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How to make a tortillion by edelric666 How to make a tortillion by edelric666
Hey guys, this is a how to image for making tortillions =)
im sure there must be a few others out there but this was made for a fortnightly (two weekly), " real life photoshop tool replacements" on the Done by Hand Anime Club. hopefully you will find it a bit useful.

it would be best to either download this or use full screen as it is a fairly big image.

One thing that has always bugged me is having to pay for something when you can literally get it for free (i have been told that "haha you lose papers not free" but then lets be serious it basically is. igf your that desperate go into your local library and get some plainish leaflets.simple) so i decided to share a bit of knowledge with you all. hopefully this will save a bit of money and work for you too.

Anyway a few tips.
1) make sure you try a variety of stokes with you tortillion. go across lines along lines, try everything

2) try lots of different paper. For those of you in school try your chemistry labs for some filter paper, it really is very good for this.

3) remember to clean the end by rubbing it with an eraser.

4) Before cleaning the end look at your drawing, if there is anywhere that need extremely light shading try using it as it will give you very light strokes.

thanks for looking guys. pls check out my drawings on my page and watch me + join our group for more stuff to come.
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taewon26 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you thought of using a Paper Foot-ball? Its a Triangle, used to make these in school, Now im using them just as a Tortillion.
macriz05 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
ahhhh.. now i know...
i spent some of my money to buy a tortillion for my curiosity
i didn't know its easy to make..
thanks for this tutorial :icongreatjobplz:
foresteronly Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist
What a joyful life hack for a... money-saving artist like me :lol:

This is great! Thanks a lot for the tips!
Madame13Butterfly Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Saved my life!!! thank you for such an awesome tutorial
Memphis-Creasy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i Could Hug, you right now man.

--Come on,. Give me a *Power Hug.. ( >^ _ ^) >
RainbowStar101 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thank you! You don't know how much I needed this.
Maerd7733SCAIP Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this will help me save some money!
Watercreess Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012

This will help with my realistic art!!
stroodlekitty4427 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FUUUUUUUUUUUUU- I tried using mine and it crumpled up the end X< I need more practice with these..
Yetinia Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Nice alternative when you really can't find a tortillion already made for you. Thanks for putting this up. :)
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