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Drawing Walkthrough by agent-lapin Drawing Walkthrough by agent-lapin
oh god so many sorrys!
1. For the poor title
2. For the poor layout
3. For proabably submitting in the wrong category.

This isnt much of a tutorial, I'm just going to briefly explain + show my work process for drawing 8>

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PLEASE DOWNLOAD FOR FULL VIEW otherwise you wont see squat

1. Sketching:
Nothing special here! Always start with a basic figure; and I add the character details (clothes, hair, etc) with darker/different colors. I always start with a bg other than white cause I find it quite destablizing when it is pure white ;-;

2. Lineart:
Again, nothing very particular. I don't have a special brush size I use, it all depends on the size of the canvas! I use Sai's pen tool to do this. Several elements of the lineart are in a different color (blue, here). these are actually on another layer, and correspond to details I do not want to have in the lineart, as I will be just using them as guide while painting them directly on/include them in my coloring. Basicly;; this just makes it easier for me to distinguish what is part of which layer.
For the following color steps, my lineart is always on MULTIPLY at around 80% opacity. I tend to recolor it into something other than black (dark brown, dark blue, depends on the colors of the drawing).

3. Coloring: Skin
I consider this whole following coloring process as more of a "base color + shading" thing.
I always start with the lightest tone, and progressively add in darker shades. I use sai's brush tool to blend colors together.

3.5: Coloring: Face
Right after finishing up the skin, I conccentrate on the face; usually in this order: Eyes> nose>lips. As you can see here, I've removed that blue lineart bit cause i've incorporated it into my coloring.
Links to Lips + Eyes progress:
[link] ; [link]

4. Coloring: Clothes
Like with skin, I use the lightest tone first, and add in the shading + blend with the brush tool. It doesn't really matter to me if things might look messy at this point, cause as said earlier, It's more of a "base color + shading" thing. I'll be fixing it later~
I'd also forgotten the gloves so at this point I drew them in ahahahaha ;X

5. Coloring: Hair
Blonde is a color I'm not really good at D; However, it's the same process of going from lightest tone to darkest, with the exception of using the marker tool instead of the brush tool. I think using the markertool makes the strokes... not as blurry? I prefer using that at this point.
I've also colored the ears and gloves and other accesories

6. Paint over: Clothes + Skin
Here's where I fix things up (whether is be messy coloring, or too basic shading).
When done with the basic coloring, I merge with the lineart, and duplicate this single layer. I'll only be working on the top one - the duplicate is incase I mess up or "derive" from the original lines.
I mostly use the brush tool here, with a few exceptions of the water tool. It's simply a process of painting/blending the lineart into the rest of the color, and smoothing the whole general coloring out! Things tend to go slightly greyish (which I hate), but I usually fix that with effects later.

7. Paint over: Hair
The reason I dont put too much detail in the hair when coloring it the first time is that now, at this step, I usually end up doing alot of changes in the flow/lines i've made. I tend to take ages doing this part....
It's also time to blend the hair roots a bit more into the skin.

8. Details
Remember the rest of the blue lineart? Well here's where it completley disappears: I add in all the remaining details from it. Here, that's the pattern in the lace, the dress detail, and the necklace.

9. Shinies
You may have noticed that I never speak of highlighting or anything like that - that's cause I dont ever use a lighter color once i've put that base in. Everything just gets darker. (I should fix that habit of mine though). Here's the only moment I'll be doing anything near adding brighter stuff: Adding tiny little shiny things, cause I like that ;X
I usually overlay white or use luminosity to do this. Most of this is concentrated on the hair, but there are some in other places, although rarer (clothes, eyeshine, necklace, lips...)

10. Effects
I said earlier that My drawings go greyish - so this is what I do instead. EFFECTS. What I do varies from picture to picture, but it involves playing around with layermodes and such~
I think it helps the colors I chose harmonize a bit more ;x
To finish: Sharpen in GIMP, and I add a white outline~
That's it!

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The longest part is usually the Paint over bit, mostly with the hair. The best part for me, is adding shinies ;DDDDD; <3

I hope this is helpful aaaaa ;-; sorry again for the bad layout and such!
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PwnKage Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
duuuudeseriousllly. can i just like, tell you how precise and coherent and everything you are about your tutorials? because you are, and it's like the most generous thing. seriously. people who give you 5 steps and be like, yeah. done. <:

-rolls away now-

end product is really fucking pretty ;-;
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually dont find this one mega precise.. im glad u think so tho
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IMonakoI Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Your artwork is really beautiful, I'm still a tad confused about how you remove the lineart does it just together when you remove it?
Thanks for the tutorial.
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I merge all the layers down and start painting over it on that same layer
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IMonakoI Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the advice. :3
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breezyflake Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Also can you post a picture of your brush settings, perhaps? Or send me a picture of them because my brush isn't very helpful uvu
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
check my faq before asking questions, thanks! 
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breezyflake Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
What tools do you use to shade? Your work is gorgeous!
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S-Lioness Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this isn't helpful at all -_-; but seeing wat u do & the final result was really interesting.

