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tutorial time!

Wed Sep 1, 2010, 8:37 PM


ART TUTORIAL:

einlee.net/tutorial.html

it seems the contents still leave a lot to be desired, but i'll work on it slowly and surely. in the meantime, thank you for the feedback and it's nice to know that the tutorial has benefited some of you. anything else you'd like to see added to the tutorial don't hesitate to let me know ^3^

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:iconjakemono:
Jakemono Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Digital Artist
I'd really love to read this, but I cant seem to access it :( Is the link broken for everyone?
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AnaOnigiriChan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
link is broken for me too :(
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ArtistocrArt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot :D

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K-Positive Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thankies!
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kitsunemimichan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! You just saved me so much time! :hug:
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findingghost Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial is actually perfect! It taught me things I didn't know and it just really helped to have someone write down the steps in a clear, helpful way. I usually find tutorials super confusing but this was so so good! When you don't have someone teaching you to do digital art I find that I'm guessing a lot and not ever really sure if I'm doing it right but now I have more of an idea and I just love you so much right now, haha, thank you!
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:iconochako:
ochako Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student
sorry, but do you always merge all of your layer while in SAI? (dont count the lineart) :o
and... what's the difference between merge them and no?
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't merge them all until the end when the pic is finished. Keeping layers separate means you can work on whatever is on that layer without affecting the others, and by merging them well...they merge, so really it's just a matter of convenience
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:iconochako:
ochako Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student
so, when the pic is finished, you did merge all the layers? ._____.a *sorry
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, mostly because it makes file saving faster.
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:iconochako:
ochako Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student
okaay thanks~
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bubblesfizz Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you ave any progress videos on youtube or your site? i'd totally love to see them! OvO
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly, nope!
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:iconochako:
ochako Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student
i read it~ its greaaat =) and your tut on your diary, too.
remember you said that: "this is how i usually draw my people, head first......."
on [link]

as i know there're 3 steps to draw human figure (stickman-blockman-final(inking, etc) )
from what i saw, it seemed that you're using 3 of 'em. uh,
just make a small question to me...
why dont you draw 'em without stickman-poses?
i mean, i know that every artist had their own styles u__u and i know thats a super silly question q3q *peace*

do you ever tried to draw 'final-style' only? and whats the difference between using it and not? uh, its bugging me alot, really!
well, my teacher said that "as long as you know the basics / human-body-structures, you may no need stickman nor blockman (final only). so, you can draw more better and quickly."

i dont really get it with the meaning of 'better'
even though i grew up with my final-style only. and with my self-taught education. can you solve my problem? .___.v

*uhoooo im sorry with this silly questioon x__x but i want to know that >.< and sorry if its too much to ask T_Tv and bad English, too*
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I usually don't start out with stickman poses--that was mostly for demonstration, which I can see didn't work out too well =P but stickmen help with proportion if that's something still being worked on.

"final-style only" is an approach used if you're familiar with anatomy/proportions and don't need to build a figure first before adding the details. I'd suggest you do whatever you're most comfortable with.
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:iconochako:
ochako Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student
i get it! XD thanks a bunch!

hmm, about manipulating lineart..
to make a different color with the same line, you decided to use photoshop, and not sai...
hmhm.. i understand now.. thats why your line looks super smooth :'D ooh, thank you very much! :D and keep up the good work!

also, im waiting your next tutorial about scanned lineart~ :la:
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BlueStorm-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOOOW!!! Thank you for the really useful tutorial! I had no idea about color wheel before! :la:

Can you somewhat give some tutorial about how to make Japanese-style brush lineart like some of your Kenshin arts? [link]
I've been dying to know how to do it!
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!

