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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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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 )
a very fast fast try after reading your tutorial.I will do better.…
EgoDragon 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 Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking for this for soooo long ;-; thank you. it is amazing
crystal-89 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
what program is it? Photoshop?
crystal-89 Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
can you'll make a tutorial for Frozen the movie? 
crystal-89 Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I actually did something like that!. The Big Colour Tutorial by crystal-89
thanks, but can you make this on Elsa character?
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