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Digital Fur Tutorial

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Absolute worst tutorial ever!!! XD I threw this together in like an hour or so, yep pretty basic technique... but maybe it'll help someone anyways! However if you REALLY want my advice, please don't rely on this one tutorial for creating fur... I don't use layers or anything special that might make fur-drawing a lot easier. Be sure to check out the other tutorials out there as well, and don't forget to add your own style to it rather than just copying them! :)

Non-anthro art (warning: clowns, bugs, weird stuff!) is at :iconpenanggalan:.
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sdrre1Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I know I'm really late to this party, but I just wanted to say that this is one of the only tutorials that has made good sense so far and I really appreciate it. I'm faving this :D
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DesmondeKapiStudent Traditional Artist
Nice tutorial you have there :)

Can I do this with feathers? Except make it more feathery and gappy. I'm doing a dino. :meow:
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Oh, probably! The fur kinda came out feathery-looking in this, anyways. I should do an updated version 8D
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AJInu-OkamiStudent Artist
Amazing! This will definately help me. Thanks :D
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catastroxpheProfessional General Artist
I think it's not cheating ;) it's part of the program Thank you!
KRTgirl's avatar
This looks useful
Ivywhisker's avatar
This is really helpful, I'm going to give it a try.
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DarkFaerieNyroc13Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch for doing this - it's really helpful. :)
evphaedrielle's avatar
This is great! Thanks so much! ^__^
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elderarcProfessional Artisan Crafter
That's a different take on fur. I like it!

Smudging isn't cheating, lol. It's a tool! Every one of my paintings is smudged to hell and back, lol. I'd die without it!

To me it's no different than smudging with fingers while painting or q tips while sketching.
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Wow, I really want to try this out. o3o Maybe it'll work in Paint. xDD;
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Drakomagus Traditional Artist
I'm not complaining^^
Inspectornills's avatar
wow, Ive never tried coloring fur like that before. Ill have to give it a try. Pretty sweet tut :)
faroresama's avatar
this was incredibly helpful! I can't paint fur for anything...
MoreSerotonin-Please's avatar
That's awesome and hella useful. Been looking for a good fur tutorial for ages. Thanks for sharing. :D
Fugiri-Shi's avatar
Not too bad, pretty basic ideas and kinda helpfull in getting the steps right. I like the last image, looks like a dust bunny :P
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AnnieMssonHobbyist General Artist
Very nice tutorial! Fur has always been a pain for me to draw so thanks for the hints! :)
the-burning-claw's avatar
Is it weird that this helps me more with real media than with digital? Most styles don't carry over too well between the two, but I could really see using this with pencils.
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SyntheticFishTattooProfessional Traditional Artist
nice, I like seeing how you work.
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MiaGawronProfessional Traditional Artist
how is smudging cheating? I dont get it.
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TarriPupProfessional Digital Artist
Maybe I can test it.. :aww:
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CurseReaperHobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's a great tutorial! Smudge tool FTW!
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I protest! If the smudge tool is cheating, why the heck did the invent the thing? I say it's the handy artist's secret weapon. :D
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Gothic-Phantom-ZeroHobbyist Artist
Not the worst...totally brillent!! Thanks...this shall help alot :D!!

If I may *faves*
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