Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
August 2, 2012
Image Size
808 KB


300 (who?)
Line Art Tutorial by YamPuff Line Art Tutorial by YamPuff
Alright, so in honor of my 50,000 kiriban I promised you all a tutorial and here it is! This is a look into the theory behind how I do my lineart. Take a look and maybe you'll find it helpful. Let me know your thoughts!

I would like to credit Tentopet: [link]
For her wonderful line wight tutorial which first introduced me to the idea of drawing with lines of various widths. Be sure to check her tutorial out!

Please keep in mind that the last drawing especially reflects my own personal style and technique in how I apply line width and is in no way the best or only to draw your lines. There are people who find the airbrush technique I like distracting, so a lot of it comes down to personal preference.

Feel free to download the tutorial for future reference or to add it to any tutorial clubs or groups, I'll accept straight away!

Thank you! :hug:
Add a Comment:
me987651 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Interface Designer
i got a question

when do you first learn to draw on computer?
YamPuff Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not totally sure, like 6 years ago or so?
me987651 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Interface Designer
thnx for the answer!
btw sorry i havent reply since a long time.
im too lazy and busy to check DA
mzclark Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
just what i was looking for!! TY. I will use this and link you back :D
YamPuff Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, have fun!
sanislav Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Thanks for the tutorial, helps me to make next step in improving my drawings. I have a very elementary, maybe even stupid sounding question, but I am a newbie, so - Is there something like variable-width pen(cil) ? Having traditional non-computer hardware in mind, since I know there are pressure-sensitive tablets for varying line widths :)
YamPuff Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I draw traditionally I use felt tip pens, Sakura Microns specifically and they draw at uniform width, what I do is I literally thicken the lines where I choose by either going over the line a few times or drawing a second line and filling in the space.
There are also brush-like pens and artists markers and such.
sanislav Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Thanks for the tip, I will check out a local artist-store, hopefully they know what they are selling :)
YamPuff Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck!
SilverCelestt777 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Extremely helpful!
Add a Comment: