I need help with learning to digitalize drawings

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As some of you may know, I love to draw. I draw both digital and traditional, and both have pro's and cons:

 

Traditional:

+Much easier for me: lineart is no problem

-Bad colour quality: they look much worse on the picture than IRL

-If you draw something with no background, the picture has a really ugly white background

 

Digital:

+Better colour quality than traditional

+You can add layers which makes it easier to draw stuff

-I'm the worst when it comes to drawing with a mouse

-Because I'm bad -no terrible- at drawing with a mouse, it takes hours to do only the lineart

 

First I thought I had a solution for the digital cons: a drawing tablet! But then I saw what these things cost...

   Nah, thanks -_-

 

Next solution: traditional lineart, colour it in digital art program.

But then I get the ''can't draw with a mouse'' problem again... Eyup...

 

My question: could you guys ''teach'' me how to digitalize traditional art? I use Krita btw, so if that's important: now you know XD

 

Thank you ^^

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I CAN SO HELP YOU WITH THIS

okay, so the drawing tablet i have is this one:

LOOK AT THAT PRICE!!!

It's an amazing tablet and has NEVER given me ANY trouble at all. it works with Krita amazingly, and every other program as well.

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For your points:

The quality of trad work depends on the canvas, the tools and the way you digitise them: taking photos never really works and always kills the quality, but scanners are cheap and very worthwhile! If you're set on taking photos, there's apps that clean photos of drawings for you, too. There's also different types of paper that aren't titan white in colour and are less in-your-face. Some art stores sell lovely creamier-coloured paper.

For digital art, I wouldn't say that the colouring quality of digital art is better; it really depends on the artist and what they're good at! You can become good at art no matter the medium :D

 

Tablet-wise, you specifically checked out Surface Pro, which is not a drawing tablet but a Tablet PC. There's a difference between tablets and tablet pcs. One is a peripheral, the other is a fully functional computer. The Surface Pro can be used as a drawing tablet, but it's actually a Windows laptop. A normal tablet is just a tool you connect to an existing computer, like a mouse or a keyboard.

You can get tablets for as low as €40 and they can cost as much as thousands. The most expensive tablets have screens in them, which is super convenient, but not necessary.

 

I DO recommend you get a tablet regardless-- you can work digitally without one but there's really no point to it unless you want to work with the pen tool for lineart specifically, which is a super viable method but also a huge pain to get the hang of. Tablets are pressure sensitive, meaning that the harder you press, the bigger or darker the lines become, kind of like in real life.

 

You can indeed just combine trad and digital if lining on paper is easier for you, but then I'd still recommend a tablet to do the colouring with. It just saves so much time, effort and frustration!

 

Also, Krita is good stuff.

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I use Google Drawing. It's not the best, however, there is a line ool that when you scribble with it, it will fix your line up. You want to dgitalize a dragon, so you out the drawing into the computer, and then draw over the drawing with your line. But the line is all straight when it's supposed to be curved. The site will automatically fix this line and make it curved. However, it is not perfect! By no means.

 

 

Then there is paint.net which is much more formal and has the same sorts of features.

 

 

You can always get a pad and pen instead of your mouse. 

 

Cheaper than a drawing tablet and works the same way but for your computer.

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OC Human Bios

​OC Dragon Bios

​RPs I've been in

​List of Fandoms

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Fantasy Idea Corner

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Viking ID created by Navlyn Fury the Talented!

 

 

​Human OC's:

 

 

Topaz Gypsy

 

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Age: 15

Gender: Female

Occupation: Gothi's apprentice

                                                                                 

Backstory:

          When Paz was 3, she and her parents were sailing along with the rest of their tribe to find a new island. When a huge storm capsized the boat in the middle of the night, it killed the majority of the tribe, including her father. The remaining few washed up on the shores of Berk. When they realized they had been blown drastically off course, Stoic offered to let them stay, under the condition that they became members of the tribe of Berk. Shortly afterwards, however, Paz's mother had contracted an unknown illness (pneumonia) and died. Gothi, who had grown fond of the child in that short time, decieded to raise her as an apprentice.

 

Due to her postion with Gothi, she does have an aqquaintence with Hiccup and the other dragon riders, but that's about it. When she's not studying at the School of Dragons during the school year, she's assisting Gothi at her house. She recieved a deep scar across her right eye when training her first dragon Minty. Fortunetly it doesn't affect her vision. It does, however, tend to flare up on occasions, which makes it burn and turn an irritated red.

