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Pony tutorial: part 1 - line-art by secret-pony Pony tutorial: part 1 - line-art by secret-pony
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Here's my gift to say thank you for 1400+ watchers (thank you! :heart:)

Edit: Okay, I said at the top that I use my pen for coloring and my brush for lining... ALWAYS
so in case you missed that: i use my brush for lining!


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:iconthepicwather:
ThePicWather Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
that helped me
BUT im not an mlp fan, my inner voice told me to do that :I
but still helped me i will put a link to my pic :)
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Dragonloverkm Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
niceee
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XxBlue-ThunderxX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you use a tablet, because I dont have one :(
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:iconthelastlonewolf:
thelastlonewolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you should invest in one, I am going to get one but I got to doodle on one before (friend) they are awesome :D
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XxBlue-ThunderxX Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes, I do.
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XxBlue-ThunderxX Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww :(
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:iconwwizzard:
wwizzard Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
these tutorials are very helpful. i just got sai so i'm not sure how to use everything yet
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. I hope you'll get the hang of it soon! ^^
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DavionX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well yeah this brush can make super smooth lines, but also you can add an vector layer so you can change things afterwards and drag the lines around.

i never do.
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
True, but I find the vector tools to be very "hard" and solid. And the ends of a stroke aren't very sharp either.

so, I prefer to do everything with the normal tools ^^
Even the 'regular' pen tool seems softer than the vector pen. but maybe I'm just imagining things x3
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DavionX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ima take ma pen and drag lines On ma Screeeen! *o*
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:iconvintergnista:
Vintergnista Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gonna print these tuts and slap on the wall :P
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:iconapatheticbunny:
ApAtHeTIcBuNnY Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way you do ears, they look so cute~
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
d'aww thanks
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:iconanightlypony:
aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
you...are..a...GENIUS! very very good tutorial! ^.0
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconohstopityouplz: shucks, thanks :heart:
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:iconanightlypony:
aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
yer welcome ^.0
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Twizzle-fizz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this! I found it very helpful for computer art in general :meow: I reckon I might give Sai a go, I currently use gimp but it doesn't seem to support my tablet very well
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
I don't have any experience with any other program but SAI,
but from what I hear from others... just don't use GIMP :giggle:
it's a weird program
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:icontwizzle-fizz:
Twizzle-fizz Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, I've just been using it while I've got into computer art since it's free, but I guess it's time to upgrade! :D
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secret-pony Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
x3

I heard fire alpaca (or something like that) is a free program and it's a bit similar to photoshop.
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:icontwizzle-fizz:
Twizzle-fizz Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thanks! I'll check it out :)
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mistress0812 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who uses that damn stroke stabilizer.

Usually when I ask people just wonder what it is, either that or tell me that, "a real artist doesn't need a stabilizer."

And then I want to punch people ^u^
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:icondenezer:
Denezer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, your guide will be my first step to self-drawing.
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
good luck! ^^
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:icontheheadlessartistart:
TheHeadlessArtistart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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MiharuChan100 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
VERY Helpful!
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:iconkarkies:
KarkIes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is the stablizer available for photoshop to ._.?
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:icongenstian:
genstian Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Yes, throu LazyNezumi.
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:iconkarkies:
KarkIes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really o3o?

Whodafuq e3e?
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:icongenstian:
genstian Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Artist
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:iconkarkies:
KarkIes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, thanks so much for helping me, BUT I have a Mac :l
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genstian Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artist
I think your only option is to use a tool that has dampning or stabilization, like Corel painter. Sad that Adobe can't add it into PS, it's a fairly easy feature to make.
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:iconkarkies:
KarkIes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know v .v I had to go and use illustrator which worked for what I needed but it still wasnt stable enough o3o
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:icongenstian:
genstian Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artist
Shouldn't be too hard to make a version of LazyNezumi that would work on mac either.
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I donn't know photoshop, sorry
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:iconkarkies:
KarkIes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok :3
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Fires-storm Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a ton for the great tutorial, I recently started drawing MLP :D
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yw, good luck ^^
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Fires-storm Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks^^
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Aeridan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely helpful! Thank you so much for making this!
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:iconciano930:
Ciano930 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
really nice tutourial your lines are soo smooth! even with s-4 or so on my lines end up shaky =P
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Practice, my little grasshopper

When I started out I had it set all the way to S-7. It was reeeeally slow but it helped and gradually I made my way to S-3 or 2 :nod:
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:iconciano930:
Ciano930 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well if i had time to practice i would =P
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AndreiMolnar Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has helped me a lot, thank you!
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pyro3345 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helps so much :D
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:iconfayven:
Fayven Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
This is cool^^ thanks for uploading it^^ But I have one question: how to make 3 layers with the lineart up to one? ;P
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:iconsecret-pony:
secret-pony Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
merge them down just like with the sketch layers.
I put a circle around the button to use.

Shortcut is ctrl+E (could be different, I don't remember if that's the default key or if I configured it ^^;)
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Fayven Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
AAAh! xD Now I saw what you mean^^ Haha, sorry! xD I'm german and I didn't know, what "merge down" means! LOL~♥
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