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Tutorial by BezerroBizarro Tutorial by BezerroBizarro

A long time ago somone asked me to post a tutorial about how I work. Here it is!
I start with a sketch, then I ink it.
After scanning in low resolution, I turn it into hard pixels and transform it in vectors.
From vectos, I export it as a high resolution image, which is ready for colors.
That's how I clean little useless spots and make the traces smooth. That also allows me to make poster size images from little doodles.
The programs I use are Gimp and Inkscape. They're light, easy to find and for free.
If you know an easier way to do it, please tell me. :)

Hope you like it!

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BearBate Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
How are you doing the colors in gimp? I'm able to fill in each area with it's own color, but would like to know how are you able to do the two and three color combinations to create shadowing with the colors.
Rab78 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  New member
great technique---yes it works, but you have to experiment a few times, and make sure you select the gif image first---I'll be using this to make smoother artwork from now on.
Eyes421 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thanks a lot !
marcialrms Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I have been looking for something like this for a while i have tried so many other tutorials and even tried to develope my own system but no such luck i tried your method today and it was amazing again thank you you desrve good thing i wish you the best of things
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you too. I'm glad that it helped you. :)
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Temarigirl1600 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial!
I found that the best looking lines for my work is with the brightness cutoff with a threshold of .800
Wakettina Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

I can't understant step 3. How i transform in vector lines?
BezerroBizarro Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1 - Use Inkscape to open the gif file.
2 - Click on the gif image to select it.
3 - Click on Path>Trace Bitmap.
4 - Set up your preferences and click OK.
A vector image will be formed over the pixelated image.

Tip: Move the vector image a little and you will see the gif image in a layer under it. For better results, delete the gif image when the vector image is done.
Wakettina Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, doesn't work. I don't know why, but "ok" button don't do anything. But thanks for the help! 
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