 

​If you want to learn more about Paz, then click the title below for backstory fanfiction about her done by IrishMexicanViking the Stellar!

 

​The Topaz Chronicles

 

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Likes: Animals, music, stargazing, watching the sunrise/ sunset, being helpful or witty (which doesn't happen often), practicing with her ax, hanging out with friends (also doesn't happen often)

Dislikes: Being belittled because of her occasional naiveness and/ or appearance (She looks 1-2 years younger than she actually is), the dark/ unknown, romance, pink, girly things in general, the taste of mint (suprisingly enough, she likes the smell though)

 

((Note: Besides her axe, Paz also carries a leather satchel, which has a small first aid kit, compass, a whittleing knife that she uses to carve patterns on her ax handle, a small spyglass and various other items))

 

((Funfact: Paz means peace in Spanish, which I did not know when first creating the character. Ironically enough, being peacefull is not one of her strongsuits))

 

 

 

Arion Strider

                  

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Occupation: Fisherman

Personality: Very quiet and reserved. He seems like a shady character, and is very experienced in hustling, but will generally mind his own buisness if you mind yours. Working in the fishing trade, Arion has a harpoon as tall as he is for his weapon of choice.

 

Backstory: Originating from the same tribe as Paz, they were part of two separate clans. The cheif came from Arion's clan, but Paz's wished they had a chief from their's. When they had set out to claim new lands for the tribe, Paz's tribe had declared mutiny, with her father heading the rebellion. If it wasn't for the storm, He probably would've succeded too. It's because of this that Arion holds a deep grudge against Paz that's not going away anytime soon.

 

 

 

Dragon OC's

 

Paz's Dragons

 

 

 

                                                                   Pencil sketch by Lulu6161 the Awesome!

Dragon's name: mint chip

Nickname: Minty

Gender: Female

Species: Deadly Nadder

Class: Tracker (Still don't get why they were moved out of the Sharp class)

Color: Mint Green (Hence the name) with beige details.

Personality: A loyal dragon with a generous helping of wit and sass. She doesn't really see anyone as in charge, so she can be somewhat unpredictable, doing what she wants or thinks is better. She will stick one of her spines in you if annoyed, which Paz figured out quickly. Despite her flaws, she will do anything to protect those who gain her trust. While not the most powerful Nadder due to her size, she is one of the fastest. Racing is one of her favorite hobbies.

 

Likes: Racing, dragon nip, mint, salmon, hunting.

Dislikes: Being cooped up, people who annoy her, being told what to do, swimming.

 

 

"Foster" Dragons:

((She promised Gothi she would rehome these ones. So far that has not happened))

 

 

Dragon's name: shadowofdeath

Nickname: Shadow

Gender: Male

Species: Whispering Death

Class: Boulder

Color: Pitch Black with a white underbelly.

Personality: Unlike the majority of his species, Shadow is very laid back and extremely lazy. One of the Death twins, he and his sister were rejected by their owner when they didn't live up to expectations. Paz is hoping to work on his work ethic before rehoming him.

 

 

Dragon's name: Milky Way

Nickname: Wé

Gender: Female

Species: Whispering Death

Class: Boulder

Color: Blue with a galaxy-like pattern on her underbelly that consists of pinks and purples.

Personality: The second of the Death twins, Wé is actually a bit hyperactive, making her have difficulty focusing on the task at hand. Takes interest in the most random things, like the rain, or a bug crawling up a tree, or the sunrise. Paz is hoping to get that under control before rehoming her, but she might not get the chance before her perfect rider comes along (winky wink).

 

 

Dragon's name: Starred and Spangled

Nickname: Spangled

Gender: Male

Species: Gronckle

Class: Boulder

Color: Blue with a red underbelly and white spots.

Personality: Stubborn, independant, gruff, toughy on the outside... in a word, PATRIOTIC!!! Wasn't as great of a beginner's dragon as the previous owners thought...

 

 

Annie made by ScarfyWings the Gifted!

Dragon's name: Oceanna

Nickname: Annie

Gender: Female

Species: Gronckle

Class: Boulder

Color: Deep blue with a ocean-like green underbelly.

Personality: Paz's "cuddle buddy", Annie is the most out going and enthusiastic of the bunch. Her love of water and attention has made her Paz's second favorite dragon (after Minty, of course). Unlike the other boulder class dragons on Paz's side of the stable, However, Annie's owner's parents just somewhere for her to stay until thier kid was ready for the responsiblilty of owning a dragon. There will come a day when her "cuddle buddy" will not be around all the time, and Paz is not looking forward to it.

