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torinsangel

i need some help guys

alright i really need to know how some of you get your lines so clean on your art, like i just free hand it and most of the time the lines turn out crooked so if any of you know a good way that doesnt take to long to learn let me know
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Added: 6 years, 4 months ago
 
JeffyCottonbun
6 years, 4 months ago
Try using vectors in SAI :-) The lines are curved perfectly with vectors ^^ (curve and line tool in a linework layer)
Meowz
6 years, 4 months ago
Full ack. There's video tutorials on this on Youtube. Curve tools, even for other graphics suites, are perfect for this thing.
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
ya i have no idea how to use vectors
JeffyCottonbun
6 years, 4 months ago
I'm not an expert but I can show you a few tricks in SAI :)
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
that would be coool
Ramblo
6 years, 4 months ago
Youtube taught me everything I know about drawing with vectors.
Buzzydesu
6 years, 4 months ago
I usually draw my art at ~2500x2200, I zoom in quite a bit and spend a couple hours on the line art.  It takes a lot of time and patience, but when you shrink it down a little bit for the uploading (if you even want to), your patience shows.  Here's an example ( albeit a poor one, since I got lazy with this one) https://www.furaffinity.net/view/7732574/  Just take your time and don't worry about the rest!
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
uhhh it takes soooo long
Ramblo
6 years, 4 months ago
If you want smooth curves, can't beat drawing in vectors =)
foxyxxx
6 years, 4 months ago
Nowadays I make my lineart by freehand (just to draw quicker), but the result is considerably better with vectorial (altough the proccess is a bit slower).
You can try the linework tool in SAI or use other software (Illustrator or Corel Draw, which I consider the best to make vectorial).
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
i have no idea how o use vectors man
Ramblo
6 years, 4 months ago
What foxyxxx said. Although I'd stick with SAI or Photoshop as your environment. While I have not used SAI for vector drawing, if you want to finish your lineart this month draw nearly all of it freehand with your tablet, just use the vector tool for those annoying parts where the line is either too far or too artificial for your hand to draw it like you want. Particularly for artifical objects such as backgrounds where the vector tool should make straight lines and perfect circles trivial.
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
lol this is so annoying to try to learn at this point, shadings gunna be even worse
ChaosKnightMatthew
6 years, 4 months ago
Something I learned myself recently is if you're using Photoshop, use the pen tool to mark your sketch for the line art and fill stroke path. Or do that step freehand, whichever works better for you though the brush tool gives better lines than pencil...

Anyways, next don't use the paint bucket on the new lineart. Is fine for pencil lineart but a pain for brush ones. Have each color set by layer at first until it's all colored. Is what I did for the flat color stage on my OC dragon girl. https://darkknightmatt.deviantart.com/art/Before-and-Af... the one on the right is the example i mentioned.

Hope this helps a little ^^'
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
ya ive been using photoshop but recently ive been trying out sai it seems easier than photoshop
Ramblo
6 years, 4 months ago
see below
ChaosKnightMatthew
6 years, 4 months ago
I've been hearing more and more Sai is easier to use than Photoshop. I've tried using it myself but, for me at least, seems harder to use over Photoshop but it may be because I practice it more than any other art program lately.
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
i dont know man i super improved after switching maybe its just preference
foxyxxx
6 years, 4 months ago
Don't worry, mate. That is an easy thing to work with. And, well, there's some good tutorials from DeviantArt (believe in me, much of what I know I learned from there).
I don't remember which software you use, so, I'm posting some tutorials for Photoshop and for SAI. I hope that it help you.

Photoshop
acaraluv.deviantart.com/art/lineart-with-the-pen-tool-21814747

Sai
sakurachan776.deviantart.com/art/SAI-Tutorial-Vector-Line-Art-111159602
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
lright cool thanks bro
Ramblo
6 years, 4 months ago
Something else you should try is using in SAI is something called "Stabilizer" which smooths out the inputs coming from your tablet. The setting is in the top right of the SAI drawing window. Set it to the the highest it will go "S-7" and see how it works for you. I can't try it out because I don't have a tablet, but a few artists I know swear by it.
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
hummm i shall try this cause i do have a tablet
Ramblo
6 years, 4 months ago
Well, let me know how it works out for you =)
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
ya its amazing i just used it on my last drawing
uisce
6 years, 4 months ago
I draw free hand on paper with pencil, I then ink the drawing using a ruler-guide to trace the supposed-to-be-strait lines. Erase the pencil, scan at an obscenely high resolution, use a "Threshold" tool like on The Gimp or Photoshop set usually to about "200" and then color the image and shrink it down proportionally to a manageable file size (usually from like 6000X6000 to 1280X1280).

But I don't know if my lines are really what you are looking for to replicate... Still, that is my method if it helps you any.
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
humm well i dont really draw on paper much anymore
uisce
6 years, 4 months ago
I wish I could draw on the computer, but I'm not very good with the crappy tablets I have access too...
torinsangel
6 years, 4 months ago
i know  that feel
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