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CG tutorial for mouse + tablet by poli-chan CG tutorial for mouse + tablet by poli-chan
edit 4/26/08: holy pig. never have I even dreamed of getting a Daily Dev... thankyouthankyouthankyou so much for this honor ;__;

If you have questions, please ask. I'll do my best to answer them. (:

If you want to try this and need a sketch (...too lazy to draw your own? XD), you can use one of mine;
cow, angel, ...

If you just want to try to CG, you can use one of my linearts:
(will update as soon as I finish one)


Regarding the PEN TOOL - err.. it's kinda hard to explain XD; ..which is why I didn't really explain it. It's like the bezier tool in oekakis or MS Paint -- in a way.
Click once at the starting point of your line, and click and drag in the direction of the line (at the spot you want your line to end). Play with the dragging until you like how the line looks (don't let go of the mouse button!)~ and then do the right click > stroke path thing. Look at this if you can't visualize it...XD [link]

LAYERS - if you're confused about what I meant with the layers, take a look here --> [link] That's the layers palette for the image in the tutorial.
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Given 2008-04-26
No tablet, no problem. CG tutorial for mouse + tablet by *poli-chan details helpful techniques that everyone can use with a mouse. ( Featured by LawrenceDeDark )
Just-To-Look1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I DID try creating smooth lines with the Pen tool, but I ended up spending one to two hours doing it, and my parents were telling me to turn off the computer. I wanted to find a quicker way to create smoother lines, but I think I had no avail.

I wish I had a drawing tablet… maybe I'll ask my parents when I turn 16… T-T
leonoriel Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you... I love you! I have been looking for one these for centuries now and here it was! *-* Thank you master! My ugly lineart days are over thanks to you! Thank you!!!!!
xXxTsunaideXxX Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your angel sketch thing, I hope you don't mind that I edited it a lot and changed what things were at some places. If you don't like that I did that, I will take it down right away.
Anyways, link is here: [link]
Swiftlaker Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Wers the tutorial lol? :p
Seth-D-Forbes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Click the download button
LilAngelPup Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student General Artist
I hate computers -.- I suck at this :S so confusing XD awesome tutorial though
iLyrica-sama Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Where do I find the "Colorize" option? o.o
Corrosionbear Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
I colored your Cow sketch. I hope you don't mind x3. You can see it here: [link]
Thank you for the tutorial, It helped me a quite a bit x3
xieon1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Great tutorial. I can barely sketch so lineart seems a far off step :) Anyways in [link] I referenced your character from the tutorial. I of course credited you, but if theres a problem I will remove it.
Israel50 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice tutorial. It's pretty close to how i color but there were some really useful tips in here. Thanks a lot, I'll probly try it on my next drawing that i color :3
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