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Let's Learn to Lineart! [Part 2] by TheCarrotSaysYumYum Let's Learn to Lineart! [Part 2] by TheCarrotSaysYumYum
Here is part two of my lineart tutorial! Again, I seriously hope it helps, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to drop them in the comments :boogie: Oh, and it would seem that my use of Photoshop to finish up my lines has made me ignorant of an easier way to turn your lineart black. I would like to thank :iconfiniens: finiens for commenting and providing a better and easier way to do this. She says:

"An easy way to change colour of linearts in SAI: create a normal/usual layer underneath the layer with the finished lineart and merge the lineart down. Now it is on the normal layer where you can preserve the opacity and paint over it with any colour(s) you like. Saves a lot of time."

So, I hope that works better for some of you than the method I mentioned above. Again, thanks finiens for your help ;)

Lucy, the character in the lineart, belongs to Hiro Mashima.

Enjoy... particularly because I actually made this twice >__> PhotoShop crashed the first time and I had to start from scratch D;

Part 1: here
A Video of me Lining a Different Piece: here
The Finished Line: here
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TigerEyesTitania Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student General Artist
duwejhgrfueiw this tutorial helped me lots qvq
Mind giving me a 'lil c&c Carry? qwq It's Monday Already!? by TigerEyesTitania
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
I'm glad you put it to good use ;D

It's a great line, though if I had to suggest some tips, I'd probably recommend using the pressure tool even more. I find people make the lines very thin and leave other parts thick, but your lines will look a lot smoother if you also edit every other dot in the middle. If you use the numbers that appear when you slide left/right, you can get a very gradual line that'll look great ^__^ 

Your lines have nice shape though and are very smooth! It's really just a matter of practice from this point on, so keep at it~ ;)
xXMilchwomanXx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to show you a Line I did with your tutorial ->…
It was really helpful! <3
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
OMG WOW! :O That's amazing! Seriously, I think you use the tools all really well :D The details are perfect and you got the pressure looking good throughout. Plus the different weight for parts of his gloves ^__^ Nice.

I hope you keep linearting, 'cause you can only improve even more from this stage and I think you're an amazing lineartist as is~ 

All the best :hug:
xXMilchwomanXx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very very much! <3
I definitely keep linearting, thank you very much! :3 :hug:
xXMilchwomanXx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is an awesome tutorial! *-* Thank you very much! <3
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
:iconblush--plz: I'm really glad you like it and you're totally welcome~ :hug:
xXMilchwomanXx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: x3
xAttri Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sooo glad I found this! I kept hearing about the SAI paint tool but never really understood how to use it(I never thought of trying the edit tool on my lines). I do all of my lineart in photoshop exclusively which never looks as good because it's so much harder to add "pressure" to the lines, being that there is no pressure tool. I was also having a really hard time with lining the eyes( I would just do the outline of them and use the fill bucket lol). Thanks so much for this! :happybounce:
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
I'm glad you feel that way! I've seen a few people line with PS, but I've never understood it myself :/ All I can say is that SAI is great and after practice it becomes second nature to use ;) 

Eyes can be tough, but you'll soon find ways to add them that are easiest for you. Most people I know all have their own technique~

All the best! :hug:
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