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Whiskerwing's Lineart Tutorial by WhiskerWing Whiskerwing's Lineart Tutorial by WhiskerWing
Well, I've gone and done it. I've had so many people ask me how I do my lineart and coloring, I've buckled and made a tutorial. Hopefully ya'll will find something useful in this, and grow and expand to create your own styles. =]

Please note that this tutorial deals mainly with the inking part of my lineart.

I'll be finishing this picture, and making it my coloring tutorial, so stay posted!

:heart: Thank you to everyone who's expressed an interest in how I art. :glomp:
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Daniel719 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Well done.. Tutorials like this are always appreciated.
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TwiForever Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
after you scan it in photoshop, dyou immediately colour it or must something be done? D:
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
It depends on how you want to color it. Since I don't typically color digitally, I'm not sure how I would go about coloring it there after scanning it in.
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TwiForever Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
oh, i see. sorry for the questions. ^^;
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TwiForever Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
what kind of paper is this?

i really don't get inking lineart, i mean, if you ink it then scan it, won't there be noise marks? D:
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Just regular paper, nothing fancy. One of the big drawing pads from the art store.

I'm not sure what you mean by noise marks, but if I don't ink it, it won't show up very well in the scan.
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:icontwiforever:
TwiForever Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
okay then. thanks so much for the tutorial. :D

what kind of pen dyou use?
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:iconwhiskerwing:
WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Micron, mostly, though I'll use a ballpoint if I don't have anything else.
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:icontwiforever:
TwiForever Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
:nod: i bought a micron pen too. thanks! and sorry for the endless questions. ^^;
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:iconwhiskerwing:
WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
No problems with the questions - I'm sorry it took me so long to respond!
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:icontwiforever:
TwiForever Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
:hug: it's okay, i don't mind! :D
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kingdomjacko Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
fav awesome
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satsukiangel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Thank you,it's a very useful tutorial.All the ones I'd seen before were of photoshop lineart,or how to ink with indian ink.
This one is easy and very useful.
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
I'm glad it was helpful. =]
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styjasmine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
OMG! This is how we do our 'initial ideas' design stage in Mandatory Technology in my school! We even use the same brand of pens!
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
*laughs* How interesting! What kind of class is it? Engineering?
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styjasmine Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
MT (Mandatory Technology) is a Technology class where you make chairs, tables, clocks, etc.
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Huh, and you used this technique to do the planning? Very interesting!
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:iconstyjasmine:
styjasmine Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
yea!
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horselover0001 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Great tutorial! And where would you find the inking pens? Whenever I used to outline, I would always use just a thin sharpie, but they never turned out as good as I hoped they would...
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
I snag mine from the art store - they don't always have the same brands, but they always have some single pens you can buy in varying widths. =]
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horselover0001 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Thanks, I'll go try and find some! :) Oh, by the way (sorry I'm bombarding you with questions), but do you have any suggestions for any brands? :?
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Whups, sorry for taking so long to get back to you. For brands, not really. Anything that bothers to size its pens ought to be fine. =]
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horselover0001 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Ok, thanks a bunch! I just submitted a few things, and I'm worrying about screwing up! How'd you get so good, not just at the lineart, but drawing in general?
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
*laughs* I found a friend who was about the same skill level as me and we drew together. =]

The buddy system worked for me. I needed motivation to work through my awful stuff, and she provided it, and vice versa.
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horselover0001 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Congrats! :) Some of my friends and I draw alike, but I don't see how I can get nearly as good as some of the stuff I've seen on here!
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
*grins* You should dig deeper in my gallery, I've got a lot of old stuff that's nowhere near as good as the stuff in your gallery. =]
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HorseJade Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice and easy to follow......This works with almost all lineart. I like you put what you used.. I am going to try it.
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LimskArt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you make it sound so simple. Thank you, this really encouraged me to try this new style :)
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penguinofthetalon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008   Writer
D
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KingOfSheeple Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Thank you so much.
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lyingfawn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
... thats it?! u just draw, outline, and thick outline?! wow... i thought there was gonna be the obnoxious and hard-to-follow copy,paste,layer,blahblahblah stuff... hehehe, thanks! it helps alot if it works! :D
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Everyone's style is different, it's always good to try new styles and see what you like!
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lyingfawn Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
yeah, but my scanner doesnt work and all the computer art things i have are Paint and photofiltre ^^
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SpectralWolf Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
I hope you haven't colored it yet, I would love to!!
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
*grins* Actually, I have. It's up a ways in my gallery, I think it was something along the lines of a month later. =]
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SpectralWolf Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Darn, I love to color, and am actually very good at it. I loved it just because the way they were lying and the faces. I love your style of drawing and how you bring your characters to life. The coloring is very beautifully done. I looked through your whole gallery and did see the one that I saw the tutorial done with. I like the colors you chose for it. Is there any chance you could possibly do some more line art??
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Oh, certainly! I'd let you color this one, but honestly the pictures I took aren't all that great (and I think I slapped text over some of it anyway). Check out my scraps. The only thing I request is that you credit me with the lineart in the description when you upload it, or on the image itself if you upload it somewhere else (just so it doesn't get lost)

I also love to see the finished product!

But yeah, go crazy. There's only one or two in my scraps that I specifically say "nope, can't have this one" - most of it is fair game!
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SpectralWolf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Of course I would credit you!!
I just wish you had somemore lineart, I love the way you draw!
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
*hugs* Of course, you say. =] As though there wasn't rampant art theft. For nice people, it's 'of course'. :heart:

But yeah, I don't upload the inked versions often -- they don't scan well, and if they're digitally redone, the artist usually has to redo the lineart all over again anyway. All I've got's in my scraps.
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SpectralWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
I know about art theft, believe me, I've had it done.
I understand that you don't upload just lineart because of that.
I still look forward to more art from you. :)
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Ginchen666 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Student General Artist
really helpfull tutorial^^
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
<3 I hope so! I've been meaning to do a coloring tutorial for a long time, but I've been too lazy. *grins*
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mfwilliams11 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
yeppers i like inking by hand and coloring by hand. can u make a coloring tut?

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:iconwhiskerwing:
WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
I'm thinking about making one, but I don't have the time right now. =]
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:iconmfwilliams11:
mfwilliams11 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
ok, that's cool
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tremault5 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
this tutorial was a great help!
thank you very much!
I now know, that it is better to ink pictures on paper rather than with photoshop. :)
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
*hugs* Oh, I'm so glad! ^^

And I wish I could ink in photoshop, it'd make it much easier to get clean digital art. =] But my hands shake too much and I can't get a nice line when I try, even with a wacom. *shrug* So I use pens. ^^
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tremault5 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
yep! thats the problem with it! I thinks it is impossible to get a nice line with a tablet.
and all thanks to you, I have a nice set of pens bought today! :)
a 1, 3 and 7.
already, I am making lovely lines!
now I just need to draw a picture....
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WhiskerWing Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
*giggles* I have that SAME problem. or rather, too many ideas that fail miserably once they finally get sketched on paper. XD
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