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SAI tutorial - going traditional by tamaraR SAI tutorial - going traditional by tamaraR
My tutorial on SAI explaining how to get the traditional look with a digital program like SAI.

You can see the finished piece here: [link]

The textures for the layers and such can be downloaded at :icondarlingmionette: -->

If you use the technique I love to see your work. Leave me
a link. :)

Thank you everyone for the many, many favourites. I really appreciate it. :) </i>

Other art I made with this technique:
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Hellsing4lyfe Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is just cheating
good tutorial BUT
this is going to make those bigheaded ego idiots claim they can do better traditional art
when they are still using a computer to do it
Sorry but I met too many ego idiots who think traditional art is shit
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015   Digital Artist
Hi. It is not meant as cheating or anything. And I have never perceived it that way. 
Traditional media is expensive and a lot of people do not have the money to afford it.
Plus scans and such tend to ruin the quality of a beautiful traditional piece.
I simply made this for the people who like to achieve a similar look with digital media.
This is by no means a replacement for traditional media. And I can't imagine people 
thinking that way to say the truth. If people start saying their digital pieces ARE traditional pieces
then that I consider cheating. But otherwise no... it is just a technique to use in digital programs.
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HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
THE BEST TUTORIAL EVER!!!!!!!!!!
I found this tutorial and used it!!!! and I can't tell you how much you helped me to feel happy painting in Sai, I am begginer and wanted that traditional look and traditional way of colouring...and well yours just made me happy to use happy with the results, and happy to sit down and colour!!!!!!
changed my life to be honest!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015   Digital Artist
:icondragonshy2plz: I am so very flattered. Thank you so very very much for your kind and sweet words. :heart: :hug:
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HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015   Traditional Artist
You are really welcome!
have a great sunday and start of week!
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bedthyme Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorial! I used your technique here -> fav.me/d8uhvbe
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tamaraR Featured By Owner May 24, 2015   Digital Artist
Really cool. Thank you so much for using it. :D 
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bedthyme Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Chipmeow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Yay I tried it some months ago and I finally comment here xD Thank you so much for the tutorial :hug:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Cool! Glad I could be of help. :hug:
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AnnaRIART Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure this will come in handy =)
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014   Digital Artist
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LouisHelga Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Great tutorial. Thank you!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014   Digital Artist
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Melpuppy123 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how did you get paint tool sai please give me the url
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SaucerQueen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Bad ass!! Thanks so much! a tutorial that works! and easy to follow. This looks great.Well done! Thank you so much for taking the time off and work on this. We all appreciate it so much, and are glad that there are people out there who are not afraid to share some techniques.
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   Digital Artist
Hahaha! Thanks! :)
You are most welcome. 
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TheDott Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is soooooo helpful :), I just got one question. So when you colored your owl did you use the smudge tool at all to blend the colors?
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you. I only used the brushes mentioned here. You do all the blending with pen pressure. I don't believe sai has a smudge tool. 
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TheDott Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops I ment blur ( I always mess those two up :p ).

Thanks this helped a ton :)
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RonyeryX Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried using your tutorial, I'm still practicing and learning 
here : ronyeryx.deviantart.com/art/Hi…
Thanks
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WonHitWonder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, I came to comment and found that this was already in my favorites!  You did a very good job, the entire thing is well-explained and illustrated and the design is adorable.  My only recommendation would be to find a way to make the text a bit less of a wall, it hurt my eyes a little and I got lost several times as I was reading.  But besides that, great job!
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Mario-Romualdo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
great THX
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013   General Artist
Hello, wonderful tutorial but one question. On my texture settings for layers it doesn't say 'Marble 2'. It just has canvas, paper, watercolor A, watercolor B. Which one do I pick? :o
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Digital Artist
You have to download it from the link in the description. :)
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   General Artist
Oh okay. :3
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xChibinChanx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Thank you for this tutorial.
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Most welcome. And thank you. :aww:
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ArtySquare Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome. Thank you! I might try that, too
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconmypleasuresignplz: and :iconthankssomuchplz:
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ChadComics Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very informative. thank you.
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconmypleasuresignplz: and :iconthankssomuchplz:
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Inuvantem Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial! :) I love it and it's exactly what I needed!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconmypleasuresignplz: and :iconthankssomuchplz:
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Sagiru11 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Amazing!! This helped me a lot! Thank you <333
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconmypleasuresignplz: and :iconthankssomuchplz:
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BotanofSpiritWorld Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Digital Artist
This is a great tutorial, I do enjoy a traditional feel from time to time :heart:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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The-Keen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't find marble 1 pt how do you get that
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
You have to download the package in the description. :)
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PlatinaStar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, thanks :D
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
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PurpleHair8 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really cool! Good job! God bless!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
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PurpleHair8 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! XD
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OhMhaiGosh Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is just what I needed! Thank you very much for making this, now I can finally try it out myself. >u<
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconmypleasuresignplz: and :iconthankyouflowerplz:
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sugumarje Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool :)
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
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Sarosna Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I've been getting back to digital art with SAI but I still miss the look of traditional art. This will solve my problem :)
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