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The process of Shi-paintBBS by manaita The process of Shi-paintBBS by manaita
I don't know whether my English work or not. Hopefully, the process would be of help to you.

1.At the start, I sketched roughly the composition of the picture at the layer 0(It's upper layer, I call it L0) by pencil tool in px1. I usually use this color when sketching.

2.Filling the layer1(It's lower layer, I call it L1) with bucket tool. The color is the base of this pic.

3.Next I've put the similar colors on the color of L1 by watercolor tool(13~20px), to make the shadowed area and the lighted area.
The contrast drawn now is the main shading tone of this pic. The characters are shaded according to this tone. The depth of the view and the ground line are decided on this step.

4.On L1, drew the outline of the character that most stood out in the background by watercolor tool in 4~5px with lighter color. After done the line roughly, hide L0, then drew the detail of the character. Basically, according to the light source of the background, the colors were put to shade and detailing.

5.Set L0 to view again, and drew the outline of the second character of the bg on L1 following the line of L0.
Switched over L0 to invisible again, and added detail.

6.Brought L0 into view again, then drew Sonic on L1 by watercolor tool(2~8px). I put blue, gray, and colored his white parts grayish pink or orange. 255.255.255 white is too strong in the tone of this pic.

7.Deleted the sketchy lines of L0. Added more details to the characters and the bg on L1 with watercolor tool(1~2px).

8.Switched active layer to L0.
With pencil tool in 1px, Alpha 255, added a cloud of dust.

9.Box eraser tool, Alpha 240, twice or more time. White parts became translucent, and I added more effect by water color tool.

10.By using dodge-tool and lighten-tool, more detail added to the pic. The head light of the robot and the ray were lighted up, the dark part of flame at the left side was burned by dodge tool.
The part that I want it to be the most standing out is Sonic's face. To sharpen the focus on the center of his face, I added the dodge effect.
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sonicknuxBFF522 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Wow this is amazingX3
you do your art so good:)
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Achird Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing~! @o@

You're very, very, very talented! ^^ I had no idea you could get such amazing effects from that program- thank you very much for posting this up. It's always nice when talented artists share their methods with the less experienced. =3
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miekun007 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
W00t, finally!
Two years after our promise(is there such a thing?), Mana-sama did some great tutorial at last. XD

Anyway, this really helps a lot... hope so?
*add fav*


PS.
Haven't been to DA for a year, how're you there?
Your lastest arts claim how a boost your drawing skill had made.:lmao:
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ahito-fan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
Cool
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ShoStyle Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and where would I be able to find this Shi-painterBBS?
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sasukekakashi12 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
that's awesome!!
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Gaminefans Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Impressive. :O_o:

The whole process look quite professional. :)
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Fox-the-Kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Your English is fine. I know people who grew up speaking it and you would never know it to hear them talking. They sound like they're just learning.
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arlrex Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very nice miss. Thanks for sharing your technique with us.Its very helpful...
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JentizuoYamikitozone Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
COOLZ Hopefully, I'll be able to use this tutorial to practice a second style. : D
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Jounouchi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
それは主要な助けである! 大抵製図版で! :)
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manaita Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
いつも日本語でコメントを書いてくれて、ありがとう。
Jounouchiさんは、日本語を勉強しているのですか?
私もいちごポッキーが好きですよ。
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Jounouchi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
あなたの歓迎:) 。私は日本語、中国語の言語、および英語の間で何かを間違った得れば残念、私転換するである。 XDDD
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manaita Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Often the translation machine changes the word to wrong meaning. Japanese word order is different from Western language's, so the machine is confused easily. XD
Anyway, I'm relieved when I find my native language here. Thank you for your concern.
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Jounouchi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
トランスレーションマシーン?
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manaita Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
I assumed "翻訳" in your message means "translation machine". It seems I was wrong. Sorry.
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Jounouchi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Opps! I ment to say i get conffused when righting, when i write into english, chinese and writ into japanese XD I must have put translate i nthere XDD Sorry! (My fault!!)
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EchidnaJoe Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
strange beginning, a perfect end.
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KentaruZ Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Professional Writer
wow...
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Andrea-The-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Man,that is really amzing work.
You did excellent in showing all your steps on this picture.
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Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uuuuuuuuuuuuh boy, this looks complicated ^^;

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Trample Mortals and despair!
Doom has come to this world!:devilish:
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manaita Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
It is not hard to understand, but rather simple. Because this applet has only two layers.
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Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, there's the problem
I don't know how does the whole thing with layers work^^;

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Trample Mortals and despair!
Doom has come to this world!:devilish:
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GLapi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Great work!! :)
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CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally, some tutorials! Thanks a lot! :3
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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interfeci Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
mouse work to begin with and then a wonderful final outcome.
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SesakaTH Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Student General Artist
Whoa! I love of how U did the step by step tutorial! :wow: I love of how U did the BG first then the foreground with the characters then effects! I uually go forground then BG, but this is much better! I'll love to try that technique out! :+fav:
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manaita Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
It is half and half that I choose to start off from either the BG or the foreground. I often draw the characters at the lower layer, next do the BG at the upper layer, and erases carefully the BG that overlapped on the character.
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naysu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Professional Filmographer
awesome! looks really hard to do ^-^
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RoselleGreywood Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
what is the difference before the very last one and the one before it?
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manaita Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
On the very last one, I adjusted the brightness of the pic to make the contrast clearly by using dodge-tool and lighter-tool. And a flare was added.
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RoselleGreywood Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
=D Ahhh now I see =3 It's awfully good/clever. x)
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Furgemancs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice :D
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ShadowTheHedgehog16 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
woooooooooaaaaaaaaahhh!! :wow: :wow: :wow:
thats....thats...SO HELPFUL :excited: :excited:
very very amazing :D :D :D
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c0nkz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
That's really awesome! o.o Very helpful too!
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haoLink Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
hey, that's really cool.. you let us sneak into your most secret plans... but seriously, the result picture is actually cool..

and your technique is outstanding..
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Sorrowcat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Student
wow ...that was impressive ;)
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Angel-Star727 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool process and don't worry, your English is fine ^__^
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Leather-lynx Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
awesome porocess, what program do you use?
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manaita Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Shi-PaintBBS. This Oekaki is a old edition, but I like more it than Shi-Painter that is a current version.
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Very nice English indeed!
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manaita Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Umm,,,reading by myself, it doesn't make sense.XD
I knew I have to study English hard. Thank you for the comment.
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;P Oh believe me, you're even more proper than a majority of people has English as a first language.
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manaita Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
I was encouraged by your kind comment.:hug:

Indeed, it's often said that the most difficult English to read for people that has another language is written by the native speakers. If oversea people try to read Japanese, the most difficult word to interpret might be the words up-to-date among the young people than Kanji.
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Which is another reason I love Katakana! ...^^; but for now it's easiest for me to interpret Hiragana... ;P hopefully it'll be just as easy to read by the end of the semester. :D
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Maneir Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad, but true. It's down right pathetic when someone can't even speak (or type) in there own language... Yet people like that make up the majority of the English speaking net community.
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manaita Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Why can't they say something on the web? You meant there are so many lurker in internet?
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BlazeTBW Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah...and low n behold they're the ones that ruin it for lotsa people =\
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