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Tutorial: how I draw lineless by Celebi-Yoshi Tutorial: how I draw lineless by Celebi-Yoshi
It's fairly short, because really the only thing I do is... not use lineart xD But yeah, hope this tutorial is helpful in some way o:

Everything shown here was done in Photoshop.

Fun fact: I actually can't draw lineart on computers for beans. Like I actually can't do it. I draw lineless because I like how it looks, and because lineart is just too hard for me :'D

Simple shading tutorial, and yoshi drawing:
Simple shading tutorial by Celebi-Yoshi      Mi yoshi bby by Celebi-Yoshi
This technique is used in almost all of my "fancier" drawings/paintings.... some that I am asked about most often:
Princess Cadence by Celebi-YoshiPrincess Celestia by Celebi-YoshiQueen Chrysalis by Celebi-Yoshi
Yep, same technique for fleshing out my images as used in this tutorial
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chibiBiscuit Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome! :D Thank you so much for making this!

I'm definitely going to try this out sometime in the future. Alternatively, my wife threw me an idea when I was whining about how chunky and fugly everything looks when I try this. She said I should draw the lineart for each color like I normally do, just do it in the same color as the fill and put them both on the same layer. It's a little bit of a workaround, and not really a proper fix to the "my hand isn't steady enough for this!" problem, but it's a possibility.

I can't wait to give this a shot. There's going to be a torrent of pony art on my page. ^___^ Thank you again, you're the best!!!
titanicwalnut63 Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That actually helps alot!!! Thank you!! :D
Celebi-Yoshi Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear it! :) you're welcome!
Secrets revealed! No patent! The technique is ripe for stealing!

Or contributing to help others improve ^.^
Jojuki Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I'll try this sometime! :D
Celebi-Yoshi Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DarkestDragonKing Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First thing I thought of was my picture of Zyrathus. I did it all with no lineart and then when I finished the coloring, I put in the lineart at the end x.x lol
LuLuLunaBuna Jan 16, 2014   Digital Artist
So useful and interesting! Thanks for posting! :) Your methods are a lot like mine except I still use lines, floodfill, and color-replace. ...And then I do other stuff, but yeah, getting the color bases down... just like that! Awesome! Your way is quicker, lol.
Celebi-Yoshi Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :'D
naivewolfjosh Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love my lines, but I also want to try this out a bit.  Nice tutorial.
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