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Coloured Pencil Tutorial 1 by Lienwyn Coloured Pencil Tutorial 1 by Lienwyn
Coloured Pencil Tutorial

Part One <---- You are here
Part Two
Part Three


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Yes, I am finally done! It took a lot of time and a lot of effort but hopefully you will find it worth it ^_^
Let me know if there are any questions concerning the tutorial or the things surrounding it! I will do my best to answer.


*Verdokai deserves a lot of thanks for her contributions to this humongous tutorial and I also want to thank ~dcasteye for lending me her camera for the photos :D




Other tutorials you might want to look at:

Unique Features for Original Characters:
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Hair:
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Clothes and Folds:
[link]
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Lighting:
[link]
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this... My scanned images still look about 200 times better in real life, though. :rage: But this helps a bit.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's how it is for most of us, sadly enough :/ There's only so much you can do to save them, but it's easier when you know the right tricks! So I'm glad if I was able to help :)
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It did! A bit... I tried using your tricks on this, but it didn't work that well on that one. It helped a bit, though. And I also tried to follow your instructions on clothing folds, hair and skin (which is basically all there is in the picture) but it didn't turn out very well. ^^;

And there's always those black dots on my scans. I should probably wipe the glass on the scanner pretty much every time I scan something...
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a really good start! Keep trying - as annoying as it is you'll need a lot of practice before you get the hang of it. So don't give up! Just jump straight to the next picture and make it even better!

You should probably try that, yes, and you can always erase them afterwards in Photoshop by carefully painting them over.
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But if I paint them over, there will be slightly differently coloured areas... :( I have tried it, but most of the time it doesn't work out very well.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Try a softer brush? If you have Photoshop you can lower the opacity or flow and be a bit more careful.
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe... I'll try that next time when I scan something.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You do that :)
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hedspace77 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is excellent. I didn't really think about adjusting my scanner output much nor bothered to repair the scanned image, until I read your tutorial here. Now you've shown how imperative it is, as coloured pencil drawings deserve this amount of care really (since coloured pencils are so challenging to use!) ;)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't at first either until I got a really... well... it's not a bad scanner but one that really slaughtered the images unless I adjusted the output and such and then tweaked it myself.
So I had to learn really, and it looks better this way so I truly recommend trying at least some of the tips :)
I don't like to meddle too much with the image myself - like real editing - but this tweaking? I think it's only fair, like you say, because coloured pencil drawings really deserve it ;)
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