Okay, jumped on the bandwagon of @beanpots‘s Day and Night AU, which is so gorgeous I couldn’t help but draw the precious kings in a mural style. Looks a little asymmetrical (especially Yuuri OH GODS WHY), but that’s cuz I can’t do digital lineart to save my life (I definitely prefer digital colouring tho) so I just did it over my ink sketch from the paper version. Still, I’ve definitely come a long way with my digital arts, so I’m really happy with how this turned out. :3
Anyways, hope y’all like it, especially the creator of the AU LOL.
Heya. I saw the answer to the lineart question a while back, and while I do appreciate you answering it, I tried out Clip Studio Paint, and it just wasn't for me. What would you say is the SAI alternative to the basic G-Pen? Thanks a lot. Keep up the good work btw!
Everyone has preferences for programs ^^ No problem. I went back to sai and made one that has the same look and feel from the ink pen.
Some very self-indulgent Choukei and Suiriku baby dinosaur cuties because I just couldn’t resist. I am deeply in love with these suits!
I honestly prefer the Suiriku pic out of the two, gold stars to whoever can guess what they’re holding~~
hello! i was wondering if you have any tips for traditional lineart, as i am struggling a lot with confident lines. thank you! (and sorry if already answered;;)
I’m generally a “messy” Lineartist, and I just go with the flow, try to add as much curves as you can and don’t make any stiff or straight lines. I jag a lot, and don’t quite make a full on line and it’s perfect, but I like my “messy” style, so I keep it rough. It’s all about finding what you like. I prefer medium pressure when drawing because If It’s too light or needs adjustments, I could easily add on or erase. Although it really depends on the Style I’m using, sometimes I tend to go more Bold, or to feather it in. It’s hard to say since everyone has their own styles and preferences, but I just tend to “stay loose”, make it as if it were a moving thing with actual weight and emotion. It’s good to remember you must have confidence in your art, it may not be to your liking, but work at it and I’m sure after some time, you’ll make it! I hope I was helpful, and I wish you luck :]
okay my dudes im goin to teach u what i just taught a friend after i taught myself.
fookin hands, am i right?? well, get ur set up all nice n cozy. i prefer medibang, so tht’s what we’re going to be using.
make an extra layer underneath whatever sketch/lineart layer equivalent ur using, full occupancy.
make a squarish hand/palm n some circles as your finger tips. put them in whatever pose ur planning on using. don’t worry too much about the correct length, just ballpark it for now.
i like to start with the thumb. it’s a good base for the rest of ur hand. make that thumb muscle nice n round. also make it a but thinner towards the middle n round it off at the end.
next we’ll move onto the pointer finger. try to make the finger pad round n make the top bit flatter. it gives a nice illusion to having finger nails without having to draw it. don’t worry if ur finger doesn’t match up with ur circle, just try to have it look a normal length. (AKA what looks good)
move on n do the same for the rest of ur fingers. keep in mind that the middle finger is the longest, while the pointer = ring, and the pinky is the baby. of course, they can appear different depending on angles.
next ur going to want to attach that hand to the rest of ur body via the wrist n arm.
finally u’ll lower that layer’s occupancy, switch to ur lineart/sketch layer equivalent, n trace! afterwards u can delete or turn the original layer invisible. n there u have a hand.
I thought I’d do this because it would be cool and a few people wanted to know how I color! Let’s get to it, shall we?
The following tutorial could work for any art program with layers! I.e: Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Medibang Paint etc,,But for this I will be using Medibang, as it is my go to program!
First step you obviously draw and line (If you do that at least, the way I color and line requires that I have solid lineart so for this) your thing! For this i did a doodle of my oc Pitney, My lovely little dragoc boy. NOTE: I usually make my lineart dark grey!!
Next you just color! I usually shade with purples but since Pitney has such a pretty color scheme on his own I will not be shading this piece. Shading truly depends on (in my opinion) the color scheme of your subject, the mood you’re trying to convey and your personal preferences. (Because Pitney is happy, i want his colors to be nice and bright!)
Now i duplicate the lineart and make it this color!
Then blur it to your liking, set the layer to multiply, and put it in between the main lineart and color layer!
Finally you overlay a layer of tv static (or watercolor paint effects if you’re on Paint Tool Sai) and set the opacity really low or to whatever you like!
And thats it!! Go on and try it, have some fun with it!!
Can you make a pixel art tutorial? I really love your DBD sprites!
okay this is kind of hard to explain but ive tried. the sprite ill do for this tutorial is Feng Min’s from DbD!
what you’ll need: -colourful references of the character/thing u wanna draw -aseprite, & kinda knowing how it works
1.First of all u should open aseprite. ah! ah! ah!. ok,and making a new sprite. its good to work in tiny sizes, big sizes dont work too well for pixelart. also, be sure u pick indexed, we’ll need it later. and transparent bg. then ok
2.The new file u make its gonna look just like the transparent bg and u wont have a grid or anything unless u have it as a preference. i, however, prefer using the pixel grid: its comfy and disappears if u move with the wheel.
