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City On Night Tutorial [Paint Tool SAI] by Riki-to City On Night Tutorial [Paint Tool SAI] by Riki-to
This is the first time I made a tutorial.xD So I’m sorry if my grammar nor my English is not so good
first of all , lol I’m not ordering you to do the same as this one. You can explore more with your own creativity , make it much detail etc (srsly I’m such a lazy orz)
I’m not a background artist , so sorry if it’s not good enough. I made this one since so many people asked me about the previous artwork about city on night. of course there a lot who are much better at this, well even so , I hope this might help a little^^
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Chichima Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:  Without this tutorial, I never would of been able to draw this: 
What a view by Chichima
el-PRENYA Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
this is really helpful tip, thank you!
SGTFOXTROT21 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW Very good Tuto
Yahone Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial! <3
It was so so helpful~
Used it here:
Riki-to Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much! im so glad it actually helps people :)
and actually i forgot to put the grid of perspective lol, that also should be important ^^
Ventu5 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Thank you for this! Used it here!…
SpicePrincess Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for making this! ;;u;;
Used your method here…
Ai-x-Mi Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
Bananaphana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist
You saved my life! Thank you so much for this tutorial <3
CosmicGalaxyStar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank for the tutorial ;w;
FloodRushForever Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
THIS! THIS I WHAT IV BEEN SEARCHING FOR! thank you so much, my cities wont look so crap anymore xD 
Aerite Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! This is very helpful. :D
FishMadeofJelly Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist
amazing! thank you, this helps a lot
banerock Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really-really help me a lot for studying night city.
So I decide to practice, and here what I learned.…

Still need more practice too
But Thanks you so much :)

Keep drawing guys !!
Astrea-Lin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This really helped me, thank you so much! Even though I'm nowhere half as good as yours haha I'm really bad at backgrounds D:
I've always loved your work! <3
PixeledWhiteRoses Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
omg amazing ill try it when im able to draw on the computer again :)
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015   General Artist
Great tutorial, very helpful! Your background looks totally awesome :la: The only thing I would recommend is to follow perspective grid, there are some places where the perspective is a bit off and it spoils a little the impact. Sorry if I'm being a nitpicker, just seeing such details and can't help it ^^ Thanks for the tutorial! :heart:
Winter--Dove Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
This is awesome!  Thanks for making it!  I'm drawing a cityscape and this is perfect for helping me!
Jewel-Princess Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woha! That´s exactly what I searched for! Thank you sooooo much! :icononionbowplz:
YourBox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It really helped me. Thanks and i love the artwork, good job
Inkuii Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great tutorial, thanks so much for providing it! It really helped me a lot!
HimeShouka Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so muuuuuuch !
Thanks to you, I manage to do my first real background :…

need more people like youuuuu
thank you thank you thank youuuuu !
Kamihanaki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow, this might be one of the best tutorials on making cities I've come across… thank you so much for sharing your process ^^
darkrecon7890 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ill need this sometime soon when i attempt buildings. this was great! 
TOJlRO Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly what I've wanted ! :3
It really helped me ! ^w^ :hug:
Thank you for this awesome tutorial :3
waterwolf996 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this really helped me.thank you alotHug Hug Hug 
fusionmarioart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is a great tutorial but please can u explain to me how do u do the light source on the buildings on on step 4 i tryed but cant do it
if u make a new layer over it, and make it lumonosity it will look like lights ; v ; 
fusionmarioart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanx a bunch i will try it
christopherandy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Thanks for the tutorial :)
Farahjuli Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
makasih senpai tutorialnya ><!! pengen coba deh :D
Saido-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the most helpful tutorial I have ever read. Thank you so much for doing this!
OnixTymime Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really suck drawing buildings, that's why I prefer to paint natural enviroments, but your tutorial has such awesome tricks to start doing more practice with this.
THank you so much! :heart:
Peachirii Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Perfect tutorial I need on how to draw buildings. thank you so much ;v ; ♥♥♥
TheGuyInTheLeft Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you saved my life... THANK YOU!
AliceVII Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you are the best 
SilviaLedVal Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Thank so much. Is a great tuturial *o*
ChaseNNN Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice tutorial ! 
YayaNyau Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the most amazing thing I've ever seen. tysm
Xenogenisis-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
._. ~ I wish my mug was larger ;P! Great tutorial. I feel so helped out 0w0
CrystalWoods Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow! Such a a wonderful tutorial! This is very helpful, you made it seem so simple! I can't wait to try it!^u^ Thank you!~:heart:
SECONDARY-TARGET Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the last picture kinda throw me off .___, how can from so simple turned out so COMPLEX anyway so beautiful!
AlonsoNunez Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very cool! I run Little fish Comic Book Studio in San Diego, and a student of mine recently used this tutorial and I wanted to check it out. Great stuff!
Riki-to Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
really? aa thank you very much , glad this helpful xD
DarkcanxD Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
At first I though it was going to be a simple silouette tutorial of a city... Then I Saw the end.

God I couldn't be more wrong it was amazing the amount of detail Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
CaptainAma Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that pic of oreki and his coffee omg 
Azumahigure Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Great!!! I have never tought before about making background this way! Helpful.
Manga-Samurai Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this tut you a life saver^^
Trimiru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing this tutor =3
this helps a lot; w ; thank you for sharing!!
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