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Tutorial - Nailing Lineart by TwilightSaint Tutorial - Nailing Lineart by TwilightSaint
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A long-overdue update for my old line-art tutorial. I knew it was time to redo it when it started to be painful to look at, heh.

Just outlining some of my line-art techniques, featuring a dragon - what else?

Hope it helps.

Enjoy! :)
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:iconwillow-forest-dragon:
Willow-Forest-Dragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks very helpful
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to hear!
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Dragonmaster62835 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I'll try to use it in future! Very helpfull! :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad it could help!
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Dragonmaster62835 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You for creating this tutorial and updating. Although very familiar with line art creation, its always good to see how others do it ,especially one of my favorite artists. There is always something to find and learn, even on familiar topics.

Hopefully someday you will maybe present a tutorial on how you paint those wonderful iridescent and dichroic eyes you have been doing recently. I would enjoy seeing how these are accomplished.
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome, glad it could help. ^^ And I wish I could do more tutorials, I'm just so busy and they take sooooooo long to make, ugh.
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
This is so great, I've always been very impressed with your lineart, and it's something I've been struggling with lately so having a tutorial about the sketching/lineart process is very helpful. :D I don't know how much the title fits, though... Calling it "nailing lineart" makes me think you are going to talk more about techniques and super TwilightSaint secrets about lineart, but this feels more like a general lineart process tutorial. Not that that's bad, but I'd love to see another tutorial that covers some of the specifics you use to produce such great lineart so quickly. :D
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it could help. ^^ And there's really not any secret to how I do it, I just have a really steady hand and lots of hard work under my belt. And detail is king - textures, wrinkles and folds in skin and fur, it just adds a million miles to any piece.
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Zeimyth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
And I'm guessing knowing how and where to use those kinds of details is just one of those practice things, huh? XD Guess you can't cover everything in a tutorial. That makes more sense, though, thanks for explaining that. It's neat that you get lineart like you do without doing anything special besides just drawing it. :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. XD Honestly, it's tons of hard work, as well as lots of experimentation and just learning what to do, and how to do it. I know for me, once I get something down, I got it - it's like riding a bike. And then after that it's refine-refine-refine and refine some more, and then try something else!
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Out-4-Dragons-Blood Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If/when I switch to digital, I'm sure this will be extremely helpful! :)
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! :)
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Katara-Ikard Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
This would be a lot nicer if the pictures were better. Like, make each panel larger and set them in rows from left to right or something. just a suggestion ^_^
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I see what ya mean! I'll keep that in mind for my next tut, and I might go ahead and edit this one. ^^ Thanks!
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Katara-Ikard Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
welcome :D
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:iconacer0:
Acer0 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
this explains very well
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SpaceDraco Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am getting Photoshop soon so this will help!Thanks! :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it can help! :D
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:iconwasder26:
wasder26 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
It will help me, thanks (but first I have to learn how to use gimp, cause my art are made in paint...)
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can still help - it's not about the program, it's about the techniques.
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:iconwasder26:
wasder26 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
right. but anyway my hand is shaking a bit and this is making me use curved line in paint program :/
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bloodfeather9875 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Artist
mine is dobe photoshop CS2 but i can not draw good.i don't knw how to use it.
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elfsongoftheforest Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Student
oooooo I think I might actually be able tounderstand it! lol awesome, it looks like it will help a lot
:D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Glad it helps! :)
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nerdhaven Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
YYEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU - *gasp gasp* - THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU...

seriously, this helps alot! :bounce:

yayyyyyy!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Glad you like it! :dance:
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