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Simple lineart trick by Looji Simple lineart trick by Looji
thing I've been doing a lot lately with my art, its very simple but in my opinion very effective
Thought I would share it !
I used SAI2 for this, but I think it's also possible for other art programs, as long as overlay is a layer mode
I used the last brush from this picture for the lineart :

note someone pointed out that it indeed only works with thinner lines, really thick lines will show imperfections of the colouring underneath
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:iconkayandjaycreate:
kayandjaycreate Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, thank you for the tip!
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MisereL Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did anyone got this to work in ClipStudio?
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:iconsoy-barrita:
Soy-Barrita Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
Yes it works!
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MikesScribbles Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
fo sho! been looking for this tuit. I do my line arts in brights so this could help me

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BlankEye Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
Ooh, neat! Here be wisdom!
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Grincubus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this trick; I used it on this piece I did! :heart:
CDC - Pelon Pelo Rico Lamia by Grincubus
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Aki-Dokii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Student General Artist
IQ Over 200
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:iconmateusboga:
mateusboga Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018   Digital Artist
This is a neat trick, thanks!
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:iconjack-lant:
Jack-Lant Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit you have no idea how much this helps. I've been trying to develop an art style that's akin to 90's anime, and this just helped me get past a year long wall I've been stuck on!
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Ulfeid3 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
To be honest, can't see a big difference...
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RavieTheArticFox Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
worked kinda? now theres a lotta white pixels in the lineart :/
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:iconneodualism:
neoDualism Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you're using sai its likely because you used a softer brush
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SakishiTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe you did something wrong then
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stickypawss Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SpearHawk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Will it work with GIMP?
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018   Digital Artist
I don't know, you can just try it out x) ? I think I did hear people say it works but I'm not sure anymore.
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neoDualism Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no probably not or if it does definitely not as well
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:iconpoke-chann:
Poke-Chann Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Student
most of my lines look too purple now
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018   Digital Artist
You can play around with the colors still, like mentioned in the tutorial
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:iconpoke-chann:
Poke-Chann Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Student
yep i fixed it thank you! im actually new to sai, any chance you have any speed draws? :0
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018   Digital Artist
I have speedpaints on my youtube channel : www.youtube.com/looji
not with using this trick though (not yet haha)
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Poke-Chann Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Student
Thank you!!
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BlueAppleSiren Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Niiiice, gotta try this one soon, thanks a ton!
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koldkyle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
tHaNk YoU ive been trying to figure out how to do this for forever dkjfiei bless
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:iconpracias:
Pracias Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason, I can't get it right. The colours are just not blending! Do I have to paint underneath the line art?
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018   Digital Artist
if all the base colours are underneath the lineart, and in the same folder then it should work for the blending
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:iconpracias:
Pracias Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for replying!
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SunaBuna Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg.. this is so much easier than me trying to recolor the lines myself to match the color.. thank you for this
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sling4ever Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
Thanks to your tutorial, this came out very well! Virgo

Like your added note says, thin lines do help.  Once again thank you. Winner 
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DesenhoExperiment Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
this was very useful, thank you
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karceadopts Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
this is such a fantastic trick! thank you so much for sharing
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guigadj Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
genious. i'm impressed and using this now.... send more tips XD
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Grimmijaggers Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness thank you!!!
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Rainbow-Acey Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PERFECT thank you
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GibbyLoves Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful!
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Pl-e-a-s-e Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ho heck this is really useful
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RussianBlueHusky Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tip! It helps a lot! :)
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GeekyGooDraws Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Faved, very nice trick! =^)
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fskEmma Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you know what other names art programs would call "overlay"? I use medibang, but I can't seem to find the overlay option for the layer.
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Kittin-The-Creator Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Overlay is in there, its just under divide
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fskEmma Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use medibang on android
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riaen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Student General Artist
Hey there, im havin a small problem and i dont really know how to fix it and was wondering if you knew how ??
Lineart Problem 2 by riaen
It just makes the line art really uneven and choppy i guess and idk V:
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Kittin-The-Creator Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just have some coloring gaps is all!
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:iconriaen:
riaen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Student General Artist
nah nah i wasnt talking about the gap in the neck
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kameikae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  New Deviant
i think kittin is right,, there are spots in the drawing that you havent colored, so they show up choppy and such
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:iconriaen:
riaen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Student General Artist
No it has to do with how small my canvas was tbh
All of the parts in my drawing were colored in ;;
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Pyalicious Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018   Digital Artist
It has nothing to do with the canvas. For this trick to work, you need to have VERY tidy coloring. The colors must reach under the lineart, so if you color by hand and the coloring is choppy, so will the lineart if you will use this trick.

If you look at the original picture shown here, once the lineart's opacity is lowered, the art looks like a lineless, neat, tidy artwork. If you remove the lineart on yours and it doesn't look tidy, this trick won't work.
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kameikae Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  New Deviant
ah, i see,,,
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:iconlooji:
Looji Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018   Digital Artist
If you zoom in on my art it looks kinda sloppy too
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(Sorry that it isn't a thumb I'm on my phone haha)
And if you're talking about the neck part, just go underneath with the base colour, or to do every spot in one go, put all your layers in a folder, flatten the image and copy it, undo the flatten part so you get your layers back, and copy the flat image underneath all the layers and turn it a dark colour or something (see what works best for your drawing)

Also I really like your drawing even though i cant see it all haha, it looks cute!
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