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Lineart/Shading Tutorial by TheDogzLife Lineart/Shading Tutorial by TheDogzLife
First of all, if you spot a typo on here, good for you. There's a lot of writing in here so the chances are there'll be one somewhere, no need to bother telling me about it. (Unless it's something really hilarious and then we can have a laugh xD)

Second, if you still don't get any of what I said, go look at this instead: [link]

Third, this is just how I draw, I'm not saying this is the "best" or only way to do it, there's a billion and one ways of drawing, I'm just explaining how I do things because people asked xD So I don't claim to be an expert or anything...


Well I finally got round to making this xD

Tutorial covers lineart, shading/highlights (or as my Art teacher would say, TONE) and some info about colouring as well...

Also I use a tablet, I'm not sure how much of this will work if you have a mouse, but I'll try and think of some stuff here:

Lineart: Maybe try using the erase tool to make the lineart thinner in some places? Won't have exactly the same effect but still xD

Shading: If you set the opacity of the eraser to something like 20-30% (I have it set to 40% even with tablet opacity pressure on) and then just like work away at the shading that might still work in a similar way...


Oh and I forgot to mention whenever I do shading I turn off the size-pressure thing and just use opacity, it annoys me otherwise xD

Oh and I often change the colour of the lineart by making a new layer with a colour and using the Screen mode, then merging down to the colour layer.


Oh and if you want to try this out, please draw yuor own picture instead of just copying mine... that's what someone did last time I made a tutorial ^^; I don't mind people trying to draw a similar image it's just when people copy the style and everything (which this tutorial is NOT about) then it's a bit mehhhh...

Anyways this is supposed to be to help find your own style of shading, you don't wanna just copy me cuz that'd be boring xD So as the song goes... you can go your own waaaaaay~

Oh and if you want to know how to do use something in GIMP (such as layers, certain tools, etc) then go look it up on google or something. There's enough tutorials already on how to do stuff like that xD


Well okay that's enough o' that.

Toodle pip




Squirrelbitchflight belongs to Erin Hunter.

I can't remember if someone sujjested her or if I was just like SIMPLE CHARACTER YAY xD

May or may not bother uploading that pic rofl
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Stellark Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
How do you do this with the new GIMP?
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No idea rofl, I have 2.6 that's it, never used any newer version. I should imagine it's similar though since it's still basically the same program.
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Stellark Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I just checked. I have 2.8 and it doesn't look like that. XD I used to have 2.6 but when I got a new computer for Christmas, I got the newer GIMP.
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lolfan85 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
doesnt really work on my tablet(its wacom)
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Eenie-mina6-7-13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
y u no like squirrelflight? :(
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xXKiriFlameXx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. So you stalk TamberElla too. XD
Anyway, nice tutorial. c:
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Amaru14 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
l don't believe that squirrel squirrelbitchflight like
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Ishowa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you this is very helpful! :)
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Emberlight210 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Artist
AWPIC (I mashed awesome and epic together xD)
you should make more!! I see your amazing animation on YT and I AM SERIOUSLY DYING to find out how you animate on gimp or whatever you use ;D
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ChubbyNarwhal Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I use the brush, yet my lines are still pixely?

Still, this is very helpful. :)
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...sure? O_o I dunno what's going on there then because the brush doesn't have a Hard Edge option...

(You are using GIMP right? xD)
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ChubbyNarwhal Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I have the latest update on there. :/ I always use brush, but it doesn't come out soft and flowy.
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm are you using a tablet?
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ChubbyNarwhal Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. It's not pressure sensitive though, I don't know if that makes a difference...
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TheFireGypsy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Digital Artist
i believe there's a way to set pressure sensitivity in gimp
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does make a difference because it's the pressure that changes the opacity and size of the brush ^^; Sorry..
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AbrilComeElotes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Ooo prettiness :D
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xThistlePath Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*runs off with this tutorial*
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NUU GIVE IT BACK *chases*
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Agavny Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is facinating!!!!
i will have to use the shading technique in da muro!!
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SparxPixel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
does this work for Pencil and MSpaint?
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uhh well I've never used W7 paint so I'm not sure about that, but generally this would need layers and layer modes... and Pencil doesn't have modes and no MSPaint I've used has had layers. But idk ^^;
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SparxPixel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh
okay thanks ^^
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fluffyattackify Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! There aren't very many Gimp tutorials on dA. This is really helped! :hug:
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SSDOGZII Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Squrrileb!tchflight LOOLL XDD

I died |DD

Anyways~
Awesome tutorial dude : DD
Your work always sees to amaze me ;w;
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AmnesiaMoons Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awsome I love this :3 By the way I have Kal done, but Im having trouble uploading it for some reason Ill get her to you as soon as I can :3
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NorwaayCat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Swell job buddy xD
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Hollyseven Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
D'aaaaw, noeees, I'm dumb.

:icontrollfaceplz:
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Hollyseven Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do not call Squirrelflight a bitch. She's awesome x3 :trollfaceplz:
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can call her whatever I want to :icontrollfaceplz:

Squirrelcabbage
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Hollyseven Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Squirrelflight's awesome, buddeh!
*mumble* ^^
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FrozenFlights Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is AWESOME!!!!!!!! love the pic!!! I also love how you made the bG of the tutorial rainbow-y ^^
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TheDogzLife Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RRAAAINBOOWWSSSSS

Thanks :)
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FrozenFlights Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconimaginationplz: No probaz!! XD
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