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Complete 'Digital Painting' and 'GIMP' Tutorial by crystal-89 Complete 'Digital Painting' and 'GIMP' Tutorial by crystal-89
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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BossAEmon Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome mate! :)
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stallion999 Mar 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely adore this tutorial. Thank you so much!
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WatSam Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconalexander86:
This is a great tutorial.

I was wondering if you could help me.
Do you have a particular method in choosing the correct colours for the of skin tone at the beginning?

I understand the theory that Light, Mid-tone and Shadow each have different tints which are affected by Form, Environmental Light and which Part of the face it is (e.g.Cheeks are red), but when I look at someone's skin I can't seem to 'choose' the correct colours to make it look believable in my painting.

Do you have any tips/techniques/exercises on how to train your eye to be able to pick out the main colours in the skin needed to produce a good portrait?
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sistersparrow Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing! Thanks so much.
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WatSam Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, perfection where have you been all this time?. the most usefull tutorial i've seen. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I mean this
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:iconquenixy:
Yeah really fantastic
I'm a befinner in gimp and this tutorial is soo helpfull
Thank so much for spend time to show us how to use gimp :)
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:iconneepers:
Thank you so much! As an absolute beginner to digital painting I think this has been the most useful tutorial I have found so far!
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