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2013 Shilin's drawing tutorial/walkthrough


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The long awaited drawing tutorial/walkthrough thing is finally here!!

:star: The full tutorial can be viewed here:
:star: The accompanying time lapse video here:…
:star: Finished piece: Carciphona - Tango by shilin

Last year around may, I hit 10k likes on facebook and I promised to create a new drawing video/tutorial of my drawing process, since my last one was like 8 years ago LOL;; It took a lot longer than I expected to complete because I had so much other work to do in the last half of the year, and I did not want to half ass the tutorial and waste everybody’s time, so it took until now to finish. I’m so sorry for the delay, but 74k more likes later (how the hell did that happen) it’s finally done!!

The video itself is a plain time lapse video with no annotation or anything, from blank canvas to completion. The tutorial link contains screenshots, explanations, links, and gifs walking through the whole drawing process. It also contains links to specific parts of the video so you don’t have to search the whole grueling 2 hour video for information. But the entire video is there in a slow ish speed so that you can look for whatever insignificant part of my drawing process for information if you need to.

So yes, this is dedicated to all my followers! Thank you guys for all your support over the years, I hope this gives some of you new things to try out in your drawing process or new tools to try your hands on, and most importantly, help develop a good problem solving habit/mindset that will help you greatly in learning new things about drawing without the need of someone else's help. Work hard everyone and good luck!!

link to tutorial:

Star! Other art by me Star!
Carciphona Vol.1 Cover by shilin Carciphona - Toccata by shilin Sona by shilin Cupid by shilin Carciphona - Too Late by shilin

| carciphona | CP on mangamagazine | tumblr | twitter | shop (manga, artbook, prints) |
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NoctuaBell's avatar
Thanks for you effort making this.
Lunangel07's avatar
Thanks so much for this <3
Forfensen's avatar
This is so helpful, I really like how you've explained some Photoshop tools.

I officialy salute you for your Sona splash art and others.
S7VENSTARS's avatar
Thanks for the awesome tips ^^!
OmnizoaDev's avatar
This has some wicked helpful photoshop tips.  Thanks!
Kyghh's avatar
artsikairi's avatar
This is great! Wow!
I had seen your speed painting vid on youtube and couldn't figure it out, this, makes sense!
supesdupe's avatar
thank you for taking the time to make and share this
ScorpioKun's avatar
I have one question though, how do you blend colors in photoshop? I've been having a really hard time blending everything so i always have to switch to sai....
shilin's avatar
with a brush and a lot of patience
ScorpioKun's avatar
Lol understandable, thanks! :)
SzkArt's avatar
Such a detailed tutorial! :happybounce: 
lululetti's avatar
Still too hard for me! lol :D But this is amazing!!! :o
SnaiLords's avatar
...the dark magic still leaves me bewildered.
LoveMangaStyleArt's avatar
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SNAILORDs + Shilin *Mind blow* you're both in my top few favourite DeviantArtists and Artists in general!!! Worlds...colliding...can't-fathom-universe-must-retreat-back-to-basement >.< I read your comic strips and your manga both of yours!! It's the two that I follow religiously ;) 
SnaiLords's avatar
Hahahah really? That's funny, I didn't know how to color at all on the computer about
3-4 years ago. 

Most of the techniques I learned, it's from Shilin's tutorials. 

Lulz, small world~
LoveMangaStyleArt's avatar
yes really : ) 
wow no way, that's so cool. I really like your colouring style (and of course Shilin i mean check that picture out am I right? : D ) and your STYLE how did you get your drawing style? Like how does perfection happen?

One day maybe in 3-4 years I'll be able to draw or colour from you guys >.<
TataneSoft's avatar
Very good tuto, I hope I will learn a lot from it.
Thank you for sharing your work !
TtoTheF's avatar
This way of colouring Big Fool Emoji-12 (Pervy Flirt) [V2] tutorial highly appreciated
mayshing's avatar
Thank you for sharing. :D I learn much watching what you do. *I sounded like a stalker.... wait... Little Cat  free avatar 
TheNewDays's avatar
Ow, i had that picture as a wallpaper and i finally discovered the artist xD awsome tutorial btw.
TopHatBigPencil's avatar
This looks amazing! Thank you for the tutorial! :iconepicclapplz:
shinuXIII's avatar
Hate to be a crook, but stealing some of your pointers. XD
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