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Chibi Tutorial by Rei 2.0 by ReiRobin Chibi Tutorial by Rei 2.0 by ReiRobin

New version 3.0 is here, click below for better tutorial:

"I can't believe my chibi tutorial 1.0 (previous) got so many views!

Hey guys! Like what I've said just now, I'm trying to justify this tutorial by doing another version 2.0 since I think the previous 1.0 is really... plain... :,(

So hope you guys like it, I am planning to continue my Elfornabe (my animation series) very soon too! ahahahahaa~~

Have a nice day~~~
**Oh yes, download for a bigger resolution / size of the tutorial


Done in Photoshop CS5 with Wacom Tablet for about 2 hours
Previous Tutorial ver1.0 link is here / click here!

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DoodleKnots Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Wish I have a draw pad so I can show you what chibi I have been drawing...But all I have is paper.
I kinda like using the snowman guide, its easy for me to make the body in any shape and form.
I really want to show you some samples I did : (
This guide really helps me
ReiRobin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
Would love to see what you've drawn!
DoodleKnots Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
If I can get a drawing tablet thing...
I have a printer that can scan but its not exactly connected to my laptop.
Plus I have no idea how to scan images well enough yet. Like I need to convert the image so it wouldnt be in adobe format...
Plus I have to rely on it bites a bit since I kinda do not know how to clean the image.... v w v;
ReiRobin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I used to have that sort of problem some years ago.
So I tend to rework everything digitally after I took a picture of my draft on paper.
I didn't have a tablet that time, so I started exploring pen tool for a beautiful line work.
Otherwise if I'm really lazy, I would make sure the line art on my paper is clear and black enough then I take a picture of it.
I don't have any scanner, but I can always liquify the line art on Photoshop to fix any distortion I don't like.
After that, I would use threshold so that the image only gives a very clean line work.
God, how I missed the hard time haha
DoodleKnots Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I cant handle to draw on mouse. Does the pen tool helps?
Anything I try to draw on a mouse pad, will look like a liquid mess literally x x...
My phone doesnt have not even a decent quality to take pictures so I have to resort to scanning.
With gimp I can try to clear up the background but the lines will look as if I still drew it...
In other words I have to go over it again to clear it up and sometimes it can even take in erased sections
of the drawing or if there is some part of the drawing that isnt clear, then that will get erased x x get the image to be an image...I have to convert its files from adobe to png or something or img...
Gimp does have a feature for lines but I still have trouble to figure out how to really use it...
Ugh... I could really use a tablet to avoid all of that.
ReiRobin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, pen tool does help for mouse users. :)
They'll imitate stroke pressure like tablet, so it's guaranteed to bring you very clean and professional looking line art.
I still use pen tool even after having a tablet, it can create the most beautiful curves!

But yea, it's nice to have a tablet too!
DoodleKnots Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Is it on every draw thing like gimp, sai, photobucket or such?
Sorry if that is a dumb question owo
I am still new to all of this O.o
ReiRobin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not so sure about that, but it's surely on every version of Photoshop
Don't worry, I don't really know the answer to that too haha P:
FutsuNoTenshiNai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
hey look, Sailormoon
winlovesyou Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
no download link?
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