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Links in the tutorial:

Posemaniacs [link]
Fotosearch [link]
DeviantArt Stock [link]
Character Designs [link]

SAI [link]

Coloring Tutorial: [link]

EDIT: I just added the music version to DeviantArt ^^ Hit "S" on your keyboard to play it, then "X" to turn it off.

Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys on your keyboard to flip through the pages, and then use the UP key to return to the table of Contents.

IF THE KEYS DON'T WORK then just click on the image first and THEN use the keys.

Some of you might wonder why I didn't just do the Sora picture in the coloring tutorial... well... I wouldn't be able to do the whole perspective talk that everyone keeps asking me about XD Happy reading, I hope it's not too confusing.

I had some help with this one, so... I'd like to thank my boyfriend just cause, then some of my friends on my FFXI Linkshell and my Coworkers for helping me proofread and dealing with my frustrations @_@

And super super super thanks to all of you guys for your support :)
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Given 2011-09-04
Lineart and SAI tutorial is by =suzuran ( Suggested by drazzi and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
Androgandor Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial! One of a kind! I haven't seen anything like this on Deviantart!
secret-gloria Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this tutorial!
shieruciel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this, very useful <3

Favourited so I can always check back anytime I need :D thanks for sharing the pro-tips, keep up the good work!
suzuran Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
i'm glad it came in handy!! :) thanks for reading through it! 
Dragonflames100 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I love this tutorial, it really covers some things i wasn't really sure on how to do. thank you for putting so much time into it.
4san Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was amazingly helpful! I'm finally able to enjoy doing lineart- now I know why they call it "Easy" Paint Tool was so simple all along :'D Thank you so much!
Rogue-Spectre-101 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Gahhh there's so much on here D: . Don't get me wrong this stuff is really useful but at the same time feels extraordinarily daunting cause it feels like I barely know anything in these tutorials :( . Well I'll be giving it more of a look some other time but not right now as its 4am in the morning lol.

Haha I do wish there was some kind of shortcut/ secret but I know there isn't :( (apart from maybe talent, patience, starting when your younger, etc) as you said in the tutorials. 

Also not sure if you'll remember me or not but I was (still am btw) a fan of yours during your mangamagazine/ inkblazer days since I really looked up to your art and your stories :). So I figured I would say hi and check out some of your DA stuff and tutorials. Part of the reason for this is because I'm going to try and start to use my DA profile a bit more often and actually get some use out of it since its been left alone for the most part of 6 years lol. Who knows I may actually start putting some of my artwork on here at some point (don't know if I want to though since I really don't have that much confidence in it lol). 

Well anyway wave keep up the pretty art I wish you all the luck in the world with your awesome arty stuff and convention stuff as well :)
Static-Foil Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even todayh after so many years, I still come back to this tutorial. Thank you so much for all the helpful advice and tips you share here.
suzuran Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
awe!! ;w; after so many years!! Thank you! I'm glad all the info was so helpful! 
Chill-E06 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
love your tutorials really helpful
recon-tweek Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist
i'm very new to digital art and this helped lots, thank you so much!!
Sulfinha Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student
Thank you so much! I'm just starting out in digital art and this was super helpful! :D
suzuran Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome! I'm glad it was helpful! :)  Keep practicing and don't ever give up! 
monsterjam63 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the most in-depth tutorials I have ever seen.
This will help out a lot of my pals.
Thank you!
sordragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Interesting, I shall take it for future references
nehcikkin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
melodycat127 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student Artist
Where can I get the Lineart Tool?
chrono999 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Thank you! That is a very helpful tutorial.
May I ask a question? When drawing lineart using curve tool in SAI, do you recommend a mouse or a drawing tablet?
Everen1999 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
I love you.
DanW1988 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I take my hat of to you as I can't imagine the amount of time and effort you it took to complete this tutorial!
Really insightful and I learned a heap of stuff so thanks!
suzuran Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no problem!! i'm glad it was helpful :) 
AgustinaKazuyo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been using SAI for a long while now and I never really got how the whole preassure thing worked... thanks! <3
Happy-Horse-Stable Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOHMYGAWD! Thankyou soo much for this! 
I'm on my way from 'scribbling ugly things' to more understanding what i'm doing, and trying to make it look good. This was very helpful for understanding how to use different tools for different outcomes!
And it was fun to read as well =]
Mikera11 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
+1 favourite from me ^^
Mikera11 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
one question- how did you managed to draw perspective lines so accurate?
Hashasin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
nice... so good
RedBlupi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I saw this image on the TheDoujinChannel once :3
goldfish911 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
As an alternative to Sai(with maybe slightly less functionality)
There is a program called "Mischief" which has a raster-like drawing interface but draws in vector graphics.
So the vector graphics are infinitely scaleable, but you only get to use brushes for the lines.
It has an unlimited free trial with three basic brushes, one which is great for inking as it is a pressure-sensitive styled brush.
as well as a "full featured" trial for about a month, much like Sai.
ChargingTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I just wish the curve tool in SAI was more... how can I say... "effective".

Sure, it allows you to change regular lines into curves with the whole anchor points thing, but the curves will not turn out smooth. You have to add more anchor points to adjust the curviness, but it usually turns out a disaster in the process... well, to me anyway.
Nyxxia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful, thanks alot!
VirgoNoAries Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist
I really like the deets in this tutorial. *-* <3
Rindalia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Best. Tutorial. Evar.
watanukikun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
So many ips to learn. Thanks!
Blazing-Blaze Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2014  Student Artist
Sorry, but that tutorial didn't helped me. SAI is very complicated :( I am just a NOOB!
alkoalco Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dear Wave!
Your tutorial is awesome, many thanks for this! It saved me a lot of time. Nice, fun and clear. Really appreciate it. 
suzuran Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :) I'm glad it's all those things! :huggle:
amrdia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
incredible helpful tips>w<!
yev0n Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Thank you for this tutorial
Huge work !
J0000 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow tutorial with music and all wow, best tutorial ever.
I love the music.
K1r4Art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you! You helped me a lot. :D (Big Grin) 
rdllngr Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Interface Designer
dreamknightgames Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Your tutorial helped me a lot. Thank you !
mis-teria90 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome !
NocturnalVentus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi suzuran, i am just wandering. when do we know when to use 2 or 3 perspective points?
suzuran Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh!! It's up to you on how complex you want your image to be.

Definitely if you use 3 perspective points, it will be more detailed, time consuming, but overall it MIGHT look more impressive, but I would suggest just practicing one perspective point to begin with! 
NocturnalVentus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and one more, do you just stretch the grid randomly? 
suzuran Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
make sure it's in proportion!  So hold down shift when you try to make it bigger in the corners! 
NocturnalVentus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But what if it's in sketch and not in photoshop? It worked in pc but I am wandering what if it's in paper, cause sometimes i draw on paper for better sketch
suzuran Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ohh. then you just have to manually readjust your perspective points! There's no other way around that @_@  Just remember to draw the lines very very very light so they're easy to erase! 
NocturnalVentus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are there any limits on each line? like for example 2 perspective line, 1 dot needs how many stretched lines and the other how many lines? sorry if i ask too much
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