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Skintones

A quick little thing that ended up being neither quick nor little, for an anon who asked how I do skin colors.

As usual, I’m not a professional, this is just how I do things. Hope I answered your question!

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22/08/12 @ 02:14am
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art
brushes
tutorial
photoshop
guide

Several people have asked for my brush settings, so here you go! The Mr. Handy that everything on my art tag was lined with. I use Pen Pressure for everything else, too - Eraser, Blur, Dodge/Burn. I only lived without knowing that secret for a short time, but it was bleak, let me tell you.

Two caveats, though. First is that I only use Size 1 when I’m working at 72 DPI. For 300, I’ll go up to Size 2, 3, or even 4. I cannot recommend it less to work at 300 DPI with a Size 1 brush. The last time I tried it the picture took me two weeks.

Second is that I suspect people ask for these settings because they wonder how my lineart is so clean. That’s not the brush. That’s unhealthy perfectionism. It’s going back and compulsively erasing around a line to smooth it out. It’s zooming in to 400% and going at facial features like they’re pixel art. Lineart on commissions and larger pieces take me the half-life of radiocarbon to finish, but I’ll be damned if I don’t prefer the results.

Oh, and that’s Photoshop 7.

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15/08/12 @ 02:34am
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suits
fashion
design
art
drawings
FINE ART BY LESLIE
tutorial
drawing
menswear
guide

AK’s Guide to Suits

An introduction to the finer details of menswear, and how to get them right in your… aw, hell, why am I describing it here? Read the intro!

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18/07/12 @ 04:21pm
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FINE ART BY LESLIE
art
dao
dragon age: origins
f!warden
gif
mariel
portrait
progress
tutorial
wip

People ask me all the time for tutorials and tell me I should livestream, but since I am in no way witty or comfortable with people watching me draw, have a WIP gif of how I line/color instead. Also starring Mariel in her Potatoshop debut!