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MAGIC bubble tutorial

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By Apofiss   |   Watch
Published: July 22, 2010
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yeah, magic ;D

puff! i guess this covers the basic understanding on how to do these magical shiny bubbles :] to add, you can always do this your way and take out of my tutorial whatever fits your approuch... hope its helpful!

bubble progression from (top) left to right.

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used tools: photoshop, paint tool sai and wacom tablet.

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colouring tips by Apofiss Almost Magic Clouds tutorial by Apofiss
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LokenauzStudent General Artist
Really interesting. Cool and well explained!
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WeirdoTheWeirdnessHobbyist Digital Artist
u sure like writing a lot -thanks tho-
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hernitaHobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you, very helpful :)
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This is nice, thanks!
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thank u this tutorial is great!!
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artReallHobbyist General Artist
WoW! TNX!XD ;D ;))
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ChaokiEveryStudent Filmographer
Realy, realy realy nice !0.0
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Daystar-ArtHobbyist General Artist
Hey there, awesome tutorial!
I just managed to paint a passable bubble, thanks to it, not quite the same, but using a very similar technique. So because I'm not the greatest painter, I made myself two brushes to use in my works. I'll still test them out and see how they are, but is it okay if I submit them on dA? I'll credit you as an inspiration, should this happen, of course :P and they'll be free to use
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Apofiss Digital Artist

sure go ahead!
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Daystar-ArtHobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thanks a lot!
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puppet25Student Digital Artist
*gasps* BUBBLES!!!!! :3
I'm obsessed with bubbles
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The most frustating is to find the right brushes!!!
You used both photoshop and Paint Tool SAI, but to be honest, I don't know how to make such a soft round brush like yours here on SAI.
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Apofiss Digital Artist
try default soft brush in Ps or soft or water brush in SAI, it should do the trick with a little bit of practise!
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Carousel-taleHobbyist Digital Artist
I used this here XD it look so pretty !

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Hend15Student Digital Artist
WOW !!!! Amazing ! ^^
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Rienn-De-ImmortalHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your great tutorial.
I did it.
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MomoCosmosHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! Used here 
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Divine-Shadow-QueenStudent Digital Artist
Mine came out looking kinda weird ; u ; it looks more like an alien planet then a bubble haha oh well hopefully if i practice i'll get it sooner or later. Thanks for the tutorial~ <3 
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Shuichi991Hobbyist Digital Artist
I finally did it for the first time, after a long wait, thank you very very much Heart  My result.
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Apofiss Digital Artist
welcome :]
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use this to give me a hand with drawing a tear drop thing
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TheFabBertaHobbyist Digital Artist
I tried it. :3 Thanks a lot for this awesomely easy and cool tutorial! :D 

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