But Sombra’s text is just white Franklin Gothic Condensed with a eyejuice-purple outer glow set on screen and at 75% opacity.

Uber Sombra is Love Ya Like a Sister with the same layer style. …And then usually, I put it behind the normal Sombra front at an angle at like 30% opacity. TA DA.


Someone asked if i could share the settings i use for lineart/coloring. I don’t use anything particularly fancy but here they are.

I use a hard round brush with size jitter set on pen pressure for both lineart and coloring. I also use a hard round brush set on low opacity and transparency set on pen pressure and a soft round brush set on low opacity.




There’s not much explaining to do since there tools are extremely basic. Photoshop can be a jerk when it comes to lineart so you can always experiment with SAI or Manga Studio as i’ve heard those are a lot friendlier in that area. Also practise using long, fast strokes and don’t be afraid to abuse Ctrl-Z and do lines over and over again until you get them perfect.

anonymous said:

i couldn't find the answer on your blog so i thought i'd ask: which program & brushes do you use?


i use photoshop (cs6) mostly :3

i like the default oil pastel brush a lot! it feels nice at whatever opacity or flow you set it to

my other favorite brushes are the stumpy pencil brushes and zedig’s pack

shaddy’s and krynnstock’s smudge brushes are nice too, but i don’t use them nearly as much

i don’t think my brushes are super special cause i think a lot of brush packs are really similar to each other, but these are the ones i end up always downloading if you need something different!

shintotchi said:

What program do you use to paint? Also, what (if any) types of brushes do you favor? I'm practicing with my photorealism, but I'm nowhere near your level of detail, and I'm trying to figure out how to move up to that next step. Your WIP is gorgeous by the way.

Thanks so much!  I mainly use Photoshop CS6 these days which I can access at school (but Photoshop Elements, an incredibly cheaper option, does just fine!).  As far as brushes, I tend to stick with a boring ol’ basic round brush—pressure/opacity turned on, pressure/size turned off, and usually at like 50% opacity or so.  (For tinier details like eyelashes, pores, creases, etc., I turn pressure/size on.)  

I’m trying to make a video walkthrough so you all can see my process.  Until then, I highly recommend checking out Deekay Kwon’s speedpaintings.  I watched them a lot and they’ve definitely helped me improve.

Hope this helped and thanks again!

anonymous said:

In your drawings/comics, how do you draw/colour tears? it's ver impressive and I've never been able todo it, mind giving a short tutorial on how you draw tears?

Thanks (those really got some use in DD chapter XD).

I just use a bit bluish color and make sure I have pen pressure on so I get the color with ever so slight opacity. Then I add some high lights with white color. You can also check “reference” tag on my blog. I reblogged a tear tutorial not too long ago and their way is very similar to mine. :)

anonymous said:

how do you get your content and stuff to fade in, like on your main blog? thank you so much erin, your themes are lovely.

I used CSS3 animations and keyframes! Pretty much what you need to do is use this code:

@-webkit-keyframes fadeIn { from { opacity:0; } to { opacity:1; } }
@-moz-keyframes fadeIn { from { opacity:0; } to { opacity:1; } }
@keyframes fadeIn { from { opacity:0; } to { opacity:1; } }

.fade-in {
-webkit-animation:fadeIn ease-in 1;
-moz-animation:fadeIn ease-in 1;
animation:fadeIn ease-in 1;
-moz-animation-duration:1s; animation-duration:1s; } { -webkit-animation-delay: 0.7s; -moz-animation-delay: 0.7s; animation-delay: 0.7s; }

Paste the above code anywhere inside of <style type=css> and </style>

If you want it to fade slower or faster just adjust the seconds in the CSS. (eg: 0.4s, 0.8s, 1s, 1.5s, and so on)

Now to apply it! Locate the container that holds everything. It should be labeled <div id=”container”> or something along those lines. You’re going to add a class to the div tag. 

class="box fade-in one"

You are going to add that class to your container and sidebar div tags like so:

<div id ="sidebar" class="box fade-in one">

(remove the space between the equal sign and id..tumblr is being weid and wouldnt show the code) And that’s it! It’s super easy to do and creates a cool effect! I hope this is all makes sense! If not ask me with whatever questions you may have.


I didn’t see any many galaxy/nebula brushes floating around, so I made my own! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:・゚✧  Hope someone find it helping ;v;

You have to add detail and effect by self, but it’s pretty easy!! Maybe I make tutorial on it later ;v;

I suggest detail and blend layers on luminosity or addition!! Use bright colours!


I suggest using a watercolour brush on following sets:

Size: 26.0

Min size: 60%

Density: 100%

Spread: 50%

(No Texture)

Blending: 50

Dilution: 50

Persistence: 80

Keep opacity: yes

Smoothing Prs: 50%

+Advanced Settings:

Quality: 2

Edge Hardness: 0

Min Density: 0

Max Dens Prs: 100%

Hard <-> Soft: 100

Dens: Yes Size: Yes Blend: Yes


I suggest using a brush on the following sets:

Size: 100.0

Min size: 3%

Density: 54%

Spread: 100%

(No Texture)

Blending: 49

Dilution: 0

Persistence: 80

Keep opacity: no

+Advanced Settings:

Quality: 2

Edge Hardness: 0

Min Density: 10

Max Dens Prs: 49%

Hard <-> Soft: 0

Dens: Yes Size: Yes Blend: No

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