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Tutorial: how I draw lineless by Celebi-Yoshi Tutorial: how I draw lineless by Celebi-Yoshi
2017 comments from self: sorry I used such a hard-to-read font, and sorry about how messy my handwriting is xD I didn't expect this tutorial to get so much use!

It's fairly short, because really the only thing I do is... not use lineart xD But yeah, hope this tutorial is helpful in some way o:

Everything shown here was done in Photoshop.

Fun fact: I actually can't draw lineart on computers for beans. Like I actually can't do it. I draw lineless because I like how it looks, and because lineart is just too hard for me :'D

Simple shading tutorial, and yoshi drawing:
Simple shading tutorial by Celebi-Yoshi      Mi yoshi bby by Celebi-Yoshi
This technique is used in almost all of my "fancier" drawings/paintings.... some that I am asked about most often:
Princess Cadence by Celebi-Yoshi Princess Celestia by Celebi-Yoshi Queen Chrysalis by Celebi-Yoshi
Yep, same technique for fleshing out my images as used in this tutorial
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017   Digital Artist
Very useful ^^
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:icontabbysflame:
TabbysFlame Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Student Artist
Thank you sooooo much!!!!
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dontmineit Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU FOR THIS
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CakeIsSuperior Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it okay to use the binary pen(the pixel pen)? Or does it ruin the lineless art somehow?(I use ibisPaint, and it's kinda hard for me to use the magic brush to select blobs that aren't pixelly)
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:iconcelebi-yoshi:
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
You can do lineless with any kind of tool! I'd suggest maybe trying to stick to the same types of tools throughout the process (so if you use binary pixel pen for color, use it for shading as well etc).
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:iconcakeissuperior:
CakeIsSuperior Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks~ I'll remember that
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:iconkalinijta:
kalinijta Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2017
When coloring, do I have to make a layer for each color?
I mean, a layer for skin, another for hair, etc
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:iconcelebi-yoshi:
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
I usually do, at least initially, so if I mess something up or want to change something it's easy to fix. ^^
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:iconkalinijta:
kalinijta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Ok, thanks ^^
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:iconbumbledum:
Bumbledum Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student General Artist
God I love your art. ^^ Thank you!
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:iconcrazy-corners:
Crazy-Corners Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student
That is so cute omg
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uetomutt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok so the sketch is one layer and then when you start 'blocking' it with
color, that's also a layer too right ??
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:iconcelebi-yoshi:
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes! The more layers the merrier :')
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:icondeer-rat:
deer-rat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it helps really, but one question ;;
how do I make the lines not shaked..?
I mean that they look straight and not ohrrible drawn ;_;
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CarrotPotato Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Where do you draw?
For example, in Medibang, you just gotta adjust the correction option. In level 19, the lines become smoother~
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:icondeer-rat:
deer-rat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw in SAI but it's not the stabilizer.. my tablet works fine on my computer, but not on my laptop somehow
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:iconcarrotpotato:
CarrotPotato Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Strange, maybe it's a tablet configuration gone wrong?
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chibiBiscuit Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome! :D Thank you so much for making this!

I'm definitely going to try this out sometime in the future. Alternatively, my wife threw me an idea when I was whining about how chunky and fugly everything looks when I try this. She said I should draw the lineart for each color like I normally do, just do it in the same color as the fill and put them both on the same layer. It's a little bit of a workaround, and not really a proper fix to the "my hand isn't steady enough for this!" problem, but it's a possibility.

I can't wait to give this a shot. There's going to be a torrent of pony art on my page. ^___^ Thank you again, you're the best!!!
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:icontitanicwalnut63:
titanicwalnut63 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That actually helps alot!!! Thank you!! :D
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:iconcelebi-yoshi:
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm happy to hear it! :) you're welcome!
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:iconheartisnude:
HeartIsNude Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Secrets revealed! No patent! The technique is ripe for stealing!

Or contributing to help others improve ^.^
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:iconjojuki-chan:
Jojuki-chan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I'll try this sometime! :D
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:iconcelebi-yoshi:
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
:'D
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DarkestDragonKing Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First thing I thought of was my picture of Zyrathus. I did it all with no lineart and then when I finished the coloring, I put in the lineart at the end x.x lol
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LuLuLunaBuna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So useful and interesting! Thanks for posting! :) Your methods are a lot like mine except I still use lines, floodfill, and color-replace. ...And then I do other stuff, but yeah, getting the color bases down... just like that! Awesome! Your way is quicker, lol.
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Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :'D
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naivewolfjosh Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love my lines, but I also want to try this out a bit.  Nice tutorial.
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:iconcelebi-yoshi:
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :3
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:iconcelestialrainicorn:
CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I think my brain just broke....
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:iconcelebi-yoshi:
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
*glues brain back together* O:
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:iconcelestialrainicorn:
CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I don't think I can do this. It's too hard for me.
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