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How to easily make good Digital Art

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September 18, 2015

I know this isn’t anything like the usual videos I post, but I promised to make someone a tutorial video for easily making Digital Art, and Youtube is still currently the best place to upload such a video. And I already have a Youtube account, so I may as well use it.
Sorry there hasn’t been any Let’s Play Videos in a long time, it’s just very hard to get a decent amount of time to myself with no interruptions, and during those times, I’d rather be doing other things.

I would first like to apologize for the abysmal volume, it sounded ok during the testing, and I didn’t want to re-record the entire video all over again, for fear of losing something in the process. Next, I can not respond to any comments, due to Youtube requiring a Google+ account to comment. I have a Google+ account, but I’m not linking the two together.

Last but not least, during the video, I mentioned that you should increase the line width of InkScape, but was unable to tell you how. I have looked this up, and this is how:
You press shift+ctrl+p and under pencil, set “This tool’s own style” to “Last used style”. This will save a lot of time of constantly changing the line width of every line you draw.
After that, turn off that menu, create a new line or select your old image if you already drew one, and press shift+ctrl+f. Then under Stroke Style, set the width to a higher number. There you go, every line you draw from now on, will be set to that width.

Also, here are the links to download the software I used:

Inkscape
http://www.inkscape.org/en/download/

Paint.NET
http://www.getpaint.net/download.html

Gimp
http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

To summarize the video for anyone who doesn’t have the time to watch it.
Use InkScape for you lineart, export it and open it with Paint.NET, then create a new layer and colour it underneath, then save the picture and open it in Gimp, then use a shaped Gradient to add shading.

Category: Make Digital