Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
How i do Linearts (For Sai) by RosiArts How i do Linearts (For Sai) by RosiArts
Edit: Offering a free lineart for training purpuses now :iconallensmileplz:
you can find them here: fav.me/d73nniz

:icontenshi--hikari::iconsaysplz: "I WANT A TUTORIAL ON HOW YOU DO LINES OR SMTH :I"
:iconrosiarts::iconsaysplz: :iconbeardstrokeplz:

Okay now seriously. Here you go with my first made tutorial (ignore 90% of the pink, dumb and senseless scribbles :iconoohcatplz:)
Its about linearting... with sai. Omg i never did this before :iconcherenblush6plz:

I mean, if this helps you, i am happy, if its not and confuses you, do ask! I answer every question (even the silly ones)
Please don't ask how i did with the coloring.
Lets hope u like it Light, it was quite a work but the end picutre was worth it.
Done with paint tool sai and Photoshop (for the fonts stuff)
Done inside 4 hours and with quite good musik.
Please do not upload as your own ect. pp.

And yes i know the harpy is fucked up with anatomy i just copuldn't help using her as victim for this tutorial. :iconhappysobbuplz:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Since omg, over 5000 Views and people looking every day on it have some selfish advertisment here :icondafuqsnapeplz:

Asterion - Sword of Dawn Chapter 01 - Blue Roses"Once upon a time, there was a young prince. He was blessed by the gods with beauty, by his parents with money, and thanks to that he had the spirit of a rebel. This prince never calmed down, and he always tried to find the best adventures. He fought in the wars of his father, climbed mountains and was always running after the most beautiful girls of his country. Of course the king and the queen didn't like that. He wanted him to get married and settle down, since the king grew sick over time."
"What sickness was it? Was it a bad one?" broke in the sweet voice of a young girl. It made the narrator smile, before he continued.
"Yes, it was a bad one. The king suffered from a sickness, which lasted a long time for humans and had a deadly end. But no worries, they aren't dangerous for us anymore. Since they lived in the time where the humans were separated in smaller kingdoms, it was indeed a problem. You may know that each country was different, and so the people were too. The people of t
  Asterion - S.o.D. - Chapter 02: The great CouncilSileria tried to hid a smile, when Somnus just opened the door and mentioned her to go in first. He was like he was, so she thought. Unlike the others of his kind, a true gentleman through heart. All other Councilors seemed already here. Somnus needed not even to take a look around through the high, round hall.
"Seems like the parenting kid and chick Onewing finally came."
"Thanks for the welcoming, king Rude."
He replied Jazeur with his normal distant kindness. What else could they expect from a demon? The most he saw were pig rude and for his kind, this one even was nice if you could understand what he meant with his words. His self confidence was perfectly  to see through his movements. Bored and with wide spread legs he sat there on his throne made of volcanic glass and gold. Only in shoes and Black leather pants, he dared to show his well trained body. Though the abnormal greenish hair and the silver horns even he looked special for a demon. His glowing eyes followed
 The Game :C.E.: by RosiArts Fraction Seals of Asterion by RosiArts

Please check out the rest of the Gallery. I approve a constructive critique more then a fav, since they help me improving. Thanks a lot. :iconlokiapprovesplz:
Add a Comment:
 

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
What I am loving of this program is the almost incredible degree of control you get (oncrements of 0.5 on brush width, for instance) and the really subtle variation in depth of color: I swear that in some aspects is superior to Photoshop!
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
To be honest, i use it for other purposes more then Photoshop.
Photoshop is a program for working with photos mainly.
Sai is directly a drawing program. Surely, photoshop has tons of nice features, but they make it stuffed and confusing (for me) and the most things, people do with "supernices photoshopbrushes" can be done with hand and a simple paint tool too.
The brush settings with 0.5 at sai can be super nice, but i try to work with minimum size of 5 pixel at my brush. The reason for this is the fact, that under 5 Pixel sai can't produce anymore a effect i used to use for linearts (i don't do them anymore, but it is still important for other artists).
This may be a good thing for special for pixel artists, but for me, the 0.5 brush width is quite unimportant.
What is important is the fact, that it really has a better color variation. I just love the color wheel.
Reply
:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
I have had my CS3 for years... and still I am discovering things!

