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Let's Learn to Lineart! [Part 1] by TheCarrotSaysYumYum Let's Learn to Lineart! [Part 1] by TheCarrotSaysYumYum
Whoo~!! Finally! As promised, here is part one of my linearting tutorial ;D I hope you find it helpful!

Hiro Mashima owns Lucy Heartfilia, the character featured in the lineart.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask me in the comments :meow:

Part 2: here
A Video of me Lining a Different Piece: here
The Finished Line: here
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Chareon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huhuhu why didn't I see this when I was just learning how to do linearts. T___T This is really helpful and I must say it's one of the best lineart tutorials I have ever seen. You included details that other people deem unnecessary, but those details are what we actually need! Thank you so much! You're awesome! Heart 

P.S. I can totally relate to the part where you couldn't find the tools other people mentioned. I was like, "Why don't I have that Pressure tool!??!?!" XD
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Wow, thank you so much! :iconyuihugplz:

^__^" Glad you see my random waffling on as detail XD That makes me feel better. I saw how much a typed up and was all "Ah hell... ain't nobody got time fo' dis >__>" 

OMG! YES! I don't know if it was just other tutorials or what, but they'd just say "select the curve tool", and I was always going "lol, where's that?". I think they may have forgotten to mention that you need a new lineart layer, or maybe I was just slow ;P
Taiyo13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist…
Hi! This is my new lineart! :D Thanks for such a wonderful tutorial. :D 
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
It looks awesome! :wow: So clean~ I'm really happy my tutorial helped :meow:
Taiyo13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really? *O* Thank you! Your comment is a treasure for me. <3 
FeatherGuitar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha i also do linearts just like you xD
Sugarbrush Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi i was wondering, whats the best way to lineart black hair like this guy here… ? would you just colour it all black or attempt to try and find the lines?
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Hmmm... It's funny, because as I tried to think about how to answer this I realised I actually haven't lined an image of a character with dark hair like that XD 

However, I can say that for me, trying to find the lines is what I'd do. Don't take this as being the best way - do what you find easy/enjoyable/the best way, but I like the more openess plain lines offer compared to lines that are coloured in black. You might find it easy to follow a few of the lines by tracing alongside the highlights in the hair, and for others you may have to rely on your ability to draw in lines that you think look good.

In short, I can't really recommend a direct strategy, as I don't have one myself - if I ever get one I'll be sure to let you know ;D All I can suggest is trial and error :/ Sorry

The best of luck though~! (:
Sugarbrush Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for replying :P I guess it will all depend on what mood I'm in then lol btw I think your line arts are really amazing :heart:
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
No problem... Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance ( .__.)

And thanks~!:iconblushplz:
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