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It's not super fancy and that's because I'm lazy. Several people have asked me for a coloring tutorial of some kind, but I really don't want to make one. Mostly just because I just make stuff up all the time so I color almost every piece differently. So I took a bunch of screenshots while painting my most recently submitted portrait of Yoi and maybe this will still help some people grasp my thought process when I'm drawing. If not, it's okay because I don't either.

I've also created a tutorial on how to add color using gradient maps.
shinerai.deviantart.com/art/Tu…


enjoy!

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Been promising to do this for a while, and finally managed to do it (and replace my horrible old fur tutorial which might be still floating around the web somewhere). I used my previous painting on this as an example, thought about doing it this way with a painting example and step-by-step next to each other.

Sorry if there's any typos or if it's unclear in any way, let me know if it's difficult to read and will try to fix it.
I'm not sure if it's a tutorial or walkthrough like I mention in the tutorial, but I hope you like it nevertheless.
The flat colours in the first step are based on a sketch that can be seen here: [link] but I didn't show it in the tutorial.

Programs and brushes used were Photoshop CS3 and this basic brush and the one below it with Minimum Diameter (in Shape Dynamics) set to 0% (it also shows how to use the smudge scattering thing I mentioned): [link]

thanks for reading! :)

To see the full thing properly you might want to download it.
I put this in the Photoshop tutorial category, but like I said this can be used in most digital programs I believe. And even traditional in a way :)

also forgive meee for the poop layout, I'm not a graphic designer at all hahahah ;;

Edit: On step 3 it's meant to say "you can ALSO use a few of them, not only". Will fix it soon.
Edit2: Fixed that and some other things and added some small clarifications!


TIPS


Also about black fur: In black fur I'd focus more on the light areas and if the subject has really dark fur you might not want to draw much in the darkest area.
Example here from my own pictures and how I'd do it: [link] (even if it's an older pic) the base colour was a really dark black and then I mainly focused on different light layers :) and used the dark brush strokes to blend the areas together in some places.

And another tip; I recommend using this tutorial mainly as a guideline to adjust to your own needs and the length of the fur.
You don't always have to draw the fur in every area of the body and especially not as those "v-shaped" outlines. Think of it as just drawing the darker areas in the fur closest to the body ("shadowed" areas). A good visible example here! [link] [link](1024x768).jpg

For example, especially in this dog's face and other areas with shorter fur I didn't draw those dark details everywhere but rather shaped the face with some and just painted broader strokes.
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BIG FILE!

I originally wanted to make a video of this but never did so thought I could make it a tutorial like this.
Something I've been asked about earlier and thought I'd share it :) I always enjoy doing this part in my pictures!


Not much to say about it though here, but let me know if you have any questions or if anything's unclear. Wrote the texts pretty quickly so it might have some derps but hopefully not haha!

It works at least in photoshop, but it should work in any other programs that have a Gaussian Blur... thing or something similar at least.

Hope you like it!! :)

characters used in this are (c) to their owners!

edit: added some little things!
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Walkthrough for

BIG FILE! Sorry about that! Hope this is useful a bit
Really just an explanation of what I did, not a tutorial. I'm not extremely good at explaining things haha
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I never feel right making tutorials because, in my personal opinion, I don't consider myself a very advanced user of Photoshop so I never feel like I'm in the right place telling other people how to do it.

And I know this isn't an advanced tutorial at all. But many people don't know how to do this. I also know there are other tutorials out there explaining this exact same thing. . . but oh well. Sorry.

I was asked recently how to get the white off sketch images and it reminded me of how often I really am asked that. So have a tutorial for everyone in the future who needs to know.

Dont ask me who is in the lineart; I promise it'll be the next thing I post so you'll figure out soon enough
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SO here we have a very long, drawn out part 1 to my fur tutorial. the next section will deal with the actual step-by-steps of how i render fur. learn your basics man! this stuff can't be crammed into a tutorial; it takes study and practice.

Here are some more images showing the fur direction (scroll down a bit).
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i can't remember if this one was suggested, but i felt like it would be a useful tutorial subject... so here you go! i hope this makes sense... it's just how i think of "lineless" art, and i'm sure some will disagree with me, but if it helps anybody with their art then that's good enough for me :]

if you have questions, just drop them here and i will try to answer. take a few seconds to look at the comments to see if your question was answered already. i'm sure there will be questions cuz i think i did a shoddy job explaining things in this tut x_X was a little rushed i admit.

a few things i won't answer:
:bulletred: questions about the furring technique... whole 'nother tutorial for that in my Resources folder!
:bulletred: questions about what brushes i used... that is not the point of this tutorial! you can use the ideas i am teaching with any brushes or materials, doesn't matter. just use defaults if you aren't sure what to use.

ok! back to work~ will try to stream today ^_^
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Something else people ask me a lot. I understand that most people know how to do this but, still, here is how I do it for those who may need help. :'<

I'm not very good at making tutorials, haha 3:

I hope someone finds it useful! I hope I didn't ramble in circles! Because I do that a LOT!
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Please read Part One first!




Anyway, hope this is useful :)
The main thing to watch out for when shading long fur is knowing the different fur lengths and knowing how fur flows!
To learn this, practice a lot by looking up photo references!
Notice where it's short, medium, and long. Where it bunches up, where it's smooth, where it's shiny, etc!

Tutorial on Multiply layers:
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OUT OF DATE  u:



-Ignore typos- .-.

This is a basic overview of how I work with fur. I've had a lot of questions and hopefully this answers them.

I use about three layers for fur, and constantly combine them so I can use a clipping mask on the whole subject.

There is no secret fur brush-just a regular hard brush with a few setting changes.

After all this, I cannot stress enough about the importance of practice. I didn't learn this overnight, and this tutorial is not to be taken religiously. You may learn a different way, use a different program, different brushes and settings.

Done in PS CS5.


If by chance you use this, don't worry about linking back. No need to, use it and have fun.



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