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'Windy Day'- Walkthru by Yellow-eyes 'Windy Day'- Walkthru by Yellow-eyes
As a few of you said you'd like to see how I made "Windy Day" [link] :)

As I mentioned, the picture was done in Photoshop CS3 with a wacom tablet. And no, I have no idea about how long did it take me. I never know how much time it takes me to finish a picture.

It's quite confusing, I know, but I'm not one for explaining things....I'm submitting this into the "Tutorials" category, but this is NOT supposed to be a tutorial. I just thought it wouldn't fit into the "digital art" category :/. This just shows the way I made this picture, step by step. I release most of my pictures this way, and the steps are more or less the same. So this will give you an idea of how I work, just in case someone was curious....This doesn't show all the little tricks I use though ;).

But for these that may try to use this as a tutorial: feel free to try this technique, but don't try to make your pictures look just like this....you'll find your own style, which will be unique and original, and probably better than mine :). Experiment and try new things! I tried many techniques before I found one I was comfortable with.


eDIT: whoops, spelling mistake....It says ' "a" different tonalities'...just ignore that 'a' .

~Zakka
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:iconpurpleblu:
purpleblu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loreal, because you're worth it. great tutorial! (i still dont know how i got here XD)
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:iconwylfen:
Wylfen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must learn to draw detailed like that! o.o
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:iconchienttytheflare:
ChienttyTheFlare Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Wow :3
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Vol4onokElfa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
А перевод можно? Т__Т
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:iconemeradragon:
EmeraDragon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You said that this wasn't intended to be a tutorial, but let me tell you that this is the most useful step-by-step fur guide I've seen. Your final result is stunning.

Just a question, when you make fur patterns on the animal do you put each base color on a separate layer, or paint them on one layer?

Thank you!
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:iconawakened5:
Awakened5 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the guidance:)
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:iconfaith625:
Faith625 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
This is absolutely beautiful, thank you so much for the tutorial.
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:iconmagikwolf:
magikwolf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Artist
in the 2nd row of steps when you are adding those dark fur lines and then you say to smudge. Do you have does fur lines in a different layer in order to make smudging more easier??? I dont want to have to go over each fur line with smudge tool...
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:iconwylfen:
Wylfen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess she creates a new layer for every new step... At least I do xD
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:iconkaltiaem:
Kaltiaem Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm curious, and I'm not even sure if I'll get a reply; but do you have a pressure sensitive tablet?
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gisela1910 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial very generous, I am a complete newbie with digital painting and that helps a lot.
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:iconcaptain-point:
Captain-Point Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is the best tutorial I've seen. ;u; Thank you so much!
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:iconcynn-l:
Cynn-L Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
O-M-G, this-is-the-best-tutorial-simple-clear-eeeeeever *w*
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:iconusayfudo:
UsayFudo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Very beautiful :D
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:iconalexiwolf:
Alexiwolf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wonderful tutorial.
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:icondoodles303:
Doodles303 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What Photoshop did you use?
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:iconsd-dreamcrystal:
SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
quick question, do you do all the coloring on the line-art layer or on another layer above it?
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:icon7neondragon:
7neondragon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
bit late, but it's easier to do it all on a layer below it so you can see the line-art :)
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:iconsd-dreamcrystal:
SD-DreamCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see! Well I need to remember that :) Thanks for the tip
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:icon7neondragon:
7neondragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
(: sure thing
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yurionna Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always nice to see how artists create thier artwork, step-by-step. :D
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:icontilther:
Tilther Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...Each hair... one... by... one...
No, I can't daw like you. XD
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XACHILLESX Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
big like
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:iconnightshadow123:
nightshadow123 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Each hair one by one O.o thats crazy but thats why ur so amazing :D
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:iconatrafeathers:
atrafeathers Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for this helps alot
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Darya87 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow - great tuto and GREAT skill!
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:iconhorsequeen11:
horsequeen11 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! very helpful!
[link]
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:iconchachitonks:
ChachiTonks Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent <333 One of the best walkthroughs I've seen - that certainly helps as a tutorial.
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tatiilange Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.o i dont really have words for it... :icondragonhugplz:
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:iconwengersky:
Wengersky Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Amazingly detailed and well explained. Artworks like this make me mulling whether vector is the way to go for me. :)
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silverhowler999 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
?you can draw in photoshop?
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:iconflowerheart27:
Flowerheart27 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Amazing!!!This is a great tutorial xD Im finally making some progress with the realistic fur x3 ^-^ hopefully i can start making some pictures with a realistic look
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Majonaka-elfwolf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
In what program you drew it?
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:icontooosh:
tooosh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
"As I mentioned, the picture was done in Photoshop CS3"

Please, read info before asking ANY questions. Always
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Majonaka-elfwolf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Excuse please, I inattentive...
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Krazoa-Kescime Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this helps me so much I can implement the way I do fur with your way *if that is fine* on my 2nd fur attempt I drew the fur strand by strand. I shall follow this tutorial and see the final result but I am using my fursona as a guinea pig so I was wondering if you could help me out on white fur, like do I have a white ^^; also how do you add markings onto the fur without ruining the quality?
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CrimsonWolfDancer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
awesome tutorial im gunna use it for sure...but can you explain what a "hand round tool" is? D:
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Generic-username Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will have to use this. Fur can be such a pain to look good and you do it so well. Thank you for posting this up.
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:iconbrakien:
Brakien Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
i will definitely have to use this someday!!!
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bebegirlmemow22 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I tried the painting style out.[link] Thanks for posting this, it really helps ^^
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DibujameUnCordero Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student General Artist
the fur... ONE BY ONE?????!!!

YOU'RE MAD!!!

but the result is freakin' awesome :O
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:iconmeow-chi:
Meow-chi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconfuriarossaandmimma:
FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you very much, that's very helpful!
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zombieater Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Hola.
Tambien me gustaría agradecer por el tutorial, me cayó de perlas, por que aun estoy aprendiendo a usar painter. Muy agradecido, está muy bueno.
Y de paso, quería felicitarte, por que tu estilo me dejó impresionado, segiro ya lo sabes, pero bueno, no está demas decir que tu trabajo se ve excelente.
:peace:
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:iconlivewild4ever:
LiveWild4Ever Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I think this tutorial helps a bit more on drawing the fur than the older ones. Thanx anyway.
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raven61116 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
How you go from step 6 to step 7 amazes me. Looks like you pressed a button that says 'realism effect' lol. Great job! Just got a wacom tablet, new to drawing realistic wolves with your tutorial! I have no idea if you have time to even read this, because there are so many other comments, x.x but your tutorials look like they'll help me A LOT. Thank you so much for making them. Enough of my chatting. Hope you had a happy holidays!
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:iconfirefoxy93:
firefoxy93 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, that's cool :heart:
and very helpful, too :nod:
Thank You :hug:
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:iconjabuzzz:
Jabuzzz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Really an awesome detailed way to make it look so insanely real.

One question, do you draw the single strands with gentle flows on the graphic tablet or do you use the pen tool?
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:iconirwingb:
irwingb Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
hola, saludos. Qué tipo de instrumento usas para tus ilustraciones? solo el mouse o usas tabla de dibujo?
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Noder Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Student General Artist
Hi! I'm amazed by your patience on fur, I tried it digitally, but it killed my eyes. It works on paper and pencil with me tho :D

My question yould be the is about the type of letters used for the headline, they look really neat!
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