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Page 39 Process by Hootsweet Page 39 Process by Hootsweet

For :iconkiokid817: ! This is just a piece to demonstrate my process on how I do a page.

Its not very informative! :D

EDIT: I realize I should put some info on here, that might help!

Here is some of my very limited knowledge!

I work in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom tablet.

-I set up my canvas at 8.5 x 11 inches with 300 dpi. This makes for a big canvas so prepare for detail!

-Color your canvas something other than white. White is intimidating!

-To have the rulers up on each side just hit ctrl r

-Use guide lines to set up a margin around the page, I set mine at half an inch. To use guidelines just click and drag on the top and left sides of the canvas. This should bring up those blue lines and you can move it anywhere.

-I use the rectangle tool with a 2point black stroke and no fill to make the panels. Don't be afraid to make them overlap and go off the page!

-I'm not sure if this is the case for everyone, but for me; remove the blue guide lines before laying down your sketch. They seriously screw with your brush tool and make it glitch all over the canvas.

-I like to sketch in a dark gray. I find black sketching also intimidating haha I like to use a bigger brush for sketching. focus on capturing the energy of the character and their pose. And Don't stress too much about details. Don't get too messy though, you'll have a hard time simplifying it in the finished lines!

-After you're done sketching lower the opacity of the sketch layer and create a new layer for your finished line work. I like to use a thin brush stroke for the finished line at something around 5 point with black.

-I like to make my finished line work as simple as possible. That means try not to do a sketching line, where you use quick little strokes. Instead try to complete each line in a quick fluid movement with your arm and wrist to create maximum smoothness! This results in a lot of effed up lines, so keep your fingers on ctrl z to undo it and try again.

-For colors, I use the magnetic lasso tool and the paint bucket to get the basic colors in quick. I then clean up the edges using the brush tool.

That's about it! Please post any questions, if you have any. Hope it helps!

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Madam-Lulu Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your lineart is absolutely splentid ! I don't succed myself, it's always trembling... I find it so hard to do a perfect line with a graphic tablet... How have you worked to have such a beautiful lineart ? Do you have some advices... ? I don't how to begin... You advices would be a wonderful help for me :heart: I ADOOORE your art SO MUCH !!
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Hootsweet Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hmm advice. Pretty much the only things I make sure to do is work at 100% on the canvas. Use a somewhat small brush, I use 5point. And lastly, try to make each line in a quick swift movement. It brings more certainty to the line work and doesn't give it that sketchy look. Moving the pen slow on a tablet makes it a shakey line that is no bueno!

I hope that helps, If you have anymore questions feel free to ask :heart: 

And thanks so much! I'm honored you'd come to me for guidance :hug:

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Madam-Lulu Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello !! It's again Lucie, From France ^^
Just to let you know that I've finished my first page and thanks to your advices, I succeded to draw it !! I dedicated it to you ^///^
Maybe you would agree just to have a quick look at it ? I would feel so honored ! :love:
If you agree, here is the link : fav.me/d787ggi

Thank you so much, once again :tighthug:
Your fan for eternity,
Lucie
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Hootsweet Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

What the heck! The way you were talking I was expecting a really amateur piece :XD: It's really great looking!

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:iconmadam-lulu:
Madam-Lulu Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^///^
Your words touch me so much... I don't trust myself at all...
Thank you from the deep of my heart for all your nice words :heart:
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:iconmadam-lulu:
Madam-Lulu Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOh !!! Thank you SOOO MUCH for your anwser !! You made my heart beat faster ^///^
That's really nice of you to take the time to answer :tighthug:

I'll try this. You're absolutely a model for me, you're so talented ! And I ADORE the way you put the colors. I find you really talented with the colors too (which is not easy !!).
So once again, thank you from the deep of my heart for your message and I'll work and work and work to succed !

Many kisses from a french FAN of your art ! :heart:
Lucie
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Mikage-YoshinoAnerin Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I wanna learn how to do these... stuff :o
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:iconmeriambersnicora:
Great tips!~thanks for sharing :)
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KioKid817 Feb 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i love this so much thank you very much for making this! i'll use this as a guideline for making my own comics! Heart - Free 
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SlashAnimateYUS Feb 7, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
I think it's very informative! Thank you so much for sharing! Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1]  If you don't mind me asking, how is it that you do the bubbles? With which tool?
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