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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do my best to explain, but if people still dont get it then boohoo
atleast it helps some 
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S-Lioness Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup true but still it would have been better if u wrote the explanation text on the image having to scroll up & down to see made me confused & added photos of the tool u use & showed example of wat each one does since people don't use the same programs
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too lazy for that! 

and this wasnt a tutorial exactly- I was just showing my process, not teaching anyone how to do like me or use tools like me.
If you want pro tutorials Im pretty sure more qualified artists have some somewhere
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S-Lioness Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LoLz Yup there're many & I've to admit I enjoyed seeing your process It turned out beautifully!
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KaiiKaze Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People keep saying she looks like Fionna. I thought it was supposed to be Alice in Wonderland, oops :P

Anyways, great tutorial. I like your method of making your draws look lineart-less. I have to give this a try; though, I'll most likely fail big time. You make it look so simple :o
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Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing !
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PeaceLuvArt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, this beautiful! I've been lookking for a good blonde hair tutorial! Thanks!
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i-Moosker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've always had great trouble with it.. but how do you get it from being a line art, to making something look more lineless? From my perspective, "step 5" is a finished piece, and it's difficult for me to move on from being heavily lined work to looking less lined. Do you have any tips? How do you move onwards from 'step 5'?
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just paint over, like I dont really know how to explain, I use the brush tool to blend the lineart/darker color to the base colors
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tilldeathdouspart22 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so cute.
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AnGelBlaC Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very cute, it looks a bit like Fionna from Adventure Time, no?
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mayb! It was a gaia avi though, maybe the gaia items were adventure time items
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AnGelBlaC Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Okisssss
^-^
I love this draw *¬*
I love your draw and paint
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx2xcd…
I love this song too
I love all in general XD
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kioler Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it's magic ; A ;
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derse-dreamers Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
oooo is that glaceon gijinka 
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nop its a gaia avi
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derse-dreamers Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
godDammit ithought that was a glaceon gijinka

lmao i used to play gaia
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eagle-elf Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You wouldn't happen to have a recording of you painting at all? I'm trying so hard to do this coloring style and I'm just getting really frustrated. I feel like maybe I just am  not using the brush right or something.
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There might be some things on my livestream www.livestream.com/alexialive
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eagle-elf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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eagle-elf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are the settings on your brushtool?
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FAQ
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Peiridae Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so helpful - I love the finished picture, too!

I'll have to try this out with my next piece. ^^
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SineMachine Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
thank you so much for your tutorials ^^ uhm, what do you mean by "sharpen in GIMP"? (I know what gimp is)
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a filter! Filters > enhance > sharpen
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SineMachine Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
thanQ ^^
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Keralice Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Olala~ t'as façon de faire la colo est juste MA.GNI.FIQUE ! *.*
Dis moi, de l'étape 5 à 7 le line semble disparaître totalement, comment fais tu ? :3
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci!
+ Je sais pas vraiment expliquer, mais je repeins par dessus!
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Keralice Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
De rien :3
Hm, étrange mais super efficace. Merci à toi d'avoir répondu ! *3*
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NightPriestess09 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
This girl reminds me of Fionna...
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BlackAyumu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Artist
wow this rabbit is so cute
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JosselynIsFABULOUS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How Did You Do That "Harmonize" Effect In Step 10? o:
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Layer modes;; usually Pink (Overlay), then Blue (Screen, pale yellow (multiply), and some contrast fixing after that~
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JosselynIsFABULOUS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ermahgurd, Thank You Very Much v.v :heart:
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FilipaP Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hi! You did a pretty good job :D By the way, what program do you use?
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
she's using paint tool sai
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FilipaP Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
no problem ^^
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Elsewhat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I love your art so much, it looks so pretty and vibrant! I'm still learning, but your progress tutorials have helped a lot. Thanks so much for posting them! You have your own, very unique style, which is rather amazing to me. :)
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agent-lapin Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks 8D Im glad it helps <3
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Pepisa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This taught me a lot, much appreciated!
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