Steps: (in case you can't read my writing) NOTE: these are not all the steps, these are JUST the words on the image. 1) Sketch. TIP: Don't settle guys! Work 'till its perfect! 4) After cropping so that your sketch fills the screen, I resize so that the larger dimension is 234 px. It's just how I like to do things. 5) Begin lining (on a new layer). Lower your sketch opacity and create a new layer for your lines. When working at a 234px canvas I like to use a 3px brush. 6) After it's lined should look something like that. 7) Line the eye. I like to do this on a separate layer than the normal lines. 8) Fill in your lines! I do this by using the magic wand tool and selecting the outer bits of the lines, then going to Select > Modify > Expand > by 1px. Then I go Select > Inverse. Make a new layer and fill it with colour. (You can always just colour it in by hand) 9) Colour in nose, pawpads, eye colour, etc. on separate layers. Then resize it down to 150px. 10) Start (on a new layer!) shading. Above is a colour I like to use but experiment. Some people like purple, blue, whatever you like! 11) Then set the layer to "multiply" and lower the opacity (to around 50-60%) 12) Add your second shading layer (on a new layer!), I usually only do two )for tags and lower this again to around 60-70%) 13) Do highlights on a new layer, set it to "overlay" and lower the opacity wayyy down, to like 16% or so. 14) With a lowered opacity 15) Add small details like shading the eye and and voila! You're done! Slap a signature on your masterpiece and call it a day.
Just covers my tool settings and basic knowledge. This is how I line, other people may have varying opinions ♥
FAQs: • What table did you use? - Wacom Intus 4 • Do you need a tablet? - For this guide, yes • Why or where should I varying my line thickness? - Personal preference really, or just thicker where shadows should be and thinner near highlights. • What font did you use? - Is my handwriting, I found a site that converts hand writing into a font. So I made my handwriting a font for me to use lol ♥
EDIT Whaa I can't believe this was at the bottom of the first page!! Thank you so much, guys! I'm glad you found it useful!! ; u ;
Since I've been terribly artblocked I decided to try and make myself useful...Somewhat. So heres a fluffiness tutorial, some peeps liked the idea so here it is haha.;;; Its nothing special really but it was good practice in trying to explain myself 'n' such.
Anyway, a lot of people seemed to like it on Tumblr so I hope it helps a little over here too. u v u;;
If you need help with anything then please say so~!
Btw, this is just my own way getting around this and I'm not a professional or anything. 8D;
First off, this isn't the "correct" way to make tags. This is just how I do it. There are multiple ways out there on how to make pixels, you'll just have to explore them all and find one that fits you best!
I made this using the Gimp 2.6 but it should work with other programs too as long as you know your program. I tried to be as descriptive as possible and use a lot of screen shots so I'm sorry if you don't understand something. If you have any questions about the tutorial, just ask!
Also, DO NOT USE ANY IMAGES FROM THIS TUTORIAL. Thank you!
I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY GRAMMATICAL AND SPELLING MISTAKES! I am quite notorious for typos >>'
A tutorial where I talk my way through a painting, going over some of the things to think about while your creating. This is in no way a complete "How To Digitally Paint" tutorial. That would be a several thousand page book. Also, I am not a professional in any way.
This was supposed to be a "Fur" tutorial. Ended up being more about process, color, and light.
Also, the image was painted in MyPaint and adjusted in Krita. The tutorial itself was set up in Gimp, with text added in Inkscape.
So in theory, EVERYTHING YOU SEE can be done with Free/Open source software. Special thanks to texturemate.com for the textures.
Also, I mention a few things in this tutorial, such as color adjusting, color theory, light and shadow, and detailed rendering. I highly suggest looking for other tutorials on the matter. This is more of a "big picture" tutorial.