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My shimeji tutorial by uncut-adventure My shimeji tutorial by uncut-adventure
This tutorial contains all the steps I take for creating my shimeji ;w; It's actually a present for :iconswallow-no-tsubasa:'s birthday, I hope it lived up to your expectations! :dummy:

If you've got any additional questions, feel free to ask!
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AkillerArt-72 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I will try~ ;w;
//EDIT: I tried using a base for one of my OCs, and when I tried to test it first, no shimejis popped up. Not even the other shimijis appeared either. ;n;
Birittany Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student General Artist
I can't seem to be fixing the white pixels in background ;-;
I opened it in gimp as .png but there weren't any pixels in background, neither in paint tool sai or but they appear when I activate the shimeji :I what should I do?
homestuckfan2022 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Artist
can i use microsoft paint to draw my shimeji?
TwilightPowerBases Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yes,but you need a program who makes images transparent, is one i know.
SketcherIda Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I do have a question. The part where the little white stuff around the edges of the shimeji is erased, I gave it a try with microsoft paint like mentioned above, but I can't seem to save it to be a transparent image. How did you do that? Also, this has to be by far the most crystal clear and understandable tutorial I've come across. Great job and a million thanks in advance.
XxKayMaerinDevilxX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!! Can't wait to try it *-*
MisoSanSoup Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question! o.o it's really hard to draw in a very small space soo is there any solution to this? 
MisoSanSoup Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ^^
RYuinkaPro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for this! I've always tried to make my own shimeji, but the tutorials I had found previous either made no sense, or were just way out of my artistic league haha. It's really easy to understand and your shimeji are so cute! Thank you!
Sooo-geek Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Thank you really much for this tutorial! It's really helpfull and clear ^^
GreyFailz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making this!
Very easy to follow :3
linkphan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the help! <3
akahina666 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What exactly do you mean when you say we should use another's shimeji as a base?
DreamaDove93 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you mind if I used yours as a base?
FunnyWay Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuu, really helpful! I was looking for a long time how to do this! But this is a little complicated :o
FunnyWay Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Opss, sorry, I commented on the wrong place >< how to delete this?
Mothshadow Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this tutorial looks really helpful :)
Is it okay if I use your Caneko shimeji as a guideline? I'll credit you, and add a link, but if I can't, that's okay, i understand~
animalfan99 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you so much! :dummy: This is a great guide for when or, more likely, if I make a shimeji! :love:
HanaXYuki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Sorry, I'm making a shimeji now, and I have a question. I'm trying to solve the transparency problem using Microsoft Paint. But how do I solve it, actually?
vivi3451 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Down load a program like and erase the white.
Ms Paint doesn't support transparency.
BrigadierBenchpress Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what's a good size for a frame?
LordReuben Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is so well done, I love it! I also love your shimejis. Could I use one of them as a guideline? I'll credit you, of course.
PrinceMonochrome Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thanks, this is awesome. I think I might try it out when I have some time.
DinoCondoms Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Is it Ok if I use your Netherlands shimeji as a base? I'll credit you and put a link to it aswell.
Arceus55 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can we take a big canvas, or are we limited?
nutmegandginge Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work!!! ^.^
Oryeth-Omnipotence Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I know this is a stupid question, but how do you fix the fuzzy white pixels? I tried by using MSPaint, but it turned my whole background black >.<
ShadowfeyDemon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks it was helpful!
Novvaik Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thnx for the advise!
X-Sparkz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Could I use one of your shimejis for my base?
The-Rainbow-Cowbell Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this tutorial was very helpful, but I have a question. I've made a shimeji, but whenever it moves, there's a big black BOX around it. any idea what this is, or what I can do about it? If you don't, I understand.
