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painting underwater bubbles on paint tool SAI by Electrical-Socket painting underwater bubbles on paint tool SAI by Electrical-Socket
A new and updated version of my now old as balls bubble tutorial. Now with shinier bubble and section on cel shading (and magical glow!). 

I hope you all have fun making bubbles, if you use my tutorial please do link me to what you made because I'd love to see it!

All feedback appreciated. :)

Here are a couple of pictures where I used these bubble-drawing methods, if you'd like to see them in context: Old Art Re-Redraw - Vaporeon Morph by Electrical-Socket Beluga Mermaid by Electrical-Socket 

Other Tutorials: painting scales with Paint Tool SAI by Electrical-Socket 
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Xinaug Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
yessss thank you for this tutorial!!!
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I hope you found it useful! c:
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Geisha13 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist
This is so wonderful~  It helped me out so much~
Now my picture looks so much better - I can't wait to post it~
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I'm so glad that I could help! I would love to see your picture once it's done. c:
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Geisha13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Just a little more and it will be finished, I'll put it up here (on DA) so you would be able to see it~
I would love your opinion about it~
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Geisha13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist
There it is fav.me/d8f5jnr
What do you think?
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nikthecat14 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These look so awesome! :D
Nice work! Your handwriting is too much awesome okay
Also. I wanted to take a moment to point out this lovely emoticon:
Cookay is mine 
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Not often I get compliments on my handwriting - I try to keep it relatively neat for tutorials, it's usually a bit of a scrawl, haha. That emote is magnificent. That emote gets me.
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nikthecat14 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
Cookay is mine
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neongem Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks, I'll make sure to show you the first thing I make with this method:D
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I look forward to seeing it! :D
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RevesDrome Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me hug you! Yayoi Takatsuki + Mami Futami Emote - Hug 
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
:wow: Beautiful tutorial! :D
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
:heart::) You're welcome!
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ShiftyDAKitty Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This looks amazing!
^^
THanks
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you find it useful! :)
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ShiftyDAKitty Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yea I did ^^

But I couldn't get the luminosity to work. I kinda got confused. xD
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, sorry to hear that! Which part did you struggle with on the luminosity layer? I might be able to help out. :)
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ShiftyDAKitty Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
With the luminosity layer every time I tried to add a little color effect the color would turn white.
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is the layer opacity turned down correctly? If the opacity has been lowered right, then either the brush dilution is too low or you're pressing a bit too hard. Putting on those highlights requires a fairly gentle touch. :)
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ShiftyDAKitty Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hmmmm. I may sound like an idiot asking this but how do you change the brush dilution?

xD
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay! :) If you look underneath your tools panel with all your different brush types in, you know there's the part where the brush size slider and the brush shape dropdown menus are?  

If you have Brush or Watercolour selected there should be three bars underneath those other ones, titled "Blending", "Dilution", and "Persistence". If you can't see them, it might be because you have a lot of colour tabs (colour wheel, colour sliders, palette boxes, etc) open. If you close some of those using the little toggle buttons at the top, that should bring the Blending/Dilution/Persistence sliders up into view so you can use them! c:
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TimeAlchemistofNight Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Hug 
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, gosh, you're very welcome!
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IGawesomesauce Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
soo beautiful :3
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Zackarte Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! thank you =)
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I hope you found it useful! :)
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Duffy-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tried it out earlier today and really love the result. 0w0 duffy-sama.deviantart.com/art/…

Thank you so much for creating this tutorial!
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you're happy with it, it came out well and I'm happy you found my tutorial useful! Gotta love those magic glowy sparkle bubbles. ;D
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Duffy-Sama Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it was very fun playing around with the magic bubble effect. XD I'll try and practice with them a little more so I can get used to it. c: I'll even have to try the Cell Shaded ones too! XD
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mio-mio Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Will totally use it. Now that's summer in here I'm really in the mood of doing an underwater painting :)
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you - I hope you find it helpful, best of luck with your painting! Feel free to link me if you do it, I'd love to see how it comes out. :)
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LadyNianCat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!, i love you *^* okno 
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I hope it was useful! c:
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Eclipswolfeh Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ADDING CELL-SHADING BUBBLES!!!! <3 <3 :D
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I'm glad you liked the celshaded section. I figured that'd be a useful thing to put in the updated version and it makes me happy that people like it!
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Eclipswolfeh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! you should feel good ^^ i love the cell shading bubbles especially because it looks clear and anime style bubbles.
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shaduf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Used here: shaduf.deviantart.com/art/Doph…
though I didn't do the "even shinier" step since I couldn't get it to look quite right.
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! :) The cel-shaded one came out really well, in particular. 

Haha, I think that step is kinda one that requires a lot of trial and error with brush settings and being really gentle with your pressure sensitivity. It might be worth testing the Watercolour or Marker brush on a high Dilution - I use the Brush tool but those could be good substitutes for putting on the coloured shines.
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Writers-411 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like your bubbles. :) Thanks!
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! 
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Pipparachi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, this helps a lot!
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you find it helpful! :) Good luck with any bubbles you might be drawing!
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Pipparachi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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mochichama Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
helpful !
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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juurikun Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you for adding a cel shaded tutorial part. 
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Electrical-Socket Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! I don't know why I didn't do a cel section on my first version of this tutorial, but this time around I realised there aren't really many tutorials that go over cel-shaded bubbles so.... :) I'm glad you like it!
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