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Step 1. Lineart Tutorial by SarahScala Step 1. Lineart Tutorial by SarahScala


VIDEO COUNTERPART - [link]

Another really good YouTube video for grids and beginners - [link]

My version of Photoshop is CS5.5 not the newest but it works a treat, this tutorial isn't aimed at true beginners of Photoshop, for that there is YouTube! This is for people that are dabbling or have the hang of things mostly.

Part 1 - VIDEO COUNTERPART - [link]
Part 2 - Colouring tutorial
part 3 - Cell shading tutorial

Horse Ref - [link]

:star:YOU CAN ALSO PRESS CTRL & @ BUTTONS TO BRING UP THE PHOTOSHOP GRID IF YOU WANT MORE COMPLICATED BOXES.:star:

Grid ref - [link]


Hope this helps, this is one of many to come, I thought I would start at the beginning, just on horses again, but this is what I do when I need more help with perspective & anatomy, mostly I just wing it and hope for the best, but I thought This would help alot of folks.

Colouring comes next, then cell shading and Backgrounds etc :la:

Enjoy or whatever ;)

If you have ANY questions or suggestions to make this tutorial better please don't hesitate to ask me I've got plenty of time and love getting comments in my inbox <3

KISSES AND RAINBOWS AND PUPPIES ALL AROUND DA!! :heart:


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Credits & Information
Artwork 2012 to =SarahScala
Photoshop CS5 & Cintiq 12wx

Horse Ref - [link]
Grid ref - [link]



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You may NOT copy, sell, heavily reference, trace, steal, put this artwork on your website/blog/dAaccount or use it in any other way without my written/spoken permission!

Please Respect My Art,

Thankyou
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:iconnarnia-awake:
narnia-awake Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great - thank you! I'll probably try this in the future.
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stuterirose Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Finely someone who show me how to draw on the computer! Thank you! :D
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Luna-Digital Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't find the grid at all. I clicked the link, but he says the page is not found. So I can't try it :( 
Do you know another website where I can find grids?

Sorry for my bad English :')
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:iconsarahscala:
SarahScala Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just google drawing grid and one will come up that you can use :)
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Luna-Digital Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm definitely gonna use it!
Thanks for the tutorial!
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TakingYourBreath Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love using the grid, it always helped me draw. So I'll be using your 3 step tutorial like a lot! Thanks for making this to help others. <3
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your most welcome, home it comes in handy :)
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aliciaArt1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
do you mind telling me what brush you used for the completed lineart at the bottom thx :)
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:iconsarahscala:
SarahScala Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as the 3px round brush in the normal Photoshop brushes that I used, set to pressure sensitivity at the top of the program ^^
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aliciaArt1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ok thank you ^^
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FairfieldsStud Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I'm just wondering, what are the advantages to using this kind of grid instead of photoshops? Really nice tutorial btw, this inspired my to try to grid again :D
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think there is much difference, you can adjust the photoshop grid and what not its just preference if you wanted to use the ps grid or a different one :)
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SunshineEliteStables Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here is my result [link] :)
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:iconfun4all328:
Fun4All328 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have never seen anyone do it this way! Good idea! :o I'll have to try it!
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, lots of folk do it this way, well they use the Photoshop grid...(which I didn't know about until after I done this!)
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Fun4All328 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh really? Most of the other tutorials I see just have them drawing the skeleton lines and what not. :)
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well I kind of do both, but when I have trouble with a certain body part then I use this method :)
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Fun4All328 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome :D That means I'll be using this method a lot... xD
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Maloutt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I don't understand how you get the grid in Photoshop! Srsly, I can't figure it out. Not even with this awesome tutorial!
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, you watched the video also?
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Maloutt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Haha, no! But I found it a couple of hours ago, and now I totally got it.
Sorry, and thanks!
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem chick :)
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SunshineEliteStables Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, this is a really great tutorial, but i've a question.
I can't overlay the grid at (?) the Horse reference..:/
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm making some video tutorials soon that will hopefully help, if your using Photoshop all you need to do is copy the Grid onto your work space in Photoshop, then on the right set it to 'overlay' or 'multiply' then transfer your Reference photo over as well, make sure that the Grid is above the Reference photo in the layers section.
If it doesn't make sense sorry but I'll have the video up as soon as I can.
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SunshineEliteStables Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot copy yet the Grid!
PS refuses any working steps to me.
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need more explanation, what is it that you can't do exactly?
To copy the grid, just copy and paste it into your Photoshop document same for the reference.
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SunshineEliteStables Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I open my Reference, than I open the grid in a a single window.
An when I try to put the grid into the window where the reference is, than my CS5 do not react.
And all worksteps in the grid-window is grey, means I can't use this worksteps e.g. copy,paste,scale
dye (?)... That is my big problem. I can't do anything with that grid.
PS says also " it's not a photoshop file " and I've change already from .gif into .png and into .jpg ..
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]
Maybe this will help ^^
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really inspiring; makes me want to try it now! :love:
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go for it :D
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multiflora Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
This is really useful.Thanks!
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your most welcome! Keep tuned for the following ones! :la:
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BaliroAdmin Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
featured: [link] :)
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo thank you ;) :heart:
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for spamming my art with rubbish, looks like you've already been reported ^^
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caffeine-n-sugar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
do you use brush or pen for the black line art? it's so clean.
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still use the brush tool, Its only a small round brush set to 3pixles depending on what size your working on, I set it to pressure sensative as well and just go over in black, I don't like using the pencil tool it's too harsh.
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caffeine-n-sugar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you have very good control with the brush.
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's the tablet, it's just like using a pen on paper, you can see directly where you are putting the lines, it can help to do small strokes so that your not doing one large continuous line also :)
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caffeine-n-sugar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I use the tablet also, and it's not really like traditional. I'm pretty used to it now but i'll keep practice so it'll be as clean as yours :D
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luis23jlm Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Thanks very good tuto
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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LeeyaKuchuk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is so helpful! :D
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Little-Moose Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your way of doing Lineart is way simpler than mine.
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SarahScala Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm intrigued how do you do lines! O.o I only use this method when I want the anatomy to be a close match to an image or can't get the anatomy right, for things like dragons I usually start with pencil sketches then scan them and then draw over them in photoshop :)
Either way I always make a rough sketch underneath to get the placements right, I used to just sketch then ink in traditional and then take them over to ps and then ink them again lol! How times have changed :)
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Amber-Illustrates Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This will come in so handy! Would this particular style (using a grid) work in photoshop elements? I've dabbled in and out of digital work, and definitely need the practice :) you make the lines look easy :XD:
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