burumas Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thank you for this tutorial! This will certainly help me in the next my shimeji ^^!
Rena-Dango Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial : D It really helped ^^
Kinexuru Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial looks really helpful. Is it ok if I can use your Belarus shimeji as a guideline? Of course, if I can't, I understand. ^^
uncut-adventure Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
As long as you credit me it's fine. Thanks for asking for my permission in advance, I really appreciate that ;w;
Kinexuru Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :D I always wait for permission even if it takes a long time for me. ^^
BelarusLovesRussia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Thanks it helped!!!
moneylender Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
The tutorial is very helpful! But I am abit confused how to fix white pixels on the background. I dont have GIMP. :< Can explain further in details? :)
uncut-adventure Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
If you want to you can download gimp here [link] it's very useful if you're working with paint tool sai and don't have photoshop. Ok, so once you've saved your picture as .png and opened it in paint you'll sometimes notice these little parts where the color seems to have gone outside the lines. To erase them you'll have then to go back to your original picture, grab the eraser tool and just use it on the areas paint had showed the pixels to be. You just keep repeating this until they're all gone when you open the picture in paint again. Is this better or do you need any more specific details?
moneylender Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Okay thanks for your information. :)
weweameme Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   General Artist
LUV this tut!
Kuba-chan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sankyu for sharing this
swallow-no-tsubasa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Merciiiiiiiiiii <3
Maintenant... * court chercher Paint Tool Sai mais pense qu'elle le trouvera pas ;_; *
Mais merci, j'ai compris certaines choses grâce à toi 8D comme le coup de Gimp et Photoshop... Apparemment on ne voit pas les blancs quand c'est enregistré avec Gimp... eh bien merci ><
Et merci d'avoir pris du temps pour faire ça, en plus ton tuto' est super joli et très simple, j'aime beaucoup ~
Bisous et BONNE ANNÉE !
uncut-adventure Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Raaaaah je déteste deviantart lorsqu'il foire mes notifications ;n; Je n'avais pas vu du tout ce commentaire-ci. Aaaaah je n'arriverai jamais à répondre vite.
Je peux te mettre le lien d'où j'ai téléchargé paint tool sai si t'as pas encore trouvé un bon site ;w;
Bon, je suis heureux que tu as trouvé le tutoriel utile ;w; Je l'ai fait avec plaisir!
Bonne année à toi aussi, même si c'est un peu tardivement ;v; Moi, j'adore le jour de l'an. C'est le suel jour qu'il est permis de allumer des feux d'artifice. Mon père dépense toujours beaucoup d'argent en eux. Cette année, nous en avait un qui a mal fonctionnée. Il explosait en étant encore par terre, heureusement personne n'était trop proche.
swallow-no-tsubasa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh huh, et moi je n'étais pas très en forme pour te répondre. Contente quand même d'avoir des nouvelles !
Heureusement que le feu d'artifice n'a pas pris feu et que personne n'a été blessé oui.
Aux Pays-Bas, vous fêtez l'épiphanie ? Ici on se goinfre de galette depuis début Janvier... Je sais qu'ils festoient en Italie et aux US, mais visiblement il n'y a pas beaucoup de pays qui le font !
Et je veux bien le site parce que jusqu'à présent, les versions que j'ai téléchargées ne veulent vraiment pas fonctionner donc j'ai abandonné. --'
En tout cas merci beaucoup, c'est gentil de me le proposer ! ^^
uncut-adventure Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Ssdfsdfsdf je suis trop lente ;n; Désolée mais ces derniers temps, j'ai du mal à trouver du temps pour deviantart, c'est chiant

Mais bon, pour répondre à ta question, on ne fête pas vraiment l'épiphanie ici. Tout le monde connaît cette fête mais on ne la fête pas, c'est dingue. Quand j'étais petite et allais encore à l'école en Belgique je festoyais toujours avec mes amis belges. Là-bas les enfants vont de porte en porte avec des lampions en chantant une chanson sur les trois rois. Pour ça ils reçoivent des bonbons, je l'aimais beaucoup. ;w;

Ça fait déjà longtemps que j'ai téléchargé paint tool sai mais je suis presque sûre que j'ai utilisé ce site: [link] Apparemment, ce n'est pas une version officielle mais je n'ai jamais compris la différence entre les deux. Ma version de paint tool sai me semble tout à fait la même, donc je m'en fous.

Fsdfsdf il va falloir que je me remette à mes devoirs ;n; J'ai commencé à croire que les profs sont vraiment là pour faire souffrir les élèves.

Bof, je suppose que vais survivre. A plus~
Cosmic-Caterpillar Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very helpful tutorial, especially the part about downloading it on to paint to check for errors.
uncut-adventure Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I'm glad it helped ;w;!
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