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    I'm trying cartoon style drawing

    I'm hoping for some advice on how to scan, and edit my drawings cause I don't have a drawing tablet. What are the methods available to make things simpler and faster.
    Basically I have to sketch on piece of paper because mouse just won't work wonderfully. Then scan it into my computer, and thank goodness for layer-ability in photoshop I can trace it with mouse. It's still slow to work with the mouse though.

    Sketch is:


    After editing with photoshop:


    I used the pen tool to trace the lines and draw the borders of the shadow.
    It was a painstaking job but now I know why Neopets and other pet sites make their drawings simple. It saves them a lot a work :p
    There still many room for improvements, I know. But I don't know what are they??

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    Such an adorable piece <3

    There are a few bits of the image that could do with outlining, as it seems you've missed them -- the feet and hands for example. The outlining isn't very consistent, although it does give your image a sort of cutesy effect

    Do you vary the use of brushes when you're using the pen tool? I understand how difficult art can be without a tablet, but there are lots of tricks that can be done with just a mouse or even a laptop touchpad =]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinket View Post
    Such an adorable piece <3

    There are a few bits of the image that could do with outlining, as it seems you've missed them -- the feet and hands for example. The outlining isn't very consistent, although it does give your image a sort of cutesy effect

    Do you vary the use of brushes when you're using the pen tool? I understand how difficult art can be without a tablet, but there are lots of tricks that can be done with just a mouse or even a laptop touchpad =]
    heheh, you got me there. I did not turn off the 'simulate pressure' when applying the stroke. I was all here and there when using the pen tool, it was kinda messy. But, I learned my lesson, heheh.

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    @damian002
    Ah xD I find that simulating the pressure can be awkward to use a lot of the time. Would you perhaps be interested in a pen tool guide with different effects and techniques? I've created one pen tool guide already, but it's a bit crappy, LOL.

    I'd love to see more work from you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinket View Post
    @damian002
    Ah xD I find that simulating the pressure can be awkward to use a lot of the time. Would you perhaps be interested in a pen tool guide with different effects and techniques? I've created one pen tool guide already, but it's a bit crappy, LOL.

    I'd love to see more work from you
    I would really really love to learn more stuff that can be done with the pen tool.
    I've read that tutorial of yours already. It is not crappy. It is something that I'm sure beginners find really helpful (like me, heheh).

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