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Painting Creature Fur

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Published: December 31, 2013
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EDIT: For a more extensive tutorials on how to paint different types of hair and fur check out these videos I made. natehallinanart.deviantart.com…

EDIT: Thanks for the DD! :)

Here's a fur tutorial because I'm awesome like that. No, someone actually asked me kindly who's trying improve upon their technique. (And I had the spare time.) This is basically how I go about creating fur for creatures. It may seem like a lot of steps, but it goes very quick once you have it down.

Use the download button to get the brushes I used plus a few extra.

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ch20060602Hobbyist Interface Designer
thx for sharing
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sdale154Student Filmographer
I love this tutorial :) Hey, if you change the color to black and put some eyes on it you got a soot sprite lol :3
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IvanaNebpehtireHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for both tutorial and the brush! Love 
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VickArtStrongHobbyist General Artist
This is so nice. Thank you for your help.
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MarinaPolo Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for this easy and helpful tutorial! I saved a lot of time! ^^
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ZaykoOStudent Traditional Artist
thanks !
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FlareAndIcicleHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this, it is really clear and helpful. I especially love how much the last step 'pimps' the entire sphere! :heart:
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JoelbluProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this POST!!  
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LaggtasticProfessional General Artist
I knew a big while back this tutorial would be helpful when I was about to go paint fur, so I added it to my faves. Now that moment is here and man I'm glad I faved it as this really helped me out to find an approach of painting fur (otherwise I would be like "Where the heck should I start" haha=P
Hey man, fantastic tutorial and keep up you're awesome works, they are really cool and a great resource of inspiration^^
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XholankhaHobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent tutorial, thanks a lot! It works insanely well!
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NateHallinanArtProfessional Filmographer
Awesome, glad it helped!
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I'm leader of a art club so this is very helpful. thank you.
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NateHallinanArtProfessional Filmographer
Good to hear :)
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This is so helpful. Thanks for the brushes, too :)
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thanks looks helpful.
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applejuicemagic Digital Artist
Oh man, I came across this at the perfect time. My fur was looking superflat.. so thank you!!
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Thank you so much for sharing this! A very clever method :)
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LightDarkWolf1424Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial could also double as a Tribble tutorial haha :)! I <3 this
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g-hazeHobbyist Digital Artist
I followed it, you're right, once you got it down it's really easy!


ill be using this a lot. SHANKS FOR SHARING IT!
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Imaliea General Artist
Fantastically useful tutorial!! thank you for taking the time :)
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NateHallinanArtProfessional Filmographer
No problem :)
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Your amazing work has been featured here: Daily Deviations Weekly Highlight! :heart:
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