OOOooohh! Yes lemme see if there’s something I can share hmm…
One of the first things you should do is to go to the System Settings on your 3DS to calibrate your touch screen. (System settings>other settings>touch screen)
Use a pencil since that’s way more comfortable to draw with than the 3DS pen. So we want to make sure the screen is calibrated for your pencil of choice.
When you start Colors!3D you also wanna go to the settings and disable the “scale to cover screen” setting. It’ll make you unable to draw all the way to the corners and end of the touch screen - but it will be more precise which is appreciated for linearts and details!
One nice trick that I’ve discovered is that you can use the soft brush for lineart instead of the sharp round brush.
- Set the size down to absolute smallest on the soft brush and you’ll get really thin and crisp lines like this:
(this is a self portrait btw lol ^)
- Another neat thing is the bristled brush, it’s great to use for blending but you can also use it to create a texture:
Set the brush to around the largest size and then just simply “tap” with your pen on the touch screen until you’re satisfied.
^ if you wanna add a color mood to your drawing, take a shade of color on a separate layer on top of the rest and use the eraser (set to mid-low opacity) to gradually make the color more transparent. On the image above I used a icy cool blue to make it look more cold as if the characters are outdoors in mid-winter!
Since you cannot lock layers in Colors!3D you have to manually clean up the drawing. Transparent brush strokes and colors are very easy to miss, so I recommend you fill the bottom layer with a strong, saturated color. That’ll make it way easier to spot all the bleeding colors! :D
It’s possible to create straight lines by using a second pen and hold down both simultaneously. It looks very wonky and weird in the photo since I had to use only one hand. This trick might require some practise before you get the hang of it (this is apparently some sort of bug that occur since the 3DS touch screen doesn’t really support multitouch.)
This trick can be useful if you wanna create things like rain for example! First I randomly create straight white lines on medium opacity.
Then I go over with the eraser (mid-high opacity) and repeat the trick but more diagonally.
Repeat this on the background layer and one on a layer on top of the drawing - this will create nice depth when you view the image with the 3D turned on!
I think that’s all I can come up with for now, I really hope this will be useful for you! :D
A Native American tack and leather decorated Winchester Model 1873.
Historic and Cultural Value: Priceless
i think ppl should draw smooches more because basically if you can draw a heart you can draw a KISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
i mean these are simple smooch poses but… they are so fun 2 do *_*