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Inking With a Lightbox by wyldflowa Inking With a Lightbox by wyldflowa
Second tutorial of the day! This has been on my webcomic site for quite a while now~ I thought I'd share it with you guys as well~ and pimp my comic. PIMP.

The final image can be seen here. :)

This is just what it says on the tin - how I ink with my Lightbox~ The only thing I have to say is that wherever you see "curved ruler" in there exchange it for "French Curve". I didn't know they had a proper name... XD I just use the things! I don't need their name! aha~ And if you want to find out where you can buy some Google "French Curves" not "curved rulers"... X3


This tutorial is copyright to me~ so don't ask to host it elsewhere - it's for MY DA and MY DD sites ONLY. Boo.
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hybac Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017
amazing website i love it !estimation prix site web
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Fantasytraveler Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when using a light box can you use plain white copy paper to trace or do you need tracing paper?
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gxteen07 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Kool tutorial, thanks :D
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eternaldays Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Student General Artist
OMG PLEASEPLEASE TEACH ME HOW TO USE A FRENCH CURVE.
<bu>or make a tutorial :B

geez i really need someone to teach me to use it for drawing effects. & i need to learn to use it for accuracy in curve graphs. (yesh blasted flexi rulers)

pleeaaseeeee
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
I've never understood how people use those curvy rulers. I mean, they have a limited number of curves after all, how can you be sure you need just one of THOSE in your drawing, and not one that's slightly different? :confused: I know, noob question, sorry.
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karlarei2003 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ajmadee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student General Artist
whoa! way awesome *tackle hugs* i think I'll make a light box... cheaper than buying one and I need something to do over the summer...
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saintfighteraqua Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How incredibly helpful!! Thank you!
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TheSketcher Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
Nice tutorial~! ^_^ Hey, where did you get your lightbox, what's the brand and how much did it cost you?
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Icetrix Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
You can do this very neat^^, i am new to traditional inkin... and i aint good in it^^.
Can you give me recommendations for brands and sizes?
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p3hrmne Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
it's insane how clean your line work is
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warrlokk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
I've heard that drawing things upside down is actually easier/better. don't know if it's true or not
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Ikasan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
well some ppl dont have cool thing like ink avallable
ps:i spelt that wrong on purpose
pss:i love ur clean hanf X3
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Shippo-no-neko Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Ahh, yeah, I remember this from your comic! I love the way you ink ^__^ Right now, though, I need a lightbox :'(
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Shippo-no-neko Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Ahh, yeah, I remember this from your comic! I love the way you ink :O Right now, though, I need a lightbox :'O
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serpentdoness Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Thanks for that awesome tutorial! One question which I've always wanted to ask amazing artists like you - looking at the fourth photo in your tutorial - how do you manage to make the eye shapes so symmetrical? Do you measure it out?
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wyldflowa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I'm drawing something traditionally yes, I will measure it out by drawing straight lines from each significant point on the eye and drawing with those as a guide. You can also flip the paper over and look at it in reverse (by holding it up to a bright light) to see where you've gone wonky...

For this picture though... I drew it in photoshop and um... just mirrored the eye over with the transform tool... *shameful*
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serpentdoness Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Ah, I see. Thanks!

Lol, I'd probably do that too if I drew straight into photoshop...but I just can't make my lines not wobbly, so I always pencil traditionally >_<.
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wistaire Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
ooh, i remember this one from rainbow carousel! X3 which is awsome btw... love your art!
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koiishi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
i like it but it would help it it was a bit bigger..i'm blind ;>.>
i love it anyway
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igtica Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006   General Artist
That's awesome. I love it when talented people share their secrets. i too love the clean hand bit ;P
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BlackHeartBeloved Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I really loved the washing hands part!! X3
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Manga-mace Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
cool ^_^ i want my lineart to look as good as yours ^_^
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