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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 )
EriBat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
And they say you need photoshop to create masterpieces... o.o
Tohmo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
Wow! This is super helpful! Just starting to use gimp instead of PS, so this will help me get started! THANK YOU! :aww:
x-Twii Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Incredible ! Thank you so much. I use Photoshop, but the techniques are not that different in fact. :D
JustSilvia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is exactly what I need in my life! :heart: I tried it already and that's the result: ^^; I'm gonna learn and try more of course.
Thank you very much :hug:
Angel3575 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
haha awesome! thanks now I know what ive been missing haha! thanks sooo much!Yui Hirasawa (Castanets Dance) [V1] Woo! Woo! Woo! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Hug Hug Hug Huggle! Huggle! Huggle! :squee: :squee: :squee: 
FriendshipWasMagic Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
OH - MY - GOODNESS!! This is exactly what I've been looking for! My dreams are going to get true, hihi xD
Thank you soo much! :heart:
escofal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
a very fast fast try after reading your tutorial.I will do better.…
EgoDragon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist
ZOMG ! girl ILY QWQ <3 !! I have been looking for good tutorials on showing how to color realistic paints , and this one is just what I need ! My dream for coloring my OCs realistic is now possible , thanks to you =DD !! 

keep up the good work ;D and it's nice meeting you !!! 
Sappira Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been looking for this for soooo long ;-; thank you. it is amazing
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome. I have a new tutorial if you're interested. The Big Colour Tutorial by crystal-89
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