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How to draw... or how to simplify by hinoraito How to draw... or how to simplify by hinoraito
:bulletred: This is my method of drawing. It's not a joke.
:bulletblack: There are spelling mistakes in the tutorial (there has to be)
:bulletred: Download, +fav if you find this useful

I woke up extra early today to make sure I had enough time to make this tutorial. So after much demand, here it is :salute:

Happy drawing!

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:iconlauraycompania:
lauraycompania Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconpickfairy:
PickFairy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
This one is a bit confusing, but I think I got most of it. Start out black and white, then change all the greys to different colors. Weird technique but I'll try it once I have time ^^'

(Sorry for all the favs btw, collecting tutorials)
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ytegg99 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to draw 150 hands and feet, way to go omg
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Chron1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
I love it when tutorials make me chuckle" faved alone for this :D
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't this technique similar to the infamous "draw 3 circles... draw the rest of the *** pony"? ;P
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gg8helper Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't draw circles.
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:iconfellefan:
Fellefan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kind of used your technique in this pic. [link] ;u; <3
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:iconfellefan:
Fellefan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
150 drawings in this technique? :iconchallangeacceptedplz: I'll do it. <3
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:iconersum:
ersum Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Would love to try this technique soon, thank you.
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:iconcayleycom:
cayleycom Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WOW.
Thank you soo so so so much. I really loove seeign how people do their craft.
I will be trying to use these priciples.
Thank you.
(reverentially bows)
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SurlyQueen Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Step 2.

Truth. I recently realized I can't function in PS without a keyboard. I have NO IDEA WHERE THE TOOLS ARE ON THE ACTUAL BAR.
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Misselle013868 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been living a lie. :ohnoes:
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LadyLittlefox Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Freak'n.... AWESOME....... Damn you have no idea how much you have just saved me in time. *HUGS*
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KiwiPikachu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ha ha this is awesome and simple..Ha wow I'm so lame! But it's true when people try to teach you how to do Photoshop they sometimes go over broad which makes you even more confused this before but this this works. :3
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ynne-black Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
i must say you're not right, layers can make everything easier. your pictures are most of the time simple, so you don't need them - fine. but true is, that having one layer for each part of picture is almost always better, if you want to put some effort in it and if you want to make it neat etc...
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:iconhinoraito:
hinoraito Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ok...
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Telaros Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
amazing turorial. the small red text hurt my eyes and some are hard to read during those longer paragraphs x_x
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:iconhinoraito:
hinoraito Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LOL I know TAT I avoid that red font now XD
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:iconahrimatt:
Ahrimatt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that's a really nice style, I like it a lot!

I have a question though, if you don't mind me asking: I'm having slight troubles with making shading look smooth when detailing on grayscale. Is there any specific brush type you use for that or is it just a matter of practice?
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:iconynne-black:
ynne-black Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
use a brush with higher transparency and take colors to shade from the picture itself :)
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:iconhinoraito:
hinoraito Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it's a mix of soft brushes and hard ones. I would have to make a tutorial on brushes XD
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:iconahrimatt:
Ahrimatt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that's what I thought (unfortunately). But anyway, thank you for your answer and a great tutorial!
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:iconkishy-chan:
Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing! this will help me a lot!
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:iconmafon:
Mafon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Small red font is very hard to read
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Bluestar20337 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Used-[link]

Thank you~
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sceneecupcake Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
This is so difficult! I dabbled with this a few days ago and it worked out pretty well for my first try. I will continue following your techniques to improve on my shading and well, stop using 253647 layers :9

thanks for posting!
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:iconhinoraito:
hinoraito Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
that is awesome! I'm glad it worked out for you!
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:iconsavaxy:
savaxy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
omg, really? I try in a future cause I don't draw in a long time but I'll do it soon. Thanks.
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:iconcareko:
careko Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
faudrait vraiment que j'essaye ca... en noir et blanc....
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:iconhinoraito:
hinoraito Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ouuaiiis *_*
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:iconcannibalus:
Cannibalus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial made me smile :)
Simple, effective and funny!
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:iconhinoraito:
hinoraito Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Simple? I thought people would think there is waaay too much text
Effective? I suspected it could help some people... I dont know to what degree
Funny? Waaaaaat but I made just one joke LOL
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Cannibalus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>I thought people would think there is waaay too much text
For seroius beginners there is no problem to read a whole book about drawing. And not a single book. If somebody think that it's too much text in your tutorial... May be he or she is too lazy to improve skills.

