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Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+

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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Anansi001's avatar

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

VivianeWallace's avatar
Thank you so much, man!
SeventhFairy's avatar
thankyou for the awesome tutorial
scree06's avatar
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
RainbowGlaze123's avatar
Very helpful! Ty!!!
thegreatsix's avatar
Very useful tutorial! Thank you!
TheStarNinja's avatar
thanks for the tutorial!
Dahkur's avatar
:D It's a lot of fun to read your tut. Thanks a lot!
Glanzfell's avatar
Haha, you are funny cx
MariaEnzianiaKober's avatar
Thanks very much for sharing :)
patjimz's avatar
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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Memory-Collector's avatar
I needed something like this SO BAD  !

FAV + Llama :dummy:
S-P-Liana's avatar
awesome guide~
Journey-Fox's avatar
which specific default brush did you use? i think hard round pressure opacity right...?
scarypet's avatar
yes something like that! hahaha
Journey-Fox's avatar
haha, ok.

mind telling me how im getting this wrong then?

Rock? by Blue-The-Fox
scarypet's avatar
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... :)
Journey-Fox's avatar
alright, thanks. i guess i'll give that a try.
Burning-Heart-Brony's avatar
Wonderfully done and super handy! Thank you for drawing this up!
TheMeekWarrior's avatar
Very useful! Thank you! :) This helped me with my planetary rocks in my newest project.
Z3LO's avatar
Magnificent! Thanks for this kabayan!
SkylarYozora's avatar
Fantastic examples!
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