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This is a simple tutorial I made using Photoshop.
As a self taught artist it took me a lot to be comfortable with these techniques. What I really meant was mastering it, with a lot of exercises and studies.
I hope this help you in dark times.

Sorry If my english isn't perfect, my excuse it isn't my native language.
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This should be applicable to both painters and photographers and all other visual artists with occasional tips for one or the other in particular.

Always love questions, comments and criticism!


UPDATE: I was always skeptical of the rule of thirds/golden ratio, but in this post James Gurney explains a bit about why, and how the eye actually moves. The main thing I neglected to mention in this tutorial is that the eye is scanning for information. All of these compositional things are ways to make the right information more obvious to find at the right times.

UPDATE 2: Wow, thanks so much for the DD! I didn't realise what a big difference it can make. You guys are what inspire me to make tutorials, so if there's anything else you found a little mysterious about art, don't hesitate to suggest it!

LINKS

Feng Zhu's FZDSchool tutorials on YouTube

"In this place..." ConceptArt thread

Bill Tiller's How to Draw Monkeys the Lucas Arts Way

Feng Zhu videos
- Make subject bigger
- Atmospheric perspective

Great tutorials on composition:
- Matt Laskowski's Perspective & Composition
- Johannes Vloothuis's Landscape Composition Rules


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I'm taking tutorial suggestions here: [link]

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Alright so this is a tutorial on female torso's. I'll be doing one for male's as well which will probably upload tomorrow or the next day. Sorry about rambling a bit towards the end, but I really had no idea what to say anymore, all my points were made and I didn't want to leave something blank.

Other human anatomy Tutorials:

Male and Female Butts:
Heads:
Male Torso:
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Alright so this is a tutorial on male torso's. I hope you found either one or even both useful and if you ever draw something new and followed one of my tutorials you can show me the end product :) I'd love to know someone improved after reading one of my tutorials.

Other human anatomy Tutorials:

Male and Female Butts:
Heads:
Female Torso:
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Source to reference : [link]

This is a bit less "tutorial" and a bit more "guidelines."
A lot of people ask me how I practice and what I do to practice, and what they can do to get better at poses. Well, here it is!

Remember the disclaimer though: This is stylized realistic, my own preferences. But the methods can be used with almost any style and preference.

Currently Available Tutorials:
Eye Coloring and Lineart
Female figure
Basic Hand
Basic Expression
Arm Anatomy
Leg Anatomy
Gesture and Curvature
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Perspective Tutorial - Part 1: The Basics
We’re going to look at One and Two Point Perspective. But as scary as it sounds, don’t worry, we’re not going to get too complicated and into advanced maths! ;)

Some of my other Tutorials:
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Reblog from my Tumblr? :blush:

Please read my commentary before asking any more questions~! thanks :D

Finished Work:


Edit: I've had a few repeated question of how I work my lineart into the drawing.
I'd like to clarify that i don't really actually have a clean line-art. I have clean-sketches that I work under, but they're not what I personally call lineart. If you zoom in, they are very messy. I do merge the layers together at some point in step 5, and I continue to literally work the colours of the lineart into the skin (which is why i turned the sketch layer into overlay so the colours become very similar and nice to work with). That way I can get an almost none-lineart quality.

also, if you're wondering about canvas sizes, check out my journal about them: [link]

The program I used was Painttool SAI, but I think you can achieve similar effects via photoshop with a low-opacity textured brushes.

I hope this helped : ) Sorry it's so darn long. I kept it as short as I could but it's still a pretty long process.
Please keep in mind this is more of a guide to my painting process and how I technically go about doing this; It's not going to automatically teach you how to render or understand structure or anatomy (which I hope I will cover in more tutorials in the future.), which is very important, of course, to the painting itself. That's why I'll be slowly going through and doing more tutorials on anatomy and structure in the next few months, hopefully :D.

A good practice for rendering is actually to do still life and human sketches. preferably with a pencil, and not digitally (yet) :). If you have any questions feel free to ask me :D

Step-by-step animation:


In the mean time, have some of my other anatomy tutorials:
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A remake of my older tutorial - because I just dont draw that way anymore!
Hope you all find this useful. If you want to see the finished drawing before reading everything, it's at the end.

The reference photo is by :iconblair-w: and can be found here [link]
The skin texture brushes are by :iconnathies-stock: and can be found here [link]

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:omg: !Daily Deviation! :faint:
I think I squealed a bit when I saw this! :aww:
Thank you so much to the people who featured and suggested this - and also for all the lovely comments left here.

I'm so glad this is helpful :heart:
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after a lot of inquiries about my colouring technique i have finally put together this walkthrough. sadly the file i prepared was too big for dA to support, but i hope this is still readable. i also hope this will answer at least part of your questions regarding my colouring process.

some of the changes between the steps shown here are not easy to spot, which is why i included miniatures of how each new layer look like in normal mode (at least where i thought it necessary).

good look trying out this (very fun and effective) technique^^

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software used: photoshop cs5e

final version of this picture can be found here:

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tumblr link here: [link]

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decorative brushes from ~tiffcali06

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(c) `len-yan
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Hi everybody!
I've been asked to make some tutorials, so I finally got around to making this one! With this technique you can easily paint pearls, beads, marble balls, eyeballs or whatever round shiny thing you want to paint! :D
You can add more layers for patterns, textures, whatever you want! :)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! :heart:

Tool: PHOTOSHOP CS4 

[edit] amgfghgg!! Whatwhatwhat thank you so much for the DD! O______________________________________O



My other tutorials:
Tutorial about shading with greyscale-technique: Tutorial about laying basecolors onto the greyscale: Tutorial about finishing and polishing a painting:
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