>I suspected it could help some people... I dont know to what degree
At least you gave some ideas of detailing to me :)

>Waaaaaat but I made just one joke LOL
Oops :)
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Spirit-of-sorrow Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial, thanks a lot, I'll apply this to my environment/character design works, I hope I make it right :)

Again, thanks a lot for sharing the advice :D
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Malu-CLBS Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying this and so far so good :) I have a question though. Do you change to greyscale mode to go from color to BW? Or do you use desaturate? Because I just searched and there IS a difference O_o
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hinoraito Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There is? ... hmmm i know when my picture is in cmyk i dont seem to be able to make it truly bw with desaturation. But even so, it is so close to bw that it doesnt really make a difference
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Malu-CLBS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm using RGB. Apparently Photoshop uses a standard mix of the RGB channels for their grayscale conversion: red=30%, green=59% and blue=11%. These percentages take into account the human's eye sensitivity to each of those colors. On the other hand, desaturate doesn't take into account these percentages, so the noise in the red and blue channels are more obvious.

I took that info from here, if you're interested in reading more about it: [link]
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:iconhinoraito:
hinoraito Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I was wondering why i always got mixed results when i switched to gray. Especially if i work in cmyk. I end up having a sort of purple hue. And recently i was working on a picture with a lot of yellow and when i was at the final step of putting the color layer over top my grayscale, all the lightness was off.
But thankfully these are easily fixed with a bit of tweaking with the Level option.

This tutorial was very helpful. I had no idea how that stuff works o_o.
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Malu-CLBS Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it helped, even though I was the first one in need :D
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:iconpolkin:
Polkin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good guide, thank you :)
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:iconhinoraito:
hinoraito Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very welcome ^^
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:iconanime-halo:
anime-halo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
lol Nice tutorial...I remember when I layer spammed XD so glad I figured out that 1 layer is better than 10 X3
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Dr-Waveband Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I'm gonna have to try this technique... I'm a complete beginner in regard to art and I find tutorials like this incredibly useful!
Although, as someone has propably already pointed out, that red text is HARD to read.
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inductivesurface Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
As far as I know, character artists use many layers and each layer contains one very simple object (hair/head/wing/etc). Eyes are made from ~5 layers. They put layers on top of each other and use masks to cut parts they dont want (masks are widely used to change the "shape" of the eyes). The only stuff they draw in Flash are these objects and masks. Maybe they are tracing pencil sketches which are drawn by hand on animation paper. There should be a kind of "library" for all these objects, so animators and artists would not have to redraw the same stuff many times. A static picture of RD in her 20%-cool suit is made from 61 layers, including mask ones.

So if you are drawing a very complicated picture, this tutorial WILL help you. But if you want to draw a simple picture, which looks similar to frames from episodes, this tutorial might be not so useful for you.
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quiltyspark Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weew, 150 attempts away!

Thanks, people underrate generic beginner level tutorials, so I certainly appreciate the effort, and apparently so do many other commenter.
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hip-indeed Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So, if I just doodle really, REALLY hard, I can make backgrounds that glorious? 8D

Well, you make it sound like it's actually possible for some stuff, but things like that Pinkie-watching-Dash-race-sketch look like you need real mastery of perspective first. Still, though, this is so interesting; when I'm a better artist I want to try doing something like this. That Chrysalis image is gorgeous, I am going to go favorite it immediately.
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hinoraito Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aww thanks ^^

I like to keep things simple XD
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SonicRatchet Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes everything easier! It'll take awhile to beat the old habits of having multiple layers or focusing on small details, but from the looks of this tutorial it really works! :)
May I ask what drawing program you used for this tutorial?
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inductivesurface Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Photoshop, I think. There is a blue strip on the toolbar screenshot with 'Ps' on it.
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valaraukador Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This style is wonderful. I love it. Though I don't think I could ever draw like this. There is perfectionist always whispering in my ear telling me I've doing it all wrong and that little voice would lead to my demise!

Though this is definitely a really nice way of looking at how to paint simply though. I might give it a try once I learn to shut up my inner voice.
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