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How To Paint Digitally over a Pencil Sketch (GIMP) by nataliebeth How To Paint Digitally over a Pencil Sketch (GIMP) by nataliebeth
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Hi All,

I don't know how much this will help, but I thought I'd give a bit more of a detailed description of how I work. I also found this was something that I struggled with a while ago, so I figured maybe it may help someone. :aww:

This was done in GIMP, but will work just as well in Photoshop, with a few exceptions that shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

Texture used: [link]
Reference for Castle: [link]

Thanks all, if you have any questions, don't hesitate.
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
That is actually, a genius way to explain it! 

Ive vey been taking way to long to explains that.where have you been all my life?!
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha just in a country town down under. XD

Thanks so much!
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Trilly21 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My biggest problem! And I've just found the solution! O.O

So, what you have to know is that I don't have a tablet and I always use mouse for digital drawings. But while drawing, the mouse is shaking causing harsh and crooked lines. (gah, stupid thing >-<) And this is where I give up... :D
But the thing that I can do the outline traditionally where my hand moves are predictible and reliable, I don't have to worry about the ugly lines! *-* Thank you so much!

And thanks for the tips about using different modes at the end of the work! They seem very useful! :)
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I was the same as your for the first year of digital painting and now I look back and wonder how I did it. XD You should invest in one, Ive fallen in love! Thankyou so much! :heart:
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Trilly21 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's good to hear that I'm not the only one! Thanks for everything! :) <3
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, you're not alone! :happybounce: 
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starwarsgeekgirl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful, thank you!
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thankyou so much! :heart:
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littlecynicism Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
:aww: :heart:
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