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Mine Mine Lineart by AreteEirene Mine Mine Lineart by AreteEirene
A lineart for our project going on over at *DisneyDreamers. :D

This lineart is free for anyone to color if they want. If you do, please note or comment me the link. :boogie:

Seagulls. How can I resist? :iconarete-eirene-phile:

Reference used is a picture of the audio-animatronic seagulls from outside of the Seas with Nemo and Friends at Epcot. If anyone wants, I can load the ref pic at my stock site. 2B pencil used to sketch, 9B to outline, photographed and contrasted all to hell in photoshop to create the white background. :lol:

Full-size is on DOWNLOAD. =P

Original size is 24" x 18". Mom will be coloring the original.

Colored Versions
Mine Mine Color by *JetProwerTheFox
Mine Collab with Arete Eirene by `wdwparksgal
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BuzzTheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Student General Artist
those seagulls are absolutely hilarious! Mine?mine?mine?

also, if you haven't found out already(seeing as this sketch is from last year sometime) there is a trick that I use to make sketches have a white background;
1- desaturate the image - this removes any color that the scanner might have picked up in the scanning process
2 - tweak the levels - using the upper right arrow on the slider bars till all of the lighter lines are gone and click okay.
3 - tweak the levels again - this time though using the upper left arrow to bring up the darkness of the remaining lines till they are at the level you want them, or to where they are usable to you.
4 - color the hell out of it or whatever!

that's how I've been doing it recently, I've found it cleans sketches up a bit better than contrasting the hell out of it. LoL
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009   Photographer
One of the problems, I think, was that this wasn't a scan, but rather a photo. (The original is 2 feet wide). I've tried scanning sections in the past, then tried to splice them together, and that didn't work out to well. :noes: No matter how much I tweaked the levels in the photo, there were still patches that were grey or not quite right.

I think I just need to trace over the lines in my Elements, if I can ever find the time. I need to practice "inking" anyway. :D Then I can just erase the photo layer.
BuzzTheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Student General Artist
was it all done in pencil when you took the pic? r had you gone over it with sharpie or something first? Cause to make this work properly, you got to bring the slider WAY over to eliminate as much of the gray as possible, and if it's all in pencil, that makes it really hard to bring it over far enough to have the proper effect.

...though tracing would probably work too, but to me, that would be more work than tweaking the hell out of it(no tablet here yet!)...LoL
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009   Photographer
Yeah, it's just pencil. `wdwparksgal was going to paint it in, so I only did the pencil lines so it wouldn't interfere or bleed through.

Digital tracing can be easy if you don't vary he thickness of the lines. You can hold the shift key down with one hand and click around all the lines with the mouse. It still takes a bit of time, but it's not very difficult. Just tedious. :lol:
BuzzTheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Student General Artist
well that's useful! I didn't know you could do that! I've just been either leaving the lines alone and painting 'under' by use of the layer multiply effect or extracting the lines themselves by selecting black in the color select and moving the slider all the way to the right, then making a new layer above it and 'filling' it in in that shape...but I stopped doing that last style a couple of drawings ago...looked too sloppy if you didn't erase ALL of the pencil marks. LoL

but here's a question on that do you do curved lines?

you should PS the pic if it hasn't already been painted! those seagulls are hilarious!
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009   Photographer
For curves I zoom in and make the clicks really close together. You can freehand the curves as well, but I find the shift-click to be easier in the end. Depending on the size of the curve you may need lots of clicks - it's one of the reasons the method can be tedious. But if the lineart is mostly linear it makes things really easy.

The original is painted, but I still have the photo I can work with if I ever find time to clean it up. :D
BuzzTheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Student General Artist
dang! and here I was hoping that there was an "easy" way to do the curves! ah well*stretches hand in prep for lots of clicking*, nothing to do now but get it over with! LoL

no one ever said that you needed to actually clean up the linework in order to PS it, just copy the layer, set the new one to multiply, then paint on layers that below that layer and they show right through the linework!
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009   Photographer
There may be an easier way to do curves, but I haven't discovered it out yet. :lol:

For cleaning up the lineart, I meant for replacing this file with a nice crisp lineart, rather than coloring it in. :paranoid:
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JetProwerTheFox Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Oh almost forgot, as I made your stamp I Colored this picture and I'm sure you would want to see it ^^ . [link]
AreteEirene Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   Photographer
I'll add the link to the deviation description :boogie:
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