This is my first time doing an actual tutorial, so if anyone has any further questions feel free to ask. I'll do my best to answer. Though I probably might just add the info in artist' comments rather than the piece itself.
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.
I tried to make some tutorial ..but it's rather to show way.... how I usually draw that..but it's rather technical.. I don't fel like expert XD I hope that some people can find is useful. If you have any question just ask me.
download for full view if it's illegible.
update: I added some notes
When I learn some more scars I will add them here or made new tutorial ^^
EDIT: A real life example of silver hair I made for someone which might be useful to show other people as well: sta.sh/02fwsbsid643
I got a request for white hair palettes and felt I needed to go a little more into detail about white hair as well as black hair, and the common mistakes I see. I hope this is helpful and if you have questions or tutorial requests, just post a comment asking c:
I WOULD BE HAPPY TO MAKE MORE TUTORIALS for realistic painting style using photoshop you can place a request in the comment section below
The advice and technique given here can be used in a number of artistic medias and not only for photoshop users. if you're not a photoshop user and you're having trouble converting the proces onto another media you can contact me for advice, i'de be happy to help
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!
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.