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shipthenerd:

Painting fur, step by step
Fur practice that could be useful to anyone out there.
Tips:
- Use smaller brushes for each step (the smallest I used was 1.5)
- L a y e r s
- Use a medium sized, low opacity (about 3% or lower), eraser to blend each stroke with the previous layer
- Always start with the bottom layer of fur and work your way up, otherwise your strokes will get confusing and you’ll lose depth.
Here’s a really useful palette for hair colour, which can also be used for furs.
Also, this was painted as part of a medieval type outfit, not for an animal pelt. Technique may differ. 

shipthenerd:

Painting fur, step by step

Fur practice that could be useful to anyone out there.

Tips:

- Use smaller brushes for each step (the smallest I used was 1.5)

- L a y e r s

- Use a medium sized, low opacity (about 3% or lower), eraser to blend each stroke with the previous layer

- Always start with the bottom layer of fur and work your way up, otherwise your strokes will get confusing and you’ll lose depth.

Here’s a really useful palette for hair colour, which can also be used for furs.

Also, this was painted as part of a medieval type outfit, not for an animal pelt. Technique may differ. 

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jaramo:

heyo!
don’t worry, your english turned out fine, dude.

as a foreword of warning,
it is best that you don’t use this post as a standalone tutorial, 
instead, try to use it as a study aid to help you make sense of real-life references.
(same applies for any decent “art tutorial” out there, really. :p)

bolded numbers correspond to the numbers on this post’s pictures.

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Writer Beware

the-right-writing:

the-right-writing:

Writer Beware makes posts on which publishing houses to avoid at all costs, which words to look for and which words to watch out for in contracts, and several other things that will keep you in control and knowledgeable about the publishing process.  I’d suggest reading through the website if you want to avoid getting ripped off, cheated, or scammed.

I’m just going to reblog this every so often because it’s a site that every writer needs to see.

(via art-and-sterf)

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psychopulse75 asked: I've always had some problems with shading and light sources. Any advice?

artisteem:

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the most basic thing to light sources is to imagine a light source (e.g. the sun, a light bulb, whatever), and then make the darkest shadows where the light is unable to reach because it is overshadowed, whereas the lightest points are where the light is able to directly hit the object. there are plenty of tutorials on understanding this particular concept better, so i suggest you just dig around in a resource blog for a while or google some tutorials. the most important thing is that you understand the shape of the object.

obviously, light is way more complex than that, and the example above shows what to do with a single light source in a totally non-reflective area. all colours reflect/absorb light to some extent, except for black, which absorbs all the light (hence doesn’t reflect) and white in theory only reflects and doesn’t absorb.

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