Sure! I’m always happy to answer any questions~ So, I mainly use Paint Tool Sai lately and then I use Photoshop CS2 for touching up. I have 2 primary styles of coloring: Painted-Lineless and Hard-Lined. My Mew avatar would be an example of one of my hard-lined drawings. I mainly use 2 brushes and 2 erasers in Sai:
I really like using round brushes with soft ends for sketching as well as soft coloring and blending. So for my Mew drawing, I used my soft brush, Luke, for the initial sketch:
After I finish the sketch, I draw the line art using my hard brush, Guy, and then I smooth out and shape the lines in places I see fit:
When doing a hard colored picture, I’ll use Guy. I’ll do blocky, sharp shading like this:
Now, this is a point where I’ll take the drawing over to Photoshop. To make the pixel-y pattern, I like using Photoshop because it’s a lot easier to use the pixel brush there. You can find the brush here, I have it set to 2 px to make a larger block:
And then I just checker it to make more depth in the shading. However, this is a stylistic choice specific to my 151 Pokemon Challenge I’ve been working on. It’s really useful for creating that retro kind of look on a drawing!
That’s the gist of how I tackle a hard-shaded drawing. Now, I tackle a lineless, painted style drawing a bit differently. I’ll use my Sableye drawing for example. I still start off sketching with my soft brush, Luke:
But after that, I put a rough, base coloring underneath and maybe clean it up just a little bit:
From this point, I merge the two layers together so that I only have one and I’ll “paint” on it with Luke and clean up edges with my soft eraser, Asch.
After I’m done with the character, I’ll put in a background and ta-da!
So that’s my process in a nutshell. Sorry if it’s not super informative, but I hope this helps a bit!
the eleventh tribute • [1/3] speeches.Hello, Stonehenge! Who takes the Pandorica takes the Universe! But, bad news everyone, ‘cause guess who! Ha! Except, you lot, you’re all whizzing about, it’s really very distracting. Could you all just stay still a minute because I AM TALKING! Now, the question for the hour is, “Who’s got the Pandorica?” Answer: I do. Next question: “Who’s coming to take it from me?” Come on, look at me! No plan, no backup, no weapons worth a damn, oh, and something else I don’t have anything to lose! So, if you’re sitting up there in your silly little space ships with all your silly little guns, and you’ve got any plans on taking the Pandorica tonight, just remember who’s standing in your way! Remember every black day I ever stopped you, and then, and then!, do the smart thing… Let somebody else try first.
Krita the Digital Painting App now on Steam!
This Kiki the Cyber Squirrel, the mascot of Krita the digital painting app. This picture is used as Krita 2.8’s startup splash and Krita’s Steam box art, cover art and avatar as well.Wallpaper version available!Wallpaper version of the first picture, includes popular resolutions for PC, smartphones and pads.» Download! «
What is Krita?
Krita is the only digital painting tool I’m using. It is a free (as in freedom), open source software. It offers a sophisticated brush system, packs in almost everything that a digital painter needs and is very easy to use.Help Krita on Steam Greenlight!
Krita is now available for Windows PC, and the develop team is trying to get Greenlight on Steam as well. Please help them (and thus helps everyone)!
» Krita on Steam «What I like about Krita
Krita’s page has detailed introduction of what it is capable of. I would like to cover a few things that I really like about Krita here as well:
- Krita’s brush system is fast and smooth. It is optimized for graphics tablets with pressure support.
- Ruler tool assistance when drawing long curves (something comparable to SAI).
- It doesn’t draw jigsaws when zoomed out (my nightmare when using Adobe Photoshop).
Krita has a friendly, highly customizable user interface. The basic operations when using a brush tool are:
- Shift + drag = Change brush size
- Ctrl = temporary color picker
- Middle button + hover movement = Move canvas
- Ctrl + Middle button + hover movement up / down = Zoom canvas
- Shift + Middle button + hover movement around = Rotate canvas
Simply right click and you can access:
- Color picker
- Recently used colors
- Favorite tool presents
- Supports layer with many mixing method.
- Supports layer group.
- Supports layer mask.
High quality resize with Lanczos3 filter. It doesn’t produce inferior shrinking result like Adobe Photoshop does sometimes.
- GPU accelerated fast & high quality canvas rotation and zooming.
- Realtime mirrored view mode.
- Color management support.Free as in Freedom:
Krita is free (libre) and open source software. Its source codes are publicly available. You can study, modify, and distribute Krita without restriction. You can learn more about Free Software Movement.The Mascot
And yes, I designed Krita’s mascot, Kiki the Cyber Squirrel. I’ve also designed Krita’s box art, banner art and projet avatar on Steam. Krita’s next major release, Krita 2.8, scheduled on late February, will have my picture as its startup splash as well! I’m very happy to see my work becomes useful to the project!
David Revoy has been making tutorials and resources for Krita, available on his website. If you are new to Krita, make sure to visit his place for some useful tips and brushes! Please visit David’s website.