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WARNING:....kind of a large file....

Here's the tutorial i promise! it includes my OC Fuu.....although no one probably remembers Fuu.....:icontearplz:

well anywho, i hope it's helpful and covers all the questions or whatever you might have.

i just want to address read this and please don't be offended, that's the last thing i'd want...

I don't mind if people send me notes/messages or whatever on DA or YT, and like i said, i don't mind helping or answering them. But please don't abuse that.

Do not send me messages basically asking me to hold a damn pencil in your hand and draw for you. that's not going to happen. that's not how i learned how to draw, and that's not how any other artist on DA learned either.

Most artists are SELF TAUGHT. including myself. no one taught me how to draw and i never asked anyone to walk me through every single step either.
Some of you guys (not everyone) are really being way too familiar with me and its irritating. What's so hard about finding drawing/anatomy books at the nearest bookstore, practicing everyday, and giving each drawing 100%??

It's not if you're serious about being an artist. sending me lazy messages/comments "i can't draw, can you teach me?" shows me you're not serious, and you'd rather take the easy way. If you keep wanting to take the easy way out, no one is going to respect you and you're never going to learn anything or appreciate what you do.

so please, if you really want to be a better artist, it's really up to you to make that happen.....i can't do it for you, neither can anyone else on deviant art.

besides that :iconrlytearplz:...thank you for the comments and :+fav:s

if you have any questions about sai or any tools i used, i'd be happy to answer
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Rhizlin Featured By Owner 45 minutes ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is really helpful! Thank you! :3
Mebashi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Dayum!You have some amazing coloring skills there :D!Great job :3.
MakeTheStormFall Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
what website is that on, if its on a website
THeLeaTherJaCKeT Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Student General Artist
This is very interesting. This will help me a lot
AnimeVenus16 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow thanks very helpful! I like this style better
OhNaws Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015   Digital Artist
pls be my senpai
JustinX9 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Dim-Witch Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! This will be SO helpful! :D
lunatabataestrellita Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
thanks, is very good
TimidOtakuGirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This helped me a lot,thank you so much!!!!
Beirud Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice, thanks!
kanan1995 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014… thats how i did on my first time :p
colormacaroon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
this helped me a lot! thank you for this! :D (Big Grin) 
inchausti1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MiruFujiwara Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thank you for this wonderful tutorial. It helped me a lot. 
Sariyanna Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Ooo hottie o.o
Sherly97 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist

The part with the eye helped a lot. My eyes always looked wrong. Somehow to White.

Thank you :3

iStealUrCandy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wut program is this/\?
Reh-Star Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Easy Paint tool sai
iStealUrCandy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
XD pshh i just went back to it and just noticed it ty XD
AKxLuthrien Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey Ko! Thanks for this tutorial, it really helped! Though, I think there is some wrong with my marker tool, (or we have different versions of SAI) because no matter what setting I put it on or how hard I pressed my marker just did not have the same effect. I had to end up using a brush instead lol! Anyways, thanks again!
evildollie Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its really awesome ^_^ i have problems making it look more realistic so yay and hair as well :/ :D
CommanderHomo Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
LazyIRO Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankkkkk youuuuuuu ;; life saverrrrr ;o;~~~
i always get confused xD so this helped a lot =w=
icanrawrtoo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing tutorial ^ ^!!

Can you please tell me your marker settings? :DD thanks a bunch!
xMarcii Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best tutorial I've ever seen! (: Thank you so much! I'll definitely remember this in the future!
I have one (and a half? two?) question(s) for you, if you don't mind. :3

