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How to Paint Animal Fur in Photoshop


2.5-hours of content demonstrating how to paint various types of animal fur/hair and how to apply it to a character.…

First video covers how to paint different types of commonly used fur. In the second video I show how to apply them to a character. I’ve used these techniques on tons of posters, illustrations and concepts such as the Mooncatcher. It’s a fantastic way to step-up the realism and detail of any animal, creature or character you are painting.

It includes:

1 Video how to paint 6 different types of fur
1 Video how to apply it to a character
2 Practice PSD files so you can follow along
2 Finished PSD files to study the final results from demos
13 Photoshop brushes used in the demo

I hope you enjoy it! 

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Jammerlee's avatar
The gumroad link says the page doesn't exist?
Matsuemon's avatar
I tried to buy these brushes/lesson from your site, but it keeps saying "Sorry, we aren't currently accepting payments. Please try again later."
Morldorie's avatar
OK, honestly to me that looks like a action figure,
but that looks so much like a photo more than a painting 
Valentina-Paz's avatar
the gumroad page seems to be down, and when I try to purchase from selz, I get a message telling me you are not taking payments, is there any other way to purchase this tutorial?
Nice work !!!!!
I hope you see my new design also!!
craiyohn's avatar
awesome tutorial!
LexGoyle's avatar
Do you have any plans to do a tutorial or know of a good one on how you do your base form rendering? I mean I know it boils down to understanding light and form but the actual brush work comes out muddy and gross when I try even doing the sphere. I mean that lion even hairless is just wow! I would definitely love to get up to that level but I'm just not understanding how the brushwork... works to accomplish this.
StephaniaArts's avatar
Thank you for this very great tutorial, please ake more
Chavatquiah's avatar
That looks like a sort of lycanthropic lion... a werelion instead of werewolf haha super cool!! :D
NateHallinanArt's avatar
Pretty much :D I wanted to do something a little less generic than a werewolf so I went with a werekitty.
Juzoka-Vargulf-Eqqus's avatar
I'd like to get it, have a way for you post one version for dA? I don't know how work with paypal...
NateHallinanArt's avatar
I can't really do it through DA because of the studio I'm doing it through. If you use the other link ( ) you can just use a card. I hope you like the tutorial. :)
Juzoka-Vargulf-Eqqus's avatar
I'll try. I don't know if my credit card allow to buy stuff of the country, but I'll take a try. Thanks. ;)
2dresq's avatar
I really appreciate these tutorial videos.   They are helpful for novice and new to the various art programs like Photoshop, Sketchbook, Corel, etc...

Thanks for this demonstration. 

Best Regards,
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sephiroth87silver's avatar
its leomon from digimon :o (Eek) Wink/Razz 
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deviney's avatar
Lov it , I have one for you check this out:…
This by Neville Page is the BEST!

I bought this set is well worth the money, I have the brushes they are awesome...
DarwinsMishap's avatar
Excellent work!  Thank you for this.
goor's avatar
I have look at the complete Video and the brushes, you are amazing, this is perfect, thank you so much for the TuT and the Brushes.:clap: .:clap:
SamDelaTorre's avatar
It looks so real, it looks like a 3D render! Your skills are amazing! :la:
NateHallinanArt's avatar

It all comes down to really understand lighting and form; things fall into place after that. :)

SamDelaTorre's avatar
Indeed, but it's easier said than done and I'm nowhere near that now. Sweating a little... 
I can only hope I can eventually do that in the future. Thanks for your reply!  Love 
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