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Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:25 pm

I see really amazing outlines on poses and I wonder how you guys get them so spot on.
I just need some tips on how to improve and what you guys do when you outline?
My outlines generally look like this.

Edit: also, if you use SAI it'd be helpful if you told me what brush settings you usually have so I can mess around with some and see what I like.
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:29 pm

I usually outline my stuff with ink pen or pencil
(kinda messed with both so maybe thats why)
I occasionally outline them with higher density 'sketch' tool (customized air brush tool)
I know some people use linework too ;o;
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:38 pm

i remember back when i had my tablet + pen pressure, i'd generally make larger, thicker lines
and then use some kind of eraser tool and erase the edges, thinning them down a bit.
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:42 pm

just wondering what art program you use?
i usually have a stabilizer on (in this case i use SAI) and my lines are really smooth. it may also seem really tedious, but when i line i'll keep on undoing one stroke until its just how i want it, that way i dont have to connect it to something else halfway through, if that makes sense?
lowering the opacity on your sketch helps too so you can see if your lines get wiggly or not
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:42 pm

Sorry for not including it in the original post, but I use SAI. :)
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:43 pm

Exo wrote:just wondering what art program you use?
i usually have a stabilizer on (in this case i use SAI) and my lines are really smooth. it may also seem really tedious, but when i line i'll keep on undoing one stroke until its just how i want it, that way i dont have to connect it to something else halfway through, if that makes sense?
lowering the opacity on your sketch helps too so you can see if your lines get wiggly or not
How do you turn the stabilizer on when on Sai?
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:51 pm

Danny wrote:
Exo wrote:just wondering what art program you use?
i usually have a stabilizer on (in this case i use SAI) and my lines are really smooth. it may also seem really tedious, but when i line i'll keep on undoing one stroke until its just how i want it, that way i dont have to connect it to something else halfway through, if that makes sense?
lowering the opacity on your sketch helps too so you can see if your lines get wiggly or not
How do you turn the stabilizer on when on Sai?
Its right up here in your little toolbar at the top! Theres a dropbox, and the higher the number, the slower the stroke is and vice versa
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CrystalBullet wrote:Sorry for not including it in the original post, but I use SAI. :)
Pf, thats fine xP Do you have a stabilizer on then? Also, when youre dealing with pen pressure it can really be a pain because some parts come out thicker than how you want them to be. Truthfully, my suggestion would be to press lighter or harder in certain areas.
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Ill give you some brush settings in a second 8)
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:52 pm

Stabiliser is your friend.
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:54 pm

My stabilizer is on 3. Should I up it to s-3?
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:55 pm

Try it :P experiment with different ones. I don't like having mine up too high :)
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:13 pm

Yep ^ basically what mitch said
i have mine set to S-2 because i have really shaky hands
also brushes for you since the OP said!
these are the brushes i line with the most, and i like em quite a bit.
Dont mind what some of my brush names are LMAO
I use this one the most for pretty much everything and it gives me nice lines
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Some other ones i like
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AND THE SKINNY BRUSH
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:15 pm

Thank you so much! I'll definitely be messing around with all of this information
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:09 pm

Mitchiko wrote:Stabiliser is your friend.
at first I would always use S-1-4 but now its at 4

and crying exo your brushes I love their names
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:21 pm

Exo wrote:just wondering what art program you use?
i usually have a stabilizer on (in this case i use SAI) and my lines are really smooth. it may also seem really tedious, but when i line i'll keep on undoing one stroke until its just how i want it, that way i dont have to connect it to something else halfway through, if that makes sense?
lowering the opacity on your sketch helps too so you can see if your lines get wiggly or not
one hand on the pen, the other hovering over ctrl z ;)
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Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:22 pm

Erin wrote:
Exo wrote:just wondering what art program you use?
i usually have a stabilizer on (in this case i use SAI) and my lines are really smooth. it may also seem really tedious, but when i line i'll keep on undoing one stroke until its just how i want it, that way i dont have to connect it to something else halfway through, if that makes sense?
lowering the opacity on your sketch helps too so you can see if your lines get wiggly or not
one hand on the pen, the other hovering over ctrl z ;)
this too ;u;
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