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Step Process by pixelpoe Step Process by pixelpoe
I don't wanna make it pretty! xD Full view!

Here's a quick step by step process of how I draw and finish pictures. This is all 95% done in Photoshop. Last little bit in Paint Tool Sai.

1. Sketch. I always sketch on paper with a pencil, and not with my tablet. Mostly because I cannot draw with my tablet to save my life. I feel like I get more control with a pencil and paper.

2. Line Art. I use the Pen Tool in Photoshop to do my line art. Again, I can't draw with my tablet, so I can't do line art without it looking shaky. Haha. There are tons of pen tool tutorials on dA, it's actually quite an easy tool to use, and your lines are always crisp and clean.

3. Flats. I start filling in the base colours on separate multiply layers. I name all the layers, so I don't confuse myself. ie: Skin, Eyes, Hair, Black, Belts etc. My favorite part to do is the blush. Heehee. The white shine dots are on a normal layer above all the other layers.

4. Shading. Now, for shadows, I lock the layer I want to shade, so that I don't colour outside the area. I rarely do blending, except in this one I did because I thought it looked a little better. For blending I use PAINT TOOL SAI's watercolour brush and just blend upwards on the shadows.

Pretty basic, but now you have an idea of what I do when I draw. It takes approximately 3-4 hours to finish something, because I'm super slow. 8D
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Cereal-97 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i ask you something?how do you fill in the base colors on other layers?do you use the magic wand tool or what?
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pixelpoe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Yup. I use the magic wand tool on my lineart layer, then I expand it by 1 or 2px, then colour it on a new multiply layer.
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Cereal-97 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do u expand it?
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pixelpoe Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Select > Modify > Expand

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Cereal-97 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okies.

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AmaiNeiko Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love being able to see your pencil sketch! :love: I don't know why but drawing directly into the program is hard for me so I draw my stuff in pencil and scan it and retrace my picture with the pen tool in SAI. :nod: After seeing this i'm now inspired so i'm re-learning how to use the pen tool since i have photoshop again. ^w^ thankyou!
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pixelpoe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Aww, thanks!

You do things exactly how I do! Haha. You're welcome, I'm glad it could help somebody!
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AmaiNeiko Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: ^w^
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PoeSheiky Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
cute <3
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pixelpoe Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank ya!
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