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Jen's Fur Tutorial 2 by jocarra Jen's Fur Tutorial 2 by jocarra
A walkthrough of Wolfsong, describing my new fur technique. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask :)

Original image: [link]
Other wolf images: [link]
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BlackWolfFurry Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where can i find your tutorial?
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jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Click the download button on the side of the page :)
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Chaseya Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
This tutorial is really great, but I always get lost at Step Four - Airbrushing the fur. I don't know what you did between the fourth and the fifth picture. In picture four, you started "scribbling lightly overtop of it all" and in the fifth picture you've got this wonderful fur texture, how did you do that? :confused: 
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jocarra Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, yeah, I think that is the most confusing part, for sure :b

You see the three big images of the wolf's chest under Step 4 - can you get to the little miniature one between 1 and 2?

Basically, I don't use big blocky brushes like in the big examples - by setting the airbrush to low flow (like, under 10%), you get a really gradually, controlled stream of colour.  If you brush AS IF you were following the big examples, you SHOULD end up with something sort of like the last/third picture.

Use a bit smaller brush than you had been working with to get to the miniature picture stage, small enough to get the smudgy suggestion of fur.  I seriously just use a kind of scribbling motion to get the fur look (make sure you scribble in the direction of the fur, not just in any direction!).  It'll be faint, because the flow is low, but a "pattern" will sort of start to emerge - it might not QUITE look like fur yet, but it should start being easier to imagine - and you can go over it again to help bring out what you see.  I start with bigger scribbly strokes and some daubs/spots, then as something resembling fur starts to appear, go over it more carefully - using dark and lights (screen and multiply) directly next to each other, but not over top, is a way you can help bring the patterns out

For instance, right at the base of the wolf's neck, where it meets the chest right in the middle, I used a bunch of dark scribbling vvvvv-shaped strokes, and dotted some lighter bits on top, then went over the dark vvs, and over the light tufts, until they looked like that.

I know it looks fast and easy, but it took me 2 hours to get through this stage, and that's after sort of having a decent feel for how to do it.  It may take you longer, or more practice with other examples.

It's a bit hard to explain without breaking it down into further illustrated steps, but hopefully that helped a bit?  Lemme know if you need more explanation :)
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4felixx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got it c:
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, okay :) Lemme know if you need any more help ;P
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4felixx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wheres the tutorial? Sorry im dumb >.<
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:iconanimals21:
animals21 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Try*
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:iconanimals21:
animals21 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh.. I have CS5.. How I block that colour? :o
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What do you mean exactly?
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:iconanimals21:
animals21 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Ok ^^ I'll trye that.

Andd I must practice English more few years, before I can understand clearly that text in all your tutorials c:
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You can try some of my other tutorials, they might be easier to understand :)
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:iconanimals21:
animals21 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
It's awesome! But it looks too hard for me ;_;
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe try my first one? [link]
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violetwinds Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This was the best tutorial I've seen today. Looked over tutorials over the weekend..and I think my brain is fried from all the poorly drawn wolves and over use of dodge + burn.. ... . thank you for this!
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, haha, thank you very much!

Heh, I try to avoid using the dodge/burn tools for the most part, except when I -want- the colours to get hyper-saturated! Otherwise it just looks, well... bad XD

Anyway, good luck with it! I have a few other tutorials if you're interested, as well :) They're in their own folder in my gallery: [link]
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:iconvioletwinds:
violetwinds Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow! I didn't know about all of this, thank you!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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violetwinds Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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Ice-Artz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh nvm I got it now. xD
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jocarra Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, good :)
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:iconice-artz:
Ice-Artz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Sorry if the answer is super obvious, but where it's the tutorial at? xD

I only see a picture of a wolf and over it it says "Jen's Walkthru/Fur Tutorial" and I don't see links to any tutorials in the desc. Just other pictures.
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Ralola Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial<3
It was really helpful and informative^^
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, and you're welcome!
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Navakira Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll use this. Awesome. Thank you for sharing! :heart:
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jocarra Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks a lot, and best of luck :)
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LafflyAdopts Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
do you have to down lode it to see it?
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, click the download button.
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LafflyAdopts Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
okay
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CaballoGlue Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Great tutorial though@!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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CaballoGlue Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Just from a designer's standpoint, try using a font that is easier on the eyes for your tutorials. HELVETICA is your friend!
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*chuckles* It's true.
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Tiaseg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
I have never thought about making it from bigger to smaller :P
Thank you for the tips's ;D
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jocarra Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great, good luck!
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Tiaseg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Blue-Puppet Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
I know this was a while ago but how can I access the tutorial please?
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Download it :)
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:iconsovriin:
Sovriin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome tutorial, cant wait to use it! :D
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, good luck!
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TRANS4MATICA Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
This is very helpful! Thank you for clearly detailing the process. Your work is extraordinary. :D
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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Plushy-Chu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which programme was this in? <.<
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop, although most art programs should support a similar technique.
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Plushy-Chu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, thanks ^^
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Dusk-teh-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the tutorial!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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xx-loveme-xx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had saved all youre tuts a while ago but now I'm trying to draw a sad wolf and I'm going to use one of your tuts I'll show you the result ;)
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jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice :) Good luck!
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vampchilde Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I saved this one tutorial too. :)
There is a picture I have of a tiger that I would very much like to see if I can recreate... this tutorial has certainly pointed me in the right direction to start. Thankyou!!!
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