How to draw?

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  1. Rishabh Varshney

    Rishabh Varshney The devil of Goodness Member

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    Does some body help me in how to make bust or face?Which software should be use what should be needed for it?
     
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    You can always use Archeia's Sprite & Bust Generator.But it's extremly limited... :( .If you want to draw manually,you can use GIMP,MS Paint,Paint.NET and any other drawing software as long as it handles pixels.
     
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    I suggest you to look over some art tutorials out there. I get started with these one and here is a RPG maker based tutorial.

    @Ultim1337Gamer: No, generator's won't work if you really want to draw something from scratch. And GIMP, MS paint won't work, I highly suggest Photoshop or SAI.
     
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    Evan Finkel Modeling Beholder Veteran

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    Well, if you are serious with it. Photoshop draws more blur-ish art in front of SAI. SAI's is best choice for drawing but depends on your experience and techniques. By the way, haunt down for tutorials and try.
     
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    Photoshop isn't necessarily blurry. It all has to do with your brush settings.
     
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  7. Evan Finkel

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    But SAI is more comfortable to my knowledge. I am an experienced SAI user, Photoshop isn't my teacup by the way.
     
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    Well, never having used SAI, I can't make a comparison. I've also been using one version or another of PS for over ten years, so I guess I've gotten pretty used to it. As a matter of fact, when I started doing digital art, SAI wasn't even around. (GAWD, I feel old.)
     
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    Rishabh Varshney The devil of Goodness Member

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    Which software is easy to use?
     
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  10. Evan Finkel

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    Everything is easy to use, but it depends how much experience you have.
     
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    You can use whichever program you like as long as you spend time to learn it. ;)

    If your looking for something with Pixel Art I would suggest to purchase Graphics Gale, it's really great for animation. However you have to take to consideration that this is only a pixel art program nothing else, there are no fancy brushes or anything like that. It costs only $20.

    http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/

    Otherwise, Paint.net is pretty decent as a free program.

    I personally use Photoshop for everything, because I'm most familiar with it, but I understand it's pretty expensive software. 

    Paint Tool Sai, can be used for both pixels and digital painting, I actually used it a lot when I was still in high school and couldn't afford Photoshop. Its a really good program but it lacks in tools and brushes.

    Corel Painter costs around $50, the lite version and is the most similar program to Photoshop, I'm not sure if you will be able to use for pixels, but the brush selection is phenomenal there. 

    Gimp is pretty decent free program as well, I think its a little more powerful than Pain.net, but I haven't used it much myself, I only speak through a friend who made incredible art with it. :)

    Now that i introduced you to some tools, you have to take to considerations that these programs are only that, tools, the simplest and cheapest on of them can become powerful, but they mean nothing with practice and experience. 
     
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    Rishabh Varshney The devil of Goodness Member

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    I think to is ephotoshop thus there is any tutorial in making graphics in photoshop?
     
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    Photoshop comes with its own video tutorials (if you purchased the full version, and that's the one we're talking about - not the "Photoshop Elements" that has most of the options removed from the full version).
     
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    You can find a lot of really great tutorials. at deviantart.com

    (Including one I made a few years ago http://salamander7.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=48 )

    And Elements is actually a good program. I use it myself. The only things you really miss out one are some of the filters and layer effects. But those can be replicated if you're clever enough and willing to put in the effort.
     
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    Rishabh Varshney The devil of Goodness Member

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    Thanks for all of you ;)

    I think it take really a long practice on it...
     
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    Of course it does, but not that long for years. I am learning in months and becoming better day by day. So don't stop.
     
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    Here's a tip, though, and it's one I wish someone had imparted to me:

    Draw boring stuff. Don't limit yourself to tutorials or How To books which focus on anime or manga, etc. Once you nail down the basics and learn how to make realistic (non anime, non comic-book, non fantasy, etc) then you can explore different styles.
     
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    Rishabh Varshney The devil of Goodness Member

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    Thanks...
     
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    Sharm Pixel Tile Artist Veteran

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    Don't be so quick to dismiss it, that's solid advice. Drawing is a skill won through hard work, if you're expecting to find and easy and fast way to make something that looks good, you aren't going to find it because it doesn't exist.
     
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    Rishabh Varshney The devil of Goodness Member

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    One more thing which photoshop version is good?
     
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