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Fur Tutorial V.1 by DavesPineapple Fur Tutorial V.1 by DavesPineapple
Many people have asked me to make this, so there we go, I finally did it! :dummy:
This is a step by step tutorial showing how I usually paint fur, starting from a messy black and white blob to a finished picture (:

Also, here's a couple extra infos which you might find useful:

First of all, yes, I draw every single hair by hand, so its a pretty time consuming method and it also requires quite a bit of patience. There isnt really a time limit for it because of that, but the general rule is, the longer you work on it, the better it'll look (:

Regarding brushes, I use moderately big variety of them, so thats why I didnt list any in particular here.
For fur tho I mainly use a brush with a sharp angled shape and pressure-dependent opacity. A triangular or diamond-shaped brush should do the trick!

If you have trouble reading or just want a bigger version of this, it can be found in my stash here: [Link]

If you have questions feel free to ask below, Im SURE I forgot like a bajillion things, so go ahead and ask me directly here XD

So yeah, Rabbit still loves you


You can find my brushes here:

Other digital stuff:
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skysuri Featured By Owner 3 days ago
It looks great! I'd like to paint fur a little similar to this style but..
How much time would it take to paint like this with a mouse?  :S
DavesPineapple Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uuuh probably a long time...this method works pretty well with a pen because you can paint a bunch of hair with fast pen strokes...not sure if that'd even work with a mouse :L
skysuri Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Oh.. well I think it's better to keep it simple until I have a tablet, by the way, your paintings are amazing! ^^
DavesPineapple Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd very much recommend a tablet since it's much better for painting (:
Wacom Bamboos are excellent and not even that expensive! The one I use is a old Bamboo Pen & Touch, I don't think they produce the same model I have anymore but I've heard a lot of good things about the newest one.
And thank you very much, I really appreciate the compliment (:
TamaraofTammyland Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This technique is brilliant! 
DavesPineapple Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you (:
Frienddesign Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DavesPineapple Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you (:
Frienddesign Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

You are welcome!
G0thicQueen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
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