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Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+

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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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TricksterAnansiHobbyist General Artist

Thanks dude! This is really a great tutorial :meow:

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VivianeWallaceHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, man!
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SeventhFairyProfessional Digital Artist
thankyou for the awesome tutorial
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scree06Hobbyist 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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RainbowGlaze123Student Digital Artist
Very helpful! Ty!!!
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thegreatsixHobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful tutorial! Thank you!
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TheStarNinjaHobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tutorial!
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DahkurHobbyist General Artist
:D It's a lot of fun to read your tut. Thanks a lot!
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GlanzfellHobbyist General Artist
Haha, you are funny cx
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MariaEnzianiaKober General Artist
Thanks very much for sharing :)
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pk-condorHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :heart:
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patjimzHobbyist 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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I needed something like this SO BAD  !

FAV + Llama :dummy:
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S-P-LianaHobbyist Digital Artist
awesome guide~
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Journey-FoxHobbyist Digital Artist
which specific default brush did you use? i think hard round pressure opacity right...?
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scarypet General Artist
yes something like that! hahaha
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Journey-FoxHobbyist Digital Artist
haha, ok.

mind telling me how im getting this wrong then?

Rock? by Blue-The-Fox
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scarypet 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-FoxHobbyist Digital Artist
alright, thanks. i guess i'll give that a try.
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Burning-Heart-BronyHobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfully done and super handy! Thank you for drawing this up!
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TheMeekWarriorHobbyist General Artist
Very useful! Thank you! :) This helped me with my planetary rocks in my newest project.
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Z3LOHobbyist General Artist
Magnificent! Thanks for this kabayan!
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SkylarYozoraHobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic examples!
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