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OC Fur tutorial by daisy7 OC Fur tutorial by daisy7
haha...I did another one because you guys kept asking..so heres my fur tutorial real easy...also done on one layer..this was kinda tough because normally I have a dog drawn when I do this..

DRAWN IN OC

step 1- fill the page with a dark color, since Im doing it on one layer I flood fill it so that everything blends.

step 2- normally this'd be where your animal would be..but I didnt draw an animal..I drew a blob..so, when coloring and animal...just choose some large sized brush and color it in with the color of your choice..I like to do a neutral color..not to dark and not to bright, that way the highlights stand out more. (when coloring, I recommend coloring in the direction your furs gonna go..)

step 3- take a lighter color and a smaller sized brush (not too small..sorda large) and quickly draw the fur..I dont do zig zag, that looks to messy for me

step 4- draw some more layers of fur with the same color

step 5- shading...choose a darker color and add some shadows on your fur

step 6- highlights...take a smaller brush and a lighter color and add some highlights.

step 7- blending..go back and use that neutral color, that you started off with..or one similar and with that larger sized brush go back over it like you were doing another layer of fur..and blend your shadows and highlights together...this makes the fur look somewhat clumpy..cause hair clumps..go looks at your dog or cat and see.

step 8- I used that smaller brush again and added some darker colored fur and sommore highlights and individual hairs on those clumps...and voila..zoom out and you have some good looking fur.

doesnt take long to do..never ever ever draw each individual hair..I mean you could.but most of the time it just comes out looking messy and unnatural…you could even go back and use the pen tool to add some extra hair..umm I only used the paintbrush tool though^_^


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I actually have a picture to upload too...but my sister stole the computer...Ill try and get it up by tomorrow.
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UntamedFantasy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :D This is awesome!
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VanadiumValor Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Couldn't do step one xD
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Annabeth5110 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional Writer
This is gonna be useful.
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RadioGirlhaspizza Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Super helpful! Thanks!
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Hiroshi01 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks, this tutorial helped me  a lot .
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Nooknook Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems great ! I'll try it :) Thanks :)
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BikerCat666 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm always struggling with fur so will give this a go, thanks!
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erika2001 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
THANK YOU!!! In going to use this tekniqe or however its spelled
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PAPERWlNGS Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
technique 
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erika2001 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
ye :D
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PAPERWlNGS Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
:)
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The-Urocyon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OC? Is that Open Canvas?

Very nice tutorial, but is there a photoshop version of your watercolor brush? I have a bit of a hard time with fur in photoshop and I don't have OC.
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daisy7 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes and yes.

In photoshop theres a default brush called like "Hard round 19" or some other size. On my Cs5 it says "Hard Round 100". Its a round spaced out brush that starts out light then gets dark and then light again...in the brush settings if you hit "wet edges" and turn on "shape dynamics" you can get a water color type brush that kind of resembles open canvas but it doesnt blend nearly as well. I use it often though because I inevitably end up switching to photoshop to add extra details. I just do the same technique..a bunch of quick strokes with a dark color in the direction the fur is going following by another coat a quick strokes with a light color and then another coat with a smaller brush to add in individual hairs.
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OkayamaYukie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
gonna try it out
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Wolfess10 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I cannot thank you enough for this tutorial. I have been have trouble with some of the other tutorials on how to draw realistic, but soft, looking fur. This is not only something I learned, but it looks decent at the first try, and I know it can only get better. Once again, thank you so much!
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Mahsira Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this TTwTT
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LadyAlluvia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
do you use smudge tool for fur? I made a brush with scattered small dots to pull the fur that I've been using but thickness and colors don't work out for me...
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daisy7 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, I never touch smudge. Open canvas I just draw individual hairs or clumps with the watercolor brush and the way it blends with background colors gives it that nice smooth look. In photoshop I can kind of mimic the OC watercolor brush but I usually use it to do the finer individual hairs and use various home made or borrowed fur brushes.
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LadyAlluvia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fur is pretty tough to draw isn't it ? I watched a bunch of tutorials already but still am not satisfied with the way my fur turns out. Experience means a lot here doesn't it ? For sure you have a lot. Look at this picture: [link] . I think more methods of drawing fur are used for it, I asked her to make a fur tutorial...
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ptitejoliskra Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
oh thanks for that must be very helpful
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CloverWing Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Trying this on my current work! Thanks ^^
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Simply-Jax Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice visual tutorial! Defiantly going to try this out on my next critter I decide to draw.
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stargurren Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simply perfect..gotta try it
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RelentlessManda Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
do you use a different opacity at all?
cause now im confused since it looks like it xD
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daisy7 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
newp, In photoshop I do to mimic the effect but I like open canvases standard watercolor brush the way it is.
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frufrukitty Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
what did you use? photoshop?
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Miles-Valentine Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use this alot formy hair... thanks for making it
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HectorVrl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shweet this will defiantly improve my fur in OC :3 thx
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Lykkepillen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You my friend, just saved my life!
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Spiritual-Dawn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm stupid.
What does OC stand for?
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daisy7 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Open Canvas, its an art program.
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nyanko2000 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
That looks easier than I thought!
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nikky5757 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks neat! x3 A bunch of my characters are wolves so I gotta try this. XD I usually don't draw/shade the fur cus I never know where the highlights and shadows go. XP

I don't have OC... So I'll try with Paint.net, and let you know how it turns out. n_n The tools seem to be similar. x3
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nikky5757 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How's this for my first attempt at fur?
[link]

x3
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Radioactive-Rainbows Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
could this also be done for oc 1.1 hon? also very spiffy informative tutorial :3
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daisy7 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thinking it should be. I dont use OC1.1 and I know it uses a layer system thats a wee bit difference but the tools are still the same.
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Radioactive-Rainbows Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
wow thanks hon :3 and for the tut too :3 i actually tried it out to test it and it works just takes more time on oc 1.1
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TailsWorld1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial! It is very helpful ^ w ^
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KakashiCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
What was the opacity setting for the brushes on the different steps?
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daisy7 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
believe it was all the default setting unless I stated otherwise. As far as I can remember Ive never changed from the default opacity.
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KakashiCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Thanks for the quick reply!
I have put your tutorial to fantastic use on a cat that I am working on :]

If you like, I'll link you to it when I am finished!
<333
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daisy7 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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KakashiCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Here you go!
Finished product :]]]
Stolen Starlight
<33
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daisy7 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome^^ hope I helped somewhat
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KakashiCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Of course you did!
And thanks.

I had no idea what I was going to do or how to go about colouring the fur.
Thanks :]
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Doxenogo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
I really want to try this now :3
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pixipui Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
this is certanly heplful.
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Konara Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
This tutorial=<3
It has helped me a lot!
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Muzzicu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
:nod:
Thankyou.
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:+fav:
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KanDYtheHedgeHog Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
Oi,i've been looking everywhere for this kind of thing.Thank goodness someone pointed it out to me :D*favorites*
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