the lineart looks exactly the same

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[image: a fanart of Raina Temple from SWTOR. She’s leaning against a wall and wearing golden zakuulan knight armor, and holding an activated saber staff in her hand. she’s smiling slightly. The first image is exactly the same as the second, except the black lines near the light source are colored light blue. end image]

fortunately, i did have enough spoons to draw Raina to match my headcanon post (link)

I tried a new thing with the lines, where the highlighted areas have lineart that is the color of the highlights. I liked how it looked when other artists did it, but I think my lines may be too thick to pull it off. Or maybe the light source isn’t extreme enough to justify it. So submitting both versions to see which one people prefer.

anonymous asked:

Ok a serious question. How did you managed to make a really neat lineart? And what kind of brush are you using to make it.....?

I use clip studio for all my stuff, and I’m really basic about it. Like, I use the standard g-pen brush for everything (including coloring). My lines are just a by-product of me refining and redrawing my original sketch until it looks presentable. I’m not super efficient when it comes to this stuff, lol. I’ll legit re-draw the same chunk of line 5 times over until it looks exactly right. That’s the main reason I’m hesitant to stream cuz I feel like peeps would get bored real fast haha.
The neatness of my lines comes from being confident in my strokes, which is a fancy way of saying muscle memory. If you practice drawing swoopy lines enough, you eventually get to the point where you can nail the motion in one try. Having a tablet where you can draw directly on the screen helps too, but it’s not necessary.
My main tip when it comes to line work is to vary your line weight. If everything’s the same thickness, then your eye gets drawn to nothing. But if you thicken some lines, then it improves the flow of the drawing and gives the figure/BG a sense of weight and volume. Personally, I prioritize varied line weight over neatness, but it all depends on your personal art goals.
Hope this helps!! 💖

First time making acrylic charms and I gotta say, they turned out greater than I expected. Couldn’t be more happier with the results <3 I was a little nervous thinking I had set up the files wrong or something, but it turns out I did everything a-ok. They are without lanyards atm but I’ll be attaching some within the coming weeks.

For a first batch I did my OCs which include from left to right: Mandible, Arkin, Tavian, and Avia.

The front and backs have the same designs. I don’t draw digitally, just scan inked lineart in and color from there, so I couldn’t exactly do an alternate side and make it look nice, nor line it up nicely enough to look proper.

All in all I’m very happy, and they sent me +1 extra of each design so I have my own copies to keep and decorate with <3

Using Nifty’s designs because they’re gorgeous

A quick thing I did of Alderpaw’s ceremony. I’m not fully up-to-date on the new series but I’m enjoying it so far. 10x better than the last two series.

I’ve also always loved Nifty’s cartoon style, so to help myself learn Animate (which is exactly the same as Flash for all intents and purposes btw) I did this.

Can I just say - trying to shade in Animate is impossible.
Opasity (alpha; whatever) is difficult to change, and even when you do if lines overlap they increase the opasity, which looks terrible. And gradients don’t really work. And of course there’s no layer modes (at least not that I’ve seen).

I really like lineart in Animate but I hate everything else. :/

kenkatsukki-deactivated20170102  asked:

help! im desperate *cries* my lines in digital art are so blocky and not smooth at all no matter what I try, if it's not an inconvenience to you, can you maybe give some tips??

Well, I rarely do “clean” linearts. I usually like to make them a bit rough. Though, it’s good if your line thickness variates. So that you have really thin line at highlighted or convex areas and thicker line at shadowed or concave areas. Like that your lineart won’t look dull and plain…like on the right example below. (bigger pic you can see here)

I mostly prefer to draw my drawings like this one below. I still use the same technique for the lines, just that I try to imitate traditional tools more… like ink and pen. I draw my strokes really quickly, so I don’t exactly bother where I put each line lol XD (bigger pic you can see here)

anonymous asked:

dUDE UR ART IS GOREGOUS AHH A-AND WHaT brushes do you use to draw it???

Thank you!!! Uhhh, I guess this was a long time coming… I don’t really have a personal set of brushes, and when it comes to coloring I often like to experiment/ copycat styles I happen to see around, so I might as well show the settings I’ve used and liked the most! 

