<rises hand> I HAVE A QUESTION! I just don't know how to write it.. uhm.. ok. How do you get the shaded stuff to end all pointy? I don't have a tablet only a mouse, and all my brushes tend to end up wavy <because i can't draw real straight with a mouse> and/or end up in a pointy end. Any tricks/ideas on how to abode this?
Ah yes, good question. I too am without a tablet, but even so, the tablet is not neccessary. Get the polygon lasso. It's at the top-left corner of yourtool box, click and hold until it shows up. Once you've selected it, just select the area that you want to colour, and you'll get super crispy toning with just any old mouse. (mine's not even optical )
Just add more polygons. If you take a close look at the pics in my gallery, you will notice blockiness (unless I blurred it). But, the more polygons you put, the smoother it'll be (just like in games ^^)
I scan an inked drawing 99.95% of the time since that's the most efficient method for me. I used to use a 0.2 fineliner and sometimes a 0.4 ... but now I just use my ball-point pen because I find that's it's all the same. (still have to clean up)
Oh okay, thanks for the info! ^^ I try doing that but I have such a shakey hand, it always looks wobbly. xD I asked my dad to buy me some pens to ink with, and the smallest he bought is about a 0.7 But I have oodles of ball points so I'll just use those.
Cleaning up is the worst part. T^T I'm a very messy person, so I usually spend just as much time cleaning as drawing. xD