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Simple Equine Hair Painting by Dawndance Simple Equine Hair Painting by Dawndance

Easy Equine Hair Painting (A Tutorial)




Comments: Yikes, I know it's big but I still had to cut a little bit out. :ohnoes: Hope this helps some of you! More to come! ;)
Stock Images Used: [link] [link] [link]
Tools of the Trade: Wacom Intuos4 tablet | Photoshop CS5.1 | Mouse
Time: About one day from start to finish


Comments and :+fav:s appreciated. :tighthug:
Critique welcomed. :heart:


NOTICE - this artwork's sole purpose is to function as a tutorial provided by Dawndance.deviantart.com. Other use is prohibited.
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NutellaLove123 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow! I hve lways needed this tutorial!  really love horse manipulations, and im hoping to get a pad soon... How long would this take with just a mouse? (laoptop)
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Summonssniper Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this can help wif the hair shading
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Niinuliina Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
wow thanks! :squee: :tmnt2:
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Eldafer Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! amazing tutorial helped me alot ^^
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horseluv01 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've finally found a good tutorial! Thank you so much(:
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xxequine-elements Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This was extremely helpful, but I have trouble just getting the flow right when I'm drawing the mane! It never seems to look good. :( Any suggestions?
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thefantasyfreak Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Digital Artist
This is a great tut, Caitie. :squee: The only problem is that I can't ever seem to draw my manes and tails right... even with a tablet D: The strands of hair come out all blockish instead of straight and sharp.
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Dawndance Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Are you using pen pressure?
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thefantasyfreak Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Digital Artist
I haven't ever used that because my tablet doesn't have any buttons on it... It's a Wacam Bamboo Pen tablet...
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Dawndance Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Pen pressure can still be used. Go to your brush window in Photoshop. ;) The option to activate that setting will be displayed there.
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thefantasyfreak Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Hmm... Well, I'm in Brush Presets and I don't see anything that says Pen Pressure?
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Dawndance Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Wrong window... Go to Window >> Brush
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thefantasyfreak Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Digital Artist
lol nevermind I went online and found out how to do it... so I guess the lighter you press down on the tablet with the pen, the lighter and sharper the hairs will be? o.O
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JS-Church Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
fantastic Tuto. I'll try and incorporate this into my mains. I would have never thought about using the lasso tool for editing contrast and levels. Thanks
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HorseDoodler Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This really helps! The outcome is amazing!!! Thank you for making such a good tutorial!!! :heart:
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Dawndance Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
:la: Glad to help!
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Timidkittycat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i adore this because it teaches you how to draw much softer more realistic mane than most tutorials do.

thank you!!!
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Dawndance Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
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My pleasure! Glad you think it's something different. :D
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ArtInColors15 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This will help, loads.
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Lake99Runner Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Now maybe I can get a manip of mine into a group! Thanks a lot! Your THE BEST!!
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FallenScript-ManiPic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning will use :heart:
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Dawndance Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
:D
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FallenScript-ManiPic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Leafpool11 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woohoo! You finished! :D Thank goodness, this is amazing :heart: Thank you Caitie :hug: xx
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deepstars Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist
ooooh! very helpful!
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Dawndance Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Glad to hear! :D
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raviyn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, thank you very much! :iconsqueeeplz:
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Dawndance Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
:huggle:
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SnowArray Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Caitie! :heart:
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Dawndance Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:huggle:
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