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Just for the record, this tutorial has already been online for two years.

Updated version now includes :

- tips about blending,
- a detailed schema about facial proportions,
- screenshots of the tools used and tips about these tools
- I fixed some typos.

About blending : NO, there's no specific tool used, I just used the paintbrush as mentionned clearly in the tutorial.
Pretty please guys, READ the tutorial before asking.
I've already received 4 notes about blending yesterday some seconds right after I reposed the tutorial, I know that part was somehow missing in the previous tutorial since I had not explained it in a very detailed way with painted examples (I thought that was clear enough but it apparently wasn't) but it's now fully explained.
Thank you!

I won't reply to any question about things already explained here unless someone has got real trouble figuring them out as I've got way too many other things to do so please read the tut carefully ;)


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Please take a look at it, there is a huge closeup showing all details on the skin, fan and hair!!!


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I've used Photoshop CS3 to paint this, you can download a free trial version on Adobe's website if you don't have it yet! Older versions will work too of course. I'm not sure you can find the Liquify tool in versions older than Photoshop CS though....

Original painting resolution : 9000 x 6714px, 300 dpi. No need to paint such a big image though... I just wanted to be able to print it on a very large size :)


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I would appreciate if you fav/credit it if you found it useful so it can reach more people. Thank you!
I'd love to see what you can do with it, so don't hesitate to link me your creations, I'll take a look at them :aww:

You may translate it to share it if you want but PLEASE don't change it adding or removing things. Translation must be as accurate as possible to avoid things being hard to understand for the reader. THANK YOU:star:

İDiane Özdamar - 2008/2010
Not for commercial use.
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Suggester Says; This is an awesome tutorial with a lot of effort put into it.It explains all the details a picture needs to have. Digital Painting Tutorial by `Dianae ( Suggested by jo-enchanted and Featured by Dan-Heffer )

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MyrvanaMiseria Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KerensaW Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Can we still get the image somewhere?  I downloaded but haven't had time to look at it yet lol
SandoraAme Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just awesome, this helps a lot, thanks for doing this tutorial :D
EbonyDreamIvory Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just saying, this has been in my art tips folder here for a couple of years, and now that I'm getting back into digital drawing, I still find it helpful. Thanks for making it. :)
lyhnspirit Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
I enjoyed how you emphasize the use of tools in achieving multi-faceted shapes, shadow, and skin detail. The use of yellow, pink, and blue to explain shadowing technique also has helped me understand technique variation from a non-linear view. Thank you so much for taking the time to create and upload this! Heart 
KonaKuro Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Artist
How'd you do the lips?
TishkaTinka Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Amazing tutorial! Thank you so mush!
Rampant-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
en Attente de la version française, encore un peu de mal avec l'anglais. Mais beau boulot! hâte de pouvoir apprendre avec ça :D
Lylwena Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bonjour ça fait longtemps que la version française n'est pas terminée --' quand sera-t-elle finie?
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