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Chibi Tutorial by fishcycle Chibi Tutorial by fishcycle
Ok, so as promised, here is my tutorial / step-by-step chibi thing!
This is my silly little way of colouring stuff. C:

I realized that I kinda glossed through some stuff (didn't want to make it more wordy / longer than it already was haha)
so if you have any questions regarding specific things, please feel free to ask! ovo b

Tools I used for this picture:
Photoshop CS2
Wacom Intuos 3 tablet

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Willow-Pendragon Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been practicing digital fora  while, and trying to learn cleaner coloring and drawing tips. This is one of a few that i am going to practice now. But i suppose my main issue is coming up with a good small sketch to start with and expand from there. OH but I do love especially the tip your gave for the color outline?, i am going to  try it soon. In either case, thank you very much for this, your art is very clean and colorful. and i hope you are doing well! 
fishcycle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yeah, sketches can be tough, but a lot of fun. The best advice I can give is to try doing quick sketches from life, and focus on getting the movement in the form. It helps a lot, and you'll get a lot of pose ideas and such. C: And don't worry about your sketches being messy, you can always clean them up a bit before or when you do the lines. (Also, if you're more comfortable sketching with a pencil, you can always do that and scan it in, and do the rest digitally. I often do this C: )
I'm glad this helped you, thank you very much for your kind words! And best of luck! <333
Willow-Pendragon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for advice and reply, and i am definitely taking your advice to heart and practicing. Its kind of a push since i am terribly persnickety when it comes to details of the drawing and have a habit of trying to do those before having something concrete. Mhm, i certainly understand and enjoy the sketching traditionally then scanning when i can.(always feels go to actually feel your work) =v= ) but definitely going to try the studying of life, with natural poses and stuff, and trying to be a bit more lax. Just have to really stick to it. > ~ >;
Again thank you for your time and your reply, and hope you are doing well, and also the best of luck to you as well. 

-also in turn sorry for my late reply,i am hoarding your original reply in my inbox for quicker/better referencing ;v;-
IAmOneHellOfAButler Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thats cool
fishcycle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! C:
IAmOneHellOfAButler Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ur welcome
fiqachu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
did you use any tools for making the lineart? like..a curve tool or something or did you do everything manually by hands? cause your curve is soo smooth * A*
fishcycle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Aw, thank you! ;////; /flails
All the lines were done by hand, yup ~ <3
(Smooth lines are just one of those things that come with practice C: )
oivertwist Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
It seems to me that you've got a great understanding of colour, and that's your secret, not the brushes.
fishcycle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ah, thank you! ;v;

And yes, it's true! Brushes aren't what make a good artist, it's how you use them, and how well you understand stuff like compostition / colour / etc. ovo b
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