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Kagura :3 by Trudetski Kagura :3 by Trudetski
Download for 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, (with and without shading) and reference.

Kagura taken from the Azumanga Daioh manga. I'm not totally sure if the shading is even necessary/appropriate where I put it. There were lines all over the place on the original image and I wasn't sure which ones I should emphasize in the trace so I just picked the darkest areas. Not sure if it looks better with or without them though. Oh well.
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Trudetski Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Hey thanks, I appreciate it!
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Chibi-Ninja-Pup Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
That's adorable!

I LOVE how straight and smooth you made the lines! :D
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BeefyDiab0lique Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eheh...SO CUTE!She always is
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FelixKilldeer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Thanks for all the advice :)

I'm not sure what version of Inkscape I'm using, but there's no paint bucket tool. I downloaded it last spring, though, so it's probably pretty old.
What I'm doing now is, as you said, having the lines be shapes, and setting the stroke color to be the same as the fill color.

Thanks again!
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Trudetski Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
To remove the black outline off your shadows go in the menu to: Object>Fill and Stroke>Stroke tab. Under the stroke tab click on the large X on the left and that will disable the stroke off the selected path.

If you're using the newest version of Inkscape (0.46), which I assume you are, you've probably been filling things in with the paint bucket tool. This is fine provided you are trying to fill a piece of closed geometry. Since it's not you should go under that same Object>Fill and Stroke menu but this time go under Fill. Here you can pick whatever color you're looking for and it will fill the geometry even if it isn't closed.

I suspect, based on you're description, that what you're doing is directly drawing a line over the lines and then just using the fill tool on the new geometry. While this does work you will generally end out with product that just looks off somehow due to all the lines being the same width. What I would recommend doing is thinking of the lines as shapes themselves that are solid black. This allows you greater flexibility in line width and also allows you to do considerably more complex things with both coloring and shading. I've included an SVG file on my wallpaper template "The Colonel" [link]

In it I split everything up between the lines, colors, and shadows. For some reason I put the eye brow lines as well as the eye outlines on their own layers, don't remember why. Regardless, this file should be a good place to start if you are just looking for how you might actually lay things out. If you need any other help I'm always glad to help or you can find tutorials on the AVA's page, I think. [link]
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FelixKilldeer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
I was doing some vectoring in Inkscape tonight, and I could get the lineart okay, but I couldn't really find a way to effectively color it in Inkscape... I ended up doing it in The GIMP, and so my shadows look spectacularly crappy, as I had to do them by hand to avoid the black outline Inkscape leaves... I was wondering how you get around this? When I tried filling object with Inkscape one a group, say, the hair, it would work if the group was a closed object with no bits sticking out, but if not, it wouldn't work... And then when I went to do the face, I had to redo all the lines where the hair and face met (Though, in hindsight, I probably could have ungrouped those lines from the hair and grouped them into the face)... Are you doing the lineart itself as an object, and then filling it black?

Sorry for the long comment, but... If you have time to read it and answer, I'd be truly grateful ^^;
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FelixKilldeer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Yeah... But maybe I'll overcome my dislike of it at some point XD
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Trudetski Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
That is a problem isn't it? haha
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FelixKilldeer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Haha, well, I do have time... I just hate drawing on the computer XD
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Trudetski Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Yeah it's pretty fun if you've got the time to do it.
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