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Sketching from scratch by workshop Sketching from scratch by workshop
Been sketching Quinn a bit for this years halloween wallpaper. Realized that I saved it incrementally by duplicating the layer I was sketching on. So I decided to make a sort of tutorial out of those.

Enjoy!

Quinn Akaelae is courtesy of ~shivaesyke
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wydrune1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
 Good that the tutorial was there
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workshop Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep on sketching!
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Chickenfoot117 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Great tutorial, and nice job making one that isn't based on pure manga.
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workshop Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Odd that you think that way. I believe I'm influenced a lot by japanese manga artists. ;) …but it is all a matter of style though.
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DrowningMouse Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for giving me the courage to erase and restart on some portions of a sketch. XD
I'm one of those people you mentioned who's too freaked to correct it - but I'll do my best from now on.
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workshop Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember when I started to sketch that I was afraid of erasing. But once the realization kicked in that it's just lines on paper I wasn't afraid of using the eraser.

The other thing you could do in a situation where things seem to have gone wrong is to just throw the sketch away and start from scratch again. This is a somewhat effective strategy for making things not look "overworked". And it shouldn't be much of a bother to start over if you sketch loose and quickly.

In the end, it is the result that matters. The journey to get there may have many paths and take many tries. Using the eraser or just starting over is like exploring the many pathways. :3 *philosophical*
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DrowningMouse Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A philosopher *and* an artist! X3

Thank you for the insight, encouragement and tips. I'll definitely take 'em into consideration.
You're right - some of my pieces do look really overworked, I'll just take 'em as practice and work on improving. :3
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TaurusJ Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
For better comments and less "feelgood lies":
Why did I fav this artwork?

It's the first Fav I've chosen in dA. Is there any special reason for that? To be honest: No!
But this tutorial gives some good insight in an artist's head and how you bring your ideas onto paper (or whatever medium you're using).
But there's something special in this tutorial: I like the way you think. You don't start with a construction, you're not afraid of trial and error, in fact you try to encourage others to try and correct it, if it's bad.
And I like it that you're telling one of the ugly truths: A crappy base sketch can't be saved by fancy colours
It's helpful tutorial, hence the Fav
TaurusJ
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wild-catgirl-washu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Thank you! This is a very nice tutorial. I was always bad at my sketches... so I'll keep these things in mind >w<
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Schizo555 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
Thank you so much. This is exactly where I'm weakest in drawing and I always wanted to ask you how you did it.
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