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How A Wild Tessa Draws by vert-is-ninja How A Wild Tessa Draws by vert-is-ninja
It's so huge, oh my god.

As a disclaimer, I want you to know that I do not think that I am really good enough to be teaching anybody anything, but some people were curious about how I go about things, so please don't think of this as a RIGHT way.

I don't really think there totally is a RIGHT way anyhow, if you can get something to work for you, then it works for you! BLAM!

Hope it's semi-helpful.

Conrad is fron Hanna Is Not A Boy's Name"!
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Clasix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. I've always loved how you use the gradient tool. Most people use it and make it look bad, but this is fantastic!

By the way, which program do you use? It seems very familiar to me...
FengFuXi26 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
magic wand tool and ctrl+z are my bffls too, i think they're the bffls of everyone who works in photoshop XD
mmcalpharho Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Thanks Tessa, I used this guide to do my TF2 fanart. :D
TapeDiggity Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome! I was wondering how you achieved all those neat color transitions. The Magic Wand tool's my best friend, too.

I'm a little unnerved by the Color Balance tool, though; usually, the results end up worse than their predecessors...
ZoOmBiiieE Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Hey! Muchas Gracias! Utilice esa tecnica para una ilustracion y me ha gustado! :)
SavoyLemon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
i really like your art, so this is helpful! =D
furballofthefullmoon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop being so hard on yourself! My brain is not rotting, it is flourishing! I never thought to use the pencil tool, but looking at it, the hard pixelated line keeps the paint bucket tool from leaving that semi-transparent line around the inside of the outline that you get when you use the paint brush tool (this has bugged me FOREVER, because if I ever put any of my pictures on a dark or brightly colored background, you could see it through the picture!)

I am an uber cheater when it comes to photoshop, too. But I have this thing about consistent line thickness (in my art, not yours! Yours is awesome), so I have kind of turned into a pen tool wizard.

Now I'm off to go fight Voldemort with my pen tool skills *is shot repeatedly* (I'm also a bad jokes/puns wizard :3 )
Key-Master-Himeko Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Waii Amaaazing~ Do you ever do anything in traditional media? I'm trying to get into comic drawing and thus far I have little more than bits of bristol, sumie ink and a watercolour brush...
micka-angelo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
this is great, i always admired your style of gradient shading. It's good of you to share your technique (i'm really not so practiced at photoshop) but i have a biiiiig assignment i need to colour and impliment digitally so this has provided me with some insight into ways i can experiment with colouring. (don't worry, i won't try and rip you off) I'm a big fan of your style btw. its awesome.
SassyZombie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Pah, I still think it's amazing.
I loathe you and your fantastic skills ~ digital or doodle! XS
Still flippin' amaziiiing!
{I love HiNaBN!} :D

Peace ooout!
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