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hopefully helpful tutorial by oomizuao hopefully helpful tutorial by oomizuao
this tutorial includes sketching with blue pencils, inking, removing the underlying blue sketch in photoshop, and making your remaining inked drawing darker and better :)

it's pretty crappy though.. XD but I hope it's somewhat helpful anyways.. ^^;






character and tutorial (C) Elise M. Syvertsen / oomizuao 2010
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sharkRAIE Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah!
All i need!
(now, i just need to find a blue pencil)

Ohmygud!
you can imagine what i was doing.
I make an scan, and invert colors, and was cleaning all the white lines.

i fell so idiot

thanks, and forgive my awful english :P
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UnpurePhant0m Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really helpful, but I'm having problems finding blue mechanical pencil leads. Could you tell me where you buy yours?
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RobChainL Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dayum gurl, I was just about to ask you about this xP Now I've got something to look forward to read once I get back home today ^^
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Hirui Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I gotta say i think this is the tutorial i reference back to the most. XD Thanks so much for this!
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knuckles1623 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
there are blue mechanical pencils.....awsuuume
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WaltersGirl12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist
this we help-
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dudydeea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very helpful. Thanks!!! >W<
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hellhoundly Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
really helpful, thank you very much!
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Shadow-Gibson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a small question, how do you make the background so white but you can still see the line art? when i open up my drawing my scanner picks up the texture of the paper and I see brown splotches and the paper is not white making it kinda difficult to do this any idea's or is it the paper, scanner?

I understand if you had no idea what I just said, I can't explain it better ^^;
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hm... what kind of paper do you use? If the paper is dark or brown-ish, I'd suggest switching to a whiter type of paper. Other than that, there should be possible to adjust the brightness on the scanner..?
It's hard for me to say, really, what the problem might be. I haven't seen your scanner or the paper you use, so I just have to guess ^^;
You could make the background whiter in Photoshop, but I'm not sure how to do that without making the lineart whiter too.. hm..
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Shadow-Gibson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's plain old white printing paper.
Hmm I'll check into that.

Haha that's okay I appreciated for you to take the time to help me, so means a lot :)
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Mew-Suika Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks so much for this ^^, i think I now kno how to use PhotoSHOP ^^ Thanks again!
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he2pockysticks Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
This is immensely helpful 8| Thanks for all your tips & advice, & the time & effort you put into this! you're a brilliant artist! :D
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9--Dreamer--5 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Very helpful. Thanks! ^^
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mezzanineMinotaur Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student General Artist
yay, this is sure to be very helpful for me especially XD
Thanks!
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nekotee Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wahh i wish i could get photoshop D: btw this is awsome and you are friggin amazing
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FeatheredDragon Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student General Artist
this should help a lot ^^ thanks for making it! :3 I love learning new ways to work my line art, I'm trying to find a way that works best for me
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SuperAnimeGuy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Awesome! Thnx! :D
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DetectiveRJ Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial. :)
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NekoJo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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OS9 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
So THAT'S how you doing eet : D Ktnx! XD <3
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theojeca Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Helpful yeah!
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Sazulin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh... Must try that! <3 So helpful tutorial, I love it. Your work is inspiring.
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Helsica Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Your work is so inspiring. But where do you but mechanical pencils with blue lead? I haven't been able to find them in any store. Where did you get your's?
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! I buy my blue lead here: [link]
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Lurker93 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
thank you
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Wayechan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
You are my hero :)
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Spearminty Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Do you think copic ciaos are good too? I know they have bigger brush but i wanna hear your opinion.
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never tried the Ciao markers, but I'm pretty sure they're as good as the other copic marker types. :)
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Spearminty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Ok.

I have only black ciao, so its kinda hard to know how well the colors shown.
But original copics and sketches has kinda little "brush" don't they?
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the original copics have a very small, rounded nib and a broad nib. The sketch copic has more of a brush nib and a broad nib. I like the sketch copics the most :)
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Spearminty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student General Artist
ok thanks.

Oh, and did you order your copics from amazon or other? No shops selling copics on Finland, and there is no special internet shop for copics too.
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought some of mine from an art store here in Norway, but the majority of my copics were bought in this big set (144 markers) from Japan: [link]
there is a Norwegian webshop that sells copic markers and ships worldwide too:[link]
but there are a LOT of webshops out there that sell copics. Just google it :)
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Spearminty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks ^^

I think ill buy copic ciaos, sketches are about 30euros more expensive on even the 36markers set so.


Thank your time :D
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Shirokaze2012 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
...i did learn something 8D i didn't know a black overlay would make inked drawing lines pure black! >.> i'd been using a bunch of stupid and complicated steps to get a picture i'd take with my camera to go to a dark enough black for me to use
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LadyKeane Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHH. I bought a blue pencil for sketching ages ago, and used it once, wondering what all the fuss was about. This technique looks AWESOME. So trying it out now. Thanks!!
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LilHeart Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist
A really helpful tutorial! O.O Thank you for this! :iconarigatouplz::iconarigatou-plz:
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Twarda8 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard about blue lines thingy... I wonder it that option is in GIMP (going to check in near future). But it is still useless since I don't have a scanner.
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JohnTuley Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In GIMP, simply open the Channels dialog by clicking "Window" in the top right corner, roll over "Dialogs" and then select "Channels." You will have pretty much the same exact thing that is shown above.

Hope this helps.
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ilikefakecheese Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
:D HELpFUL!!!
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mega-fang Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
thanx!!!!
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kezuvha Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg omg omg you make it look so easy SO EASY SOOOOO EASY! *has a seizure*
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Tatchu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
..But do you know the trick for actually separating your lineart from the white? It might come in handy if you'd like to color your lineart. :)
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no, I don't know that trick... :o how do one do that?
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Tatchu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's in fact pretty simple. I know there's another way other than mine, but this is so far the only one I'm familliar with:

#1
You have your inkworks on your background layer. (It might be preferred to clean it up first - or later, whatever you see fit, as long as your inks are black)

#2
Select all, and cut it off the background, leaving only white.

#3
Access the "channels" tab and create a new channel, just like a new layer. Then Paste your image and invert (ctrl + I)

#4
Ctrl + click on the channel's thumbnail, making a selection of only the white areas (which is why you inverted the picture). Then head back to layers' tab.

#5
Create new layer, and fill your selection with the desired color. Ta-dah, the secret has been revealed.

This gives quite a lot of freedom if you prefer sketching and making inkworks directly on the background layer (Like I enjoy doing), but it's also great for separating scanned-in inkworks. However, if your inks ain't pure black, they'll become slightly transparent.

Questions? :)
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no questions :) thanks a lot for explaining this to me :hug:
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Tatchu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I'm glad to be of assistance! :D
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oomizuao Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*does XD
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CasandreNomari Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Thank you for the tutorial ^^
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LaniLupani Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Thank you so much!^^ This will be very helpful.:meow:
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