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January 17, 2013


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GRILL-BOY Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do I get my outlines crisp and clean. Also how do I get color like the examples below. Any tips? What programs do you use?




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siantjudas Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Digital Artist
You can use whatever you want in the end, all it really takes is attention to details, and putting in the time to clean and smooth out the work.
narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
There is no substitue for clean line for practice.

Othere then the pen tool, if you don't want to feel worn out and rigided, you just going to have to practice it. Some tips are to see ahead where you drawing and not to look at your pencil. Its almost like driving a car. You don't look like the nearest window, or else your car wobbles. You look at the distance.

Use your whole arm. For details, use your pinky for pivoting.

Draw with only one line the whole way down.

Turn the page.

Here is a set that teaches 101 on line art:

Also it ok to do work in layers. Do the mess first, then ink it. Some animators do a blue pencils for shape, and then the red for details. Then they would ink it. Or they usually do that all in pencil and then ink it.
Mercury-Crowe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Graphics tablet, really large size, and practice.

Programs, well, pretty much anything. I like photoshop. Other people like sai. Some people like gimp. You can do pretty much the same thing in all of them, the difference is just how long it takes and how complicated it is.
SageStrike2 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Paint Tool Sai for everything.
I start off with a rough sketch of whatever it is I want to draw.
I normally do this in red so it's easy to see. Then I make a layer above
the sketch and switch to black. I then change the stability to S-7. This adds
a bit of a lag to the pencil or brush. The lines are produced slower
which makes it easier to guide the lines to where you want them to go.
After that I pretty much trace over the sketch.
straightx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Pretty much this is how I do it. All you need is a hard round brush and turning off the transfer. Here is a halfway work of mine. [link]

Create a sketch
Change sketch color and opacity
Make a new layer
*Draw a line* Keep undoing until that line is perfect!
Make a new layer
Draw a line
Edit the lines
Merging layers together.

You can really speed up this process by using the actions window in photoshop. I personally have F2 set to create a new layer and F3 to merge down. This way you can punch through a ton of layers and merge them quickly. Alternatively you put each line on it's own layer and then merge.
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lots and lots of practice
use a digital tablet
use a large canvas size 2000-4000 pixels maybe
300 dpi
small brush size
confident brush strokes
study color theory
use layers
plenty of youtube tutorials
photoshop, sai, gimp...
lots more practice
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