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Secrets of Tooling - Part 2 by FionaCreates Secrets of Tooling - Part 2 by FionaCreates
This is the point where the tutorial follows more of my personal methods with some ideas and tips thrown in there.

Part 1 - [link]

Part 3 - [link]

Designing Dolls - [link]

The base is by the wonderful ~MalevolentMask


The inspirational pictures are

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Check them out :D
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JadeWaters Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pyrochan I got to say thank you for this, I've always enjoyed tool shading over pixel shading (the dotting is confusing me) and this has already helped me do a new doll, one in fact that is for a contest over at the group you and blue run :)
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Everyone has a preference, and this is more a Secrets of How Pyro's Mind works than Tooling in the end but I'm trying to keep it informative XD
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JadeWaters Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well I enjoyed the brief tour of your mind ;)
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IridescentStardust Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;___; I really am gonna have to try tooled dolling someday <3 thank you for making it easypossible ;-;
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
As I said in part one, every tooling tutorial I found was out of date. I don't personally know any tooler still using select and smudge for example.

Yet somehow we toolers don't make tutorials so new toolers are left to figure it out alone. No wonder more people pixel lol.
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batty-mcbats Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I opened up gimp for the first time in a year just the other day and tried in vain to tool but I really had no idea what I was doing. this is soo awesome and exactly what I needed.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Part 3 will arrive when I make more of the doll lol.

In my favs is a DD from the other day which is an intro to gimp for digipainting, it was jam packed full of info.

I think a lot of people underestimate gimp for digital art and it's the artist not the program that makes good work.
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batty-mcbats Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I say the same thing about MS paint
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
The only thing wrong with Paint is I can't paint with it XD. But if you've got the desire and imagination anything is possible.
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batty-mcbats Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dug up matts tablet and am now going to try and see waht I can do with it. I can already tell its going to take some figuring out.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
The best piece of advice I can give is don't expect anything, just play about just "ooo what happens if I click this" or "what happens if I use this setting" it's the best way to go because then everything you make is awesome because you didn't expect it, and you don't have a finished idea in your head. ATM I have no idea what this doll will finish up like, I just know as I go along what looks good and what doesn't.

In a way pixelling is 'easy' because there's dotting, and like a glossary of ways to dot. But with tooling you're opening a giant can of worms when it comes to brush settings and tablets and even down to your own personal hand movement on the tablet. You might have a lighter touch than me or a heavier one, so we can use exactly the same brand of tablet, brush settings and program and still have 2 different strokes. I suppose that's what I like about it XD
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batty-mcbats Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im liking how easy the sketch phase goes. in paint its always jagged and rather gross looking where as with the tablet/gimp it looks smooth and lovely. except that working tiny ear details doesnt seem to want to work with me.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
There's a reason I zoom in an out a lot, it's because sometimes if it looks fine zoomed out the you don't need 'details'. If you want them do a big ass digital painting, not beyond reach either.
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LadyAnutar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohhh, this makes me want to do some dolling now *goes off to find a base*. Good tut though ;)
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
woo.

There should be more tooling tutorials. It seems we toolers are very secretive with our methods XD
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