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Tutorials and techniques

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 shingworksGuide to Movement1:Flexibility by MajnounaTutorial 12 ImagInAction by AquaSixioPerspective + Composition Pt.1 by fox-orianPerspective + Composition Pt.2 by fox-orianComposition 1 by photo-classComposition 2 by photo-class
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Tutorial 10 How to have six' with colours by AquaSixioBlending Tutorial by acidlullabyColour Theory in a Nutshell by MajnounaA Note on Light and Colour by toerningGradient Tutorial by damie-mGlobal Lighting Tutorial by Angelus-Tenebraecolor selection by oioneHow I See Color - A Tutorial by purplekecleon
Human anatomy
Abdomination: How to draw beef by CoelasquidHand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by QinniFacial structure tutorial 1 by DayDawnDuskFacial structure 2-Eyes by DayDawnDuskLadies Tutorial by shingworksFellas Tutorial by shingworksHand tutorial by shingworksFoot tutorial by shingworksBig Guide to Drawing the Body by MajnounaDrawing Feet by MajnounaThoughts on Wings by UzloEmotions and Facial Expression by MajnounaBTB head studies by LiolEye Tutorial Resource by ConceptCookie
Skin
Romanticfae's Skin Tutorial by RomanticFaeSKIN: a tutorial - Part 1 by navateSKIN: a tutorial - Part 2 by navateWhat Skin Colors? by SmirtouilleSkin Color Swatches by DeviantNep
Animal anatomy
Drawing Birds part 1 by MajnounaTutorial on creature design. by Rodrigo-VegaCanine v. Feline Anatomy Tut. by DaesiyBasic Animal Anatomy by MajnounaAnimal Anatomy - Cats Part 1 by akeliMotion Reference 03 by ArnaTornwolf
Details and special effects
How to Draw Cloth - The Basics by JaneMereA Fur Tutorial: Part 1 by CoyoteMangeA Fur Tutorial: Part 2 by CoyoteMangeVarious elements - tutorial by MinnaSundbergrefraction by oione patterned fabrics by oioneBoiling from inside by oionehow to create ice by oione
Photoshop functions, tools and tricks
Tutorial 6 Brush the difficulties away by AquaSixioWorking faster in Photoshop by DuffzillaTutorial: Preparing Lineart by Shinerai:thumb211053856:Photoshop Brushes Part One by ceruleanviiHow to paint gold tutorial by ConceptCookie
Walkthroughs to study
'Object Lesson' Walk Through by drakTutorial 5 Many are calling for help by AquaSixioTutorial 3 Let the sun shine in by AquaSixioLong Tutorial is Long by TastesLikeAnyapaint breakdown by leventepDigital Painting Tutorial by DianaeInatten - steps by eilidhSLAVIC WARRIOR - Lesson PART1 by Sephiroth-ArtChronos process by Verehin


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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. 
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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! :)
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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.

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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 
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Ceruleanne Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for compiling it. it helps me a lot  :)
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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 :)
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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.
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Krizker Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thanks for sharing! time to learn.
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Avondrood Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Neat! Thank you so much for this!
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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.
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