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iDNAR's Basic CG Tutorial by iDNAR iDNAR's Basic CG Tutorial by iDNAR
WAIT GUYS HOW DO YOU ADD THAT NICE CUSTOM THUMBNAIL PIC??

Whew finally finished.

Well this is the tutorial that I said I'll do all the way back in January. It covers basically how I color the face and hair.

Well I put a lot of work and thought into this, and hopefully those who asked will find it useful. If you are a beginner, you might want to read this as well:[link]

It's the tutorial that I first learned how to CG from :).

For those of you read it, I'm curious as to what you think so please leave a comment if its not too much trouble.

I feel that I haven't explained some of the steps very clearly so if you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them here.

Notes:
1: Example of LIGHT:[link]
Example of SHADOW:[link]
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AmbiguityArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I've had this tutorial saved since I joined DA like 9 years ago, I only just now read it and realized it had some of the major things I only just recently learned about color and light, I could have saved so much time -.-
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Darktayle Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me want to improve my people-drawing skills just to test it out :O sadly my speciality is animals and mythical creatures and it will probably always be that way. -__-

Nevertheless, I will prevail!
Thank you for the tutorial ^^
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Blackania Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist
What is CG? Can i do this with Gimp? Do i need a special Photoshop? Which hardware do i need?
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:iconrandiness34:
Randiness34 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
But anyways nice tutorial
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Randiness34 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG....I made up a person with your name

my god your my shadow,Randi backwards
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montezjones2011 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I just cant blend my junk!!!! uuuugh! i hate the world and it's complications!
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Kestya Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, that was really helpful, can you please put a tutorial up for more complex cging.
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SpectralKnight Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful! =)
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Arowa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Uh, iDNAR, right? Um, do you know where I could go to learn the 'Light' method of CG?
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RenegadeHeated Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
this really helped me pick up the skin tones and the shading of it thank you ever so much! I'm sure I'll improve now^^
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EveSnowflake Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Cool! Of caurse I knew about all these tones on skin, but usually I use it in coloring on paper or even more on canvas, but on PS I'm still new one, so this one will help me a lot! Thank you! ^_^
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AnimeFusion88 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Your Neji looks cooler than the real one.
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Senzuzaku Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
awsome tutorial!!, i have photoshop 7.0 but i dont have a pen tablet where do i locate 1?

Cheers
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Cometstarz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Excuse me, but do you know how to get to that on a mac? Thank you!
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kyyuubi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
good tutorials thanks
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Marise567 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Oh my goodness, I have been admiring and admiring your digital work and trying to emulate it thinking, 'oh my god, how.' And lookey here. :D

Thanks so much!
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TheWanderingSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
I discovered the liquefy tool some time ago and I love it. Most recently, I use it in conjunction with other tools to fix all the mistakes I make in a sketch. Then I print out a light blue copy of the pic and redraw whatever parts of it didn't come out that great in the photoshop editing. I've gone through up to 4 printings/editings before having a version I was happy with and ready to ink before. I like this technique better than erasing/redrawing 'cuz I tend to just retrace the erased lines no matter how many times I try.
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Joker-the-stalker Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
O___O...
I LOVE U !
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francosj12 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
what's a CG? sorry =P
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forsakenlight77 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
it looks very helpful. one question, who is htk?
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Maksn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..... *licks your boots*
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excellent tutorial!! <3
thanks formincluding the part about blending. so many tuts skip over that part!
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eroseon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for this!
You obviously spent quite a bit of time and effort and it's really helpful, especially all the stuff about lighting :aww:
Thankyou!!
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rarebitone Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
ive been looking for a way to take my outlines a step further ,
so this was very helpful for me.
thanks alot,

just need a tablet noe :(
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chobits9958 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
I love you ^___^

You are really Good !!

Please,Teach us more ^_^
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Kauthar-Sharbini Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
thanx u it's very helpful !!
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MeowKittyKitty85 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
heh *snort* I know you get like tons of messages and probably don't get to respond as much or is very busy but I just had to say excellent tutorial (god I love your work! So beautiful) even though this been up for about a good five years now :XD:

but the links for the light sources is not there anymore and i think when i practice cging I think that's where i screw up the paint job imho...it just doesn't come out the way i want it too..I feel i'm doing something wrong and not getting exactly what i want because of this.

oh well i guess continued practice makes perfect...or at least to the point I'm finally satisfied with what i do....which is never. lol
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hedgehogfairy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ily, i'm off to try it RIGHT NAO!!! :D
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fervidessance Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
I love how when I actually decide to mess with digital art that something as informative as this conveniently pops up in my searches....



Thank you! This is very helpful :D
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Sakukira Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
very useful thank you. I have just started using Photoshop myself. maybe you could give me advice on my style.
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Anarky-pledge Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
I OVE YOUUU , YOU SAVED ME!! THANK YOUUUU!!
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NerezaWorks Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
this was very helpful I don’t do much computer art because of my computer getting reformatted and all
but even for color pencils work this can prove to be very useful showing basic and how to improve on them to do beautiful art like yours
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azr2pd Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
This is great
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Darktayle Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, on step 6 I think your Neji picture has sort of erased the text, so I have no idea what it's saying and it doesn't make sense. What's this about painter IMO? Is it a program, or what? If it is, I can get it, if not..... :/ I can't really get another tablet.
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BomKosh Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The last picture of the tutorial had a messy body.
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estherlicious Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Ah! I can't wait to work on it after my exams!
Awesome, dood! You can't imagine how grateful I am to you for this tutorial :D
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domat7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
THAT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO USEFUL!!!
JUST WHAT I NEEDED! HOW DIDN'T I SEE IT BEFORE!
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gfxslave Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Could you make a more in-depth tutorial about blending in photoshop? I'm using the smudge tool but it doesn't give me the results I want..Your method looks really good, but some more explination would be nice if possible?
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songst3r Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
that was an amazing tutorial! very, very helpful :)
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Eressae Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Nice tutorial, thanks (:
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failed-attempts Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
This looks very helpful and thorough :D I'm gonna try this when I get done with my other project.....
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SanrinNaika Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Student General Artist
Domo but I try to study it eventhough I'm not good in using photoshop hehe
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daptosto Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
sweet, thanks man
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itachiheartextreme Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
this looks reali helpful. would it be possible do it without a tablet?
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Rastan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Thank you very much for making this, it helped me a lot in a lot of ways :)
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ikartiko Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008   Digital Artist
NICE! :D Thanks for sharing!!!!!
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Kawas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008   General Artist
OMG! :wow: I really <3 ur style! really... i'm ur fan @x@ very nice tuto, and nice Neji pic X3.
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your technique and talent!
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PyraDemonia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
O.O!?!?!? ....I'm too afraid to find the hard tutorial way....I'm bad at learning on comps...
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DafneZanata Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
You taught EVERYTHING!!!
But I still don't know how to do these incredible pictures you do xDDD

hehe...
i'm an idiot ^^'
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