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Digital Art?
« on: February 20, 2017, 03:40:11 am »
So I recently got a new Intuos Draw entry-level drawing tablet. I've been messing around with it for the past few days, and when I see some people's beautiful art in this forum, I wonder how they can do clean lineart. My most recent attempt at a sketch has slightly wobbly lines, instead of those clean lines that others draw. I am using Krita as a drawing software. Any starter tips on doing lineart and digital art in general? How can I get better at digital art?
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Re: Digital Art?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 12:58:39 pm »
One thing I like to do is to draw something out on paper, take a picture of it, and then trace it digitally
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Re: Digital Art?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 01:24:40 pm »
I don't know about Krita but SAI has a stabilizer which is what I use, and quick short strokes tend to look smoother than slow long ones which is what you typically do with traditional art otherwise smooth lines is just an illusion.
Most artists lines aren't as smooth as they appear either because the flaws aren't noticeable(your less likely to find flaws in your favorite artists work :P) or because a lot of artist draw on a canvas twice as big as what the finish product or what they release online. Shrinking your image by half the size tends to give the look of perfect smooth lines.
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Re: Digital Art?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 01:30:14 pm »
I use a drawing program that uses layers-

-I simply make my rough sketch and turn down the transparency

-Then a make a new layer below it with full transparency, and start tracing over the sketch, making quick strokes and fixing imperfections as I go (This is called line art)

-Sometimes I delete the sketch layer to give myself room, and there you go, just make a few other layers under your line-art and begin coloring and shading (However coloring is a little more complicated)

Here's a tutorial that may be helpful:


But since I'm a lazy butt, I never do line art and just clean up my sketches and thicken the outer lines
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Re: Digital Art?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 12:54:25 am »
One thing I like to do is to draw something out on paper, take a picture of it, and then trace it digitally
I do this a lot
But you may want to resize the image since they're always scarily big

Also firealpaca is a good free software that uses layers

It'll take a few weeks to get used to drawing with the tablet so don't be down if you don't get it right away
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