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Goldie step-by-step by Zombiesmile Goldie step-by-step by Zombiesmile
Since it was requested here's the process of the latest drawing.

1. this is only my messy process, not a tutorial.
2. my process changes all the time, depending on mood, style, and results I am aiming for.
3. a lot of things are still trial and error.

Other than that, enjoy. hope it helps someone anyway! :3



Tablet: Wacom Intuos 3, A4.
Pencils: 0.5 mechanical pencil, B, HB, H
Programs: Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop CS4
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13YLP Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What size do you use, A4 or A3?
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional
generally A4, 600dpi
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ryan1147 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
very cool.
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eliddark Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
OWO
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Shana4270 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The hand's a bit off (I couldn't help but notice Sorry!) I wish I had a tab V: But I end up spending my money on stuff .__.
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sharkjelly Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Holy crap that is amazing. And I'm envious of your linework. I have an intuos tablet too and maybe I'm just using the wrong brush size, settings, or resolution but I can NEVER make them look as pro as yours. No matter what I do they're always sketchy or jittery looking. ;A;
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional
I zoom in a LOT when I line, you should try that maybe. (usually anything between 200-500%) It helps keeping lines straight. :3 Also, in Said there's a stabiliser, that counteracts jiggly lines. I don't use that setting, but I know some people find it helpful. o:
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Catpop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
I haven't ever used Sai before (only photoshop), but I'm starting to think it might be worth giving it a go.
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional
I needed time to get used to it, but now I can hardly work without it anymore. you should try giving the trial version a go maybe. :)
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IronNarwhal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Do you have specific areas where you would use B, HB, and H?
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional
yes, H is for rough sketch, B for clean line, and HB for shades/soft details. (sometimes I only use H and B or H and 2B)
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IronNarwhal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Alright, thanks! :)
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FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Fantastic! Beautiful! That scar gives it a unique touch! It's the kind of thing you don't see on a beautiful girl! Well done!
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Muppo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Always nice to see a tutorial, even if you already know how to do it.
Nice gallery, love the minicomics, btw.
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laurbits Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing! :)
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ChanOng Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I learned a LOT but in the process of from paper to computer do you just scanner? Derp :3 how do you make so clean in No.1 ?
:p newbie.
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional
hi, I only scanned the sketch, as you can see it still has a lot of stray lines.
sometimes if necessary, I adjust them in Photoshop with Image>Adjustments>Levels. Hope this helps!
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fluoshrimp Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Wow it is really useful! Thank you very much! :hug:
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional
glad I could help~
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DanikaMilles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is amazing. Just wondering do you do commissions? And if so how much?
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional
hi,
sorry, at this moment my schedule is full until June, so I won't have time before then.u_u
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DanikaMilles Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Alright no problem. There is no rush.
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Tsano Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for putting up the process there! Always appreciated for fellow artists and learners alike. ^_^
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional
you're welcome! glad it's helpful. C:
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potatoEclair Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Nice process! Thanks for sharing!
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional
thanks for looking. C:
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gnorn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I wish there were how to make these in videos. Including the lineart. :(
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional
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gnorn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Thank you! You deserve more subscribers. :)
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional
thanks, I generally don't update too often sadly.
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gnorn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine. I bet you'll have more soon. :)
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gnorn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome. THANK YOU! I hope you have more of these. Btw, i just found this on tumblr coz someone posted it. And WOW. Thanks for making this. It really helps noobs like me. :)
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MigueloerX Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great, i learned a lot from this :) thanks!
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional
glad to be of help!
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batosail Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Dou you have any youtube video where we can look at you painting live ? O,o
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional
yep, here: [link]
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batosail Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
YUSSS thanks :D
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shimoyaki Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
i really like how the rough sketch looks!
nice work
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional
thanks!
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:iconresidentsmile:
residentsmile Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Damn this digital art stuff is alot of work.
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional
yeep. lots of hours... though honestly, so can traditional. :)
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residentsmile Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Still it has to be very tiring sometimes.
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Pennyiscute Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
question: why do you use 2 different programs? why not just use one?


i've never used Sai personally...am i missing out? :)
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional
Photoshop doesn't blend as smoothly as Sai does. I find it feels more like an actually brush, while photoshop is purely CG. But Photoshop also has a ton more effects and tools.
The reason I switch is because I find one program has tools and functions the other doesn't have, and I achieve my ideal goal by using both.
I don't know if you're missing out,you'd have to try out the trial version and see if it's something for you. :3
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Pennyiscute Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
wow thanks.
I have a mac and am currently switch between Sketchbook Pro & Pixelmator for the same reasons i guess....so i can see where you're coming from XD
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Kashtrodamus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I always enjoy seeing another person's process. So many are obsessed with the end results. I think how someone gets to the final answer is just as important. Like they always said in math class... "Show the work!" Great job!
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional
I am glad hearing people enjoy seeing the process as much as the final image!
That's really the way I learned most of my art too, by looking at step by steps and tutorials. :nod:
Hopefully I'll have more to show in the future.
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Ferkru Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student General Artist
how i can clean the sketch?
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional
adjust levels in Photoshop or use the dodge tool or both.
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Ferkru Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks
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