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MSPaint Tutorial Part 1 by teera-misu MSPaint Tutorial Part 1 by teera-misu
So I'm actually doing it. Heh, as you will find out, this probably is not the best tutorial, and it's quite similar to others already out there. But really, I'm mostly doing it for me. In case I get called on something again I can point here and say "Neener, neener!"

And I'm doing it for those of you who asked for one. ^_^

So, here's the tutorial.

The subject, by the way, is of my new little muse, a Baby Nimmo on Neopets (I don't own one, but I'd like to). If you don't know Neopets, then he's just a freaky tadpole thing. I know his right eye is really really wonky, but I wanted to get this done.

Enjoy! :)

Part 2 - [link]
Part 3 - [link]
Part 4 - [link]
Part 5 - [link]
Part 6 - [link]
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kooky112 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Adding this to my favs for future reference.
XkuragariXnikkouX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Another MS Paint tutorial. Well, you can never learn too much! Let's see what you got, eh?
Treehugger416 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Fantastic tutorial!
Alpha-wolf25 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Great tutorial! I used it to make this [link] . Not the best but im gonna keep practicing :)
We-The-Hated Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
I'm having problems with the right click erasing step. It does opposite what you said, like if I had a black sketch already and I put a bright color on top, I right click with the eraser and it erases the color, not the black. Please tell me if I'm doing something wrong!! :)
Picklecheesepie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same problem. :c
It's probably the older version of paint that does the color-swap thing.
We-The-Hated Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
i figured it out, though idk how to explain it. XD
Picklecheesepie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I did the same thing immediately right after this was posted. :P
We-The-Hated Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
:shrug: idk... lol.
Airavel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
easier way to get rid of the base sketch (if done in one constant color and shade)
after doing your lineart, fill the empty spaces with the color of your sketch, then go back and fill with white again :D
Severka Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
I'm gonna try! :D
Aoer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
When I erase my lines with the color replacer all the lines go erase, including the main line I want to stay. :o Do you know if there is anything I might be doing wrong?
Marx-RULES-95 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
like OMG, thanks for posting this!!! i had no idea how to earase the spare lines and whatnot and this helped so much!! THANKIES!!
XxNiGhTsToRmXx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow
this is something new to me. c:
LemonFlavoredBacon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student General Artist
i learned somthing.
o_o <3
sgtst0rm Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Hopefully I don't forget to follow your tutorial when I'm trying to do some pixel by pixel drawing. .___.

I'd favorite all of the other ones too, but I don't want to look like I'm spazbombing your inbox. ^^;
onelilmonkey654 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I went ahead and used this tutorial for my wolf pic, I didn't go as far though like you, I stoped after I thought the shading was enough ( It got confusing ^^; ) but I shaded everything. I did not know that you could do that eraser trick for line art! :O You can imagine what a timesaver that is!


Come see it if you want! :D
D-Yami Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really awesome tutorial!! Very nice! (Especially for someone stuck with MSPaint. ^^; )
Bluebloodedelf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
How helpful!
l1lxbunny Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
POSITIVELY AMAZING D8 i didnt read it all but intend to and 6 pages means alotta detail and explainations, just what i like <33 thank you for making the awesomest ms paint tutorial EVER~ 8D -still dazzled-
exacerbate666 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
thank you ;)
xxxClaire Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Wow! Thankyou so much!
Snarkiness Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Fabbo tut. 8D
kiLo-almighty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
Wow, I had no idea about the color replacer! Thank you for making this tutorial(s)!!
puppyrock Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Oh my gosh. Your amazing! The only problem i am having is, drawing it and High Lighting it. Do you think i could draw the picture at in my house ( Not on the computer) And then take a photo of it? Cause i can't seem to draw a picture! It's real hard! And, for HighLighting Lighting, i have no idea on how you do that. It's really hard too. Cause i tried drawing a frog on MSP and it was pretty good, but once i got to High Lighting, it looked so stupid! I have no clue how you High Light, Pleas Will you tell me how, or email me at ? Because it wont work! It's really hard and frustrating, and i really want to draw a image on MSP. But, it wont work! How do you do it? Pleas email me back. I would really appreciate it! Thanks, Or, Just tell me what i am doing wrong on here, thanks again. Bye!
onelilmonkey654 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The whole thing is a little frustrateing, because it's paint. make sure you'll have enough patience.

