Jeff, thats pretty much it
- drew a vague outline, filled it in with designs which I make up on the spot (Ill occasionally erase bits, but not very often), then colour those designs with marker and erase all pencil marks. Then I either scan or photograph - Photographing is easier for me, so when Im just using the original drawing as a 'base' to do the outline onto, the quality doesn't matter at all. My scans come out pretty good quality, but its a pain to set up my scanner so I tend to save that for when I actually want to show the original
But, since my original intention is to make a graphic from the original image, I can disregard the scanned image afterwards. So with this picture - (Its fairly old so dont mind it xD)
http://xdeathcricket.deviantart.com/gal ... 0#/d3cv5an
The dark outline was done in Inkscape. I then moved it onto Photoshop to do the colour. Same basic thing with the tats except since initially they were completely black, I filled it in black on Inkscape.
Im probably over - explaining now
Just like Lightchii said - there are so many ways~ I tend to do everything the hard way, haha! There is another program called PaintToolSAI, which is basically Inkscape and Photoshop in one which I have, but Im too comfortable with Ink. and P.shop that I havent even learnt how to use ot properly. GIMP, which is free, is also another program you could look into?
With the photo, you could do that with Inkscape, but in Photoshop unless you have a PC tablet, might not come out very clean~ I personally dont like doing things on Inkscape from scratch, I like to have a base to work off of
Wow, thankyou so much everyone
Im hoping to be able to do prints sometime, but Id have to use my parents paypal, being under 18 and all, but yeah...
No Ive never done a commission before Fatal, they've always scared me - What if its not good enough, what if I dont do it on time etc
But I have been considering it as of lately, along with prints, as a way to help fund going to go Uni
But Im afraid any sort of paid work will have to wait until school is over, as otherwise it might take quite some time :/ But Ill definitly consider it, I feel so...Honoured? That you asked me, really! You so have to try drawing - Ive never really done reptiles before, but they are so fun and easy, as you can tell, Im hooked!
And thanks Stacy, I actually thought of putting it on an article of clothing myself
At this moment I am looking into alternatives to DeviantArt to sell prints, and I have found quite a few that offer shirt prints~
Wow, long reply is ridiculously long... 0.0