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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 )
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Sappira Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh yesss. Thank you that is yet another thing I need atm :) much appreciated! 
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FriendshipWasMagic Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Whoa, I appreciate your reply, thank you! Sadly, I'm through digital drawing fer now :(
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JustSilvia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, I wish I had your skills @_@ Working with the ink tool was always very hard for me...
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Reading comments like that is thanks enough!
I was the same, I use to work with the softest lightest colours, but I was always so amazed by alicexz 's use of colour and it really inspired me just to go crazy. Another good way to use colour is to try out the Ink tool. It forces you to work with really strong colour. Check out some of my latest deviations, they were made with the ink tool. :)
And of course! I need practice too! Just go for it! <3
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JustSilvia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea well, you gave me (and not only me) a lot of precious clues so I'm using them ^^ It was you who encouraged me to use different colors when shading, not only black and white with "soft light" mode. And now I'm asking myself, why I couldn't come up with it by myself :D I'm using your tips about eyes, teeth (still need A LOT of practice), mouth... You helped me a lot and I don't know how to thank you properly ^^;
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww my dear, It makes me feel giddy to hear that too! Thanks for your support and don't stop with your art! <3
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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!
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random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. ^w^
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alikkandhi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou ^^
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LabyrinthLiz89 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  New member 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 
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