I fully agree with color variation: it's simply fabulous!

I also aim to 5 pixels in my brushes, except when I want to fill an area, where easily I can switch to 19 or more: controls are also more comfortable than in PS.

Haven't tried texting yet (here I am using only PS) and it would be interesting what can I do. I recently finished the translation of a graphic novel called SWIPE to Spanish; all text was typed inside the dialogue balloons with it
Reply
:iconsyiiadex:
syiiadex Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
cAN u do this without a tablet
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
I don't think so, because I used the pressure function of my tablet for the strokes. If there is a way without, i don't know it at the moment. 
Reply
:iconhappykonny:
HappyKonny Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you make with Sai a transparent background, so you can upload the lineart, so that others can color it?
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
You mean the ones of the bird or in general?

For the harpy example, i have to excuse, because i saved them wrongly. But i can offer to make some linearts for free use, if you wish?


For in general: I think yes, since there is a sai version called 1.1.0 which offers the chance to do transparent background.
If you don't know if you have it...
try to save your file as png and if it ask you for 24 or 32 bpp then press for 32 bpp and you will get transparent background :3
Reply
:iconhappykonny:
HappyKonny Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant general ^~^

Thank you very much! I don't have 1.1.0 though =c
But, I try to get it, maybe my brother has that version =D

Thank you nevertheless ^o^
:hug:
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I see, but i am happy that i could help you XD
I have both here, but switching is mostly a pain in the ass :C 
Btw, you maybe should try to look out for the new sai version. Sai is going to have a huge update. it's still untranslated, but even can handle fonts then :D 
Reply
:iconblackwolf78:
Blackwolf78 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
For some reason I don't have the pen tool :l
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
If you want, you can send me via note a screen of your sai. I will try to help then, maybe i can see the problem better then :>
Reply
:iconblackwolf78:
Blackwolf78 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I think it's because I only have the trial. 
Reply
:icongoirononiji:
GoIroNoNiji Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your lines are smoother at the beginning and ends, like they start out smaller, and then becomes bigger, and then smooth out again at the ends. My lines don't do that. They stay really bulky and rounded from the start of my lines to the ends. Is there a brush setting I'm supposed to use to get that effect? Also, it doesn't matter how hard or soft I click on my clicker, or mouse, the lines stay the same either way.
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
There comes the question if you are using a tablet or mouse.
If you are using the mouse: I have no knowledge how it would be possible to get pressure to your lines. In fact, you seem to have a pressure problem.
I have similar problems when I use sai when i replugged my tablet while drawing. 
I would give you the tipp to try out the vector tool. You can change the pressure of the line afterwards, so in the end you get similar lines with mouse, even though with much more work. 

If you are using a tablet, then take a look at the "min size" option of your brush. it may stand on 100%
Make it into 0%, then you should get the same pressure as i use. (even though sometimes i use 1-10% )
If this is not clearing the problem, try a right click on your tool and search for the options. Look there for the both stabilizer options and set them to 12 (The numbers i use) 
If nothing of this is helping, you maybe have plugged the tablet in AFTER starting Sai (Sai isn't accepting the pressure of my tablet anymore in such situations. Simple new start helps) or your tablet driver seems to be incorrect. New installing can help here. For a slighty soft look i use the option i lined in purple on the tutorial :) The showed brush options are my common for linearting btw.
I hope this helps in any way, if not, you can ask me direktly inside my stream today or via note, then i try to help with all i can do. :iconallensmileplz: 

