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Mouse Lineart,Coloring and Shading Tutorial by lummina Mouse Lineart,Coloring and Shading Tutorial by lummina
My first tutorial~!
This is random..becuase when I finished this drawing,I suddenly felt the urge to make a tuto..dunno why..xD
So Ive been asked by countless peeps about how the heck can I draw using a mouse..
I'm too lazy to open photoshop and<3

Just scroll down below,and read the steps.
Ive put that linework layers there because I wanted to tell you all that I really use a mouse,and I'm not fooling you or anything.

:bulletpink:Here's the actual 'tutorial' ehehe:

Lineart part:

-When linearting,I use the 'curve tool' to 'trace' the sketch.
--It would be easier if you'll make a different 'linework layer' for the 'eyes' , 'hair' , clothes' and 'face/neck/leg or skin' part.

Coloring part:
-When youre done with the lineart,click the 'wand tool'.
--Then,just select which part you wanted to color.
---I suggest making 'folders'/'sets' for the 'lineart' 'eyes' , 'hair' , clothes' and 'face/neck/leg or skin' part to make things easier and organized.

*using the 'pressure tool' :
-After all the selecting part[when youre done with the coloring],go back to the 'lineart' folder/set.
--Click the 'pressure tool',then,you'll see little dots.
---By dragging a dot to the 'left' , the line that that dot holds,will be thinner, and by dragging the dot to the right,the line will be thicker.
----Drag the dot[s] to the left,of course,so that your lines will look soft..or it will look like it was drawn using a tablet.

Shading part:
-Why my shadings looks neat?[I guess?]
--I use the 'curve tool' and 'pressure tool' when I shade the hair and some parts of the clothes.
---[Hair]I first use the 'curve tool' to shade the hair,its up to you where to put shadings,but I suggest to look for the 'light' or 'dark' part/shade of your drawing.
----Same thing as the lineart,use the 'pressure tool' to make the line's thinner or thicker.
-----Drag the the upper part of the line of your shading to make it look pointy.
------Other parts are just the same,and for those parts that cannot be shaded using the 'curve tool',just make another 'layer',clip it,and use the 'pen tool'.

Add some lights by creating another 'layer' and picking 'luminosity' by the 'mode'

Done~!If you have some more questions,just ask by commenting below!Sorry for my bad English btw..xD

Art by me
OC of !Azuru-Yaoi[A commission]
Finished Pic:
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YamatoIshizawa Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How you make that hair shade so its pointy??
I always try but failed :iconotlplz:
GamersCable Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
says it in the description that might help
RedEyedBlackrabbit Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
umm...may I ask what version of photoshop you used here?
lummina Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used Paint Tool SAI,not photoshop.>u<
RedEyedBlackrabbit Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
miyako-miku Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so much cuteness~!!! *O*
the eyes are so shiny~
genocideMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!  I was wondering though: the final frame has that distinct light highlight in the hair (the light blue which arcs across the hair).   How do you do that part specifically?  New layer? special tool? I personally find that, that one part can really make a picture "pop."
lummina Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'New layer' then change the mode to 'luminosity'
Use a darker color that your base color then just use the 'curve tool' to add the arc/highlight,use the 'pressure tool' if necessary.
Time-Signature Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist

Huh?  There was a pressure tool?!  (Jawdrop)

Thank you~


The pic looks stunning!!

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