3.Now its time to sketch out an idea.i use a mouse to do my sprites bc it gives me way more control on my movements, however,people usually do their sketches with a tablet on Photoshop or sai and then bring them to aseprite for the lineart and stuff. whatever u choose to do, is ur choice
¡¡¡VERY IMPORTANT!!! Dont sketch out on the first layer. leave that one empty just in case u wanna do a bg. u cant delete the Layer 1 in aseprite (or at least the version i use) and its kinda hellish to move layers, so be careful with ur layer choice
my layers look like this rn bc for these sprites i need to know the size of other sprites ive made before, and the min height (that blue straight line underneath the sketch). Also, u can change the layer opacity and properties by right click on the layer - properties - moving that opacity label
4.Lineart time! start drawing on a new layer with the black pen. just remember the rules for lineart. however, these can be step on if the sprite looks better. remember, in art, its better that it looks good than following the rules,but u must know the rules to know ure stepping on them
i like drawing a dirty lineart and later using eraser to fix everything that i may not like or looks bad
5.This isnt very good but wv. when ure happy with ur result, its time to start colouring. grab ur references, and lets set a colour palette.
pixel art was used by game artists long ago when they needed to represent graphics without using more than certain colours (8, 16…) in systems like spectrum. we start with 32 colours in aseprite that… we’re really not gonna use except for ur sketch colour: delete the rest. expand the palette as much as u need by clicking on that weird pause symbol
aseprite has a very cool thing that you can create a colour, click it and ctrl+c, then choose an empty spot and ctrl+v and ull have it there too!! choose ur colours, and copy/paste them in the same line, with min a spot between them
(USE WSB AND ABS IN THE COLOUR PICKER DONT BE A FOOL)
also what im doing there is editing the colour we pasted before (leave the original colour in the middle, make the one in the left the colour u want for ur shading, the one in the right, for ur lighting).
now, choose the dark, the middle colour, and the empty spots in between u left (ctrl+ click on them). then go to sort & gradients, next to edit colour, and choose gradient and…
tadda! a gradient without u doing any extra work. ok now do the same with the light and u have ur palette for the skin. easy!! and u can do this with literally any colour
now get to colour and make the palettes u need for each part of the body. COLOUR IN LAYERS just like u would do in any other program, but dont spend too much time sepparating shadows and lights in other layers, isnt really worth it, just work the same tones and parts in a layer
6.Now its coloured. Nice.
these are my colour palettes for this sprite
my layers look more or less like this, as i said before, i sepparated by things, but not by shading or lighting like i would in sai for each layer. now i like adding, to the lineart, a colour thats not black and thats related to the palette used in each part. if u wanna do that, just add an extra colour next to ur palettes thats darker than the darkest one u have in that line, and paint over the black in the lineart layer
SO why did i tell u about indexed? if u wanna change any colour thats in the palette, u just have to edit it and it will edit in real time in the drawing and thats very cool. i didnt index mine bc im dumb and i had to change by hand every little colour change i did for the new lineart
looks like this in the end!
7. save it as gif bc if u save as png it wont save special effects u did (like using multiply or luminosity layers) and this is how mine looks
I painted my favourite men with a Wacom Cintiq Pro that I bought yesterday. In my personal opinion, Cintiq is the best choice for inking(I was TREMENDOUSLY IMPRESSED). As you know I am shit at inking but Cintiq Pro enables me to draw an accurate lineart. I think I will be able to draw more comics with much less time spent on inking which I hated with passion before I tried Cintiq. This amazing pen display definitely worth 1300 USD if you draw a lot of comics. However, for painting, I still prefer using my good old Wacom Intuos 4 and EIZO ColorEdge 27 just because of its high definition, big display.
I felt like reviving my mermen! rusprus AU that I never managed to finish, and when I see my previous sketches, I’m happy I didn’t finish them then.
I really regreted choosing this type of merman for Ivan, tentacles are awfully hard to draw ! but on the other hand I have several reasons to make him an octopus, one on them being that octopus are awesome. I’m not going to say everything about this AU (because it would be too long), but here’s some things :
Gilbert is a prince, and Ivan is an outcast, and seemingly the last of his species
Gilbert can turn into an human, which makes him part of the dominant/royal race, because he can totally live on earth
Ivan is a blue ringed octopus, who is toxic for humans, and he can change to several colours, including black and stripped
Ivan’s fave food is crabs, as Gilbert quickly understood it :
On a technical note, it’s one of the first time I do a drawing with black outlines. Excepted for some details… I just liked the lineart, and I started to colour it without colouring the lines, and I liked how it turned out…so… Also, the background is kinda empty, but I prefered to work more on te ambiance of the drawing (it’s the first time I draw an underwater scener)…
Hello~ Idk why the draft I wrote before wasn’t saved- Anyhow someone asked me about my Paint Tool SAI settings so I will share with the rest of you guys in case you little ol’ kitten *coughs* also curious. So here gooooes~
The image below is the list of all the tools that i currently have in my SAI. I actually only use some of it even though I tend to collect many settings for my brushes heh.
Sooo since I can’t possibly show it all. I will only gives some of the settings/tools that I often use. Drum roooolll pleasee.
I often use this to draw line art on my painting. I hardly uses before but until recently I found out that it very useful when I tried to paint the eyes part, paint line and some part of the shades.
I don’t have much to say about this. I often use it to lineart for a none-painting art and cell shading.
If you guys notices in my speed painting video. This is the tool that I often use for all of my painting. I find it easy to blend the color using this setting. But it is just my preference. I recommend you guys to try playing with the setting though. Change the min size and density.
Hey I'm so sorry for bothering you and you have probably answered this question before, but what drawing programs/ tablets do you use for your art?
I use sai and clip studio paint! Clip is definitelymy preference now but I still do lineart on Sai most of the time.
Ive been using and Intuos 3 for a few yrs and I just got a cintiq this last week(I love it…)