Made With Paper and Pencil
Have been so busy that I totally forgot about this project. Will continue soon… still taking requests.
From left to right (requested by) : Luke Skywalker (carolef45), Admiral Ackbar (jetcitystyle), Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Chewbacca (krickeleien), Han Solo (carolef45).
Requests in queue : Obi Wan Kenobi, Mickey Mouse, Man in the moon, Alfred Hitchcock, Darth Sith, a Tauntaun, Mahatma Gandhi, Master Yoda, Wicket W. Warrick and Jar Jar Binks.
One-Dot-Blur-A-Drawing : Place one dot on your screen, and then it’s only blurring (No drawing allowed). How ? Start with blurring the dot into a larger circle, then blur some black into the center and close the circle. After that it’s shaping the black (I do this mostly in the ZOOM tool). Also move slowly when blurring, this will keep the color more solid and the edges more sharp. Use a stylus (I use a Bamboo stylus) for blurring, this works the same as your finger but gives you so much more control.

Made With Paper and Pencil

Have been so busy that I totally forgot about this project. Will continue soon… still taking requests.

From left to right (requested by) : Luke Skywalker (carolef45), Admiral Ackbar (jetcitystyle), Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Chewbacca (krickeleien), Han Solo (carolef45).

Requests in queue : Obi Wan Kenobi, Mickey Mouse, Man in the moon, Alfred Hitchcock, Darth Sith, a Tauntaun, Mahatma Gandhi, Master Yoda, Wicket W. Warrick and Jar Jar Binks.

One-Dot-Blur-A-Drawing : Place one dot on your screen, and then it’s only blurring (No drawing allowed). How ? Start with blurring the dot into a larger circle, then blur some black into the center and close the circle. After that it’s shaping the black (I do this mostly in the ZOOM tool). Also move slowly when blurring, this will keep the color more solid and the edges more sharp. Use a stylus (I use a Bamboo stylus) for blurring, this works the same as your finger but gives you so much more control.

I had some problems with tumblr the past 2 days, I wasn’t able to sent any fan mail or questions to some of you. I was able to answer questions, but couldn’t reply on fan mail… Well anyway, I thought why not do a post to thank my tumblr friends for all there wonderful comments on the Fairy Dust Nebula Tutorial. So here goes..

THANK YOU MY FRIENDS !!!!! 😘 ☺️

And I noticed some of you already got very creative.

ajfuln46 krickeleien laviedanslarue islandharmony bethanycknowles bigsisterscribbles

I hope you don’t mind “stealing” your drawing from your blog, I just wanted to show them all together. They are wonderful !!!

Please let me know if I missed one.

Fairy Dust Nebula frame by frame.

This one is for you A.J. You asked me how do I do it, so here’s how I do it.

1. Start with a black background (drag the black color from your color palet to your paper).

2. Create a shape with the watercolor tool (color white).

3. Choose a color you like and change the white color (also with the watercolor tool).

* You have to start with white, because no other color will be visible on a black background if you use the watercolor tool.

4. Blur and shape it with Pencil and you will get something like IMAGE 1.

* in this case I also used the fountain pen tool to add some white lines.

5. To get stars to glow, place some dots with the fountain pen tool (in this case I used the color white), then make a really fast blur with your finger (It’s more like a touch swipe). Fast enough to keep the shape of the dot, but the area around the dot will get a glow.

* In IMAGE 2 you see two dots placed with the fountain pen tool, the right dot has been given a glow. If you blur to slow, the dot will turn into a little blurred stripe (can also be fun if doing falling stars).

6. By this time you will have something like IMAGE 3 and it’s time to add some more stars. For normal stars (no glow) I always use the soft lead pencil tool, and I use different colors. Also use darker colors that are almost not visible but you can see them in ZOOM mode.

* In the last image (IMAGE 6), you can see the color palet I mostly use for stars. Sometimes I darken stars with the watercolor tool (color black), but only on places where the background is black. I also place some larger stars. In ZOOM mode use the soft lead pencil tool and wiggle around to create a slightly larger dot.

7. When creating a planet that has a size like in this drawing, use the fountain pen tool to place the largest dot possible (in this case I used the color white).

8. Now in ZOOM mode, use the soft lead pencil tool and let your fantasy choose the colors to fill the dot. Use the soft lead pencil tool very gently (one move at the time).

* If you make multiple moves without lifting your Pencil from the screen, the line will get harder. That’s why I always make one move at the time, to get softer lines.

9. Now that you are filing the dot, you are probably thinking.. "How do I keep it round ? because the soft lead pencil goes over the edges". What you can do is, use the watercolor tool to color the edges. The watercolor tool will have no effect on a black background (except when using the color white).

10. To give your planet a nice shading, first choose the location of your light source. You can use both the watercolor tool or the soft lead pencil tool to make the shading.

11. The second planet (or in this case a moon), is basically created the same way as the first one. But in this case I placed a smaller black dot, and made some small edits with the soft lead pencil toolNow you will have something like IMAGE 4 and IMAGE 5.

12. If you think it’s done, then it’s done. Most of the finishing touches are probably the stars. Maybe add some more, or even remove or darken some. But of course you can also change the nebula shape any time during the process.

That’s it !

🔗 Fairy Dust Nebula