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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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kumeo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial, I have been looking for a tutorial for Photoshop, though the ones I find are just not right for me, again thank you!
hemam Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for this tutorial! Any piece of advice from an excellent pro like you is always unvaluable. I find very useful when people explains their workflow, since I am usually very anarchical and somehow random in my procedures.
EZIZA Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
That was awesome! I dind't know DeviantArt has so many tutorials!
SkyeFury Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial, though I still have some doubts as to how to combine the lineart/sketch and the colors.

FIN. I see what you did there. 
feki021 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Thank you very much for the tutorial, but I still know that I'm gonna such badly at this. My problem, is drawing in 3d like by myself, without any computer stuff. Shading basically; do you have any tips on that?
Qinni Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
if you're talking about traditional mediums, then it all varies depending on which medium you're actually using. If you want to paint something 3d-like, your best bet is either acrylics or oil. Personally i prefer oil paintings since it doesn't dry as fast and there's a lot of old art masters to paint from. 
feki021 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
EastyBug Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you do the scales?
EYEDZART Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
can i ask something? what is rendering? lol...i'm still a beginner and a noob
Qinni Featured By Owner 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.
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