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Page 39 Process by Hootsweets Page 39 Process by Hootsweets

For :iconkiokid817: ! This is just a piece to demonstrate my process on how I do a page.

Its not very informative! :D

EDIT: I realize I should put some info on here, that might help!

Here is some of my very limited knowledge!

I work in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom tablet.

-I set up my canvas at 8.5 x 11 inches with 300 dpi. This makes for a big canvas so prepare for detail!

-Color your canvas something other than white. White is intimidating!

-To have the rulers up on each side just hit ctrl r

-Use guide lines to set up a margin around the page, I set mine at half an inch. To use guidelines just click and drag on the top and left sides of the canvas. This should bring up those blue lines and you can move it anywhere.

-I use the rectangle tool with a 2point black stroke and no fill to make the panels. Don't be afraid to make them overlap and go off the page!

-I'm not sure if this is the case for everyone, but for me; remove the blue guide lines before laying down your sketch. They seriously screw with your brush tool and make it glitch all over the canvas.

-I like to sketch in a dark gray. I find black sketching also intimidating haha I like to use a bigger brush for sketching. focus on capturing the energy of the character and their pose. And Don't stress too much about details. Don't get too messy though, you'll have a hard time simplifying it in the finished lines!

-After you're done sketching lower the opacity of the sketch layer and create a new layer for your finished line work. I like to use a thin brush stroke for the finished line at something around 5 point with black.

-I like to make my finished line work as simple as possible. That means try not to do a sketching line, where you use quick little strokes. Instead try to complete each line in a quick fluid movement with your arm and wrist to create maximum smoothness! This results in a lot of effed up lines, so keep your fingers on ctrl z to undo it and try again.

-For colors, I use the magnetic lasso tool and the paint bucket to get the basic colors in quick. I then clean up the edges using the brush tool.

That's about it! Please post any questions, if you have any. Hope it helps!

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FanfictionsOrStories Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I will never be able to draw as good as you! But it doesn't hurt to try!pervydcflashplz 
9teen40 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist
You should do bodies for a tutorial next my peoples bodies look like logs ;-; help. Your like my idol //inTERNAL sCREAMS
Shay-chan33 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome <3 Thanks for sharing! ^^
colourfulAnatomy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this! I always loving seeing how other people go about creating their comics :)
BurningSilverGal Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, this'll help a lot. thanks! :D
Madam-Lulu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your lineart is absolutely splentid ! I don't succed myself, it's always trembling... I find it so hard to do a perfect line with a graphic tablet... How have you worked to have such a beautiful lineart ? Do you have some advices... ? I don't how to begin... You advices would be a wonderful help for me :heart: I ADOOORE your art SO MUCH !!
Hootsweets Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Hmm advice. Pretty much the only things I make sure to do is work at 100% on the canvas. Use a somewhat small brush, I use 5point. And lastly, try to make each line in a quick swift movement. It brings more certainty to the line work and doesn't give it that sketchy look. Moving the pen slow on a tablet makes it a shakey line that is no bueno!

I hope that helps, If you have anymore questions feel free to ask :heart: 

And thanks so much! I'm honored you'd come to me for guidance :hug:

Madam-Lulu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello !! It's again Lucie, From France ^^
Just to let you know that I've finished my first page and thanks to your advices, I succeded to draw it !! I dedicated it to you ^///^
Maybe you would agree just to have a quick look at it ? I would feel so honored ! :love:
If you agree, here is the link :

Thank you so much, once again :tighthug:
Your fan for eternity,
Hootsweets Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

What the heck! The way you were talking I was expecting a really amateur piece :XD: It's really great looking!

Madam-Lulu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your words touch me so much... I don't trust myself at all...
Thank you from the deep of my heart for all your nice words :heart:
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