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Falling Water Tutorial

By ToySkunk
In a poll I made about which tutorial you would like to see from me, water came second - character/etc design was first, but that's a tutorial I'm going to have to think about to decide how best to present it, so I decided to rattle off this one in the meantime.

Despite the various tutorials I have (most of them very out of date for my methods and quality of work now) I don't think there's really any way I can tell you HOW to do something. Indeed, it has bothered me when I've seen some people use my tutorials to the letter, because (for instance) the specific lighting I used in my examples didn't fit in with the painting that they were doing, etc. So please just use this tutorial and my other ones to have a look at the method I used for that particular example, and try to extract from them instead some ideas for what to experiment with rather than a set way to do something. Experimentation will work for you far better than any method someone lays out for you set by step!
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jaggedice200's avatar
you know after looking at this tutorial, it's making me rethink and work on the detail of my project lol. I'm just sitting here like "aww man... I have alot more to do". Thank you for making this tutorial *bows*
Wylfen's avatar
And I was like: "Okay... Yeah... I can draw that..." And then, I kinda lost track and I was like... "Wait, what? You must've done Magic or something o.o"
rahul808's avatar
ToySkunk's avatar
:hug: Hope it's useful, it's an old tutorial though!
MizDawesome's avatar
Still looks cool. Hopefully I'll learn something from it :3
erickreillyart's avatar
This is way cool! Not to mention very helpful. Thanks for posting!
fuyu-oleander's avatar
This is really neat and useful, too!
Glitza's avatar
You have amazing painting skills!
thank you for the first realistic looking water tutorial
most other look so... drawn
I tried to use your technique at a pic - well, I need much more practise :3 [link]
ScarletImperfection's avatar
This is perfect considering I was trying to figure out how to paint water on a character's face not too long ago. Very informative and useful!
Noitusan's avatar
Thank you so much for sharing this.
ThisAccountWillDie's avatar
A technique of water that can benefit many. Thank you.
TychoDorian's avatar
Wow! Marvelous! Going to be testing this out soon!
AedenSolus's avatar
Very well put together and very helpful! I used this here. Thanks!
wantou's avatar
so cool :(( so surprise ~~~~~~~
MulkenPower's avatar
Thank you for putting this up! It's very helpful and I appreciate you adding text to it all, explaining why you do what you do! Extreemly helpful, many many many thanks!
Xerces's avatar
Very nice work! love this guide and how it shapes up at the end!
Anton42's avatar
This is what I did using this technique: [link]

Far from perfect, but I still like the result as the first try of ever drawing water, and your instructions certainly helped - thank you!
MysteryKittenThe1st's avatar
i'm gonna try to do falling water x.x
Anton42's avatar
Very nice and clearly explained, thank you very much! I'll try to draw falling water in my next painting :)
bdunn1342's avatar
This is amazing. I've been trying to improve my water for a while and I'm really looking forward to implementing some of your recommendations. Thank you so much for sharing!
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