Daily Deviation
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Tutorial: Building a Sketch

By klinanime
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... hm... I dunno. Just for funsies.

Kagami and her "Sword", Tsubasa.

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simplyskecha's avatar
Oooohhh! Awesome. I work with a mouse tho, so I'm limited to drawing then scanning. So I have to sketch, erase, sketch, erase... it's a vicious cycle I tell ya. 
klinanime's avatar
heh, I hear ya. it's all about the keyboard shortcuts... but even then, carpal tunnel!
... =p
kyuyushin's avatar
Oh god this is impressive and expressive :3

never stop teaching to others XD
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DrowessGirl's avatar
With the tid bits of anatomy issues, I honestly wonder why this was chosen as a Daily Deviantion. I have seen tutorials with much cleaner results.
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beats me, since I am always utterly uninvolved in that process and just sloppily do things for fun.
DrowessGirl's avatar
Mmm, I hope what I've said doesn't come across as negative towards you. I am moreso baffled by the admins on this one.
klinanime's avatar
meh, I'm not offended by a comment that basically says what I'm thinking. There's a lot better stuff out there.
BrownPoo's avatar
Because this is generally helpful. Everyone has a different method, and I find this tutorial to be very similar to my own. It's not so much about cleanliness and perfection as it is about "building a sketch".
DrowessGirl's avatar
What I was trying to get at though was that I have seen 50+ more tutorials that follow this process, and in the end create something eye catching, with little to no issues. I can agree that this one is simple and easy to follow, but it just isn't Daily Deviation worthy.
BrownPoo's avatar
:L that's subjective, as with every other piece of art. It's a tutorial. It doesn't need something eye catching if it's able to teach something simple and easy.
DrowessGirl's avatar
Not really. The lines are messy, there are many anatomy issues. Sure, a tutorial can be anything, yes, but daily deviation worthy? No.
BrownPoo's avatar
Once again, a sketch is supposed to be messy.

You aren't learning anatomy here...you're trying to get the structure of the process down.
DrowessGirl's avatar
You're not getting the point here.

I've said numerous times that I get the tutorial and I know what she's doing, BUT because of the many issues in this piece, it is my honest opinion that it is not Daily Deviation worthy. She's not teaching software, but technique and process, so yes, the quality in the end is important. And quality is what is supposed to get you on the front page.
BrownPoo's avatar
Once again, this is a SKETCH. If it were perfect, it wouldn't be a SKETCH.
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pureluck13's avatar
I was thinking the same thing... =/
FullmetalNyuu's avatar
Wow, nice tutorial. I might use some of your tecniques. I usually don't sketch with such purpose, but this would be helpful if I need it for character design.
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thanks, glad it could be of use
looking-glass-pear's avatar
This is really handy! I always seem to ditch the 'stick-man' stage before drawing, which is really stupid because I think it's really important for building a sense of movement (something I lack) and keeping proportions right.

Thanks for your very helpful and descriptive tutorial! The only downfall is that when you're drawing by hand, you cannot make new layers or hide them and such! But still, that can be fixed by just using pencils lightly and an erasing later, methinks. Thank you again! :)
klinanime's avatar
try photo-blue pencils for underdrawing. Pentel makes blue pencil lead for just such a purpose, found in art stores.
Walyco's avatar
Very helpfull, thank you ! :D
Zelorius's avatar
Thank you for sharing this!!
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