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Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
For the longest time, many people have been requesting for tutorial on how to paint/speed-paint rocks...

Well, this tutorial shows some of the ways I do it.

There are other methods I use but this tutorial shows the best examples to understanding the concept and not just the technique (well, i hope it does).

I hope it helps! :)

what software is that?
I did this in Photoshop cs2, but anyone can follow these steps using any painting/drawing software. I also just used a default brush here.

Why no textures? Rocks are often rough, right?
What is most important is to depict the form of the rock. To make it look realistic or believable, the rock should have body, and fit into it's environment. The textures are just secondary.




like my facebook page here i sometimes update it with random artworks not found here on da! :D
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:iconscree06:
scree06 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I was having face difficulty with a rock face, I think I was getting too stuck on details. I've finally made it to a point I am happy with
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RainbowGlaze123 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful! Ty!!!
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:iconthegreatsix:
thegreatsix Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful tutorial! Thank you!
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:iconthestarninja:
TheStarNinja Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tutorial!
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:icondahkur:
Dahkur Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D It's a lot of fun to read your tut. Thanks a lot!
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Glanzfell Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, you are funny cx
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017   General Artist
Thanks very much for sharing :)
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:iconpk-condor:
pk-condor Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Awesome :heart:
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:iconpatjimz:
patjimz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tnx so much for your heroic act of sharing your talent! it takes an enormous amount of your time and effort to do so! we're so blessed for all that youv'ed done! keep it coming!
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adam-ant2 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Rock on!
Headbang! 
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:iconszufla:
Szufla Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I needed something like this SO BAD  !

FAV + Llama :dummy:
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S-P-Liana Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome guide~
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Journey-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
which specific default brush did you use? i think hard round pressure opacity right...?
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:iconscarypet:
scarypet Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016   General Artist
yes something like that! hahaha
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:iconjourney-fox:
Journey-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, ok.

mind telling me how im getting this wrong then?

Rock? by Blue-The-Fox
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scarypet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016   General Artist
no problems with the brush, just try to improve the form of the object with better shadows.. (see step 2). Practice with simpler shapes first like cube shaped rocks or ball/sphere shapes... :)
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Journey-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright, thanks. i guess i'll give that a try.
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Burning-Heart-Brony Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfully done and super handy! Thank you for drawing this up!
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:iconthemeekwarrior:
TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful! Thank you! :) This helped me with my planetary rocks in my newest project.
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:iconz3lo:
Z3LO Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent! Thanks for this kabayan!
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:iconskylaryozora:
SkylarYozora Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic examples!
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:iconjbantha:
JBantha Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
this might do
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ShadowOfDarkAndLite Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I used your tutorial for the round boulders, thanks so much. :) 

Background Practice
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FireoftheBass Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Very helpful, thank you for this great resource
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:icontlavos:
tlavos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most amazing rock painting tutorial ever! Thank you!
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:iconivygamgeetook:
IvyGamgeeTook Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Great!!
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:iconmikajolly:
Mikajolly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! I love it, helps me a lot! :D
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:iconsonicluke:
sonicluke Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Cool :)
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:iconamberwingknight:
AmberwingKnight Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like! 
Thank you for adding the narrative, and not just samples of the step by step.
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:iconwylfen:
Wylfen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a great tutorial! This'll help me a lot drawing rocks xD
I love how you did it, kinda funny but still informative x3
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:iconking-of-beasts:
King-Of-Beasts Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NIICE
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LeDaverix Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That rocks :)
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deviantfemale Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Now THIS is a really good digital painting beginner tutorial. I wish there was more of stuff like this around. Most of the tutorials are way too advanced for beginners and too big in scope.
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Chaotic-Brony Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is exactly what I needed. Thank you for posting this. ^^
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EeveeDream Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rocksss... :3 Thanks for the tutorial!
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:iconmarkxter:
Markxter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the rounded rock with the moss and grass.

Added to favorites :)
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RahEdanStables Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Your tutorials are always handy and helpful! Thanks bunches!
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:icontuckerlyn:
Tuckerlyn Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this! Very helpful
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dudgus2429 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
awesome!!
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Amazing
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconkodiakgraphics:
KodiakGraphics Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Cooool. I'll be doing that tut for sure. Thanks.
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:iconbesunony:
BesuNony Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
This is a great reference. Thank you for making this! :D
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Berryslushy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
love having this reference at hand haha. ya think rocks would be easy to paint but NOPE. anyway, helpful tutorial. thanks!
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmegazer047:
megaZer047 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ooh Rocks.  This will help out a lot.  Thanks.
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DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I should of looked this up  BEFORE i did my  drawing! DX  Now my picture looks like shit and I can't erase!c ;-;<br / />
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Blue-squids Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
how did you blend the colours in wile you where drawing?
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hundefrau Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will help me a lot :D *sucks at rocks*
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Quad9556 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Could this be done with a graphics tablet? :meow:
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