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although the art was made in autodesk sketchbook 7 (more info on the program here - sketchbook.com), the method applies to basically any digital program that has basic layer and brush functions. i mostly use photoshop but have been playing around with sketchbook more since getting a cintiq companion (it's a more intuitive and fast program for touch devices).
for more information on my techniques (including background information, tips, and links to process vids and other resources i've done in the past): please check out my FAQ!! - F.A.Q - new and improved
I've been trying to figure out digital painting, so I used this tutorial to draw one of my own characters and I am almost ANGRY at how pretty the result is, thank you, this is a good tutorial for someone who is sitting here with NO CLUE what they're doing.
What I mean by that is: once you set your lines to multiply and change the color of the lines, this usually reveals some inconsistencies in your color layer. some color blocking might appear sloppy because it becomes 'exposed' by the lighter lines. so you have to go to your color layer and make sure it's all consistent and neatly colored in. if you look at the outer edge of the hair in the step before.. and compare it to the step after.. you can see that it's been made a bit 'neater'. that's what i mean
hope that helps!