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bubbles - OUTDATED, LINK TO UPDATE IN DESCRIPTION

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Published: January 2, 2013
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HELLO SEEKERS OF INFORMATION ON HOW TO PAINT BUBBLES ON SAI. THIS TUTORIAL IS OLD AS BALLS. PLEASE PROCEED TO MY NEW UPDATED AND SHINIER TUTORIAL: painting underwater bubbles on paint tool sai. by Electrical-Socket


So here's a thingy.

((do they call it 'dilution' on the destwo version of SAI? i have the official version so let me know if the wording needs changing because i know the destwo one has slightly different names for stuff))

I can't stress enough that this isn't a 'how to draw x' type tutorial - there are so many ways to make bubbles and this is just the way I do it. Properly realistic bubbles involve more shadows and brighter highlights and reflection and...yeah! There's no better reference than reality.

But if you want to make basic semirealistic underwater bubbles, and you like how these ones look, by all means feel free to use this and I hope it's of help to you!


If you want to see how these bubbles look as part of a bigger picture, I drew a hell of a lot of them in this:

Kingdom Hearts - Atlantis Xigbar by Electrical-Socket

All feedback is appreciated! Let me know what you thought of this sort-of-kinda-tutorial. :3

**EDIT**

Wow, I really wasn't expecting such a great reception to this! ._. Thank you, everyone who faved and commented on this. Seriously.

(i'll be thanking you all personally :3)
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KapootoeiHobbyist General Artist
This saved my freaken drawing from being erased. Thank you!
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oddsocketHobbyist Digital Artist
No worries, happy that it helped!! :D
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Omg thank you so much!!! This is a fantastic tool!!! It should be in a how to encyclopedia!
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Hend15Student Digital Artist
That is so amazing I were looking for this thank you so much really ! ^^
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used in this picture: Meripony by crochetamommy
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broqentoysHobbyist General Artist
easy and awesome, thanks! :clap:
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oddsocketHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it easy to follow! :)
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RhiechouHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!~ I appreciate this tutorial!~ <3
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oddsocketHobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, I'm glad you found it useful! c: 
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danielle16614Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you make the shinier one in the picture the one tthat is almost gloiwng
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oddsocketHobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I don't know which one you're referring to! But if you want to add more shine, make the highlight colour brighter and maybe also add some white/near-white shines. :) If you want the bubble to straight-up glow, then you'll want to make the whole bubble a little lighter and give some glow around the outside of it. 
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Thanks so much for the help with the underwater bubbles!
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You're more than welcome, I'm glad you found it useful! :)
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SnowSymphonyHobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! I Used Here :happybounce:  It was very useful!!
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oddsocketHobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! :D I'm glad you found it handy!
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Thanks!! Nod 
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thank you! this was really helpful!
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I'm glad you found it useful! :)
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great tut! thanks for sharing! :)
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oddsocketHobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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Beatrix-WhiteStudent Digital Artist
very very helpful! Thank you heaps! :la:
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I'm glad you found it useful! C:
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NanoStarHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial, hand drawn bubbles seem to fit in more than simply drawing and shading a pure circle.
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You're welcome, I'm glad you found it useful! :)
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