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Find your favorite art form in education format by either browsing the galleries on the right or visiting #projecteducate's 2013 Roundup. To find out what's coming up in 2014 check out the schedule.

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How to Make Acidart

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 12:42 PM by MarcoEmma:iconmarcoemma:

Hi everyone! :la: Today I'm going to teach you how to make Acidart. What is Acidart? Acidart is the digital art technique I used to make the background of this drawing 6 - Jay and Hannah by MarcoEmma
And this drawing:12 - Scarlett and Rin by MarcoEmma
It is easy to do and very useful for a random-looking background or clothes pattern. NOTE! I don't know if this works in all art programs. I know it works in Sketchbook Pro for iPad and Colors 3D but that's all I know.

So let's get started! :D

Step 1:

Do your drawing and put a solid color for the background. Be sure to do this on a different layer than the drawing is on.Untitled by MarcoEmma

Step 2:

Hide the drawing for now so you can see what you're doing and scribble on the background. That's right! Go nuts! :iconexcitedlaplz:
Untitled by MarcoEmma

Step 3:

Make the background barely visible by either adjusting the opacity or taking your eraser tool (with it on an opacity setting of about 50%) and erasing the background.Untitled by MarcoEmma

Step 4:

Copy the background then merge the copies together.Untitled by MarcoEmma
Untitled by MarcoEmma

Step 5:

Repeat step 4 until you can't do it anymore or have what you want.
Untitled by MarcoEmma

Step 6 (Optional):

Make any adjustments you want and make the drawing visible again. Untitled by MarcoEmma

Ta-da! :la:

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Windklang Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are soooo many incredibly interesting-looking articles posted lately, I just will take AGES to read through them :)
Thank you all for providing them :)
Very much appreciated!
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Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Until next time :salute: 
Senecal Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome group. If I ever get a spare minute, I will try to write up something.

Really glad to see dA being used in an educational capacity!
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ButterflyFish Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Thank you for the intivitation! It is very kind of you! Awesome group :)
KrisiChiki Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the invitation! I hope I'll be able to contribute with something useful I am a dummy!  (once school is out of the way  Blush )
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aphid777 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the invite! ^^
FlyingSkySnow Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Have you ever had a bookbinding journal thing yet x
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MarcoEmma Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Can a deviant submit to two Community Weeks back to back? :meow:
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Have we ever had a 'how to make plushies' week before (or anything similar to that). I'd love to learn how to make plushies! :D
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