 

 

 

Arion's Dragon

 

Name: Scarab

Age: 17

Personality: Very sly and cunning, if not kept in check tends to be very rowdy and gets into all sorts of trouble with other dragons and Vikings. While he can be a softy at times, he's currently feeling a little more then miffed about the lack of attention he's getting from his owner.

Likes: Causing mischeif, eating fish, tunnling through sand, picking fights with other dragons, belly rubs

Dislikes: being neglected, being tied down, when he gets punished for his bad behavior

RP's that I've taken part in (not all of them were finished)

...Scratch that none of them have been finished as of yet.

 

 

Let's go train a dragon and save the day! (HTTYD RP):

 

Power Play (Superhero RP)

 

The Rogues (Criminal HTTYD RP)

​(Psst this one's been my favorite so far so check it out!)

 

The Trial of Riders (HTTYD/Hunger Games type RP)

 

One HECK of a CROSSOVER! (Crossover RP)

 

Painting a Storm (Warrior Cat style RP (But with wolves!))

... Yeah, that one was a bit of a wild card for me. I've never even read the Warrior Cats series.

 

​The Escapees (Kind of a sequel to The Rouges)

 

(By the way, if you know of an rp that you think I'd be interested in based on the ones listed above, let me know)

 

I also have an MCU RP in the making (Planning is on hiatus until whenever I get the motivation to do something with it. If you'd be interested in participating when it's up and running or if you'd like to host it yourself, fell free to PM me!)

 

 

 

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Y'all get to learn

 

 

about me!!!!

 

 

 

(a little bit. Probably wouldn't be wise to give away my secret identity)

​(Not that I'm a celebrity or anything... Or am I?)

 

 

 

​(No... thankfully not... moving on)

 

 

​I'm probably not in any fandoms, per se, but I feel like I have a borderline unhealthy obbsesion for some of the subjects listed below:

 

​(P. S. These are not in any particuar order)

 

HTTYD (why else would I be on here?)

​Big Hero 6

​The Avengers (Actually, just the MCU in general)

Pirates of the Caribbean

The Chronicles of Narnia (sorta, haven't hung out in that fantasy in a while)

​The Fellowship of the Ring

TMNT (The 2012 reincarnation)

​Phineas and Ferb

​Brave

​Star Wars

​Back to the Future

Milo Murphey's Law (again, sorta. It only just came out)

(There are probably more. I'll update as I think of them)

 

 

​A couple of not-so-random facts about me

 

1. I'm a Christian.

​2. I'm a pianist.

3. I'm 100% American (Not that it technically means anything as far as ethnic heritage since the US is the mixing pot of cultures and whatnot. I think my great great grandparents were Polish, but besides that I have no idea what my ancestry looks like) Specifically, I'm from the southeastern portion.

4. I've traveled to 18 out of the 50 US states. Outside of my country, I have been to Italy, England, and Germany.

​5. I'm an equestrian.

6. I named my OC, Paz after two of my pets.

​7. I sing in the alto section of my choir (which means yes, I'm a girl. Is it just me, or are the majority of the people on this forum also girls?)

​8. I'm working on learning Spanish, so don't be suprised if I pop a couple of spanish words while talking on here. (I probably won't, but if I do, now you know why)

​9. I'm not an artist, but I do draw when I'm bored. If you care to see any examples, you can go to my Art Dump.

 

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Favorite Music Artists

NF (Which stands for Nate Feuerstein, not Night Fury), Toby Mac, Ryan Stevenson, Mattew Parker, Jaymie Grace, Tori Kelly, Unspoken, Lecrae... (I could go on for a while, so I'm just gonna stop there)

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasy Idea Corner:

 

(This is likely to be updated every time a new idea pops into my head)

 

(largely, if not entirely based on stuff I've read from other people, so not exactly original)

​Here's an idea for a fanfiction that I'll probably never write

​...As in, 86% certainty that I won't

 

 

Tony Stark A. K. A. "Iron Man" = Hiro Hamada A. K. A.... "?" (Not sure he has a superhero name)

Steve Rogers A. K. A. "Captain America" = Jack Overland Frost A. K. A. "Winter Soldier" (I know, name's taken, not caring over here)

Bruce Banner A. K. A. "The Hulk" = Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III A. K. A. "The Night Fury"

Thor= Merida (They're so cool they don't need an alter ego)

Natasha Romanoff A. K. A. "Black Widow"= Elsa A. K. A. "Frost Bite"

Clint Barton A. K. A. "Hawkeye"= Eugene Fitzherbert A. K. A. "Flynn Rider" ('Cause I don't see how Rapunzel would get caught up in this in the first place)

Nick Fury = Nick Fury ('Cause he's awesome. I'd put Frozone, but that's a little too much ice for my liking)

​Maria Hill = Heather the Unhinged

​Agent Coulsen = Agent Coulsen ('Cause who else is gonna do his job?)

