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[SAI tutorial] Water Reflection by Sukiina [SAI tutorial] Water Reflection by Sukiina
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I FEEL LIKE A DOUCHE - ;;;W;;; :iconcryforeverplz: I don't even know if I can actually call this a tutorial ;A; I seriously suck at these things because I'm literally poopy at explaining things QAQ

You're not obligated to strictly follow this, it's just showing how I normally do ripples 8D the part that involves PS (Gaussian Blurring) is completely optional though, unless you're really going for a mirror-ishy look, then why not...

Anyways! 8D For the always awesome Sheru :iconstilesmd: huehuehuehue I hope this helps 8D

Feel free to ask anything you don't understand! I'd be more than glad to clarify your doubts *w*and also feel free to share this on websites/anywhere, as long as there's credit! :la:

You're not obligated to follow this tutorial strictly *w* Tutorials are meant to help you get started and help you develop your own style! 83 (or at least. that's how I feel about them...?! OAO *KICKED)

I-I hope this actually helps people :iconcryforeverplz:

Also, if this tutorial had helped you somewhat, do feel free to link your deviation back to this tutorial! I'd love to see how my tutorial has helped people!! ^^

thanks for dropping by! ^w^/
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
 this seems to be useful for other programs...
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Kurohime-103 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't understand about the ripples brush setting,can you give me the image about the setting?
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Sukiina Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
hihi! actually i used a completely normal brush with standard settings for this! except that the density is around 30-40%!

once i got the basic lines down i used the airbrush, standard settings with 30-40% density to further highlight the ripples! you can do this on a new layer, luminosity if you want to add more shininess hehe >w<

afterwards, to make the ripple effect on the reflected image itself, i created a new layer, used colour picker to choose the colour and used pen to try and recreate the effect! this art was actually quite some time ago, but you can also try using the brush / airbrush for an extra faded-out-at-the-end effect!

i hope this was able to help! thanks for looking through this tutorial, and if anything else i'll do my best to help! ^^
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BarbaricTomato Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Very nice tutorial-
Well thought out and very clear like a good cooking recipe
Thanks for your hard-work- I will apply it in the future!
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Sukiina Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
omigosh wow! i'm so glad it could be understood asdf //problems of bad hasty writing you see xDDD//

thank you so much! i'm really happy this could be of help to you! >v<
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theKANsta Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty art~~ nice tutorial!
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Sukiina Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!! <3
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Brushado Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is a truly comprehensive tutorial, and its complimented by your gorgeous art style. I'll be using this in the future for sure =D
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Sukiina Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad this could be of help!! \^w^/
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NayKiler Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I love this tutorial!!! \( ;7; )/
I had no problem reading it, don't worry ;w; :heart:

I'm training to do awesome backgrounds like you but... For the water reflection I just realized I don't have photoshop TwT //emo corner
I have a question for your colours though: How do you make them look so soft? On my drawings the colours are always too strong for my liking, so I thought I could ask you ;;-;;
Also, about the lineart: which brush do you use? And do you do it with different colours depending on the part (like hair, skin and so on)?
I know I should probably ask these somewhere else, but since I found this tutorial first, well I thought I might ask ;w;/
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Sukiina Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
asdf i'm so glad you like it!! <3

m-my backgrounds are awesome?! you flatter me too much good sire!! >/w/<
Ah, the water reflection is completely optional, but it'll create more depth if you could use just a little blurring on the reflection! Of course, you could choose not to blur it anyway xD
hmm, colours eh @_@ i never really take note, but most of the time I use the pen tool to create solid shading first, before using the brush tool to experiment with the shadows and colouring otherwise. I have a brush of my own which I customised to make it seem similar to the standard PS brush (blending = 0) because sometimes using too much PS for schoolwork really results in changing my colouring style altogether xD
For the lineart I use the normal brush tool! Normally I do my lineart in a dark shade of red (almost black, but not black) so that the whole picture doesn't appear to be too saturated as a result, but depending on various situations I sometimes end up changing my lineart to black xD It appears as different colours in my artworks because for lighting I use a luminosity layer that's clipped to the colouring layers AND the lineart layers x3

npnp! i hope i have helped! x3
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NayKiler Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I indeed do :heart:

But that's the pure truth m'lady! :iconisayplz:
I guess I could do it like that yeah XDD
My way is to put on the base colour on layers under the lineart (simple enough), and then put solid shadows with the airbrush and using the blur tool to blend them. (I feel like I'm the only one doing like this x')) ) Seems like I still have a long way until I can have something that satisfies me haha :XD:
Lol, everyone seems to be using photoshop, but here I am in the corner not being able to afford it ;w; OTL
I use the pen tool for the lineart personally, I feel uncomfortable with thick lines for some reason xDD Also I use different colour tones according to the part's colour (skin, clothes, and so on) because I can't stand a monochrome lineart either for some reason xDDD Maybe because I being to think it's too ''cartoonish'' or something x')
Omg! How do you clip that luminosity layer to both the coloured layers and lineart layers? I can't figure out how to do that owo

