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Prince of Thieves Step-by-Step by Gasara Prince of Thieves Step-by-Step by Gasara
Some of you were asking for a step-by-step guide showing how I do my artwork. Here's a pretty basic one featuring the illustration of Jun I've been working on.

[Edit] This was done in Paint Tool SAI. I used the Pencil for the flat colours and the Brush for all of the shading. I'll go into more detail about this in the colouring tutorial. :3

Something worth pointing out is that you'll notice I made many changes throughout the course of colouring this image. It's perfectly normal to alter parts, scribble over things and roughly block out additional things. Never be afraid to play around with your artwork. :3

I hope some of you find this useful. :iconcocoloveplz:

See below for the lineart, lineart tutorial and complete image. You can also download the full version (Warning: Huge file) to see the details of the colouring. A tutorial dealing with colouring techniques will follow shortly.



Jun
In Fang and Thief Laura Hunt / Gasarasrevolution
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:iconjaxibella:
Jaxibella Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Out of curiosity, why did you put yellow for the sky background when you were first starting, instead of a blue color?
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S-E-S Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional
Really helpful, thank you! ^.^
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monkeynova Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student
Ah... did you upload a colouring tutorial? I can't find it, but I'd really like to see it!
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PolkaParadise Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
um what did you do to make the glowing effect on step 12?
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Shink0u-chan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconhurrhurrplz: i know know ur secret
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Batiemily Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks this is very useful! :-B
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PanhiaThao Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
this is amazing! Do you use a tablet??
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hallow1791 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how many hours you spend in this artwork o.o
its awesome :D
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:iconblancherub:
Blancherub Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you must have tons of layers! I wonder how long this took you...:wow:
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Piimocial Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All of steps are amazing !
I wish I could do so one day :)
Thank you very much !
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Gasara Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Ah, thank you, my dear ♥
You're welcome x
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hanarosa Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcocoloveplz:
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:icongasara:
Gasara Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
:tighthug:
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marshybarks Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you do the backgrounds without effecting the original art? I failed so many times... > <
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:iconhanarosa:
hanarosa Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
use a different layers :)

or use selection tool
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:icononizen:
Onizen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
how long did all that money take you to draw :X
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scubidubi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how long did this take you?
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for showing us your progress on this picture. It's extraordinary how perfect everything came together at the end. I love your artwork so much!

I'm also glad you decided to go with a sky background...makes everything look more open, creates more depth. ^_^
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IPreferLemonPie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student
HOW. I CAN'T EVEN ASDFGHJK I CAN'T COLOUR LIKE THAT! ASDFGHJK I envy you :c and I love your style and everything asdfghjk
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Gasara Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thank you very much, m'dear!
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IPreferLemonPie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student
There's nothing to be thankful about, it's the obvious truth c:
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Belle332 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Iayaaa! Beautiful! I'm always so mesmerised by how artists... actually do it. Thanks very much - when I get a decent paint program and tablet, I'll definitely come back to this for reference in colouring!
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KanaKuroDaiya Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great, honestly, I love the colors you pick (I suck at it, I always swim in an ocean of doubts when I have to choose my colors _ damn you color theory!!! lol ); can't wait for the coloring tut, I'm dying to see your brushes sets, everything seems so smooth ;D
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Pimux Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Artist
Love it !!! =D
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BlackCendol Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist
Ah! I'm soo excited when it comes to tutorials...
They are so much fun to watch and helping soo much...
And yours Is so neat and easy to understand!
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yuxx8 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! how much time does a work like this take you? It's amazing, I really like it :) (I'll go watch+fav) It's very helping for someone like me who's just starting colouring
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Soraskies7 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
holy shit
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kum---kum Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it's really helping! :clap:


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if you pleased come and see my gallery
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Pocky-Japan-Ai-epic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O i have an OC named Jun too! lol
well i came up with him in the first grade never got a chance to draw him cause i suck :P
well anyways thats a smart move but just uploading it to the computer lol why didn't i think of that
SAI was to hard for me and the only paint program i really have is MS paint
so how is it possible to draw using MS Paint (i know its a crappy program)
your art is awesome i made a comment below but i dont think it showed (goes into emo corner)
you should make more tutorials cause the ones on youtube are jsut speedpaints -_- (glares at youtube people me: YOU LIED!)
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Pocky-Japan-Ai-epic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O_o
i have an OC named Jun too...
and the heck he looks similar to this jun LOL
i thought of him in the 4th grade but never could draw him.
I could never use paint toolsai either cause well my mouse sucks (seriously the mouse pad myseryiously falls!)
this tutorial is awesome but looks time consuming
but i will add all your work to my favorites lol
Also did you draw the picture on paper first (it looks like it)
and upload it to sai?
Also i've noticed
Kei and Jun are popular OC names now....odd
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Omnigloss12 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
This is glorious. Tutorials are one of the most wonderful things for a novice artist like me.
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is a gorgeous step by step and very helpful. Your skill with coloring is very well developed. Thanks for sharing your tips. :nod:
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NeonViolet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wooaaah your colors and everything is just amazing!!! i hope i can be as good as you some day!
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2SHJAN Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
skillful
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lady-largo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
did you draw all the coins or you copy a fev a lot of times? o.o Tell me you didn't draw them all!
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Pink-Angel-1992 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
That was interesting, especially were you said you use a dark purple for the majority of the shading... Do you change the optamicy (is that spelt right?) for it?
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mizuchiaki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I can see how Jun was born with my own eyes X3 thank you so much for all those step-by-steps and tutorials!! :iconloveloveplz:
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Roppie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One thing I gained from this tutorial is the use of one color (dark purple in this case) for all the shading. You're right, it really does make it look more cohesive. Thanks!
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lolita-child Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student
wow i love the pic, and the tutorial. really useful. thanks for putting up ^^
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WahrheitTiasheRaggs Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Artist
O__O I can't believe you drew that many gold... ^^;
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pijaism Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Wow,i can really see all the effort you put in this drawing TwT
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Ray-Ki Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you master \o/
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HardCoreEv3 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
EPIC.
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FreakyZi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for his tutorial~ I always love to see step by step artwork
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Whoo, I should try that out! Thanks! I bet a lot of your contest entrants are :( that it didn't come out sooner though, hahah!
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shinobug Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ffffffantastic ._.

I love your coloring, absolutely beautiful.
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SuperSpecialOzsome Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you, my friend, are ozsome. XD
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is a really beautiful piece, and thank you for the walk through, I'm about to tackle the biggest picture I have ever tackled before and I wanna' try blocking in the colour now, I think it'll make it a lot easier. Thanks!
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rosieelfgirl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazingly epically helpful! I would say I worship you...but that sounds creepy ^^;
One teeny question~ What do you mean by 'block out the shadows with purple'???
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sunshishi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, always love these step-by-steps. More, more, more :iconcheerplz:
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