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The Origami Cupcake Tutorial: Part 2 Linework

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In my previous post I gave an overview of the entire illustration process. This post covers Step 1: Creating your linework.

How do you turn a messy sketch into a finished artwork? For me the key is using reference images and working my way slowly from rough drawings to a really neatly inked drawing.

Working in such a methodical way takes time, but drawing the linework is by far the most important stage of creating your artwork. I’m building the image up in layers, and this is my foundation. It wastes a huge amount of time if you try to make changes to the image once it’s been colored, I so tend to go slowly and be extra critical of myself.

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The Origami Cupcake Tutorial: Part 1 Structuring your Image

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For a while now I’ve been posting updates on my works in progress, explaining a bit about how these works come into being. But these posts were never intended as a proper tutorial… until now.

This is the definitive tutorial to making anime/comic styled artworks in Adobe Illustrator using my own method.

But before I begin with the hard stuff, let’s get an overview of the way I work and the way I structure my layers.

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