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My Painting Process by Ponacho My Painting Process by Ponacho
so Ive had a few people ask me how i do my paintings (even tho i only just started doing them and finsding my style aha)
so i decided to just make a little process tutorial

i did it of this painting:  OOP I did it again by Ponacho

I also even added my 3 FAVOURITE/ MOST USED brushes 
I literally use these brushes for everything
the first i use for sketching and lining, 2nd i use for colouring and 3rd for details and painting ;v;



a few things I feel i should point out/say:
- This is how I personally paint, you DO NOT have to do it the same as me and actually i urge you to try and find your own style and process. Tutorials like this are great as a guide to look at and get ideas for finding your own process
- also the brushes you are free to use but also dont try to use them as "ooh i have this artists brush itll make me just as good as them" this is wrong (not saying anyones like this ive just seen it happen before so im pointing it out)
The brush does not make the artist! just an important thing to note

you can completely ignore this or whatever i just thought i should say it

hope you like my process ;v;
character used belongs to: bananamantis
Program used: Paint Tool Sai
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:iconelf2807:
Elf2807 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say, I used this brush once and fell in love, I literally use only this one to paint now
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Ponacho Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome <3 glad u like it
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XxMisfitDollxX Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm super sorry, but can't read the brushes, which I really would like to know. I adore how the texture looks.
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:iconponacho:
Ponacho Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
did u zoom in all the way?
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:iconxxmisfitdollxx:
XxMisfitDollxX Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, but my phone really sucks. I'm super sorry.
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WElRD Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
okay okay ik i'm real dumb 
what's rendering?
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:iconponacho:
Ponacho Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Like blending and adding details
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:iconwelrd:
WElRD Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
oh okay thanks
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TheUnderKat Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your brushes have interesting names.
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:iconponacho:
Ponacho Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lol yeah just quick short things i remember them by XD
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Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
How do you color the lines? :0
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:iconponacho:
Ponacho Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You just lock the layer
When you lock th opacity of the layer you can colour only on what's already been drawn there
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GrimmDestiny Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you don't mind me asking, what is rendering?? ;3; I feel silly for asking but I'm not familiar with the term ;0;
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:iconponacho:
Ponacho Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
its like blending and adding details and fixing it up to look neat
its the painting part of the painting XD
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GrimmDestiny Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh thank you!! ;v; 
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HeadlessEffigy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
So,  like, when you say your flat colors and shade/color lines take 2/5 minutes, do you sort of just wing it and let things be where they fall, or do you take time to refine refine refine everything until it's just how you like it? Is the time just practice?
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Ponacho Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I didn't actually time myself I guessed tbh

The flat colours doesn't take long cause I just colour in the pic with the characters colours and patterns
With shading I make a new layer pick a colour that goes nice and shade where I want shading
Doesn't have to be super neat when placing the flat colours and shading because you can fix things when rendering but try to keep it fairly neat
After I shade in the pic I colour the lineart
This doesn't take me too long

I have a weird colour picking process that's hard to explain ahaha

All the refining and stuff happens during rendering
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HeadlessEffigy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Do you change brush sizes a lot?
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:iconponacho:
Ponacho Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Of course
Not for the sketch tho

But for colouring and rendering yes, you need to change brush size a lot depending on what bits you're working on
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X88B8 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this ;o; is it okay if I give it a go? (just to test how this process looks with my own style =u=, I'll link it if I do manage to succeed LOL)
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:iconponacho:
Ponacho Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
haha go for it
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X88B8 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;3; Drew this using the technique~ Really loved the rendering stage and what the time you put into it produces <3
Storm by Jiratai
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Zaydric Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Amazing good job!!!
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X88B8 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! <3
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:iconzaydric:
Zaydric Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
NP
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:icongortholomew:
gortholomew Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
You're one of the very few people I know that doesn't finish the lineart before coloring o:
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:iconponacho:
Ponacho Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
no need to do so for paintings ;v; cause you can alway paint over and fix it ;v;
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:icongortholomew:
gortholomew Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
True~
I mostly do pixel work so it's much harder to sprite without a clean outline :P
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bubmew Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
this is a rlly dumb question but what is rendering
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:iconponacho:
Ponacho Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
like blending and fixing things up ;v;
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bubmew Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
oooooh i see :>
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Frilly-Dragoness Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah same
WHAT IS RENDERING AND WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG? xD
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:iconbubmew:
bubmew Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
yeee i was wondering the same thing xD
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