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SAI lineless painting tutorial + VIDEO PROCESS by im-promptu SAI lineless painting tutorial + VIDEO PROCESS by im-promptu
I definitely said I'd do this a long time ago but I never took enough screenshots for it. I recorded my process this time so I finally managed to get this done. I hope this is useful and teaches you something new :D

The colour theory tutorials I mentioned were and

You can watch the video process here, this is my first time posting on youtube so I hope I didn't screw anything up lol.

closeups on tumblr are here

edit: oh mYG OD a DD really thank you SO MUCH im ac tualy screaming!!
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SAI lineless painting tutorial + VIDEO PROCESS by =im-promptu A well explained tutorial that teaches you general tips that can work for any painting, not just the example! ( Suggested by Yuki-Namida and Featured by Elandria )
Icefang908 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty !!!!!

This was so helpful!! <3
im-promptu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaa thanks!! I'm so glad it helped :hug:
mushroomjardin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
This is really helpful, thanks for sharing!
im-promptu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank! i'm glad it's helped :)
Rebeccaesque Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You draw so well *-*
Have you got any tips for rookies to drawing?
im-promptu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaah thank you! u///u
as for tips if you're new to drawing, here's a few off the top of my head:
- draw in a wide range of styles, not just anime style, but also realism, comic book, cartoon, etc. a lot of people say you should start from drawing realistic style only, but i think that can be unnecessarily boring, especially if you're drawing as a hobby. when you're drawing different styles, you can learn new things even if you don't draw it again.
- learn about the basics about lighting, shape, space, colours, etc. like when you're drawing a body, break it down into basic shapes like cylinders and cubes. i think it's important foundational skills to have for drawing, and you'll have to learn them sooner or later :)
- always try new things! i think i've said this before, but trying to draw new types of things, like planes, animals, cars, or trying new methods or mediums for drawing can be incredibly helpful, even if you feel like you won't succeed at it. like, even if you draw a bad plane, you'll still end up learning things from it and you'll come away from it a bit better at drawing than you were before.
i think those are probably some of the biggest things i can think of? but honestly, do whatever makes you happy! for a lot of people, improving at drawing makes them happy, but if at any point you feel like it's boring or annoying or exhausting, just go back to drawing whatever makes you happy! i hope that helps somewhat :D
MZies Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! This is very helpful!

Just a question, is this only for Photoshop? Cause I use SketchClub on my iPad. I also have to use my fingers to draw since I don't have a stylus. xD 
If not, do you think I could sort of merge this with the app? It's similar to photoshop and gimp, I think, except it doesn't have some of the stuff that comes with those. Eg: the gradient map and levels? 
im-promptu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah I'm glad it helps!
The main program I use to draw in this is PaintTool SAI for Windows, it has some unique brushes that blend colours really well, something that doesn't seem to be a part of other programs like Photoshop or GIMP. Personally I like the brushes in SAI, but Photoshop or GIMP are by no means inferior and many other people prefer those programs! I'm not sure how SketchClub or iPad painting in general works, but the overall techniques for drawing should be similar, so in the end it depends on how you personally like to draw.
As for editing features like gradient map or levels, I'm sure there are photo-editing apps available for iOS that can do similar functions, since those features aren't specific to drawings and really you can use any sort of image-editing app to adjust your final drawing.
I hope that answers your question! (:
MZies Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
It does! Thanks so much! :D
StrawberryNyu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
♥ thanks!!!!
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