I understand you're self-taught, did you ever use references or "how to draw ... " books to help you in your study? If yes, do you mind sharing the name or place of anything that helped you? Thank you for your time! I love your work :3
THAT1DEVIANT Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying so hard to draw a realistic anime person and I saw this and started freaking out
oh god thank you :iconasdfghplz:
xMarcii Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this.. c':
ShadowJade120008 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the tutorial! Im must say, i agree a 100% with you! Some of my friends ask me how i draw so good, i just tell them from experience and practice!! That's the ONLY way to get better, is just to do it yourself! Just like writing you just HAVE to do it! Art is not some kind of subject that you study and you can take a test on it. You get dirty and do it yourself, you can't wake up and your a good artist. I agree 1000% with you. BTW, I really love your art style. :).
:blush: :floating:
MagicTOAST16 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have manga studio ex 4 and do you know where the clipping group is? I painfully can't find it BUT I LUVED THIS TUTORIAL!!
XLoveEverlastingX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Praises you*
I find it really impressive how you switched styles from your previous one to this one, especially since they are so different. Besides that though, I was wondering if you would recommend buying Sai. I've been doing traditional art for a long while and have considered getting into digital, and I was wasn't sure if photoshop or sai would be better. (Using a semi-realistic anime style such as yours) I've tried Gimp, but it just doesn't work for me. Thanks a ton!
ko-yamii Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha omg, thank you very much! >////<

If you're new to digital art, I'd recommend SAI^^ it's pretty easy to get use to and has most the same features that photoshop has. Photoshop is a bit better because of it's effects and different tools you can use, it produces better art but SAI is just as good^^ you can't really lose with either though ><
I hope that helped a bit (:
kiku-atama Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dammit, dat expression XD
I can't concentrate :iconnosebleedonionplz:
Powa-App Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ko, did your previous drawing style used to be semi-realistic ?, or it used to be anime, if anime, how did you start doing semi-realistic ?

Cause i am starting to learn to draw semi-realistic, sorry if the question is not about the tutorial

Thank you
ko-yamii Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nope, it used to be anime^^ Well, most of my influences used to be artists who draw your average anime I got older, my influences changed...I started liking semi-realism artist and decided that style fits best with my stories/characters.

So I just study anatomy alot more and added more details into my drawings^^ I still have a lot to learn though lol

I hope that answered your question^^
Powa-App Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for answering
iloveanime1998 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Knock Knock Mosacra!!!
- Single
- Taken
+Mentally taken by Toby Turner
Bless your face. If you sneeze while reading

this comment, bless you, ba da do do do do do

moonbumblebee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much.. really helped me^^ and you re right.. practising is the only and best thing you can do to improve your art... well I hope it will work for me...^^ and great art... I really like your work... wish I could draw blood like that:D
Dividedby5 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ImperialGoldDragon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
He's your oc? He's hot, nuff said.
ImperialGoldDragon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I just started drawing anime a year ago. My anatomy is bad and i need more practice with coloring. Thanks to this i have a better idea what i'm doing :3 Thank you!
temporaryWizard Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student
one day ,
one day..
ill be half.HALF as good as you!
yukiemobunny13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you make line art on a computer, do you have a special computer pad to draw on?
ImperialGoldDragon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
(this is in my opinion) Some people draw on paper and use a scanner to get it on the computer and outline it. Some people use tablets to draw on the computer. There are lots of ways to do it.
willowspritex3 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Hey Ko, I tried messing around with my marker tool but for some reason it doesnt work like yours does. I dont know if its my stylist not working right but it doesnt go from light to dark as its suppose to. So.. what Im saying is even if I go light with my stylist with no pressure, the color still shows very dark as if I was putting a lot of pressure. If you have any advice for that Ide be utterly happy to take that. Anyways thanks in advance. :iconrlytearplz:
T0XICFR0G Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohohoh i know this one,

what kind of tablet are you useing?

your in paint tool sai, right?

and what are the settings on your marker brush?
willowspritex3 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
This is the tablet I have > [link]
Its a wacom.
And yes, Paint tool Sai version 1.0.1
I have two different marker tools > [link]
I am also recently new to Sai, so it might just be my own stupidity but I cant figure out how to fix the problem. :iconflipstableplz: :icononionfailplz:
T0XICFR0G Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OHH its your tablet. [link]
one of my friends had this prob once
willowspritex3 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thanks for helping. I'll get back at you if I get it fixed :iconaawplz:
T0XICFR0G Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you get it fixed!!
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