Credit me on image if being used off site, in image description, no matter what. Use only on dA or horse sim games. Unless you have permission. Let me know where you use it. I want to fave it. Must manipulate the image, no redistribution of my stock.
If you're worried about the large file size, you can see the original tutorial on my blog here. This is the result of trying out a lot of tutorials and finding what worked best for me. The file size is very big, because I wanted to make a guide that was beginner friendly. I might put up another tutorial about drawing using the Path Tool (a.k.a. drawing directly into Gimp when you can't afford a fancy graphics tablet), in the future .
Important note: Use Gaussian Blur +1 on smaller images or it will become too blurred.
Ah! Finally done! ;u; I put it off a lot, but I worked really hard on it. xD Make sure to zoom in so it's easier to read! This is my entry for 's contest. The goal was the design a character for her webcomic - Zoophobia. www.zoophobiacomic.com/Zoophob… I absolutely love this comic, so if you haven't read it, go read it right now! It's awesome!
Some Extra information on Autolycus... What inspired this character?: Autolycus is based on a character I acted as in the Shakespeare play 'A Winter's Tale'. The character's name was - obviously - Autolycus. What's up with Autol's 'player' habits?: Due to Autol's childish personality, he's sometimes set apart from the rest of the gang a bit. Though he feels very accepted by them, he sometimes finds himself wishing for something more. This leads him to charm a strange girl into spending time with him. However, the reason it's a different girl every time is because Autolycus is afraid that a girl would be disgusted with him if he let her get too close and she saw who he was and what he's done. While Autol is very happy with Ren's gang and has no plans of breaking off, Autolycus is often troubled about where his life has led him and this uncertainty can make him feel very lonely. Why doesn't Autol tell anyone about his locket?: First of all, Autolycus is part of a rough crowd. The locket being heart shaped is bad enough, but Autol fears that if the others discovered that inside is a picture of Mommy and Daddy, he'd get made fun of. It's a childish reason to keep a secret, but that simply goes along with Autol's childish personality. Now that Autol has a better life, why doesn't he go find his parents?: Autolycus refuses to try to contact his parents for many reasons. One is that he holds the slightest hint of a grudge against them for kicking him out of the house so early in his life. He realizes that it had to be done, but he can't help feeling betrayed. Autolycus also knows that becoming part of a gang is far from what they meant when they said 'find a better life', and he's afraid that they'd be ashamed of him, or maybe even turn him in to the police. What kind of songs does Autolycus sing?: Autol will sing just about anything that has a happy, catchy beat. However, his favorites tend to be upbeat songs with a hidden sad or dark meaning. Yes, that even includes nursery rhymes like Ring Around the Rosie and London Bridge. I also see him singing the songs that the Autolycus in 'A Winter's Tale' sings. Especially; "Jog on, jog on, the footpath way and merrily hence the stile-a! A merry heart goes all the day, your sad tires in a mile-a!"
The drawing I used was just a quick thing i did while thinking this up i used an unsharpened pencile and computer paper so yeah! I think this is the first chibi-ish thing I've made. O_o
Well I hope someone can find this useful. But keep in mind I'm obviously not a prefesional and this may not be the easyist way or the best way but its basicly how i get it done when useing line art I scanned in and didn't draw on the computer with the pen tool(its probably better if you use that to redo the lines in The Gimp)
I didnt get into shading and all that because thats a tutorial in its self but also because you probably want to find your own ways to do that! Any questions just ask!