Keep in mind I use Paintool SAI.

1) These are the settings I use for most of my linearts lately. They give the lines a pleasant pencil-like texture. They work well with thin lines! I noticed that when the brush is small the “Edge Hardness” makes a big difference between the values 6 and 7, and it’s fun to switch between the two depending on what I need.

2) I haven’t used these in a while, but they’re good for painting! Remember that if you need a fading effect on your brush, the marker tool will always do that no matter how much you mess with the settings. I’ve tried to give it a shape and a texture once, but for me it works best as a simple circle. 

3) I used these settings to color each one of those enviroment concepts I did last month. If you look closely, they’re the same I used to do the coloring on the first pic! They’re really flexible and you can mess a lot with the underlined values to get exactly what you need, I prefer to keep the canvas texture low tho.

4) When I want a more flat/ childish look on my doodles I simply use the binary tool. I usually tick off the “Size” option and use it to do a really thin lineart!

5) These are perfect for soft and clean sketches! Don’t use it so much for stuff I have to line later, rather to make good looking doodles that I can post on their own.


…uhh.. that’s about it?

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mmmmm hello tumblr. I’ve seen a suprising amount of post lately from fellow tumblr artists, mostly ones using digital media, being sad about how their linearts can’t compare to their sketches. I’m not sure if I’m the right person to give advice on this, considering how sloppy I tend to be with my own linearting, but I thought I’d repeat some of the things I personally often see as most helpful for this problem. 

First of all, as pictured above, don’t try too hard to make your sketch look perfect. If you do, what tends to happen is that your lineart will really just be a traced version of your sketch, and most of the time traced art doesn’t really look too good. Instead, if you’re planning on inking a sketch, see it more as guidelines. This allows your lineart to have the same kind of freedom that often makes a sketch look good.

Secondly, if you’re working digitally, before inking, make your sketch really light. Like, really really light. That way, you can more easily tell exactly how what you’re inking actually will look when you remove the sketch completely. If you work traditionally and have the luxury of access to a light box, I like to put an extra sheet of paper between the sketch and lineart papers to get this effect (if my sketch isn’t really light already of course)

Lastly, play around with the brush setting. You’ll never know what suddenly might suit you better than you thought. Personally I like not having the opacity setting quite at a 100, and the size a tad bigger than the lineart is supposed to be even on the thickest areas. And for traditional artist, try every ink pen you can afford. You won’t regret it. Or well, your wallet will, but… uh, point being, I never get tired of trying new traditional inking mediums. Oh, and trying different inking styles! Eventually you just find something that clicks with you. 

Wow this post ended up being a lot longer than intended, and I don’t even know if any of this needed to be said or is useful at all, but yeah.., that’s all from me, hahah. 

zimiskoalas  asked:

How can I personalize my character's faces/bodies and stuff without getting away from my own style? You're really good at it, and all of my characters look the same (except Newt Scamander)

First think what exactly makes your style. These are mostly:
medium you use
traditional or digital brushes, what brushes?
lines
it doesn’t really matter if you do lineart or not, it’s the way your hand works, and the more you draw the more fluent and really yours the lines become; it’s this repetitiveness of the movement
colours and their application
colour palettes, the way you apply them to a surface
characteristic elements that don’t change
e.g. the shape of the eyes might differ but you add an ellement that stands out every time, let’s say… thick eyelashes

In my opinion, lines are the most important because as far as all the other things can be imitated by anyone (you can have access to the same brushes, use the same colour palettes, add the same characteristic elements as some other artist,) lines are the most difficult to emulate.

Also, I don’t think my style is that special and distinctive. I just use the same brushes all the time, my colouring process is pretty much the same for each piece. And drawing rosy cheeks is my habit lol. Tbh, I don’t really have a style. And even more tbh, I don’t care about it anymore. There was a time I wanted to find a style but now the improvement is what matters the most to me. I draw to make my hand feel confident and that’s it.

Stop focusing on your style so much, draw and have a good time doing it, draw different faces and body types without thinking that it might not look like drawn by you. It all will be yours as soon as your hand feels free and not restricted to the same few shapes. Try to repeat the process rather than shapes.