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Royal Blue Process by Tatchit Royal Blue Process by Tatchit
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EDIT July 22 2012:

Some people are confused about the lineart and what happens to it here. All I did before that was 'fill' the lineart after selecting it with the magic wand tool. Once filled, I kinda work underneath the lineart and create a clipping mask above the fill layer-I get all my basic stuff done in this time. Then once I'm ready to start cleaning stuff up and blending the lineart-I simply merge the lineart with the fill layer and start working over it.

Clipping masks are my best friend when it comes to keeping things clean and 100% opacity (as the layer below is 100% opacity, and the clipping mask stays within those boundaries.)

Sometimes I keep my lineart if it's really clean, sometimes I don't. Other times I just sketch something out and run with it.

This isn't really a tutorial, but hopefully it can break down how I work...basically. The first few steps go by quickly (minus the lineart, which I rarely do because of the time it takes), but when detailing starts coming in it gradually takes almost twice as long as the step before. Detail makes up about 80% or so of drawing time.

I use the default PS brushes and a triangle shaped brush and use the brush settings pallet, opacity and flow with each brush depending on how I want the brush to behave.
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LunaMach Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing. How long did you take to complete this piece? Do you remember? :3
Vtruss1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you do the same process for your backgrounds? 
sorceressmon9 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
This is very helpful! Thanks for sharing your process.
Studios-Of-White Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
When you added colour to the lineart, were they on the same layer and they you just started adding shades using the clipping mask and new layers??
EpsilonXIII Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
how do you hide the line art so well?
JoyCeST Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
thanks for your awsome artworks and tutorials..its inspired meLove i had tried this for my practice ..…  ...Thanks again Huggle!
Raspby Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Do you do linearts with SAI?
MeghanMagica Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really awesome :3 I've been having trouble doing color like this, (not that my art is anywhere near as good as yours) but this helps a lot ^-^ So thank you!
Wolfe37 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial! Thank you very much for this!
XPaintedHeartX Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you get rid of the lines complietely or do you just adjust the colours/opacity of them?
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