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Lazy tutorial is lazy...

I went this week-end at the country side and decided to actually take some pictures of the drawing in process...

I hope the info is useful to at least a few. XD

Please excuse the lame english. >.<

finished drawing: [link]
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:iconhiddeninmyshadows:
hiddeninmyshadows Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Artist
yay! ^^
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:iconkittenmagic:
kittenmagic Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A very useful tutorial! Thanks really really much! I just have one itsy bitsy question: for shading, do you draw tiny lines, or do you do something else?
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah... never considered this... XD

Umm... I use soft strokes so that I can cover the area I want the shading to be... and always in the same direction... so they could count as tiny lines... sometimes I change the direction according to the area, but not so randomly... the only times I cross other lines in a different direction would be when I want to add an extra shadow... and some times I just follow the main line of the body and muscles with soft strokes while shading...

Then again, there are the times I draw for the sake of drawing and I don't really consider any quality rules...

But technically you should try keep the shading lines parallel and in the main direction the light is hitting from (if you really want the shading lines to show a bit, especially), because it's the light that makes the shadow, of course. ^^

Hope I didn't confused you even more XD
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:iconkittenmagic:
kittenmagic Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the help! and for the tutorial :hug:
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome! :hug:
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:iconrique-c:
Rique-C Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice tutorial, thanks. =D
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope it was useful! You're welcome! ^^
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zeratanus Featured By Owner May 7, 2010   Digital Artist
huh. A brush. interesting. though I'm never hard enough with my hand to actually smear anything =P. I'll have a few unused brushes laying around after I graduate though (right now tied up in ceramics waxing/glazing junk) so I'll have to give that a try.
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Guess that's almost the only info this tut is worth... glad there is at least this, tho. ^^

ceramics... sweeeeet....
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:iconzeratanus:
zeratanus Featured By Owner May 7, 2010   Digital Artist
Hey, you're talking to a guy who draws near-constantly :laughing: When it comes to tools new info isn't something I come across often~
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontoothlesslolplz: Same here!
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Demon-Spirit Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Asta-i cel mai bun tutorial pe care l-am vazut in ultimele zile (ma refer la info si prezentare),stiam de marea majoritate a tips-urilor pe care le-ai dat (deh,dA tard & geek),dar trebuie sa recunosc nu mi-a venit niciodata ideea de a pune capace pe creioane ca sa nu mai faca mizerie,bietul meu buletin T_T.Pe langa asta,desenul arata pur si simplu minunat.
Ah,si ca tot am citit above la discutia despre kneaded eraser,gasesti foarte usor si la un pret foarte convenabil pe Lipscani (Hanul cu Tei) la magazinele Rembrandt sau Andreeart incepand de la 1,50 Ron (15.000 lei vechi,eu atat am dat pe a mea).A,si are denumirea generica de "guma plastica" ^^ (God bless pe vechiul meu prof de design vestimentar,daca n-ar fi fost pt el nici eu nu as fi auzit de guma plastica).
Ce as mai putea zice? A,da,instant fav :love:
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblushingplz: Ma bucur ca ti-a placut!

Si multumesc pt traducere. Asta era un alt lucru de care avea nevoie pe langa locatie. (Banuiam ca ar fi pe la Hanul cu Tei, ca acolo, se pare, au di tati XD) :love:

Si pt design vestimentar se fac lectii... waaa... can u slip some info here too? I'm darn curious what they teach there. :iconhyperplz:
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Demon-Spirit Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep,pe acolo se gasesc mai toate chestiile bune :D

Well,se fac,la sala Dales.Eu practic am fost fortata sa iau lectii,de catre mama,acum vreo 3-4 ani,so,if memory serves me right,cursurile tin 4 luni de zile si costa ceva (9 milioane de lei vechi,I think) dar dupa 2-3 ani de curs obtii o diploma care te atesta ca designer,sau cel putin asta imi aduc aminte,nu mai sunt asa sigura.Eu,in cele 2 saptamani cat m-am dus la curs,am fost introdusa,so to say,in ceea ce aveam sa facem.Cu alte cuvinte,proful cere niste mostre de ceea ce poti face tu fara nici un curs si o discutie pe marginea lor,si o sa-ti dea o lista de materiale pe care sa le cumperi,asta fiind in prima sap; in a doua,again din cate imi aduc aminte,am vb ceva despre ce ne place si ce nu in moda actuala,cum am modifica-o si despre cum un designer ar trebui sa tina cont si de croiala materialului.Oh,si cursurile se tin in grup de vreo 20 or so.Oricum,dak vrei sa urmezi cursurile,informatii mai concrete ai putea gasi dak te duci sa vb cu proful,si sa nu-ti fie frica de el,e un om incredibil :)
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, nu... imaginatia mea se blocheaza cand vine vorba de design... indiferent de care e. Eram doar curioasa. XD

Multzam de informatii. :tighthug:
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Demon-Spirit Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aici te-as contrazice,imaginatia ta clar accepta si devine forate abundenta cand vine vorba de design-ul personajelor (just look at your last pieces,they're brilliant).

Cu cea mai mare placere :glomp:

P.S: Ajungi,by any chance,sambata la Otaku?
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah... you're just being nice. XD

and YES, I do!

