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Thu Jul 7, 2011, 5:07 PM
Quite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
Hope you find my collection useful!

Poses, composition and perspective
Pose tutorial by shingworks Guide to Movement1:Flexibility by Majnouna Tutorial 12 ImagInAction by AquaSixio Perspective + Composition Pt.1 by fox-orian Perspective + Composition Pt.2 by fox-orian Composition 1 by photo-class Composition 2 by photo-class
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Tutorial 10 How to have six' with colours by AquaSixio Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby Colour Theory in a Nutshell by Majnouna A Note on Light and Colour by toerning Gradient Tutorial by damie-m Global Lighting Tutorial by Angelus-Tenebrae color selection by oione:thumb184642625:
Animal anatomy
Drawing Birds part 1 by Majnouna Tutorial on creature design. by Rodrigo-Vega Canine v. Feline Anatomy Tut. by Daesiy Basic Animal Anatomy by Majnouna Animal Anatomy - Cats Part 1 by akeli Motion Reference 03 by ArnaTornwolf
Details and special effects
How to Draw Cloth - The Basics by JaneMere Various elements - tutorial by MinnaSundberg refraction by oione patterned fabrics by oione Boiling from inside by oione how to create ice by oione
Photoshop functions, tools and tricks
Tutorial 6 Brush the difficulties away by AquaSixio Working faster in Photoshop by Duffzilla Tutorial: Preparing Lineart by Shinerai:thumb211053856: Photoshop Brushes Part One by ceruleanvii Gold Step by Step tutorial by CGCookie
Walkthroughs to study
'Object Lesson' Walk Through by drak Tutorial 5 Many are calling for help by AquaSixio Tutorial 3 Let the sun shine in by AquaSixio Long Tutorial is Long by TastesLikeAnya paint breakdown by leventep Digital Painting Tutorial by Dianae Inatten - steps by eilidh SLAVIC WARRIOR | Tutorial #1 by Sephiroth-Art Chronos process by Verehin

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PeterVsAll Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WOWWWWW WOWWWWWWWWWW IM SPEECHLESS, you are the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you sooooo much !!!!!!!!!!
Horse-Paint-Designs Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Wow. Thank you for collecting that!
davidt-t Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. That is one of the best pieces of advice I have heard. In fact the advice is as valuable as the tutorial. 
jillamos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Already got 7 pages of tutorials but totally adding this! (I'm a tutorial hoarder)

Thank you so much for this! :)
Zalpha Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist

I really wish I had discovered this while I was still studying. I plan to go over these tutorials and do my best to put them into action. Thanks so much for putting this together for us all to benefit from the great works of others.

MAHIRART Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks a lot! i hope after i learn this tutorial i can draw as good as you! :D 
Ceruleanne Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for compiling it. it helps me a lot  :)
Ankh-Ascendant Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to thank you for compiling all of these, even though many of them are simply beyond me. So, thank you :)
Janiebirrrd Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, you just saved me....days no weeks</b> of searching for tutorials on everything I've ever wanted to learn to help improve my art. Thank you soooooooooo so much, you are a savior.
Krizker Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thanks for sharing! time to learn.
Avondrood Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Neat! Thank you so much for this!
Ms-Lachrymosa Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! And I love how you point out things that you should understand tutorials and get how you do it. It's true so that you can explore more in art.
VinciusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
A very good idea. Thank you!
ComicyArtistia Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa, this is exactly what I needed as a student artist. Thank you soo much. :D
LordKheldar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Sir, I thank you from the bottom of my cold black heart.
/me uses tutorial to conquer the world...
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TripleDs Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Great Lord, I wish that the blessed angles make a pile of miracles happen to you and your family and friends, you, kind sir, are awesome.
FedericaCatta Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!!!!
JelenaEllethil Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this is like a treasure trove for learners. Can't thank you enough for collecting all of these in one place.
CeridwenTaliesin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you for sharing all that wealth of knowledge! :D
brightless Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How can I favorout this journal entry? :(
Thanks a lot for the trouble you went through for making this for us aspiring artists! :)
Jhonenfan777 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:la: SO uber helpful! ^^ Thank you! :)
MassiveVolt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Realy helpfull, maybe this makes me a good artist someday.
PostBoxRomance Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This collection is really helpful, thank you!
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, you're awesome !!
i1i1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Thanks man! :D
Mokonaru Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Bookmarked, sadly can't give more props than some love on journals.
scriptKittie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best journal ever
ShuiYue Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much for this!
Magical--artist Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Now we can fav it! :D
vesner Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Only beta testers for now, but yep! V8 is just behind the corner ;)
faloop Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I want to fave it!!! but a bookmark would be ok for now...(if you could count a journal views you would get millions in this one - and that would be just counting mines O_O ) ^^ thank u
PurpleHope Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for sharing !
Riikin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! So much links to awesome tutorials. Thank you. This is very helpful. :)
paracritter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I wish v.8 was here now so I could fav this in a totally grateful manner. :|
a-bloke-101 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is so useful! Thank you so much, but my I ask why your mood is Miserable, are you ok?
mohiche Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been using this so much since you posted it, thank you! And the Witcher 2, hell yes.
gen-6 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Im going to check this out later
BlizzardLizard Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much !
upui Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
This is really useful! Thank you alot :3
nokki Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is wonderful! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!
Kleinkrust Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist
You know, I love you. :love:

If I didn't have to write my bachelor's thesis, I'd be sitting in front of PS now.
Ringmaster-Nynx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bookmarking this for later! Thank you so much for this!
Heyriel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Need to fav this Journal ._.
oratusbuffalo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
Amritha Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm too tired to post anything sane or worthy of making sense. But thaaaaaank you! This is amazing - this is a very nice gathering of tutorials and a lot of them have proved very helpful and insightful. I've seen a couple of tricks and techniques I'd like to try, and I have found them thanks to youuuuu! :lol:
TurbulentIndigo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
These will be very helpful, thanks for putting this together. :)
IPPO-Lita Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you for links!
laura-li-artist Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for showing me all these wonderful tutorials! Thanks for taking the time ^_^
legacyofpiracy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Such a great collection! Thank you!
BDT466 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Shit yes, this will definitely come in handy...since fav'ing journals is out of the question I shall bookmark till my hearts content :D

Thanks for sharin' :)
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