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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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AEROCELO Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Thank you for the useful guide Natalie!
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
No worries my friend!
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Voodooreign Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Big thanks! <3
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome!
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Kaylnn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing! You are so talented! Thank you for the useful guide c:
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww, you're too kind! Thanks so much too!
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Frienddesign Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Very nice
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thankyou!
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Trilly21 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing tutorial! One of my biggest dreams is to learn how to make digital paintings! Traditional drawings are nice as well, but I'd love to learn something new. :)

So I tried it, but, Jesus, my firts try looked awful... o.O xD But I don't give up! I'll try it again and again! xD

I've been using Gimp for more than five years but thanks to your tutorial I discovered new options! :O :D Thanks again! 
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I was in the same boat, trust me, you just have to jump and and refrain yourself from comparing yourself to people you consider "better" than you, because you're capable of anything you dream, you just have to take every step that everyone else had to take too. <3
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