Hi! I came across this really really useful posts on DeviantArt. I thought I could post it here. It was taken from THIS posts (I pretty much copied and pasted everything, so PLEASE go there if you want to see the original posts. I don’t own it, it’s not mine). It’s a really useful posts when it comes to know more about the amazing tool Paint Tool SAI and the things you can do with it.
SAI Tutorial Part 1 and Part 2 by Spoonzmeister
Paint Tool SAI tutorial by dragonchickaya
Paint Tool SAI Tutorial 2 by dragonchickaya
PAINT TOOL SAI TUTORIAL 1 by xxlilevilangelxx
Tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by Salacia-Mao
Sai Tutorial by Val4s
Paint Tool SAI - Tutorial by Lelia
Paint Tool SAI Tutorial by kioisrad
-How to start a new drawing in SAI, plus a short rundown of the different brushes.
Paint Tool SAI Tutorial 2 by kioisrad
tutorial paint tool sai by Hamabi
SAI Paint Tool - Tutorial by LaFatalite
Line Art tutorial in SAI by himiko
SAI Tutorial: Vector Line Art by SakuraChan776
Sai Tutorial: Masking by SakuraChan776
Paint Tool SAI: Line Tutorial by Infitima
Coloring Tutorial by sakimichan
Lineart and SAI tutorial by suzuran
Basic Coloring Tutorial SAI by e-nat
tutorial, part 1 - hair and tutorial, part 2 - skin by tanukitchokes
Paint Tool SAI quick tutorial: How to Shade by KoiFishSushi
Wave’s Coloring Tutorial by suzuran
SAI Paint Tool Tutorial:: 1 Line Art by ClassyPirate
SAI Paint tool tutorial:: 2 by ClassyPirate
SAI Paint Tool - Tutorial 2 by LaFatalite
SAI Simple Color Tutorial by masquevale
Eye Colouring Tutorial? by Fushi-Chou
Semirealistic Eye Tutorial by yuumei
Hair Tutorial SAI by Niaro
Hair tutorial- Paint Tool SAI by merki-the-vampire
Paint Tool SAI Tutorial Part 1 and Part 2 by Rueme
Lineart Tutoral for SAI by Rueme
Lineless CG Tutorial: HAIR by Rueme
Kimi’s Paint Tool SAI Tutorial Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, by kimicatdemon
Hot damn tutorials for my favorite art program
Having troubles with facial angles in your drawing style?
The program is called Sculptris and is a free off-shoot program from Zbrush, that program that you keep hearing about but either takes selling your kidneys or piracy to actually use.
If you download it and sculpt out a facial model, you can have references for your own work for all of time. No more endlessly searching Google for reference materials or twisting/rotating/flipping a drawing to see if there are flaws. And you can easily edit it to create more facial types. This way, you can make character references for any and every face and facial angle that you can think of.
The program offers mirroring right from the start, so your faces will be perfectly symmetrical. You can turn off the symmetry for things like scars or otherwise.
It takes a little time. For instance, I downloaded the program on Christmas and, in my spare time, this took a few days of getting familiar with the program (first day) and then sculpting for a few minutes each day, mostly due to my perfectionist nature. And this one isn’t even done. I still have to mold the mouth, ears, and other smaller aspects before I consider it done. However, I was so giddy over the possibilities that I wanted to share this with my fellow artists.
From now on, I have reference for a face in my own style and will be able to create things so much easier in the future.
I hope that this helps you guys and that you have fun with it.
I absolutely recommend Sculptris!
This really useful oh my goodness. It takes a little figuring out, but once you get the hang of it it’s actually pretty easy. Just watch a couple youtube videos. Seeing how other people do it helps you to make sense of it.
OH BOY LOOK AT THIS HANDSOME IDIOT do you know how hard his stupid face is to figure out at different angles? DO YOU??? Now I have a 3D ref!!! AAAHH!! so excite much 3d wow very angles wow
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: sculptris is an amazing 3D modeling tool for how small it is and is a great place to start whether you just want drawing references for your characters or you actually want to get into 3D modeling.
I highly recommend it.
Okay so I followed this video about foreshortening and…
Sycra. I love you so much for making this video.
YOU GOTTA BE FUCKING SHITTING ME
are you shitting me right now
years of me avoiding foreshortening aND IT WAS THIS EASY??
I can apply it to other things like TREES, SPIKEY THINGS, FUR, FEATHERS, EXPLOSIONS
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
omg that lighter color thing
I never got it
mind = blown
I NEVER KNEW THE LIGHTER COLOR PART
OH MY GODDD