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A Petty Tutorial- Nuzlocking by pettyartist A Petty Tutorial- Nuzlocking by pettyartist
Link to the video tutorial on how I do backgrounds: [link]

Anyways, because I have been asked a lot about it, here's a tutorial on my process for making my nuzlocke comic updates!

Everyone has their own way of going about it, this is just how I do it. :)
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ForestDragon95 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the tips :3
StardustLive5 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Thanks for your tip.
fishyfood Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
oh my gawb. All this time of never understanding overlay.. and now I understand.

Shit, thanks for this! 8D
jemslie123 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've just finished playing through a Nuzlocke, but now I'm worried my notes aren't detailed enough...
Oh well, thanks for the turtorial. I'm gonna try my best!

Love your LGFR run, btw.
MikeFailsAtNuzlockin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
So I'm trying to start a Nuzlocke, and I got the notes totally down, but what software is the Nuzlocke created on? Photoshop, GIMP, Manga Art. etc? And do you use a drawing tablet and/or just free-hand drawing? These questions have been burning my face for like, -insert long time phrase here-
neongem Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for making this:D
Xigbar-Kun Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Err... I have some questions. Sorry if I bother you.

1- What brush do you use in Photoshop?

2- I'm interested in making a Nuzlocke comic. Should I do a fast begining or take it slowly?

3- Are you interested about the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series? .3. omfg HNNNGGGG No  Derp Face  bruh  

also, how do you do the writing in speech bubbles and such
shinysquirtle11 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well, I'm screwed.
TheScribbler12 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Is photoshop available for HP/Windows, or Just Mac/PC? I dunno much about this stuff, but I want to make my own Nuzlocke comic ^^'
Poke-Rus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes it is!
TheScribbler12 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. I've since bought Photoshop and made 8 pages of my Nuzlocke XD
Poke-Rus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well,i got Manga Studio 5 ex, and i'm doing a nuzlocke with's WAAAAAAAY better than photoshop
TheScribbler12 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah. Well, I guess it's too late for that now XD
GoldenJoe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Awesome. I love tutorials like this. You are great at managing bold, simple designs and bright, colorful details.
FadedFlaaffy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loki-Wings Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you for this :love: It's super helpful <3
NatApocalypse Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful, thank you!
PinkBuizel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I followed your tutorial for my Nuzlocke; it was really great!

If you wanna see the completed page->[link]
Creyn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is great! Really gives insight on how you go about your work! :)
Half-Empty-Glasser Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Terrific tutorial - thanks for creating it! :-)
Zosalot Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This was an awesome tutorial! I loved that it broke everything down since I have trouble understanding verbal information. DX You did a good job!! I'll definitely take some of your advice for when I write or draw comics!
P.S. Tell Locke I love her....
Sormaru Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Thanks for all the advise ^^
Kirsui Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
The planning part looks similar to what I used to do when I was actively doing my nuzlocke. As it is I put that on hiatus though as I pretty much forgot at one point to take notes, and now I dunno what the heck happened in it. xD

I shall keep this nifty tutorial in mind when I restart a nuzlocke in the future (as soon as I get the time, that is). Thank you for the tips. ;)
Kidialo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I wanted to start to draw comics and this is just what i needed! THANKS A LOT!!!
neffoneR Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Whoa! This is exactly what I was looking for! And it's super detailed! I'm sure it's gonna be very helpful for my Nuzs!
Real thanks!!
nuvamax Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow! super helpful. thanks
DeanCota Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial, particularly with the note taking. Personally, I can't read my short hand/handwriting, so I typically type my notes, which means normally playing at home. Still, these are quite the good pointers.
BCM00 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful tutorial, Petty. This is a great resource for someone like me who is trying to get into a nuzlocke but isn't sure how to translate it into a visual narrative. Thanks!
Calumrb22 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
might look into some of these techniques, thanks :)
YoruNoKatana Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thank you so much for this!! i will take this advice to heart.
wanlingnic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I would never have guessed an overlay helped so much. xD Gosh, everything's suddently warmer!

But, ohhhgosh, keeping notes is one of the most thorough things I've ever seen a nuzlocker do - that takes dedication. How many notebooks have you gone through?
pettyartist Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I actually only used one total for the later half of LG and all of HG. :)

I probably could have fit both arcs in the same book-- the only problem is that the first half of LG's notes were written on loose paper and just thrown away when I was done with them. :y

And I LOOOOVVVEEE overlay. I think Risachantag was the one that I first saw explain it in a tutorial several years ago. I've used it ever since.
Eenie-mina6-7-13 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
here's the weird thing about the way i'm doing my platinum nuzlocke: i make the comic as i go along. literally.
sanctivado Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
DenkiWolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have a few questions, if that's ok.
First is do you use illustrator or Photoshop?
Second, do you scan in your rough and go from there?
If not, what size to you do for your comics as a starting size to edit and such?
And final, got any good places for brushes?
pettyartist Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
1. Photoshop CS4.

2. Nope! I do my rough in photoshop based off my thumbnails-- my canvas size is usually 700 pixels wide by however long I need for the length of the comic.

3. I actually have a brush set I made right here on DA! [link]
DenkiWolf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh cool, thank you!
My biggest problem with digital is the size of the canvas.
It always gets me.
Haha, thanks for the help!
Great comic, by the way.
DestinedMeltdowns Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great tutorial! I have a question for you, though. About how long does it take to complete this entire process?
pettyartist Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Depends on how long or complicated the comic itself is. :)
DestinedMeltdowns Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the info, and keep on doing what you're doing. :)
ColdSniper7 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing tutorial, it's helping a lot ^^
ShimmyJamily Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This makes me appreciate even more the work that you do!
Dragon-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! I've been working on my own nuzlocke; I started pretty recently, actually. I have lots of notes so far and a basic plot that I want to go with, so I'm feeling very optimistic about the whole thing :meow:
Yours is the first nuz comic I really got into, I think. I'm always looking forward to your updates :D
MilkFrost Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just great! Thanks a lot :)
Phlar1245 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is relevant to my interests!

Thanks for posting.
keeb Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
It always amazes me just how much effort people put in to this. Very well done.
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I'm not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, and Photoshop for me might as well be the interface for a Klingon Bird of Prey - and yet, I still found this really informative and interesting! Thank you for taking the time to make this. ^_^
luigixdaisy14 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
thank you!! :D
FairyLoffy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaa, this is great; thanks for making this! c: I've noticed that the same mostly applies for planning/drawing comics in general, too, at least digitally. So it's a handy tutorial, whether it's a Nuzlocke or any comic :D
ShavingSheep Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
this is amazing! thank you for doing that!
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