Reply
:iconicefang908:
Icefang908 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you so so so so much! This helped TREMENDOUSLY :D
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
You are welcome. I  am glad when i can help. ~:iconluvluvplz:
Reply
:iconshootstufftoph:
shootstufftoph Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
um question how do you get the pen tool? is it on the lineart layer or do you find it on the regular layer?
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
You mean on the special inking mode layer?
I use the regular pen you can find under the tools for every regular layer. 
You can use the one of the inking layer tools too, but i somehow do not like it thaaat much :) 
I hope i could help you :D
Reply
:iconshadownevener:
ShadowNevener Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
oh fuck tablet im going with a mouse
Reply
:iconlalilulelo2003:
Lalilulelo2003 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
you can't vary your line weight that way! Better to learn how to use a tablet, friend.
Reply
:iconshadownevener:
ShadowNevener Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
i will when i have enough money to spend or when tablets become available in my country. which ever comes first
Reply
:iconlalilulelo2003:
Lalilulelo2003 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
you can't order one of them sweet $50 ones from amazon?
Reply
:iconshadownevener:
ShadowNevener Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
unfortunate isn't it
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
If you do it with tablet do not forget to try to redo the pressure effect :) Looks better then :D 
Reply
:iconshadownevener:
ShadowNevener Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
ok, if i get a tablet i'll try it
Reply
:iconnitewolf533:
NiteWolf533 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I wish I had a better Pen Tablet since I'm using an old model. On the other hand, thanks for the tutorial and way to keep it simple instead of making things sound complicating and tedious.
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
You are welcome. In fact - i just am with the tablet like you.
My tablet is at least 2 years old and my mother removed the plastic sheet with the words "Totally disformed! I will repair it!"
In fact it was mistake since i draw now on the plastic foal of school folders XD Not a nice feeling. And the tips of the pen too get drawed away XD 
But in fact its still good to draw. Even old crappy tablets can be good when you are used to them :) 
Thanks for leaving the comment btw <3
Reply
:iconartisticlyartist123:
Artisticlyartist123 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WHY DONT I HAVE SAI?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!??!! :iconreallymadplz:
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Send you a note but it seems you wasn't there. Reply to it and then i would talk to you about that 'problem' xD
Reply
:iconartisticlyartist123:
Artisticlyartist123 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i did click on it but it said that the code was invalid :(
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
ah then it was my fault. May i send you a new one? 
Reply
:iconartisticlyartist123:
Artisticlyartist123 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sure!
Reply
:iconmaulise:
Maulise Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really useful, Rosi, thank you very much ;w;
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
You are welcome, sweety :D
Reply
:icontenshi--hikari:
Tenshi--Hikari Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
lols I'msodemandingI'msorry :iconsawbplz:
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
hahaha no worries XD
Reply
:icontenshi--hikari:
Tenshi--Hikari Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconsawbplz:
Reply
:icontrollkaruby:
TrollkaRuby Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Nicely done! Makes me want to do contrasting Messy coloring tutorial. :giggle:
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
hahaha do it!
I would challenge u totally
U do one piece with lineartsa
i one with your messy coloring style e.e XD
Reply
:icontrollkaruby:
TrollkaRuby Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
...That sounds fair! :D I will try to make the tutorial tommorow. :cuteeager: V2
Reply
:iconrapidgreen:
RapidGreen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wanted to know this! XD
Thank ya >w<
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
You are welcome! Let this help yaaaa :iconeagergrellplz:
Reply
:iconholmeswolf:
HolmesWolf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
It's a great tutorial :3 You're good at explaining! .o.
I'm sure this will help many ^^
Reply
:iconrosiarts:
RosiArts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Awe thank you. :iconamericawhyplz:
I don't think so often (with the explaining thingy XD)
But if you think so i will accept that. <3 


Reply
Hidden by Owner
Hidden by Owner
Hidden by Owner
Hidden by Owner
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
July 16, 2013
Image Size
3.3 MB
Resolution
1484×5400
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
10,744
Favourites
306 (who?)
Comments
49
Downloads
89
×