Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Realistic portrait tutorial by nom-nom-pancake Realistic portrait tutorial by nom-nom-pancake
EDIT: Going to resubmit from my previous account!

------:star:Warning big file!:star:------

Hello everyone!

Finally, I can present a real tutorial!

I detected this tutorial to my lovely watchers, friends and people who what to be a better artists.
I been using a lot of other artist tutorial and now it's my turn to share something.

I apologizing for my grammar mistakes and my poor English. I hope you will not criticize me about that, but I hope you will like it anyway and will find it useful.

:bulletyellow:I recommend:bulletyellow: - Easiest way to learn how to paint/draw is to take some useful art books - study colors, anatomy, shadows and light and have a lot of practice, more you will practice the faster and easier will you paint/draw. Remember to be patient and don't give up on hard tings push till you have what you want and don't be lazy.

:bulletyellow:You can download brushes that I use in this work -

:bulletyellow:Finished work -…: :thumb258479504:

Other artist tutorials that will help you :deviation::………………………

- zer0
Add a Comment:
AlexQuinn90 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you please repload the brushes ?
nom-nom-pancake Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
FoolBackwards Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Thanks so much! :D
Celuthien Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial ... is ... in-CRE-DI-BLE!!! Bleedrainbow  I sat here gaping as I watched it. Thank you so much! I can't wait to try it out!
atomicheartlight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! This is beautiful
MissxMummy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A great tutorial, and a beautiful piece that came out from it~
CaptainRa1n Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013

Im using gimp 2 for some drawing and i dont know what resolution i should take for paintings. Can you help me out a bit? :D

Bangmaster Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student
its not that bad.... not crazy good just good..
MegaDarkly Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to say thanks for this tutorial. IT really helped me a lot. I will be referring to this more often, although some of my techniques deterred from your method. :) 
JustinX9 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
wow very professional
ThiNgyyFaCe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutey AMAZING!
I just.. Can't understand people who draw so PERFECT!
Tetrodoxin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial! :eager: There's even a little bit about drawing a mouth, which is something I need to work with. :) I shall check out those brushes, too. :)
AshKite Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Kinda looks like Taylor Swift :3 Thanks for this tutorial!!!!
BelleIllumina Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
She looks like Taylor Swift in a way.
A great tutorial. It's absolutely amazing.
Himikai-chan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully helpful tutorial! :D But can you link me to the skin texture brush by turtledove-stock, please? If it is still in their gallery, I can't find it.
Yumezaka Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Amazing work! Thank you so much for sharing your tips. Maybe it will help me to give more depth or shape to my stuff.
HogantheHero Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow! This is such a great tutorial. Thank you for it! :D You have such an awesome talent!
JeyNguyen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
so amazing
Sereh-94 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this. You really helped me a lot.
May I ask you a question? Seeing image number 7, and then the 8th one, it looks clear that the colors have become smoother. How do you do it? I use smooth brushes and also the blur filter, my result is pretty decent, but yours looks definitely something more. :(
nev777 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neato with the tutorial Thanks, have checked it out and always wondered how you use the digital side to get such great effects...Only a new comer to art (2nd year fair dinkum)am concentrating on pencil, love it,but still learning shade and definition, but hope to branch into painting some day soon and your tut will be I think most helpful...thanks the way she comes out well done... Nev..
mythliker Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist
this is really awesome, the way you broke down your painting process :)
ryelize Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your tutorial and how thorough you are with explaining.
SallysFunnyKiss Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Where did you find that texture? I checked ~turtledove-stock's page and couldn't find it... :(
Candle13 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is perfect!
5UNNYR4Y3 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Digital Artist
best skin coloring walkthrough ever! whoop! thank you so much ^^ not only did you instruct on the tones you used as well as where to put them, but also why (I suck at adding "warmth" to skin tones ^^;)
KillerTortoise Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Hey nice tutorial, I've always wondered how did they make the skin texture hahaha do you think you can post a link to it pleas? I don't seem to find it
Thanks :)
c-compiler Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This tutorial looks very interesting. I hope, it can help me to get around with painting in PS.
kireniaArt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
hi l made the tutorial but the bruhes disappear from my pc... photoshop and when l instal agains says already exist..please help me . l never done a god digital images until l saw your tutorial feel devastate l want your brush l can have anymore [link] this is my work please l would like you to see it..never done hair before :( l am so sad l can have the brushe anymore it desapear just like that from my photoshop
Xo0oXo0o Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist
thank you for this tutorial ,, i like digital painting so much but every time i try to practice it , it seems really hard ,,so i don’t know should i have a tablet like wacom ,, or it’s okay to paint with the mouse ?!!
hurdygurdyguy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Nice tutorial! I downloaded the brush tool preset file, but I can't get it to load in Photoshop (I use PS CS2) ... I put the tpl file in the PS>presets>tools folder and use the tools preset manger to load, but I get a "can't load tool preset ..... because of a program error" .. any ideas?
nom-nom-pancake Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have no idea, but maybe just maybe it is because of version of PS.
hurdygurdyguy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Ahhh, I did a google search and it turns out tool presets saved in CS5 are not backwards compatible to earlier PS versions (they were in CS4 ...) .... too bad.
hurdygurdyguy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Hmmmm, that's possible ... if so, that's too bad, those hair brushes looked good! Thanks anyway!
cleiment Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
thanks for the info! hope you can post more.....
Journie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thank you so much! I don't have Photoshop, but I do have GIMP, so I can follow this pretty well. I'm relatively new to digital painting, and I've had a hard time finding tutorials that will 1) work with GIMP or 2) actually explain how to do everything without using all the confusing mumbo-jumbo. I'd never known how to do the texture on the face like that. Most tutorials would just say "And add the finishing touches," etc, etc, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, thanks! :iconcloudeweplz:
LittleRock34 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too cool ! thanks for this tutorial but i tried twice and missed the skin every time
shadowblade275 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great tutorial :) how can you use a texture with a brush? can you create a texture yourself?
ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really useful, great job ^^
smoothdog2000 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Such a great tutorial and very inspiring! Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together! Really excited to try some painting now! Thanks again! Tom :D
ved-vyas Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you please help with this.[link] I used basic hard(hardness 75, opacity & flow 57) and soft brushes (hardness 30, opacity & flow 20) and I chose 5000/3000 pixel and 300pixel/inch canvas.
I couldn't make it that smooth. I tried smudge tool. then here's the result on the forehead.I use mouse. Could you kindly tell me whats wrong with me?
amkumar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
RoodynRoomnok Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
NicaRox2006 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you color over or under the lineart? i get so confused on that part.... :(
nom-nom-pancake Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The base color, shadows and lights I color under the lines and then I merge the layers together and paint the rest of work in single layer.
bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   General Artist
Gorgeous! Thank you for taking the time to share this tutorial. :)
S-P-Liana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for making this :love:
Glitza Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
It's beautiful! The coloring is so well done. It's amazing how you went from sketch to this and you make everything seem so easy. I'm envious! It's crazy good. The pores, the earring, the shine of the eyes and everything else is just lovely.
Much thanks.
shidarezakura Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic tutorial!!! :D I really need to start practicing! Thank you for taking the time to share this!
duducaico Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, nice tutorial! The girl reminds me of Taylor Swift feat. Ke$ha
klarine Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
May 22, 2012
Image Size
40.4 MB
Submitted with


71,172 (2 today)
2,951 (who?)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.