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Guillermo /// 21 /// Jack of all trades /// Zaragoza, Spain

bridgioto:

Process for my Steven Universe illustration, from thumbnail to final!

I promise this is my last overexcited spam post about this particular thing :B

Inbox me (1) thing you want to know about me.
whenyouliveinzgz:

CUANDO GRANIZA EN ZARAGOZA

whenyouliveinzgz:

CUANDO GRANIZA EN ZARAGOZA

lexxercise:

I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>

BRUSHES

Pencil

I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.

Ink Pen

Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.

Round Brush

The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.

Flat Brush

A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.

Watercolor

Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.

Cloud

Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.

TEXTURE OVERLAY

To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!

Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!

Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.

Hope that helps!

-L

kurkoboltsi:

Remade a three year-old pic
Happy 25th anniversary MOTHER!

kurkoboltsi:

Remade a three year-old pic

Happy 25th anniversary MOTHER!

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Doily Pop Up Book Tutorial from Rotkehlchen. This is such a cool DIY and the photos I posted don’t do it justice. Go to the link fo an easy step by step tutorial.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Doily Pop Up Book Tutorial from Rotkehlchen. This is such a cool DIY and the photos I posted don’t do it justice. Go to the link fo an easy step by step tutorial.

heta-talia:

Ah yes, I know the green-eyed Makoto

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With their dark-haired friend,

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The nice blonde that’s always happy,

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And the super intelligent blue-haired friend of theirs,

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And let’s not forget the girl that formed the group

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Ah yes, I know them

rosesandsparkles:

Watching the Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun anime, and I feel I must reblog this stuff from the manga again :D