Just draw a mini sunabove your pic, and imagine where the shadows will be and where the light is concentrated on choose a base color, and use the color tool to make the base color lighter or darker and shade. You really don't have to do too much because the effect still looks good.
I did the same thing in my picture here.
ThePhantomDragon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Student Filmographer
w00t for mice and mspaint!!
kangaroo2 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
im in the middle of ur tutorial and i drew ur frog so on the rubbing out the the black marks it doesent work because of the diffrnt shades of pen and pencil. apart from that this rules:P
TigerDragon00230 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Awesome! Thanks for this tutorial, and your other ones, i've always wondered how to make little pixels in Paint! It will be much easier for me now! :D Thanks again! 8D
ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Student Digital Artist
this has help me alot..thanx
Thessur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007   General Artist
This inspired me to try using only ms paint for something. So I did and it worked! Yay! Here's a link should you wish to look [link]
ChristyMoss Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I can't believe I didn't figure that out in all the time I've been using MS Paint. I figured out a lot of nifty little tricks with the erase button, but somehow never figured out about the color replacer. Well, that will make things simpler.
idiocon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Your entire tutorial was CRAZY HELPFUL, I am pretty in love with you right now :3

Now I know how to do sexy MSPaint art! Although, my MSPainting skills will never be as COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY AWESOME as yours!
Automatistic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That was AWESOME. Lolz new to deviantART as well, so no avatar thingie yet <.< But still! Love your tutorial! ;D
Automatistic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
munggo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
Thanks for this awesome tutorial! I'm faving this whole series!
TreLeCoco Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Fav'in this! its really useful, and hopfully i'll become as good as you in MS paint XD
VampireSelene13 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006   General Artist
i can't find the tool called "color replacement"
UrAshenTragedy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
Haha, this makes MS Paint so much more not useless. XD;; You rock!
MomoMiharu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
hey!! umm, i used your tutorail and made this yellow ixi, do you think it came out okay???


i was really proud when i made it, but now, looking at it online, it just looks kinda...messy and gross ((i'll never use yellow again!!!!!))
tenko72 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
This tutorial is a godsend. I read all of the parts. I use MSPaint a lot, but I had no idea transparency could be done. Before reading this, I just used the spray can to make an effect of transparency.
Shiloaf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
Gee, I tried this and it looked amazing! I love your work, all of it is very unique and beautiful!! Keep on doing that! :)
Green-fanatic Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
THANK YOOUUUU!!!!! youve saved me ^^

keekochan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
wow, i had no idea ms. paint was cappable of such things. this is a very great tutorial.
libbi-kate Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
awsumly helpfull you been faved .... i might try this later cos i have the day off school cos the heating exploded so i have nothing to do any ways youv been faved *adds* xx
Ayakoh Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006   Digital Artist
Oh my gawsh! This is very, very, very helpful! Thank you! :D
HapyCow Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
Oh. My. God. All these wasted years of not knowing this! How painful! Thank you. :moo:
Vetorswest Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
Browsing around a bit, and it's wonderful to see a Paint tutorial like this one, very well-done. :)
MadziaVelMadzik Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Student Filmographer
hey!! ur tutorial is very helpful=D I made something with it and I hope u'll visit me to see what I create with ur tutorial :hug:
thankies a lot :blowkiss:
Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU! :excited: I've got paint (that's 'bout all I've got) and I never knew this kind of stuff. This is going to help a lot. :hug: You're awsome. :+fav:
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