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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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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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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Not a worry my friend!
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BatgirlofH-Town Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!!!!!
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
You're so welcome!
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majuruar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
This guide was really useful thank you :) you are really talented
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:iconnataliebeth:
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww, thanks so much for leaving me a comment. :)
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HydraArts Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello :) Is the same thing if I use Paint tool sai? 
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:iconnataliebeth:
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
The techniques are all the same! Just different buttons in different places. :)
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HydraArts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you :)
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AEROCELO Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Thank you for the useful guide Natalie!
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:iconnataliebeth:
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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:iconnataliebeth:
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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:iconnataliebeth:
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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thankyou!
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Frienddesign Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: 
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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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Trilly21 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you very much for your wise words! Much appreciated! :*
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KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I've always had a lot of trouble with digital art. I think I'll try this tutorial out. ;D
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:iconnataliebeth:
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Feel free to show me any of your creations! Thanks so much!
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yumyumcat Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
You are so generous to offer such valuable information.. I am so happy to see this, I dl  for my reference...wow thanks soooo very much I could  hug u! Hug +fav 
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww, if you were here, I'd give you that hug! You're more than welcome my friend!
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OneOneThreeZero Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Hey! can I ask a few questions? :)

How long does it usually take you to make your works of art?
And it must be a horror story looking at your layers menu :) how many layers do you average at? and do people still name each and every layer? haha

THANKS! and you are one heck of a talented artist.
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi there!

Sure can!

It really depends on what type of drawing Im doing, I can do quick sketches within an hour. On average I might spend 8-10 hours on a big painting. And even more if it's really involved.
I also don't work with layers often, I just paint straight on, more true to the form of painting. If I do though I might have 4 or 5 layers. :)
And sometimes I name them, but most of the time I don't. However, I would highly recommend it. :)

Cheers my friend!
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Kremetartboom Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Thx so very much 4 sharing, I'm still trying 2 find my way in GIMP.
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:iconnataliebeth:
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
It's a little tricky at first, but really wondeful when you figure it out. :)
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TiaHarribel93 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Artist
Great tutorial!!!
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:iconnataliebeth:
nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much my friend!
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TiaHarribel93 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Artist
it's nothing :)
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ImmaCatastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SO USEFUL ERRMAGERD :la: :happybounce: :woohoo:
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
haha aww you make me smile!
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GraphicsLizard Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist
I know this is a late comment but I must say, great tutorial! I have been looking for one like this.
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
This is an even later reply! Im glad it was helpful!
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alikkandhi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have the video? i'm a beginner ^^
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't have a video of this tutorial, but I have many videos on my Youtube page. www.youtube.com/user/natalieeb…
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alikkandhi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou ^^
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EriFab Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
And they say you need photoshop to create masterpieces... o.o
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Absolutely rubbish! You just need a hand and computer and you're all set! <3
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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:
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Any more questions and ill be happy to answer (much sooner than I replied to this XD)
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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
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
That's exactly it, The tutorial has the added benefit of showing you the GIMP ins and out, but the technique applies to all programs. :)
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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: fav.me/d75qbgd ^^; I'm gonna learn and try more of course.
Thank you very much :hug:
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I can't seem to see the drawing anymore, but im sure you could do an amazing job of anything you put your mind to. :)
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JustSilvia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh, because I deleted it, sorry >_< But you can just go to my gallery, ALL my current pictures are done with what I learned from you ^^
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nataliebeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Ill check them out now! Thanks so much!

You're amazing at hair and I loved the shadows on the neck in your Queen Iris piece!
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:iconjustsilvia:
JustSilvia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Hearing something like that from someone like you means to me much more than you van even imagine! :tighthug:
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:iconnataliebeth:
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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