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Professor Smeargle: Digital Art Tutorial / Tutoring Thread

Discussion in 'Smeargle's Studio' started by Chou Toshio, May 4, 2011.

  1. Danmire

    Danmire its okay.
    is an Artist Alumnus

    Jun 6, 2010
    Birkals right. If you're doing a rather large piece, try to take more than 1 hour on it.
  2. ium

    ium adoro during summer
    is a Team Rater Alumnusis an Artist Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus

    Sep 16, 2012
    i tend to alternate between long and short strokes for my lines, but to draw out general shapes for the former and to do adjustments or additions for the latter. it's really hard to do longer strokes unless you have a steady hand though so it's a matter of preference.

    swift strokes are best of course, and starting off with a slightly thicker brush is easier to do. erase stuff when necessary, etc. aside from fixing mistakes, the eraser is also pretty neat for fixing up corners and ends.

    also, if it helps, i like using a canvas at around 2000x2000 and my lines go anywhere from 6-12px depending on how simple the piece is going to be

    p.s. i thought volmise already explained this......
  3. Andrew

    Andrew beep boop
    is an Artist

    Jan 7, 2013
    Hey, this is a tutorial for making line art with with paths using GIMP. Hope ya'll find it informative and enjoy!
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  4. Bummer

    Bummer :)
    is an Artistis a Super Moderatoris a Community Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributor
    Art Leader

    Jan 5, 2011
    alright let's do this

    a quick tut (open)

    Bonus: If you want to have access to a legal version of Photoshop CS2, you can now download it directly from the official site. Here's another page guiding you through the process. I tried it this morning, and it appears to work excellently (on my old Windows Vista laptop, Mac users might need some further aid). If you need help, find me in #smeargle and I'll see if there's anything that's holding you up.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
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  5. brightobject

    brightobject I want... to be weak.
    is an Artistis a Community Contributor

    Apr 6, 2014
    Holy shit how have I never heard of this

    Cretacerus, mind throwing your tutorial in here rq? :)
  6. Cretacerus

    Cretacerus Survivor
    is an Artist

    Apr 7, 2012
    Sure, here's a link with a short description following the format of the OP. I tried to keep it to one sentence to be in line with the other tutorials.^^
    Not sure whether the original poster is still active, so perhaps a moderator could add the link to the OP?

    Cretacerus: Digital Drawing on Paint.NET
    This tutorial is meant as an introduction to the basic art program Paint.NET, and will go through the process of creating simple Pokemon illustrations on a step-by-step basis while covering the most important tools and functions of the program.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2015

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