since a lot of you were asking.
All right, so, here’s a neat little trick that maybe not a lot of people know about Paint Tool Sai - the fact that with one little button you can turn ANY tool into an eraser version of the same tool!!
Why is this useful?
Here’s an example of some pen tool lines:
Now let’s erase a little bit with the default eraser tool.
Zoomed in you can see that the erase line isn’t very clean compared to the rest of the pen line!! This can get annoying when you’re working, especially on lineart. The eraser doesn’t have the same crisp line as the pen does, even on it’s hardest setting, but that can change!!
Okay, how do I do it?
Let’s look at the area next to your color wheel:
You’ve got your select tools, eyedropper, color wheel itself, things to move around. And you’ve also got this funny little guy right here:
He’s the one that makes the magic happen!! Turn this guy on with a click. You’ll know he’s selected if he looks like this:
Now that we’ve selected him, we click back to our pen tool (or whichever tool you’re lining/coloring with). Draw with it. The lines should disappear, because you’ve just turned that own tool into it’s very own eraser!!
As you can see the line is a lot crisper to match the same kind of crispness that the tool originally gave (actually it’s hard to tell here, it’s more noticable when you do it yourself).
Does it really work with every tool?
As far as I know, yes!! Although tools like marker tend to not work as well.
Now you don’t have to add extra types of erasers or even an extra 0% opacity binary, because you can just click this tool!! Saves a lot of custom brush slots.
This has been a short tutorial.
Rebloggin’ for the afternoon!
say you drew a box and you want this box to become, I don’t know, a building:
and you want to divide the sides of the box in half, so you can know where to put the windows and doors and whatever! if you eyeball it, you’re probably going to miss the halfway point, and it will look stupid:
that is incorrect. if you want to bisect a side of a box in perspective, try doing this instead:
1. draw x’s connecting the corners of each side of the box
2.draw a line through the exact center of the x’s, running parallel to the edges of that side
3. that’s it. now you have perfectly bisected sides, so you know where to draw your doors or anything else that this box might have on it.
but that’s not all!
you can do the exact same thing to the new faces you created, if you want to divide the sides up further.
you can draw so many doors or windows or anything! I don’t care what you draw, it’s your box.
this is one of the best time-saving tips I’ve ever come across. do you need an entire perspective grid? the x method has you covered!
let’s make a simple one-point perspective grid:
draw a square, figure out where the center of vision will be (hint: for one point perspective, it’s always smack dab in the center of the side facing you).
draw a bigger square around that square.
connect the corners of these two squares, so it looks like an open box.
USE THAT X-METHOD
DRAW LINES THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE X’S TO GET YOUR VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL GUIDES
NOW DRAW YOUR DIAGONAL GUIDES (the corresponding sides of your two squares must be divided equally, into an equal number of segments. connect these segments to get your diagonal guides).
baby you got a stew going!
the x-method might not be 100% correct in every case, but it’s great for just getting stuff done and making it look right. I made that entire one-point grid in under ten minutes. now if I want to draw a room, I have easy-to-follow guidelines and they only took a little bit of time to make.
the x-method comes from Perspective! for Comic Book Artists, which you should read because it is amazing. read the shit out of it.
- Pattern Page 1
- Pattern Page 2
- Pattern Page 3
- Pattern Page 4
- Pattern Page 5
- Pattern Page 6
- Pattern Page 7
- Tutorial Page 1
- Tutorial Page 2
- Tutorial Page 3
- Tutorial Page 4
(PS. I may have a link to the one by 5eyes but since Hussie had requested to take it down I’m reluctant to give out the link.)
This is like a master post for making homestuck dolls :D
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