Photoshop Tutorials

Wolf Painting

A walkthrough on how Katherine created her wolf digital painting...
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Quick note, click images to view it in a larger size, you'll need to do this to see extra detail.

Here is a walk through of how I made the wolf painting shown below. I hope it proves to be helpful for someone! Please note that this tutorial is more of an advanced walk through. Enjoy =)

Start with a VERY rough and VERY ugly sketch to grab general placement of features.
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Start blocking in large areas of colour, somewhat determining shadows/highlights at this point.
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Adding in smaller details. Individual hairs, stains on the teeth, "spokes" in the iris of the eye.
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Continue adding hair...
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Getting weak... so... many... hairs... Also threw in a bg. Basically some green scribbles with a blur.
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Just a little further a long, slowly working my way outward.
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Getting bored yet?
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Finally getting to his back ^_^ :
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Finished - Got too tired to continue. Saved it, cropped it, called it done. Hehehe....

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This tutorial was by Katherine Dinger, brought to you by Robouk, please post any questions in the forum. Thank you.