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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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xAttri Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  New member 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:
pyokkii Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh thank you so much for making this tutorial! I saw a really cute picture so I decided to try it out o 3 o 
here it is:
does it look okay? I feel like I made the lines a little too thick or I didn't use the pressure tool enough TT__TT 
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Omg! I love it :D Is this your first time lining? Because if so... wow! Your lines are really smooth and you have the basics of the tools down to a T ^__^ When I first lined I made the lines very thick too because they were easier to work with, and slowly over time I became more confident and my lines got thinner. Plus, pressure tool becomes easier to use over time. As such, all I can suggest is practice, but I'm sure you'll easily get better, because you're already great :meow:
pyokkii Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg im so sorry for the late reply I was so sure that I replied before?!?! I haven't been active either oops
I actually have tried lining a little bit before but I gave up because I didn't understand much :') 
thank you so so much though! I hope I'll be able to use thinner lines in the future :D they look better than thicker lines imo (';

oh right I actually finished colouring it haha but I wasn't sure which colour scheme to go with TT__TT In the end, I'll probably go with version 2 :>
ver 1ver 2
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Not at all hun, I always forget to reply to comments ^__^" And yes, just keep practising! 

Oh wow... I love the colours! Hmmmm, I can't decide which I like more tbh. V1 has a nice blend of colours and the details stand out a little more in the robe, but I like the overall look of V2 more I think - the pink and blue are so nice. Can't decide DX Either way, they look fantastic :icongreatjobplz:
pyokkii Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh thank you so much for your advice! yass pink & blue make the best combination <3 
(sorry if I'm bothering you by now :sadtard: Revamp ) but does this look alright? I tried experimenting with thinner lines o___o I haven't fully finished playing with the pressure tool with the guy but I juuust finished the girl's :3 

don't mind the funny faces and all the poops HAHAHA I just needed to fill the space :'))) 
+ sorry it's a bit hard to see! if I made the lines black they would look really weird and super messy D: 
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
It's looking great so far ;D You have the wrinkles in the clothes done very nicely, but I think you could use the pressure tool even more! XD Places like the girl's right arm and her fork and the line of her forehead and nose - all could perhaps be made a little thinner in places, but again, this all comes down to preference :) 
nutella-toast Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is awesome! :) I do something in mine a bit differently, though- I just cut down the opacity of the base image and go ahead and line it in black, because I don't have photoshop, and the color tool just sounds.... ehhh.
So- here is my most recent line!…
TheCarrotSaysYumYum Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Ah yep, that's another way to do it. I just line over the top in colour because I usually alter my lines from the base quite a bit and don't like seeing the mismatched base image below ^__^"

And that looks great :D The only thing I would recommend is increasing the base image size so that your line is bigger :)
nutella-toast Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, thanks for the tips!:)
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