Inca mai negociez niste termeni ai prezentei mele acolo, dar fie ca inving fie ca nu, tot vin! :dance:

We should exchange some tel numbers... I'd so luv to have someone to stick with around there... most of my friends have deserted me for this edition >3>

*runs around in circles*
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Demon-Spirit Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No,I'm not xD I'm very frank these days.

Great!Eu pot sa vin doar sambata pt k duminica am treaba pe la un concert,o sa vin sigur cu grupul de retards care imi sunt prieteni,dar ca de obicei o sa-i las balta sa ma plimb si sa socializez,deci sigur ne vedem.Iti trimit note cu nr meu ASAP :D
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RahulPlaha Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
you might have just used a kneaded eraser those erase and life the graphite off making it not stick and no flea things. Plus you could just put paper at the bottom of your wrist cause paper dosnt smudge paper. copy righted info to me lol

Anyway very good tut :)
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I constantly forget to mention the paper thingy. >.<

Kneaded eraser??? (For some reason I'm thinking grandma's sweaters in eraser version...) what are those? O.O

Thank you! I will make a second one with the extra info you guys provided as soon as I get the chance and patience. :hug:
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RahulPlaha Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Kneaded erases are like sticky tack but grey o.o' lol. But they can erase anything and lift the graphite (pencil marks) and dont make a mess. but yea does remind me of grandmas home-made itchy sweaters -_-' but glad yo help :)
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u mean those things that peel the paper away if pressed a bit more seriously? *still confused*

Wait... *checks google finally*

They look like modeling material! O.O This actually has more potential than just erasing stuff. *starts waving tail*

I haven't crossed my path with anything like this lately, but it surely seems I will soon betray my pen-erasers (ever since they say on wikipedia kneaded erasers are actually of little use on large areas.)

This info here is pure gold! I'll start pestering people to find places they sell things like this (<--- still has no guts to get a PayPal). :love:

Thank youuuu! :tighthug:
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:iconrahulplaha:
RahulPlaha Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
its in every art store, michaels,currys,etc
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes... thing is I have to find the Romanian versions of them... and luckily someone just offered the info. :heart:
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:iconrahulplaha:
RahulPlaha Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
there is a store called art n stuff or Benvolth art store or The international trade center. They offer everything so try your luck there :)
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in Romania?
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:iconrahulplaha:
RahulPlaha Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
*to help not yo -_- sorry for double post
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:iconlolitrada:
lolitrada Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i luve the way u drawned ur self XD think u got more talent for chibis XD
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shhh... don't say that too loud please! :ninja:

Ah, I failed a couple of times here too... besides chibis are easy to draw... it's not talent, but the wonder of simplicity. ;)
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:iconlolitrada:
lolitrada Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
u shoul really dedicate to chibis XD i like ur chibi it's really cute:3
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no way... where's the challenge in chibis? I would grow bored too fast
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:iconlolitrada:
lolitrada Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
make cartoons with funny stories XD
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:iconjavaleen:
JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm already part of a chibi strips project and I'm simply slacking off... no need for one I would be directly responsible for :P
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lolitrada Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awwwww cmon give it a go XD i let u put me if u wanna XD
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JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
neah...
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dune3001 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UUUU COOL :) imi place sa vad cum lucreaza lumea, e foarte educativ :D also, i use one of those old fashion shaving things as a brush to get rid of the erasure stuff. It's very cool. Si mi-am luat un electric erasure. It's just so :love: nu lasa urme aproape deloc, si nici mizerie!
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JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O Nici nu stiam ca exista asa ceva. O.O
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platonicbleeding Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Thanks for the tutorial, it's really useful!
I didn't think about the brush either, used to get blue, too :))
Keep up the good work!
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JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lots of blue people around, I see... Finally someone brings color to life! :giggle:

No worry, I didn't think of the brush either... I used to shake the paper like crazy until it went clean. Occasionally I would use my sleeve to clean it up, and that would go interesting when i got home. XD

I just noticed in some other people's pics and tuts and thought it would be nice to share...

as said... it's a give-back-away. ^^
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strigoaika Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Oh...my bad, they do have a Victoria's Secret boutique in the clearing.
Isn't the tail just a little bit too short?
And about the tut, clear and to the point,useful tips... I need to get one of those eraser pens, used to have one but my dog ate it a long time ago.
Oh and nice tip with the brush, I just blow it all away until I go blue in the face.
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JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe, just maybe the tail is lowered and maybe, just maybe, I tried perspective again... and maybe... no... certainly... I just failed... like I seem to be an expert in, lately... >.<

Iti aduc eu una maine (am mai multe XD)... daca nu uit XD

:lmao:
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CrystynaDragonRose Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
foarte tare :clap:
mi-a placut mult tutorialul, si sper ca vor mai urma :)

am vazut ca aveai ceva fel de pix..dar din care iesea radiera in loc de mina de creion. n-am stiut ca exista asa ceva :-?

apropo de pensule de machiaj...unii le folosesc si pt a picta cu ele (o fosta colega a facut asta :giggle: )
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JavaLeen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Da, inventivitatea e o trasatura a artei. :giggle:

Si, da, din nou... e ca un fel de pix... L-am gasit intr-un magazin japonez de pe aici (japan-people are scary... always thinking more than others... simply luv! )

Si multumesc mult! Sper ca a fost de folos! :3
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