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Tutorial for Dappled Grey Horse (Equine Coat Variation)

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This tutorial was made using Photoshop CS2, but any other version of the same program will work just as well. Other programs such as Corel PAinter or GIMP should have similar brushes as to those used here.

I finally decided to make a tutorial (even though it was not one that I had planned to do)! I had so much fun drawing the dapples on my character Sierra, that I decided to make a tutorial about of it. I don't know if anyone will find it useful, but it was fun just designing the tutorial breef itself.

It is not a great or detailed tutorial, and I'm sure there are better ones out there, but please do not repost it anywhere. Also, I would be very happy to know if it's been useful or helpful to anyone! You don't have to credit me if you use it, but it would be nice. Links of work where you've used it would be appreciated too, but not necessary :D

Floral brushes thanks to [link]

    Tutorial and character © Malin Träisk.


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:iconkyoukiaoitatsu:
Kyoukiaoitatsu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely tutorial. Thanks for making this! 
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hyperskygirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ty for sharing
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:iconviolinscry:
Violinscry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect, just what I need!
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EquestrianWorld Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will try that! 
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:iconmuramia:
Muramia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconreygan-kiwi:
reygan-kiwi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I also want to confirm that this does work with SAI and so will work with GIMP. 
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reygan-kiwi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose you could apply this to dappled black pelts and dappled bay/sorrel with different shades of brown/grey for black and bay and then orange/brown for sorrel?
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Luna-Digital Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will use this tutorial for my HARPG stallion. Thanks a lot!
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:icontester335:
tester335 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
This makes dappling so much easier! Thanks.
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:iconxingyaru:
Xingyaru Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dappling was the mystery to me x) Before, I could only put a lot of dots and it's over xD But this tutorial taught me so much ! I'l try it out soon, thanks a lot !
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ABigBadWolf Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Cool.
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:iconforbidden-hanyou:
Forbidden-Hanyou Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
This is very helpful...Thanks. :D
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:iconrabid-donkey:
rabid-donkey Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful :) Thank you!
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:iconthe13thblackcat:
The13thBlackCat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. Dappling has always been difficult for me, which is bad because it's also one of my favorite things. I'm so glad you made this!
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Silversilo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Wow! that's a very help full guide :D Can you make a guide to how you draw the horse?
(Very bad english... i know)
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I get a chance I will yeah :lmao:
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:iconsipper-paws:
Sipper-Paws Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Awesome ^^
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SongsOfInfinity Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so useful! I've been looking for a good tutorial on dapples for forever, it feels like! I can't wait until I have some time to try it.
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to help :D
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:iconmine96:
Mine96 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! Just one question...What kind of brushes do you use for the coat? How much opacity and flow? Do you use the technique of the "dodge and burn"? Thanks :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is unfortunately a very outdated tutorial, so most of the techniques and brushes I used then I don't use anymore. So I can't really answer your question because I don't remember it, but I'm pretty sure I just used the standard settings for the brush at 100%, but with pressure sensitivity enabled for tablet. I don't however use dodge/burn tools much or at all in my pictures, not then and not now :)
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:iconmine96:
Mine96 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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:iconapplepieartworks:
ApplepieArtworks Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best dapple tutorials I have ever seen!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so :love:
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ApplepieArtworks Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I found it^^
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LKHanamura Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I have a friend who uses GIMP like I do and she loves to try to turn photoshop tutorials into GIMP ones, would you mind if I asked her to do the same with this one?
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, I would love to see how it works in Gimp :)
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Missvirginia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Hello! I'm the friend =BlueRiftValley was talking about. ;P Here's the GIMP version: [link] You're credited of course. :aww:
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LKHanamura Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! I sent her a note with a link to the tutorial. I am sure she will too, but I will link you the tutorial when she is done so you can see it. Thank you!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, wish her luck! :D
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ElfPrincessFlannery Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thank you this was very helpful!!! :D
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear that! :D
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ilovebeer08 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
hmm, I selected the same looking brush that you selected, but somehow it looks different when I try to make dapples with it -.-' I use photoshop elements, which should almost be the same....
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's odd. Maybe elements works differently somehow :? Sorry I can't be more of a help to you..
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:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You've been featured :) [link]
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, thank you so very much for this :love:
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horsequeen11 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! thankyou :hug:
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DifferentSimalaritie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Photographer
I love this, but i can't colour m horse in the first place D:
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HalaAyoubi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student
AWESOME!!!!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Rainbolical Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
super helpful. thanks!
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Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student General Artist
And what if I haven't got PS? 8D I've got only Gimp and when i say 'gimp' i mean 'only stupid round brush' xD
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Missvirginia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
I made a GIMP here: [link]
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PonyCool42 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for this great tutorial, it really helped me to do the dapples on my stallion. ^.^ [link]
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WolfySM Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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:iconrhiaan:
Rhiaan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
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:iconcerona:
cerona Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Andalusian-XVI Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Could you do a tutorial on how you shade horses? :)
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