 

​Loki= Merida's brothers (Because I'm evil)

 

​(If you've had any experience with marvel in general, you probably get the idea)

 

 

​This one I'm actually more likely to do at some point... After the HTTYD trilogy is over... So it's gonna be a while before it comes out.

 

The short summary is that when my OC, Paz, is grown up, she'll become an immortal glob trotter.

...I know, that's kinda lame...

 

​BUT IT'S HAPPENING SO BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELTS BECAUSE WE'RE GOING ON A WILD RIDE!!!*

 

 

​*(Actually if you'd just go about your life and forget this was here that'd be great)

 

​And now for random quotes!

 

​"Why are we stopped?​"

​"The light's red.​"

​"... THERE ARE NO RED LIGHTS IN A CAR CHASE!!!​"

Gogo and Wasabi in Big Hero 6

 

 

"Ooohhh..."

"Ooohhh yes."

"You, sir are playing a dangerous game. Keeping this much raw... vikingness contained. THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES!​"

"I'll take my chances. Sword. Sharpen. Now."

Hiccup and Gobber in How to Train Your Dragon.

 

 

*Cap's shield flies though the air doing awesomeness.*

"That thing doesn't obey the laws of phisics at all!"

Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War

 

​​"Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard, and he is my brother.​"

"He killed eighty people in two days."

"... He's adopted?​"

Thor and Black Widow in Avengers.

 

"Sometimes the only payoff for having any faith is when it's tested again and again everyday."

Immortals by Fall Out Boy.

 

"Great Scott!"

"Yeah, I know, it's heavy."

Marty McFly and Doc Brown ​in Back to the Future III

(When they switched catchphrases for a scene)

 

"You dare challenge Megamind?"

"This town isn't big enough for two super-villains!"

"Oh, you're a villain all right. Just not a super one."

"Yeah? What's the difference?"

"PRESENTATION!"

Megamind and Titan in Megamind (the movie)

 

 

 

 

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Thanks!

I first thought the cheaper drawing tablets were extremely small (just like with a bunch of other stuff...), but the one you showed actually look really good! I think I'm just going to look for one which is a bit cheap

 

Thanks for the help ^^

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Another option is to scan

Another option is to scan your drawing and then put it into a program like Autodesk Pixlr. Maximize the contrast and the sharpness, this will allow your lines to become bolder and allow for programs like Krita, MS Paint, and Inkscape to recognize them. After that you can use the fill bucket tool (because I'm lazy duh) to your heart's content. 

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Monstrous Nightmare: Sunbreaker (M) (Broadwing)

 

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Deadly Nadder: Whirlwind (F) (Broadwing)

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Thunderdrum: SONAR (M) (Broadwing)

A blind thunderdrum, uses sound to navigate. Really loud and loves singing (not everyone else enjoys it though).

 

Scauldron: Wavedancer (F) (Broadwing)

Boiling water and a knack for mischief, this scauldron often plays pranks on fishing boatsby stealing their catch and doubling it. 

 

Tide Glider: Riptide (F) (Broadwing)

My main riding dragon, she is shy around new people but will never back down from a fight. She is the first dragon I tamed while on Izar, and my main dragon for fun stuff in the game.

 

Skrill: Teslan (F) (Broadwing)

Often charges my electrical lab equipment and is my main racing dragon.

 

Raincutter: Drizzle (F) (Broadwing)

Likes rain, helps me out at the forge and in the lab 

 

Stormcutter: Chinook (M) (Broadwing)

This stormcutter was found riding the chinooks as a baby he likes warm winds and long flights in the mountains.

 

Zippleback: Ayre & Dance (M) (Broadwing)

One head sleeps while the other one searches for food. Two headed efficiency at its finest.

