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Sugimori Style Guide 2

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Published: December 17, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Xous54
For a while now I've been meaning to write a new Guide for how I draw in Sugimori's style, but I never had the time. Recently I was able to find time to make the guide, so here it is! I hope it's helpful. I'm pretty bad at giving advice (and by extension, even worse at writing guides) so if this isn't helpful at all I apologize.

Like it says at the end, if you have any questions regarding the guide, feel free to ask.

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anatiidae's avatar
This is a really neat tutorial, thank you for sharing < 3
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ThunderDash123Student Traditional Artist
This is really helpful, also your art looks awesome
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surviorlauraHobbyist Artist
First, I'd like to say your art is magnificent! Also, When I make my Trainer Cards, I use some of your art since they're really good. I will place a disclaimer saying any of your pieces I use are yours. 
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PokemontrainernatHobbyist Digital Artist
When you get the pika just right.
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Cr0ss0ver3Student General Artist
WHat is the program you use 4 that I cant read it
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Kageto-OkamiStudent Digital Artist
This guide really helped. I now use this in all my drawings. Thanks.
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timrotsHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the great tutorial. I just made my first FanArt for Pokemon. And again... Thanks!
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Kageto-OkamiStudent Digital Artist
I have been searching all over for a guide like this.  You're amazing.  I'm definitely applying this to my drawings from now on.
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i like it, it help me a lot, good tutorial
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Yog451Hobbyist Artist
Great guide!
finally linart without a tablet :D
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CartoonWatchProfessional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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tnguye3Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Very helpful. I'll try get the Sugi style down with this. ;p
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therealDJ-RobbieHobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa this is extremely usefull
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ToXiniXHobbyist Digital Artist
Xous is a genius. 
Kynexn's avatar
Now, this seems like an excellent Sugimori-Style tutorial... but, what about Red/Green Sugimori style? That had a lot more white it in than anything else for the 'mon. Do you have a way of tutorialing that?
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kasaneloverHobbyist General Artist
I managed to draw with this guide! :dummy: I mean, it doesn't look exactly like Suigmori but rest assure you, my Fakemon have been looking a lot better with the pre-sketch strategy! :D I even used it on another piece of work and so far, it's one of my most successful (In my opinion)! :dummy:
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GarchompedHobbyist General Artist
what opacity do u use for the shading? like how dark is it 
and when u make the gap in the shading, the blending, do u use the eraser tool? and set it to a density 
i use paint tool sai so this was hard to follow 
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Nice guide ^^
Thanks taking your time making this awesome guide ;)
I'm fan of your Fantastic Artwork ^o^
I will train in this style thanks for guide again xD
I going join Pokebeach Cuz you are there
You are awesome artwork maker
Cya there
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MigueCozanoHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! wich number of colour do you use for the shadows and highlight? do you use them in two different shapes? thanks!
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MigueCozanoHobbyist Digital Artist
great! :D
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Pyroaura98Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wondering is the program you use free or does it cost money to download?. I tried doing this on photoshop elements 10 but it doesn't seem to work on there.

Thanks :D
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trainoneHobbyist Digital Artist
Do you do guide lines before you draw the sketch?
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jawsjawwad123Hobbyist Artist
Umm need some answers about the Jacs Paint Shop I have windows 7 laptop
1) Harmful to laptop?
2) How to download to my laptop
3) Is it free?
4)Does it slow down internet connection?

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