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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?!
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! :)
starwarsgeekgirl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful, thank you!
littlecynicism Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
melted-gummy-bears Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thank you so much :boogie:, I have been trying to figure out how people do this for forever! Your work is just lovely :)
elihaun Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this will be of help.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge :)
Eonidae Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're totally my hero for this. This is one of the things that I've really wanted to know about for a while. :)
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, so happy to have helped you in this way! I know what it feels like :aww:
JoseManuelSerrano Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really good! thank you
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
You are more than welcome :aww:
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