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Tutorial - Traditional Art by Psychocereals Tutorial - Traditional Art by Psychocereals
//EDIT 2: Oh Wow! That was so unexpected, thanks so much to ^Elandria for the DD!! :heart:

//EDIT: I usually hate making edits in artist's comments because they look werid in my opinion but in this case... I really need to thank you all for making this so unexpectedly popular!
Thank you freaks, you rock!
Oh, and I also fixed some spellng mistakes. :] //EDIT END




It's a really big file so I recomment having some patience.
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Since I've been asked around 759 times how I make my coloring look like the way it is, how I use alcohol and how I combine markers with colored pencils etc. etc. I decided to sit down for fucking eight hours and do this goddamn tutorial, because I love you guys ♥ and I want to help you improving.
I know pictures are nice but also please fucking READ IT!
thanks.

So this is the process of this drawing/painting including tips and the usage of the many differnt tools I'm working with.
Oh and I couldn't differnt but being a little sarcastic and trying to put a few jokes here and there.

If you have any questions or suggestions about anything, feel free to ask me!


And no, these markers aren't mine, as well as the colored pencils. Google is your friend.
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:iconchernavog:
chernavog Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconmydragonzeatyou:
mydragonzeatyou Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, WAY to advanced to be helpful to me
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:icondivine-angel-heroine:
Divine-Angel-Heroine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
in due time you'll grow.
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:iconsarajanjusevic:
SaraJanjusevic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing and helpful :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconlelixiana:
Lelixiana Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I found this tutorial very helpful and surprising (some techniques I haven't even know!) and your drawing style is amazing! :heart: *goes and adds you to her dA watch+*
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:iconanarchylonewolf29:
Anarchylonewolf29 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use sharpies but the idea is in the same region^^ use lighter colors first then darker. I love it!<3
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IbeTROLLIN Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks delicious. i'll try to apply what that taught me. i never actually was a prodigy with coloring traditionally. this makes big help. :] thank you very much.
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:iconcrochetkitty29:
crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
amazing instant fave, comment and watch to you * gives a round of applause * so totally trying this just not a dragon i stink in dragons XD
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:iconcrochetkitty29:
crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
may i ask how much os one of the copic markers and the fine liners cause i would really like to try to make one of these cause they look beautiful
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
I suggest trying your luck to find copics on ebay. They're usually very expensive and are around 8-9 USD per piece. Although, sometimes you may manage to get them for a lot cheaper on ebay.
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crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
ok, thank you :)
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:iconaku-rin:
Aku-rin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only the drawing is amazing, but also your technique. I'm speechless at the level of detail and at the so many different media used!
Thank you for sharing this tutorial, it will be surely helpful!!!
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:iconnagini-chan:
nagini-chan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
WOAAAAH!!! Awesome!!! :omfg:
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:iconreddragon122100:
reddragon122100 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
THANK YOU
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Habe dieses wundervolle Tutorial hier gefeatured :)
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
HNNNNG hast du gerade mein Tutorial mit dem von Ecthelian und Aurora und all den anderen tollen Künstlern in ein Journal gepackt? Q_Q
Danke... ;A;
<3333
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Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sieht wohl so aus ;) Du gehörst doch auch zu den tollen Künstlern, und das Tutorial ist auch wirklich klasse!
Gerne! :hug:
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:iconcri-kee:
Cri-Kee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just brilliant... thank you so much for doing this! :)
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:iconladyblackkill:
LadyBlackKill Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow einfach hammer mega geil :love:
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:iconjessf0rd:
JessF0rd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Vielen Dank für dieses tolle Tutorial! Es ist unglaublich hilfreich, und es ist faszinierend zu sehen, wie dein Arbeitsprozess und deine Technik so aussieht. Ich kannte den Trick mit dem Alkohol zwar schon, aber nicht so wie du ihn benutzt^^ Es wird mir definitiv bei meinem nächsten traditionellem Bild (ist zwar noch laaange hin, aber mei) helfen! Und die DD hast du dir wirklich verdient :)
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Crida Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Deine Technik ist der Wahnsinn und die Idee mit dem Alkohol ist einfach nur genial!
Super Tutorial, danke für's teilen deiner Technik, es ist sehr inspirierend! Danke! :rose:
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Freut mich außerordentlich, dass dir meine Zeichentechnik und das Tutorial so zusagt :D
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:iconaniwablue:
aniwablue Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, thank a lot! I will read that for help me to paint better! And sorry, for my english...!
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Haha no worries, my english isn't perfect either :D
Thanks a lot! I'm glad I could help :)
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:iconaniwablue:
aniwablue Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome!
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Pure-Dragon97 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Not really how I would go about something like this, but the end result is amazing! =)
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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:iconimaginecorgis:
ImagineCorgis Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, thank you soo much! :tighthug: This helped me more than anything!
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
thank you! I'm glad I was able to help!
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Missleepify Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Truly an amazing tutorial, I always look at this whenever I feel stuck in the process of coloring or simply needs some inspiration. The alcohol trick worked wonders, I tried it through using some strange little bottle of some alcohol used for cleaning old video tapes... It actually worked, but I've ran all out of it now, so I just though I should ask... Where can you get the ethanol you're using? I figure that the liquour store won't do :lol:
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Psychocereals Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Haha thanks a lot! I'm glad it helps this much :D

About the ethanol (Isopropanol works, too!) , i'd try to look at ebay or Amazon (etc.), I think you could find something there. I always use the ethanol my mother buys for our ethanol-oven, it comes in pretty big bottles but is actually quite cheap. :]
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Missleepify Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Isopropanol sounds familiar, I think it was what I used... Ah, I'll look there, thank you so much for the response :la:
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Anime-Guru1217 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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I didn't think such a fantastic tutorial existed...now I'll be able to color well!! 8D Thanks so much for this!
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
haha thank you very much, I'm glad it helps and inspires :D
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Anime-Guru1217 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!! >w<
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George-anims Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
amazing! totally amazing!
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DireWolfwere Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has got to be one of my favorite tutorials! I can tell you really thought about this as you wrote it <3
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Psychocereals Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
To be honest, I almost gave up working on it because Photoshop broke down when I was almost done and everything was gone. D:
I had a hard time remembering what I have written and to make everything again, but now I'm glad I didn't give up. :D
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DireWolfwere Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
jakldjfaljdal evvviiilllll
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LazyGenius94 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this helpful tutorial!! :thanks:

I have to admit I've been on artist block for a very long time during school :(
But now I've graduated and was a bit hesitated to get back on the drawing track :fear:

Seeing your tutorial helped me regain my confidence as an artist and will draw something soon :icongreatjobplz:
Thank you!!
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Whoa thank you, that's a huge compliment and honor for me to help an artist get inspiration! :D
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:iconlazygenius94:
LazyGenius94 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe you're welcome!
The honour is mine to learn from you :thanks:
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DaydreamOtaku Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Well thank you!
I will always Draw with my HB pencil and my Color pencils.
But those Copic things look great on the drawing!
So, how much are they? *goes of to google*
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad to help! :D

Copic markers are fairly expensive and a set of 72 costs around 500-600$ when being bought new. I can recommend bidding on ebay here, a good offer there saves a lot of your money!
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DaydreamOtaku Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for your advise~!
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JessicaRHerrera Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your art and your tutorial!
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanks so much! <3
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mystdragoon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Voll geiles Tut! Und so viel kombiniert :D Das verdient wirklich mal ein DD!
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
dankeschön! :D
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