hey as a digital artist that uses sai too, i was wondering how you have such clean straight lines, circles, and curves in your art? also how long does it take to do your pieces on average??? btw your art is really gorgeous and i really admire your skill....... youre talented as hell
Hello! For circles, I had to go to Photoshop for that, since SAI, unfortunately, doesn’t have a circle tool. I used Photoshop’s circle tool to make a ring, saved it as a png, and I just use that file to put circles into my pieces in SAI. But if you don’t have photoshop for that, then you can try this, >video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct6c2ck_fB0 which is a pretty dang neat trick
If I need to draw straight lines, I tap on one place on my canvas, hold the shift key down, and then tap somewhere else. SAI automatically connects the two places I pressed with a straight line, as long as the shift key is held down. However, once I start painting, I don’t always do that shift key trick, I just paint freehand really slowly along the straight line. I find the results more natural, or at least as natural as digital can get. haha
As for curves, I just do a stroke really fast and hope for the best hahaaha (cry)
I sometimes have to try again and again until I get the curve I want, but I mostly get there in the end lol. The main thing for all the things above is patience and to loosen your hand, so keep at it!
On average, my pieces take around a week to a week and a half to complete.
Thank you! I hoped this helped :D
edit: here’s the circle file! it should be the original png, so feel free to download it/save image, etc.