Post by Miyuki Wakahisa on Dec 1, 2015 12:10:44 GMT -5
So I figured I could give a very brief run down of the tools I use to do art and how I use them. Now, this isn't how I do everything, since I tend to use different shading styles depending on what I'm drawing, but mehhh. I can give a more thorough explanation if you guys want.
I use Easy Paint Tool SAI for all of my drawing, Paint.net for cropping, editing, and general touch up things (Cuz I don't have photoshop and hate GIMP)
Here's my setup along with a preview of the drawing I'm working on how. I use the pen as a sketch tool with the settings in the picture. I typically have most of the screen with what I'm working with and one or two other windows on the side for references. Right now I have the stabilization really high cuz I'm tired and my hand isn't super smooth. I typically have it around 8 or 9 while sketching. Sometimes I turn it off completely cuz it tends to leave stray lines when I pick up my pen when I'm moving too quick. i.imgur.com/SbDEHgu.png
Lineart I use the Ink Pen tool for the general lines and then use the Pen tool for highlighting any lines I didn't get quite dark enough. I typically bump the stabilizer up to around 12 or 14 depending on how ballsy I'm feeling, or how simple the drawing is. More involved pictures I have around 13 or 14, whereas Pokemon stuff like what you saw before I have around 10-12. i.imgur.com/YNRexh4.png
And onto coloring! This is a super, super dumbed down version of what I do, since I usually have multiple colors in a single shadow, but it gets the point across. Lay down the base color (I typically pick the mid range color between the darkest shadow and brightest highlight as the base). After you do that, make a new layer and click the little box that says "Clipping group". What that does is makes sure none of your lines goes outside what was marked in the base image. You can have multiple clipping group layers tied to one layer.
Once you got that all tied up, pick your darker color (Move slightly down on the wheel and down/to the left a bit for a good shadow is what I do) and lay down a flat area you want dark with the pen. Be sure not to have the entire area you want shaded colored, as the next step will increase the shadowing area just a bit.
Take the Water Color tool (Occasionally I use the blending tool for a harder edge on the shadow) and color over all over your shading and expand it as necessary. Keep in mind that if you run the Water Color over multiple colors, it will blend them all together. This can be annoying if you have white on the image, as it'll make your shading more of a highlight. If I'm working with white, I just get the blending tool to work best I can.
Finally, lighting is done in pretty much the same way, except with lighting colors (up on the wheel and up/right is what I do). A lot of people tend to make their brightest brights by setting the style of the layer to "Luminescent" but I find that to be a bit too bright for my tastes. I only do that when I want really dramatic lighting. i.imgur.com/BnbE5YJ.png
Post by Miyuki Wakahisa on Dec 1, 2015 12:31:16 GMT -5
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