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Complete 'Digital Painting' and 'GIMP' Tutorial by nataliebeth Complete 'Digital Painting' and 'GIMP' Tutorial by nataliebeth
The Big Colour Tutorial by crystal-89 New Colour Tutorial!

Edit* A DD? OH my goodness. THANK-YOU so, so much to everyone! This is incredible and now it's all thanks to you beautiful people for inspiring me. Many thanks to *EternalRC, ~Art-Recale, *FlirtingWithInsanity and ^Elandria - this means more than words can say.

Download for full view! Refresh page if does not appear, it will take a while, its very big, im sorry.

Simplified Version: Digital Painting Tutorial - Facial Features by crystal-89

In this tutorial:
:bulletblue: Overview of all icons and the basic functions in the GIMP menu.
:bulletblue: Brush and colour palette basics
:bulletblue: Backgrounds
:bulletblue: Skin tone painting and colours
:bulletblue: How to paint Eyes
:bulletblue: How to paint Noses
:bulletblue: How to paint Mouths
:bulletblue: How to paint Hair
:bulletblue: Layer modes and highlights.
:bulletblue: Contains bad humour.

Okay, as promised, I have brought you my MASSIVE digital painting and GIMP tutorial. I have spent the last week putting together this monster for you guys. :aww:
I'm sorry its so big, I just had so much I wanted to say. And at the end of the day, you can choose what you read. It is basically just a overview of everything so you can read as little or as much as you want.

I have used my latest digital painting Rapunzel to demonstrate painting the facial features and background.
Additionally I have added a realistic imaginative example of painting features.

Rapunzel Digital Painting + Steps by crystal-89

If you have any questions, pleaaasse comment, some of my wording may be a little vague or chatty, so I'm happy to clarify, or try to answer other questions.

Thanks so much, hope it helps.

Crystal/ Natalie.
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Given 2012-11-30
Complete 'Digital Painting' and 'GIMP' Tutorial by *crystal-89 Is a very thorough and easy to understand tutorial on using The Gimp. Also suggested by *EternalRC and ~Art-Recale ( Suggested by FlirtingWithInsanity and Featured by Elandria )
Mittyke Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Wow, very useful! :D
TheWilyWildcat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student General Artist
This is SO useful...thanks so much for making this!!!!  I just downloaded GIMP recently, had no idea how to actually paint nice pictures without manipulating a photo, until I saw all makes sense now!  And your artwork is excellent too, just like the Disney movies yet with an added artistic style, I can see why this got a DD!  Thanks again! :happybounce:
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww, thanks so much my beautiful friend! Much appreciated! I'm glad that I could help you in some small way on your travels with your art! <3
TheWilyWildcat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome, it has helped me no end!  :D
LabyrinthLiz89 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thought I should drop by and say how much this tutorial helped me learn the basics of digital painting! Were it not for your efforts I would still be flopping around like a fish out of water trying to figure out just where to start and what to do:) Blending my colors together smoothly was where I was having the most trouble, but tis trouble to me no longer.

Best of all you are a GIMPer just like me! Glad to have someone who speaks the same language:)

Keep up the great work!
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I just wanted to say too that your comment made my day, had been having a rough day with my dog not being well and this brightened my spirits so thank-you! Im so glad I could be of help to you! Much love. Natalie.
LabyrinthLiz89 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, so sorry to hear that your dog is sick:( I really hope he gets well soon! I've had a sick cat for most of this week and she is finally on the mend (think she just had a bad cold).

Have a lovely day!Hug 
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh thankyou for your wishes, shes doing better this morning which is an improvement on the last few days so that makes me happy! Oh poor kitty! It's hard cause you want to tell them it will get better but they just look miserable. </3

Have a lovely day too!
random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very complete! Wow!
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww thanks so much for the comment. :)
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