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Step-by-Step Digital Painting Tutorial by Qinni Step-by-Step Digital Painting Tutorial by Qinni
Reblog from my Tumblr? :blush:

Please read my commentary before asking any more questions~! thanks :D

Finished Work:

Edit: I've had a few repeated question of how I work my lineart into the drawing.
I'd like to clarify that i don't really actually have a clean line-art. I have clean-sketches that I work under, but they're not what I personally call lineart. If you zoom in, they are very messy. I do merge the layers together at some point in step 5, and I continue to literally work the colours of the lineart into the skin (which is why i turned the sketch layer into overlay so the colours become very similar and nice to work with). That way I can get an almost none-lineart quality.

also, if you're wondering about canvas sizes, check out my journal about them: [link]

The program I used was Painttool SAI, but I think you can achieve similar effects via photoshop with a low-opacity textured brushes.

I hope this helped : ) Sorry it's so darn long. I kept it as short as I could but it's still a pretty long process.
Please keep in mind this is more of a guide to my painting process and how I technically go about doing this; It's not going to automatically teach you how to render or understand structure or anatomy (which I hope I will cover in more tutorials in the future.), which is very important, of course, to the painting itself. That's why I'll be slowly going through and doing more tutorials on anatomy and structure in the next few months, hopefully :D.

A good practice for rendering is actually to do still life and human sketches. preferably with a pencil, and not digitally (yet) :). If you have any questions feel free to ask me :D

Step-by-step animation:

In the mean time, have some of my other anatomy tutorials:
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EastyBug Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you do the scales?
can i ask something? what is rendering? lol...i'm still a beginner and a noob
Qinni Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
when it comes to painting 2d, rendering means to make something look three dimensional or realistic, not with lineart or cell-shading.
kushinahime Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. It helps me understand a little. I am actually new to Paint Tool SAI. :D
juliredpanda Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love these tutorials of yours, they teach me very much!:D (Big Grin) 
ohh god that's really cool, thanks for tutorial :D
LittleLorel Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is extremely helpful! Thank you soooooooooooo much! Lots of love!! :hug:
Tsuikachu Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist
This is so incredable, thank you so much for the tutorial! Your art is so beautiful!!
HeroesRain Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
The picture is incredible. Thank you for the tutorial
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