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Lineart and colouring tutorial by moni158 Lineart and colouring tutorial by moni158
Warning! HUGE FILE! :iconshockplz:
and lot and lots of text ...=.=

My first full official tutorial!

Basically explains my whole process and technique hope its useful.

Really its just the way I myself draw and its not the right or wrong way to do it, but if you find any of the aspects useful, especially the tools and what they can do, feel free to give it a try.

This is all done on Paint tool sai, but other drawing programs have similar features so it could apply to all.

For textures? your best bet is CGtexture.com, they have a nice variety of high resolution textures. Also check DA's stock textures, there are some really nice ones there ;)
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:iconwheeeeeeeeew:
Wheeeeeeeeew Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the picture..could you post a full size??? Pllleeasseee? 0.0
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XuanKino Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if only you could do a coloring tutorial on An App Known as PicsArt... I do most of my art on it... this is still useful when I can get a laptop and Photoshop or  SAI , still VERY AMAZING! 
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Sola-Minako Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
AMAZING! LOL Durarara troll xD
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:iconsai182:
SAI182 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist
i used your tutorials and drawing process as references for my assignments on making ebook
thanks a lot for making this!!! xD 
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YaoiKuro Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist
I also love your artwork ;;-;; I've been having my own problem with anatomy and my drawing style xD it sucks..I change my art style a lot...so...ANYWAY! I love your work
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YaoiKuro Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist
デユラララ!! I love you
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KTKokaQ Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Though I use a different program, this is still a wonderful tutorial for digital painting, and I'm eternally grateful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!
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ioana24 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
did you used tablet or just the mause?
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MarnieAngela24 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank u for the tutorial really detailed
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:iconlexiipuffles:
Lexiipuffles Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually perfect. Really detailed, and super helpful. Thanks so much! xx
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thunderboltdrawer15 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
the guy with the who is jump on top of the other one looks like black phantom my oc
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inazumafan11 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
omg how cool, thank you *-* for this... 
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:iconamywhiteroses:
AmyWhiteRoses Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sob* all I was looking for was a tutorial and I still get durarara stuff it's so beautiful ;u;
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tickytalk Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
This tutorial really helped sew together my assumption of how digital art works. This was extremely useful.
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Qiaros Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh~ 0o0... Now I get it... Thanks for this!
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Questions: do you just get the clipart from google or something and just stick it on the current file as a bottom layer?
#2 about the lineart....your lines are drawn very neatly but I can't seem to get the hang of drawing completely smooth like that digitally. How do you do it? (very good by the way and very useful!)
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Th3WorldOnFir3 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Do you use a tablet?
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:iconcheyluvsu03:
cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do :)
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LenaliaBee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh précieux!! mercii <3
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:iconbroters707:
BROTERS707 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
DURARARARARARARARARARARARARARARARARARARARA...RARA :O
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:iconbibszl:
BibsZL Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly usefull!
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:iconlupalumpa:
Lupalumpa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thank you so much!!!
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:iconkikumizu:
KikuMizu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
...I can't do this...
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TimeTravelerEon Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is EXTREMELY helpful! I just got SAI and was looking for a good tutorial. ^^
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pnexsjhan Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HUWAAAWWW!!!... very FASCINATING!!
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:iconmeiyua:
MeiYua Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Do you want translate the tutorial in Spanish? I can do it for you. Translation and edition.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
You can if you want ;)
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:iconmeiyua:
MeiYua Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Perfect! I tell you when I have finished :)
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Takatsho Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
awesome :o
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Hyko666 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Where to start to say you how much I love you? Really! I've been looking for this kind of colouring-texture-sail tutorial specifically for ages D: and I can't control myself of how happy I'm right now. Thank you so much, this is incredible useful, just perfect!!
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neshiro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for this tutorial :huggle: it's very helpful(:
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nachuu95 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i promise you can't understand how ridiculously helpful this is (>·_·)> i think i love you
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Lyran-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow really pretty and helpful! :D i wanna try this <3 thnks for the tutorial! :3
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CanisterWhoops Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I can't find the Luminosity layer option in sai. o_O
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Hoshiko-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its on the same thing that the multiply layer option is,
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LunaRei21 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Photographer
Hello, I was wondering do you use the mouse or do you use something elce to paint with?
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marieartcorner Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Oh my...you have just answered the questions of the universe!! >>>=U Thankyou ^--^
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animeJesusFREAK Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sugoi! This really helps with my coloring! Thanks for the tips!
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NekoGirl29 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool tutorial. I'm just starting out with sai so this will help me a lot.
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NanaAnorexia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Which program do you use and did you buy it and if yes, how much costed it and if not: Where did you get it from?
Thanks for help!
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fLy-sLy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful tutorial. However I'm still having trouble with the texture merging. How can you see the texture on the wall but not on the characters? were the characters in the same lineart layer as the background? Is it because the coloring done on the characters overlap the texture? Then that would mean the wall would have overlap the texture too right?:/
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Hiei116 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Awesome and helpful tutorial! :D

Thanks!
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ErikaSkye Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i just added paint sai... but i cant find the line tool xD
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ErikaSkye Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nvm found it x.x
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TranquilDisturbance Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I get the whole ctrl thing.. buut HOW do you make it into that perspective o.O I can't move it that direction...
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Laende Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
When I saw the sketch, I thought: Easy! I can do that :3
And than.. when I saw the transition from "sketch" to "lineheart" I thought: UHM.. ERR... WELL...
I mean, I hope you are kidding! D:
However is fantastic, as always T_T
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:iconlyson:
Lyson Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You rock
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:iconharushik:
harushik Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
so cool! is this from durarara??
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:iconhyroar:
Hyroar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist
Cool cool :)
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TranquilDisturbance Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
QUESTION: Er ^^' I uh, am new to any program and idk how to use texture stocks... how do you? plz answer when you can ^^'
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