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Process thinger by nuriko-kun Process thinger by nuriko-kun
Frick it's huge. I apologize.

I said I'd show a step-by-step some time ago, but I kept forgetting to take periodic screenshots whenever I drew. So finally I remembered. Here you go. I tried to show brush settings and stuff in there.

(Picture is Gintama :3)

Sorry, I don't want to do a tutorial or livestream, please don't ask x:

If you have other questions, ask in a comment and I'll answer it here in the description. Thanks!

Q: How long did it take?
A: Around 3 hours.

Q: What's the last step?
A: The grayish layer is a multiply, the blue one is an overlay.

Q: What brush sizes did you use?
A: I used a 4px for lineart here. The one for coloring just depends on what I'm trying to shade. I use the hard-edged round brush.

Q: What size is the original canvas?
A: It was around 4000x2000px.

Q: What program is this?
A: Photoshop CS3.

Q: Did you use mouse or tablet?
A: I used a Wacom Cintiq 12wx tablet here.

Q: How did you fill in colors? Do you erase the excess?
A: I use a combination of magicwand>paintbucket, and the brush tool. If it's excess skin color, I just cover it up later with a hair layer on top, and clothing over that even later.

Q: Why is stuff flipped sometimes?
A: I do it to check how the picture looks and sometimes because it's easier for me to draw facing one way or the other.
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Naureth Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. Stupid question: how's the lineart always to see? l mean why the colours don't cover lines? I tried, but I don't get it >.<
nuriko-kun Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
If you put the lines on a layer, and the colors on a different layer, then you can keep the lines layer above the color layer so they will always be visible.
Naureth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
Serony Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx u for the guidance. This is very useful ^w^ luv luv <3
MidnightElf123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
GINTAMAAAAA lol I have been deprived ;v; this is really good... Are there any tips on how to draw white/ silverish hair? Or how to get the clothing to look like clothing?
Joy-JoeBoy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
love it =3=
moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question, because the tutorials (of other people) never tell.
How do you know where the shadows go? Do you just guess an d try or do you study actual shadows when people make those poses?

I have a hard time figuring out the light ^^;
nuriko-kun Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Some shadows are more straightforward, i.e. if you have a light directly above a cow, the cow's body is going to block the light from hitting the ground below, but for more complex things like where the light hits on the round cow, or how the light reflects off the grass below, etc, you need to study how light works. Artists ARE guessing the shadows when they draw, unless they're copying directly from a live reference, but it's an educated guess based on what they know about lighting. If you guess at random without any knowledge at all, it'll come out ridiculous.
moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I always wondered.
I'll try and study it, just looking during an average day must work right?
Thanks for taking the time to answer me!
Yuki220 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Program ??
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