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WIP Some stuff that is coming along...I'm slow....:iconlazycryplz:
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To do list

  1. respond to all 900+ activity messages orz
  2. Finish current wips
  3. Have a better idea of what my responsibilities are
  4. 5 y o contest prize
  5. Try out tutorial
  6. Redo commissions page


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CLOSED - I need to catchup on some artworks

Dorks by RunaDrudenhaus
There are so many tutorials on DA but I'm not going to list the typical kind or for beginners. I want to share my favourite that I've used or tried before.

Since I mostly do digital art, I collected a bunch of tips related to digital art.

But I sort of have a tip of my own that I learned for traditional art, I wonder if anyone can confirm or add to it!
I really hate making lineart btw but I got the hang of it at some point so I'd like to get it out of the way.

For example I notice how some people have problems inking because their hand shakes, I have that problem too sometimes. I was trying to make the lines one day and I think short swift movements helped rather than trying to making long lines without taking a break. I still need to keep testing this for myself though ^^; so if anyone else has their method for a stress free inking experience go ahead and share!

So first one isn't really a tutorial.

Head Perspective Chart by yuumei
Below in the section there is advice written about drawing something several times each day. I have since tried doing this for myself. In the past copying from reference has never been a problem for me. The real challenge is making something original from your mind but to do that, you need to have a good idea of how something already looks.

After doing these exercises I went from one idea to the other. I came out with making a decent method for myself when I draw profiles. (before I couldn't draw profiles quick and clean enough or the same and yes it involves step by step stuff) I still need to practise more and come up with more simple methods I can easily grasp ;_;

Ok the rest
Character and general painting
2013 Shilin's drawing tutorial/walkthrough by shilin Carciphona - Tango by shilin<- result
Digital painting process from start to finish! Because I like the way it's done, messy and free at first and the lineart actually comes last! It's gorgeous in the end. *o*

Omocha's Mega Cell Shading Step by Step by ZenithOmochaP2Go: Domino by ZenithOmocha<- result
Very effective and organised way of doing digital art. This is how I usually do my cg's if I'm not sketching or doing it like a painting except with less layers.
One layer with all base colours second layer is a duplicated base which I put the shading on. Hard to explain but if you've ever watched an :iconartgerm: livestream then you might understand. 

sky + clouds tutorial by megatruhHinata and Zaki by Omar-Dogan
I couldn't understand this tutorial in the past == just saying. Still thought it was cool~ Has a 3d concept art feel.


night sky tutorial . by megatruh sky + clouds tutorial by megatruhwhen you're in love by megatruh<- Not result but her bg art is gogeous
.enolA by megatruh<- sort of result

Background tutorial! First is a night sky and the other sky + clouds.
I absolutely love :iconmegatruh:'s background centric artworks btw.

Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei Part1 Cloud Tutorial Part 2 by yuumeiPart 2
Awesome cloud painting tutorial by :iconyuumei: it's beautiful... ;u;

How to extract scanned linework in SAI by Keichan411<-Awesome
How to remove white background in Paintool Sai. Honestly the best advice you'll get about Sai.
If your image is perfectly black lines and white bg, this is a very quick and easy way of removing the bg.

Digital Painting Tutorial Pt I by lithrielPart 1Digital Painting Tutorial Pt 2 by lithrielPart 2Tutorial Example by lithrielResult

Digital Painting Tutorial by DianaeHanagumori by Dianae
I'm not sure if it was this tutorial or the one above it that I used when I painted a random realistic (but ugly) girl. It was a very long time ago but it's useful. Even if my image was gross XD I'm considering repainting that old realism art I did back then after I find one of oldest manga drawing when I was just starting out.

I used this for practising one day, so I could quickly experiment on shading.

I posted more than I thought I would, there are way more about, for example I watched a youtube video and how the artist mixes colours digitally in a certain way that I thought was interesting. I guess I never stop looking at different methods...

Advice straight from me
Hmm, people were mentioning that I made improvements coming back from my last hiatus. I didn't practise any digital art at all in that time but instead I had a cheap sketchbook, ball point pen or pencil that I used. I drew a lot of quick expressive sketches from sites like or another site like that but with photographs. I also used repetition to continuously redraw something making sure to make it more appealing. I was trying to stop past bad habits, like instead of trying to fix a sketch I would move on to the next one and avoid making the mistake in the first place. Pretty much...I just drew loads whether from reference, life, imagination etc.

Egh...and lately I have been drawing for hours and skipping sleep sometimes ._. I don't recommend it...I'm nuts.

You should know the best advice is to practise and be patient.

I'd like to pay more attention to clothing/folds and patterns soon. I'm not really pleased about bgs, I don't even want to say that I should be doing them because it annoys me. >.> orz 

I'd love to hear if anyone has any favourite methods whether it helps you or you enjoy doing them!


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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Birthday giveaway - 1000 POINTS to your collections. I'm happy that you like it :la:
PedroHyuuga Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! ^ ^
lForken Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
WoW thx for the llama.

A Wolf is happy ^^
emadtheman Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure what the purpose of lamas are in deviant art (recently started deviating) but thanks.
chibi252 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg omg omg i'm super duper lateFinnian (Very sorry) [V1] 

thank you for the lama Pikachu Loves It Plz 
sorry for being so late though
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