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Painting With Paint Tool Sai by suicidevegie Painting With Paint Tool Sai by suicidevegie
Okay so first off, I'm VERY sorry that I am horrible at explaining. I tried my best though. I've just never been very good with words.

So I decided for my sake I should write down my methods for painting because I'm so forgetful, but then I decided I could make it a tutorial for everyone!

This is a VERY basic tutorial on painting and color choosing. It's mostly tips if anything, and definitely not the only or best way to do these things. I think I will make a couple more about painting hair, skin, clothes and backgrounds to give more details.

Please let me know if this has helped you in any way or if you don't understand something! (also tell me about any typos... I'm sure I missed a ton)

Edit (8/30/2012): Thank you for all the unending support on this tutorial! I hope to continue making more of them when I have the time.

Edit (7/6/2013): WOW! Thank you so much for the DD!! I could never have dreamed that this would happen in all my 10+ years here. I'm truly thrilled and thankful, and so inspired to make more beginner tutorials for you guys. Honestly, I've been so disillusioned with my art lately, and this really makes me want to get back on the saddle and actually complete some pieces!
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[Stock & Resources] Painting With Paint Tool Sai by ~suicidevegie A well written tutorial for beginners that clearly explains the basics of SAI. ( Suggested by Astrikos and Featured by Elandria )
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macpainttool Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice tutorials. very good.
I learned a lot from them. I still need some time to digest and take practice myself. Anyway, thanks a lot.:happybounce: 
I am a newbie to Paint tool sai. I used to paint with a good Mac paint tool named MyBrushes on Mac. 
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derse-dreamers Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
ahhhh this is so useful thank you!!
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Zerosity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Just finally tried this tutorial (wish I had sooner) and it's a very neat way of blending that looks great.  Thank you for sharing this! =)
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Juuuuliet Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you SOOO much for this TTwTT *hugs*
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MidwestBrony Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
My results didn't come out quite like what's shown, but I also had no idea how the color mixer worked before seeing this, so thank you! This is very helpful
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luckyducky1402 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so useful, thanks so much!
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bobbeebs Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I can use this. Thanks.
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Axcelaw Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is really helpful! Please, make some more tutorials for us! *^*
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VonEyEzine Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ya know ive allways plotted around in the same way thinking i was doing something , but thats actually a good step method. I like that structured principle,,and no black..ive heard that alotfrom actual professional traditional artists as well.
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Pascal93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Awesome~
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HarmonicDarkness Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im glad I found this..Now I can actually make Legits paintings xD

(Grats with the DD)
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Anko6 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful tutorial! :D
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InfinityR319 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for making this, it is very useful. ;)
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KitCat3216 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making this! This'll help a lot! >w<
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EarthkitofRC Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thanks so much! This helped a lot! ^^
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WhiteLionn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice tutorial! But can somebody give me a link to the download of Paint tool sai so I can use this?
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:iconharmonicdarkness:
HarmonicDarkness Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to buy it though..
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WhiteLionn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ffff
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HarmonicDarkness Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD
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Leonabirda Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gotta try this, thanks so much for the tutorial!
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Natmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only use SAI for line art, but I will be sure to give this a try sometime. Thank you very much for creating and sharing this useful tutorial!
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VixenDra Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know your account is spamming?
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Luna-Dark-WolfXP Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh this could help me XD
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XxSceneyBabayxX Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful, and congrats on the DD! c:
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TheDoppelGengar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
That's awesome! I was looking for stuff that could help with painting, so I'll sure to give it a try ^^
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99terminater Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*SCREAMING*
Oh my gosh- THANK YOU! *glomps because WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED PERSONAL SPACE*
I've always preferred to make things more realistic and so I like painting a lot, but every time I've tried it just looks... not painted. e___e Just blended a lot. [link]
SO YEAH! Thanks a bunch and I'll make sure to do THAT^ when I paint next because there's this thing called procrastination AND I HAS IT BAD! X'D

Anywhos, the layout is really easy to follow and you're explanations, while simple, aren't flimsy and you know exacty what's going~ -v-
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RagingRaccoons Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WONDERFUL!!! LOVE IT!!!
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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tie-dye-flag Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting! Good job! :icongreatjobplz:
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Maraqua Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! :D
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DrazziElder Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
In Ol Water, is Dilution the same as Opacity Mix?
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Decibel-Flem Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey, nice tutorial! :)
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lumephobia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice tutorial - thanks!
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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SlushBear Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The only thing I'd like to say is without changing the colors abit more the colors will look bland
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ocaritna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Vert helpful tutorials ! Now i might know the full potential of SAI :D
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TokoWH Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making this. All the tutorials I've seen for blending in Paint Tool Sai so far have either made it out as overly complicated process or make it too simple and don't blend it together smooth enough for my taste. This is the first tutorial I've seen that has a perfect balance between simple and smooth. A well deserved DD indeed. :thumbsup:
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FlamesofFireLily Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice! I always wondered about the numbers in the settings (like above what is a good idea,etc).
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Tico-Illustrations Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Verry useful! Congrats on the DD, and thank you for making this!
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Pyro-Morfus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist
I been looking for something like this for so long. Thank you and congratulation! You helped a lot.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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Rayckro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Congratulation on the Daily Deviation! :D
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evilsushicat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this helps me so much!!
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zzzzenzy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noes, my 9 water tool and Ol Water won't work. ;__;
I guess this is my punishment for free Sai from Youtube. :iconpapmingplz:
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suicidevegie Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that feeling all too well. xD
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zzzzenzy Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
* falls into arms and cries * :icontearplz:
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