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King Thror: Step by Step by DarqueJackal King Thror: Step by Step by DarqueJackal
I made this tutorial not because I am great at painting in Photoshop, and have endless skills to share, but because I don't. It's to show that even without lots of experience you can still get the results you want if you have patience.

Special attention is paid to beards.  Never again fear the beard!

This was made using only a few brushes from these two pages:

keepwaiting.deviantart.com/art…
danluvisiart.deviantart.com/ar…
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Malifer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That has to be the best rendered beard i've ever seen.
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PeckishOwl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As easy as that, was it? Smile 
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MOo0o Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
great job thanx for this awsome one
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tjcooper666 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is awesome! xD Thanks for sharing!
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x-Pixelpixie-x Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you for sharing!!! I love seeing how other people do it and learning from other artists!!! <3
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's one of my favorite things also!
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x-Pixelpixie-x Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, I am by no means a great artist, but I am in the process of creating one of my most detailed and expansive pictures, and posting tutorials/images along the way if you'd want to "watch" me or even just check out my gallery for "angel windwalker". I am a slow artist so it's taking a while, but it's not on the duration but the joy we get in our art I think that matters anyways :) 
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cfgriffith Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Thank you for showing the steps you used to create this gorgeous piece. I especially loved some of your comments -- "distinguishing where dwarf ends and animal begins." Awesome.  Maybe some day I will try digital painting and drawing beyond just scrawling or occasionally coloring my scanned art, and it's very useful that you list what you used here. What I have worked with before... well... there is a reason I have stuck with paper. It just feels too weird to me and reacts strangely. So it's handy to know what has worked for others! I do have to say, one thing I LOVE about digital art. Layers. Amazing things those layers.

Anyway, thanks again for sharing the process. Fascinating, and makes you appreciate the art even more knowing what all goes into it!
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't use it like a piece of paper.  That's just my limitation at this point.  I have to sketch it on real paper and scan it, or use a tedious grid to create the sketch with a tablet.  So sticking with what is comfortable sounds like a fine idea to me.  
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cfgriffith Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Yeah. Plus, I'd have to invest in a whole lot more equipment, when I want to update or expand on what I've already got and enjoy using (a little more room would be nice though heheheh -- that's the good thing about sticking to computer equipment, and less messy). It would be nice for some things though... just not a big focus for me right now.

And I think the grid thing is a great idea! I can see that being most helpful, actually.

It's a funny thought to me though (in a fascinating way). Now that computers, software, etc have been so easily available to everyone for so long, there are those who are more comfortable working on computer than using paper and pencil. At first when I started talking about how I work, I thought it was rather boring, but people really are fascinated with how things are made -- regardless of how you get there. I'm looking forward to trying my airbrush again, maybe this year (gosh I hope the air compressor still works and won't freak out my downstairs neighbor). I had just started using it before I stopped working on art. Speaking of things to buy though... I'll need to get a few things again before I attempt that.
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