 

Sand Wraith: Luna (F) (Broadwing)

Found on the Onyx beach, this sand wraith looks like the surface of the moon

 

Changewing: Glass (F) (Broadwing)

Loves hide and seek, and likes turning invisible and scaring vikings into thinking there is a ghost. 

 

Woolly Howl: Athabasca (F) (Broadwing)

Named after the Princess, Glacier, River and Lake bearing the same name she like cold weather and enjoys dragon nip tea

 

Shivertooth: Blizzard (M) (Broadwing)

Found on Icestorm Island harrasing groncicles, has a grudge with Yellowknife

 

Flightmare: Aurora (F) (Broadwing)

Likes flying around Icestorm Island

 

Speed Stinger:Scramjet (F) (Broadwing)

Always moves with her mouth open reminded me of a scramjet

 

Typhoomerang: Scorch (F) (Broadwing)

Likes scorching eels, hates eating them

 

Hobblegrunt: Tlaloc (M) (Broadwing)

Named after the Aztec god of rain Tlaloc likes splashing in puddles

 

Sweet Death: Ambrosia (M) (Shortwing)

sits around all day bothering the bees

 

Shockjaw: Ion (F) (Broadwing)

Ion likes swimming in saltwater and plasma

 

Fireworm Queen: Fusion (F) (Shortwing)

Very protective even as a baby

 

Fireworm Queen2: Pulsar (F) (Shortwing)

Very adventurous even as a baby is blue for some reason

 

Smothering Smokebreath: Charla (F) (Shortwing)

Loves eating charcoal

 

Groncicle: Yellowknife (M) (Broadwing)

named after the capital of the Northwest Territories and found on Icestorm Island

 

Rumblehorn: Shieldbreaker (M) (Broadwing)

Guess what his favorite hobby is?

 

Scuttleclaw: Ammolite (F) (Shortwing)

 

Moldruffle: Fel (M) (Baby)

Mudraker: Mudkip (M) (Baby)

Grapple Grounder 1: Yin (M) (Shortwing)

Grapple Grounder 2: Yang (F) (Shortwing)

Snow Wraith: Frostbite (M) (Shortwing)

Prickleboggle: Nightingale (F) (Baby)

Sliquifier: Sedna (F) (Baby)
Razorwhip 1: Tomahawk (M) (Baby)
Razorwhip 2:  Katara (F) (Baby)
Deathsong: Harbinger (F) (Broadwing)
Snaptrapper: Mistletoe (F) (Baby)
After rescuing a freezing egg on Snoggletog's eve this Snaptrapper was born the next day in the middle of winter. 
Thunderpede: Magnitude (M) (Baby)
Timberjack: Maple (F) (Baby)

 

Slithering Fluoroscale by Nightmarerebuff: Silica

Found when flying around Berk eating elderberries off the bushes, hates raspberries.

 

(Former Clan: Order of the White Lotus)

 

Current Clan: The Dragon Racers

 

On the Subject of Hackers

please read this link, it helps to identify the different types of hackers. I have hacked computers, and servers in the past (despite not being the best at code) but I never do it for personal gain. Unfortunately the hackers most people refer to on the internet are crackers so they bring a bad light on the hacking community in general. I only learned to hack code because I needed to in order to hack my microwave and other software in my house.

 

Don't be a Cracker you ruin it for everyone!

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Tracking ^^

Thanks for the tips :) Tracking for future :P

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There's actually some good drawing tablets out there for fairly cheap! I have an older Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch tablet that cost a little less than $100 and it works well for what I need. I just searched "drawing tablets" or something like that on Amazon and that's how I found it. There are cheaper tablets out there, too, but I personally wanted to stick to a well-known and higher quality brand- not to say other brands aren't good quality! Honestly, it all comes down to what you're using it for (professional or leisure, commissions or requests, etc.) and how much you're willing to pay for what you need. And I think this has been mentioned, but the pic you showed is of an actual laptop, so that'd definitely going to cost more than just the tablet XD

 

And you said you use Krita, correct? Have you tried using the stabilizer? That would definitely help you with lineart if you haven't tried it yet ^^

 

Also, if you want to "scan" pics of your drawing on your phone but don't have or want to buy an app, there's a post on tumblr about "scanning" your drawings on an iPhone. Basically you take a pic of your drawing, crop it, and change some of the color and other settings in the built-in photos app. Idk if it would work for Android, though. Let me see if I can find it.

EDIT: Found it! (Sorry it's linked from my tumblr ^^; )

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