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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 )
Frienddesign Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HydraArts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you :)
Mittyke Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Wow, very useful! :D
TheWilyWildcat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome, it has helped me no end!  :D
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 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:
Sappira Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh yesss. Thank you that is yet another thing I need atm :) much appreciated! 
FriendshipWasMagic Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Whoa, I appreciate your reply, thank you! Sadly, I'm through digital drawing fer now :(
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...
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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