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Skin-Facial Hair Walkthrough by nathie Skin-Facial Hair Walkthrough by nathie
So, I have made a walkthrough of skin/facial hair today. It was a relatively "quick" one, (I could have spent far more hours with this portrait) and I hope it makes sense how I explained it.

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Here are the brushes I used:


No reuploading, redistributing and such stuff. You know the game.
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dara1hunter Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is crazy helpful!!!! Thank you for making this!!!
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Eiwynn Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Vielen Dank :)
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CyanScarf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reading the text be like Cluck 
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nathie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!!
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CyanScarf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool cool brushes tho
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CyanScarf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smile Miguel 
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Fantasyfull Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh myy.... GOD
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nathie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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mri0903 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Vielen Dank für all deine Turorials, wirklich. Ich komm immer wieder gerne hierher zurück und erkundige mich über "bits and pieces".
Was mich bei deinem Skill-level interessieren würde: Verwendest du eigentlich noch Referenzen?
Weil bei mir stellt sich die Frage "Wann kommt man eigentlich an dem Punkt an, an welchem man so ziemlich jede Muskelbewegung, Hautspannung und Licht/Schattengebung kennt und kaum/keine Referenz mehr braucht."
Es ist mir schon lange ein Rätsel, aber ich weiß manche Künstler können das. Wie nähert man sich an diesem Punkt des "Fotografischen Gedächtnisses" an? Vor allem bei so einem komplexen Werk wir dem menschlichen Körper? :)
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nathie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Also. Ich verwende durchschnittlich bis zu 20 Refenzen pro Bild - für Licht/Schatten, oder Hände, oder Texturen, was auch immer. (ausser bei Landschaftsspeedies, die mache ich zum Relaxen aus dem Kopf.) Ich kenne viele Profis, die nie ohne Referenzen arbeiten, gerade wenn es um Architektur, den menschlichen Körper oder Tiere handelt. Viele, die sagen, sie benutzen keine Referenzen, die lügen entweder oder man sieht es. >.< ("Oh, ein Atompilz? Nein, eine Stehlampe.")
Ich bin mit einem fotografischen Gedächtnis gesegnet, welches mir immer noch Bilder aus meiner Kindheit detailgetreu wiedergibt, oder ich kann dir auch genau noch sagen, wie ein Kumpel vor zwei Jahren auf meinem Bürostuhl gehangen hat. Trotzdem benutze ich (selbstgeschossene) Referenzen. Man kann soviel Theorie im Kopf haben wie man will - aber man soll nie das zeichnen, was man weiß, sondern das, was man sieht. Sonst geht es oft in die Hose. XD
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Zaera-D Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for taking the time out to make and post this!
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DavideBoratto Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
thank you very much!
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LouiseBahia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That was very helpful. The cat is a nice touch.
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nathie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD
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Ender360 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
cool!
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Wolkenfels Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Sehr schönes Tutorial. Dankeschön!
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YNOTCREATIONS Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
amazing, thanks for sharing
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HelenaRothStock Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hi, your stock has been featured here: [link] hope you don't mind :)
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nathie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :love:
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Howlgram Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
how do you make shading on the face look so smooth? i cant with the goddamn soft round brush
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lithriel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you don't mind me jumping in here- you should use a hard brush to start with. Then smooth your transitions with the soft brush at the end. Pressure sensitivity with a wacom tablet also make all the difference. ;)
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Howlgram Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
omg, thanks, i think that is it.
It happens that im dumb enough to not remember that you can change your brush style with almost everything, you know, with the brush tool, eraser tool, smudge tool, lol. For some reason i was just stupid, argh, so everytime i selected the pressure sensitivity option i used a hard brush, and when i used soft it didnt have the pressure option, argh, what is wrong with my mind, lol.
thanks for pointing out my stupid mistake, hehe, i gotta try that out next time i do something, hehe.
btw, may i bother you a little, but do you know the difference between flow sensitivity and opacity sensitivity ? which one fits more into what? =)
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lithriel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well flow and opacity are quite different. Reduced opacity will create an overlapping translucent effect with darker areas at the overlap whereas flow won't- it's uniformly "thinned". I hope that makes sense! My digital illustration professor in college said one should never have his or her brush set to lower opacity, only flow due to that overlaid effect(not that I always listened to that but there you have it). Actually having it at 100% on both is all that is needed most of the time as the brush naturally lowers it's flow to pressure so I just use lighter strokes.
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Howlgram Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
oh thanks, it makes complete sense =) it is what i suspected it was
i just didnt use flow, and used to get mad when opacity would just screw because it would darken the background, lol. well, ty! ^^
It happens for some reason that my Photoshop has by default not-penpressure so i had to choose pen pressure to affect opacity or flow =P
btw, im looking at your profile and you got some pretty awesome stuff =)
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lithriel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks. I started playing around with actual digital painting at the end of 09 so I am still learning. I'm illustrating full time now but I still have so much to learn. I know what it's like to be frustrated and not know how to get past certain road blocks so I try and help others out when I can. ;)
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Hopesfirexx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Hahah. When I saw a link, I gave a little woop of joy. When I realized that the first panel is already better than anything I've ever drawn as of yet, I did a face-plant on my desk. Time to practice. A lot. I just got owned. XD
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nathie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well here are alot of good tutorials on how to draw faces on DA, so I thought I´ll take it a step further. :)
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ZioDark Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Thank you, this tutorial is a great help.
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Thank you SO much for this tutorial! You are generous!
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Morefeous Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much for this tutorial. Im a fan of semi-realism and these helped me understand so much. I like your style of paintings and thats somewhat what my style is too.
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gisela1910 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Great tutorial thanks for sharing. Did you use a reference photo for this tutorial or did you draw from scratch?


gisela
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nathie Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It was drawn from scratch. :)
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WineWriter Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Wow, some really great texture tips here. Thank you :)
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nathie Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you approve! XD
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JaneEden Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, hugs Jane xx
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bassgeisha Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Simply amazing, thank you so much!
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csick02 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks for this!
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SaphiraJK Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
er erinnert mich ein bisschen an [link] :D ^^
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SorcererJafar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! After reading this I was able to make a great improvement to my drawings. This is wonderful!
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nathie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad that it was helpful! :)
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SmokesBrandy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thank you so much for this.
Sharing knowledge is very generous of you, and enormously helpful for a layman such as myself. :)
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nathie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Ablackwind Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Wonderful. Thank you for sharing. :heart: :cuddle:
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nathie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Have fun trying it out! :love:
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Cs4 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
great
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No-one-o1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a god, and I can't thank you enough for sharing this little inside of you technique! :worship:
Your art's so awsome! :excited:
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nathie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww. Thanks!
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No-one-o1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*insight >.<
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IvannaMatilla Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
O_o wow, incredible! Thank you so much for this!
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