I probably won't be making a tutorial for that since I don't use gimp anymore, but the effect was pretty much just exploiting one of its brushes (called "ink" I think) with tablet pressure sensitivity to get the variation in stroke thickness. Then I blurred some of the edges (not sure if this was in SAI or not) to get that wet-on-wet effect, and manually drew in some thin stray strokes for the dry-brush look.
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BlueStorm-Studio Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So basically you used gimp for the lineart?
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, that's right~
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Willow-Tree-Stables Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012


Is it possible to make a watermark using SAI? This tutorial has been wonderful, it answered so many questions that I had! Except for the watermark one. I just can't seem to find any tutorials explaining how to do a watermark using Paint Tool SAI.
Thank you!
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
As far as I know, there's no type tool in Sai (please correct me if otherwise) so I'm guessing not--for text-based watermarks at least. No reason why you can't write it out or do a logo of some sort!
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Willow-Tree-Stables Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012


Oh,I don't mind if there isn't a way with the type tool, but do you know of any tutorials that show how to do nontext-based watermark? I intended to draw one up rather than use words.

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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know any tutorials for that, though I guess you could just ..draw one directly over the picture?
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Jun-Okami Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful!!! Many tutorials tell about how to draw, but for me the most helpful part of this is the technical stuff. Like about watermarks and saving and layers and stuff. Nobody else talks about them, and I learned A LOT.
Thanks for the quick summary of color relationships, too, sometimes from big tutorials i learn a lot but lose it all because i get to wrapped up in details.

:D Great job~ I love your art!! Keep it up!!!
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Lyka99 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! It was extremely informative, and I really appreciate that you took the time to list references and color theory.
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Iad83 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Thanks a bunch for this! :)
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Qin-Ying Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse me, to make smooth and thin lineart, do you resize the image size after you finish the inking or after the whole thing is done? Sorry, just need to know.
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
after the whole thing is done!
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Qin-Ying Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thanks for replying!
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Phuoz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thaaaaaank you T_T !! Now i'm able to roxx like you ... Ah no.
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fantasia1940 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you soooo much for making this tutorial!! i was boggling my mind trying to figure out how you achieve such gorgeous color schemes like no other. i'm sure working in digital has been amazing for that part, because paper has little forgiveness for inks ;;;;; but I really appreciate all the effort you put into explaning schemes and highlighting and such. youre awesomely helpful! :love:
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JerkArts Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never knew Sai had an opacity lock option *0*
This is gonna save so much time ~
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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JerkArts Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never knew Sai had an opacity lock option *0*
This is gonna save so much time ~
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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HonG-t Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY thank you for new tuts >u</
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:iconicyyyyy:
icyyyyy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Hi I was just looking the tutorial over, it's amazing! Thanks so much, I hope to try it out later on!
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:iconcelectis:
Celectis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome tut! It's great to see how some artists approach their working process * w *
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Kitsko Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you for the tutorial on your page~ It really helped me to understand a bit the way you color, which is beautiful! by the way!
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very helpful..I haven't tried sai,but what you say about photoshop is very useful...I still don't find it natural to jump straight to digital sketching,so I shall be inspired by this to skip the scanner sometimes!!:XD:Thanks for sharing-love your artwork!:love:
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HenrikTibby Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I enjoyed the tutorial
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ravenous-sweets Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks so much for the tutorial, I found it really helpful.
For the smaller resolution what do you recommend?
Or does it depend?
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it all depends on what you're comfortable working with!
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MarianaBR Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Thank you for the tutorial :love:

This was the best tutorial I've ever read (and I read a lot of them u.u'')
It was simple but with enough detail so that everyone understands!!!

I love you :heart:
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maikuu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
this is amazing! oMG! imma start practicing your steps! the color wheel really helped me a lot! thank you for the wonderful guide!!!:D
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shirahime2345 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student General Artist
well I just want to know about this WIP [link]
did you set the contrast for the layer?cause I'm really curious how do you make the colors so shiny and eye catchy
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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this was mostly a color combo exercise so i slapped a bunch of high pitch colors on it =P
not really sure what you mean by contrast layer
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shirahime2345 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Ooo.. I see=D
I mean you set a contrast and saturation for the layer that you used^^;
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nate2211 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
totaly awesome dude you explained it so well it was like you was teaching me face to face ><
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archvermin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Thanks for the putting together this detailed tutorial! Had always wondered about your approach to colors. If I could fave this journal I would.
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kabecao Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the tutorial.
Is helpfull.

You could talk about the color harmonies on this site: [link] [link]
Have you heard?
This Adobe site is very interesting for artists.
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