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bubbles - OUTDATED, LINK TO UPDATE IN DESCRIPTION by Electrical-Socket bubbles - OUTDATED, LINK TO UPDATE IN DESCRIPTION by Electrical-Socket
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HELLO SEEKERS OF INFORMATION ON HOW TO PAINT BUBBLES ON SAI. THIS TUTORIAL IS OLD AS BALLS. PLEASE PROCEED TO MY NEW UPDATED AND SHINIER TUTORIAL: painting underwater bubbles on paint tool sai. by Electrical-Socket


So here's a thingy.

((do they call it 'dilution' on the destwo version of SAI? i have the official version so let me know if the wording needs changing because i know the destwo one has slightly different names for stuff))

I can't stress enough that this isn't a 'how to draw x' type tutorial - there are so many ways to make bubbles and this is just the way I do it. Properly realistic bubbles involve more shadows and brighter highlights and reflection and...yeah! There's no better reference than reality.

But if you want to make basic semirealistic underwater bubbles, and you like how these ones look, by all means feel free to use this and I hope it's of help to you!


If you want to see how these bubbles look as part of a bigger picture, I drew a hell of a lot of them in this:

Kingdom Hearts - Atlantis Xigbar by Electrical-Socket

All feedback is appreciated! Let me know what you thought of this sort-of-kinda-tutorial. :3

**EDIT**

Wow, I really wasn't expecting such a great reception to this! ._. Thank you, everyone who faved and commented on this. Seriously.

(i'll be thanking you all personally :3)
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danielle16614 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you make the shinier one in the picture the one tthat is almost gloiwng
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I don't know which one you're referring to! But if you want to add more shine, make the highlight colour brighter and maybe also add some white/near-white shines. :) If you want the bubble to straight-up glow, then you'll want to make the whole bubble a little lighter and give some glow around the outside of it. 
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Wildnature03 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the help with the underwater bubbles!
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're more than welcome, I'm glad you found it useful! :)
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SnowSymphony Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! I Used Here :happybounce:  It was very useful!!
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! :D I'm glad you found it handy!
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SnowSymphony Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! Nod 
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IGawesomesauce Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
thank you! this was really helpful!
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it useful! :)
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Ellumy-sshi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
great tut! thanks for sharing! :)
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