Umm.. since quite some people asked me how I do lineart, and make them so clean... so I decided to make a tutorial on how I do traditional inking XD;; Some of the principles could be applied to digital inking as well!! Well, I think it's better to master the basics (lineart) first then only proceed to the next step (colors) eh?? This is the first time I'm making a tutorial, so forgive me if I made any spelling mistakes or typo mistakes ya!!
Feel free to comment or ask questions!! 8D
I took reference on the style of this tutorial XD;; Although it's a completely different kind of tutorial though XP
Yume's painter tutorial
Artwork inspired by this kind of 'creature' in a shoujo manga, I dunno how to translate the title nor the mangaka name... Here's the manga cover
!! There's this kind of 'beings' in the manga called Spicas
. The artwork's design is based off those Spicas :3
- For those of you having a hard time drawing long curvy lines, you could try getting something called a Curve Ruler
for practise!! 8D You could get it in most stationery shops I think!!
What do u use to color your drawings that you outline??
Adobe Photoshop, sometimes I use my prismacolor markers to color them too ^^
How old are you?
Errr... there's a clue on my front page...
I'd love to see some reflectiveness in the eyes also.
OK this isn't a question, but I usually do the eye details, the iris, highlights and the reflection when I'm colouring later!! ^^
If i do alot of sketchy stuff like 10000 layers >.< (exagerating) of lines over one place does it effect inking?
Well, if you feel that it's impossible to clean the pencil sketch later, probably you should put a paper on top to trace the sketch again ^^ Or if you're brave enough, you could trace-ink instead of trace-sketch too, a lightbox helps!! ^^
Could I ask what kind of paper you worked with, and how large it was?
DoubleA paper (Thai company, dun think it's available in UK/US yet o_O;; ) it's 80gsm, A4 sized
And did you go through any process during scanning to make the lines so crisp and neat, and the background so white?
After I scan I adjusted the brightness and contrast a little, just a little, and I clean off all the dusts and little spots with photoshop's eraser tool ^^