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Skye
May 21st, 2004, 08:56 AM
What do you use when drawing/coloring your pics? I'm just curious, since I am stuck with colored pencils and regular pencils...maybe a crayola marker or two....

MoonLight
May 21st, 2004, 09:05 AM
My drawing tools well I do have a few, If I color by hand I used prisma color pencils and watercolor pencils. Some of these made not be cheap to buy depends on the brand names . and most time I just sketch out a pic , scan it on the comp and color it on a program like Adobe Photoshop,Jasc PSP or other programs. and for drawing the pic I used Mars Lumograph Sketching pencils. I hope this helps ya
Alot of Artists used diff things

DarkMage31
May 21st, 2004, 12:14 PM
I use either different pencil shades (regular graphite) or charcoal to sketch. For coloring, it depends on the style. Pastel for a blended, smudgy look, colored pencils for a sharp sort of look, and markers for a cartoonish picture with solid colors. That's what I use anyway.

John Denver
May 21st, 2004, 12:37 PM
I always just scurry around to find any pencil I can find...I don't care if it's number 1 or 2 or if it's a wierd brand...if it has lead and an eraser it's good enough for me

*goes and draws stuff*

PichuSecretBase
May 21st, 2004, 01:23 PM
I use tons of stuff!! BWAHHAAHA

Well for my new style of drawing I sketch in pencil, Lumograph Mars or just your basic push the back run out of lead so often type of pencil. Then I ink using a Micon Ink Pen (Its the cheapest and best one I found yet). I color using Prisma Markers that match the color. I generally use them for clothes and base colors. I have the worst colors, not that the prisma markers are Darker then the label x.x .... Then I highlight and shadpow using colored pencils. I use Fantasia right now but I just won a bid on ebay for prisma colored pencils ^_^

I also have a really thick pen.. Its good to work on making your hand do less sketchy and more single movements... I practice drawing hands and eyes and whatnot with it.

Also who dosent love using Crayola Crayons. Not for professional looks but fun =3

As computer programs I use Open Canvas by portal graphics, It gives a more painted look and looks super neat. I also use Flash MX by macromedia for a professional clean cut look. Lastly for coloring inks and whatnot I use my fave graphic program Paint Shop Pro 7, by jasc. PSP 7 is the easiest version to use but the only way to get it is auctions and illegal ways such as Kazaa or getting it from a friend.

If your looking for some materials dont be affraid to mix materials. Just want dosent work to well is Ink and Crayons XD. But Marker and Colored Pencils rock! XD

-Pichuu!

orange*berry
May 21st, 2004, 02:04 PM
Well, for coloring I typically use Copic and Prismacolor markers. I ink with G, round, school and spoon nibs (They're dipping pens used by professional mangaka.). For inking thicker lines, I use Copic's multiliners and brush nibs. When shading, I use screen tones for black and white. Umm... Also, design ink and white, opaque ink.

For CGI I use PSP8 and Photoshop occasionally. n.n()

Thomas
May 21st, 2004, 02:19 PM
Paint, paint, and oh yes..Paint!...it is the only program i have...i also do sketches but i have no scanner :(

Skye
May 21st, 2004, 08:14 PM
wow....thanks for all the responses! I'm having a hard time getting a hold of good drawing tools, especially coloring tools, but I think I will have to take a trip to a craft store and see what they have...

Thomas
May 21st, 2004, 08:25 PM
i think paint is good but i have nothing to compare it to...here is an example of paint

i made it just now..igglybuff :)
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3920/igglybuff1.JPG

Iveechan
May 21st, 2004, 09:05 PM
Paint is very limited, but it's the only computer drawing program I use.

For the bulk of my artwork, I color it in prisma marker and then go over that in different shades of prisma pencils. I ink with pilot pens.

ashley03
May 21st, 2004, 09:09 PM
well.......i still perfer the old fashioned pencil!

StarLightUmbreon
May 21st, 2004, 09:44 PM
Well when it somes to doing the pics I do it by computer and i do it by hand.
I use graphite pencils for out lines and sketchs. I will also shade with them if i don't want to be in color. I use colored pencils and oil pastels for color pics.
As for computer i use Paint Shop Pro 8. It is hard to first fiugre out but i like all the tools and abilitys it has.

Mew564
May 22nd, 2004, 12:26 PM
well.......i still perfer the old fashioned pencil!


So do I. Anything old fashioned is good enough for me.

I use normal pencils, Crayola colored pencils, and usual black gel pens.