You're helping me a lot, so thank you very much! ;7; :hug: :heart:
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Sukiina Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'd suggest you keep experimenting with your colouring style until you find one that really suits you! XD it's part of the learning process~
psst i downloaded a cracked version of CS6 NYEHEHEHEHE
If you're not comfortable with thick lines, then I think you can try going for the brush tool for lineart! the size is constant no matter how much pressure you put as compared to pen so I think it's a better choice, personally xD
I put the layers in a group/folder, then just above the folder I make a new layer, clip it (YES IT WORKS THAT WAY TOO HAHAHA) and set it to lumi! ^^

not a problem! ;w; i'm glad i could help asdf ww
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NayKiler Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess that's the only way, but hey I wish it wouldn't make me frustrated :'3

Omggggg where did you get that?? Me wanttttttt
I will test it and see if it's okay to me XDD

OMG IT WORKS, IT WORKS ASFDSXDFSLKGLF Thank ya so much ;;7;; //so dumb lel

Amgggg I can't thank you enough ;;7;; :heart: :hug:
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Sukiina Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Life is just like that xD

JESUS I HAD TO USE MICROSOFT WORD TO ZOOM IN TO ACTUALLY READ LOOOOL
y-youtube i guess? xD just search cs6 portable or somewhere along those lines ahaha xD

IT WERKS YEEEEY NPNP >w<
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NayKiler Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed XD

Whaaa-? OMG WHY IS MY MESSAGE SO TINY? WUUUUUUT XDDDD What happened x'DDDD

Omg if it works I'm the happiest dork on the pla- OH GOD. HALLELUJAH. //venerates you
I am forever grateful to you. QwQ Accept my eternal gratefulness. //gets on my knees
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Sukiina Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
epic tiny size BAHAHAHA

aaaaah i am not worthy!! TwT Get uppp ahanqnsla
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New-Atlas Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist

First off let me comment about the art in this tutorial. 

Pearl Emote 11 DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNN



Secondly let me say this is a very useful tutorial but the font made it hard to follow. 
If you where to use an easier to read font I would rate this far high but overall it's a very good tutorial.

GOOD JOB Big La. 

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Sukiina Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
THAT DAMN THO HAHA

aaah I was too lazy to use photoshop to do the tutorial since i was much more comfortable with SAI at that point of time and also because the only thing I ever did with PS (literally) was to blur things, not even typing text x'D

thank you though! ^^ I'll keep that in mind if I ever work on another tutorial! >w<
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waterwolf996 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thanks alot for making this tutorial and your art is awsomeHug Hug Hug 
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Sukiina Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you and no problem! I hope it has helped! :D
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waterwolf996 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
no problem
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artfromtheheart92 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome! I think this will help me out a bit :giggle::D
I use SAI as well and I'm trying to do a reflection of a sunset sky in a small body of water and uh...^^; It's not turning out the right way. Hopefully this can help if I use a bit of Photoshop. ;)
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Sukiina Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yaay! I'm glad it helps! ovo

Good luck in making your reflection! ^v^ *kicked
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artfromtheheart92 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student General Artist
:giggle::D Thanks!

Here's what I used it for FINALMYArt141 by fantreasureplanetljs  It's still kinda hard to see the sky's reflection but it really did help! :heart: Maybe next time, I'll try to follow the tutorial from start to finish though ;)
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Sukiina Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It looks good! ovo The water bothers me a bit tho, i think the ripples should be more circular? ouo but make the amount of ripples very minimal so that the water's rippling only at the very edge of the water body ouo

then again it's just my opinion hue =u=

i'm glad this helped! :D
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artfromtheheart92 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student General Artist
:w00t::D Thank you!

:nod: Yeah, you're right LOL I just threw them in there without really taking the time to analyze it :XD:

But I am taking this advice to heart and will try to play with it later :nod::hug:
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Sukiina Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
good luck with it! ouo
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artfromtheheart92 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student General Artist
:aww::hug: Thanks! :)
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cemac Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
I have included this amazing tutorial in the new feature for November 2014 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members will see your art, and thank you for being a member :heart:
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Sukiina Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the feature Cemac! ^^ Much appreciated qwq
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cemac Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
You are very welcome :heart:
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Cranberryduceus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*slaps self because i never commented* oH MY GOD THANK YOU FRIEN D QWQ I CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS OUT! youre so nice for doing this! ;w; *hugs*
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Sukiina Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
NAAW ITS OKAY HAHAHA imsorryforthelatereplydhqkjdnq;;;; *KICKED

NO PROBLEMO FRIEND HEHEHE i wanted to do a tutorial for some time now, so all's good! XD

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Cranberryduceus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*PUTS BANDAGE ON KICK MARK* HAHAHAHA


*THUD*
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