Ah, I’ve been a bit too busy as of late to help out, but thanks so much for the request! I hope your Zine gets a lot of recognition!
hellooo! I thought it would be fun to make a little tutorial/how to on my art while I’m on hiatus~ idk. I doubt it will be useful, but I hope you enjoy reading it ; v ; and thank you!!
STEP #1 - Sketch
The first thing I do is roughly sketch out how I’d like the picture to look. I start off with the body, and then I add the clothes and details, and then the face and hair! It’s kind of an annoying process, but it’s what I’m used to so I stick with it, haha.
STEP #2 - Outline
The next thing I do is take a picture of my sketch with my phone, send it to photobucket, and then download it to my computer. After that, I resize it and adjust the brightness/contrast settings so I can see it better. I figure that it doesn’t matter how blurry it is as long as I can see it, since it’ll be completely colored over in the end~ And of course I outline it! There’s not much of a point to this step, but I do it anyways.
STEP #3 - Lineart & lineart color
After the outline is done, I trace over everything else in the same color. For this I used black, but it’s a bad example because this is literally the only image I’ve ever used black for my main lineart color. I usually use a very dark grey, blue, purple, or on rare occasion, red. Once the lineart is done, I preserve the opacity and change it to match the color of the part it is outlining! (I plan to do a tutorial on how to chose good colors in the future).
STEP #4 - Color & cell shading
Afterwards, I color in everything. This step can be easily completed with the selection tool, but sometimes it misses some of the areas or goes out of the lineart, so I tweak it a bit so it looks right. Once that’s done, I use the lineart color to shade it in. 99% of the time a light source is needed so make sure you have one!!
STEP #5 - Single-color background
This step is pretty much optional! If you want to keep the image transparent, then you can simply end at step four. But if you would like to do a background, then make it a simple color which you can always change later~ After the background is visible, I make a white outline outside the main figure.
STEP #6 - Texture and hue change
Lastly, I add any texture I think will look nice! I personally like paper textures the most to give it a unique digital/traditional look. After all the steps are complete, I change the hue just slightly to however I think looks the best, for both the background and the main figure. And then it’s all done, so sign it! ♥
aahhhhhhhhh omg that’s so sweet, this made my day and it’s not even noon yet q v q !! It’s no problem luv and thank you!!
Glitch Art appreciation post. I really love this new artistic trend with “glitching” images. Sometimes you’ll wind up with really awesome results.
I hope this doesn’t burn your eyes out
Here’s some chibi OCs I completely forgot I made
there’s a lot of different styles used with these…
I keep forgetting how fun they are.
Lineart of some older works.
Sometimes with my lineart certain details can be seen as oppose to them not being visible in the finished product. Having said that, I would really appreciate it if you took a look at some of them. I already know a few of them are better than the colored versions…
Here’s a large dump of art trades and etc. I’m sorry, if you’re seeing this, then that means that I am currently in school and won’t be drawing for a while ; _ ;