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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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Rienquish Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
I found this very helpful! I've been trying to do digital painting for a while not really doing so great, but this tutorial really helped me with some of the important basics :) Thank you~
amydavis90 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student
thanks a lot
Your tutorial is very useful for me ^^ , especially the blending tips
Goldenfishgirl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Best Tutorial Ever Trully!!!! :)
AbuelnagaDesign Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
thank you ^_^ Love 
Kixxo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I just want to know where do i get these brushes
Jasmineteax Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Even after 8 years, I still find this tutorial useful.
Thank you very much for making it. :)
Whiteknightofchaos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the tutorial.
AdrianGhm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful tutorial
thank you :)
AliceTheBob Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
KDMGraphicDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
fsuharja Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Hello.. the only thing i'm very curious is, about the free-transforming a part of the image. anyone here know how to do it?
i saw in your video a few years ago, and it's still clear in my mind, that for some part for the proportion of the eye, you do some kind of 'tweaks' pulling in some certain direction so that the particularly selected area is expanding according to your will.
what is this technique called, and how to do that in photoshop.

i'm sorry if someone had posted my question before.
RickFX Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   Digital Artist
DO you have the brush preset settings in english?
MyrvanaMiseria Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KerensaW Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist 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 
tan-jun 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?
NinjaKuma Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
thanks,It's very useful!
CodeMonkey379 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
How do I get to the written part of this tutorial? I assume the text "ENGLISH VERSION FULLY REDONE." is supposed to be a link but it isn't. What am I missing?
ShieraShadow Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Right? I'm trying to look for it but I can't seem to find it anywhere.
Albelius Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this tutorial! I've begun practicing digital painting more and I've been seeking a good tutorial. Yours is one which I'll follow. : ) So far the tips in here have been helpful!
Muffins31 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
French soon ? Hummm j'adore <3
I'm watching it !
fotoclipping-Design Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Awesome post! I will keep an on eye on your blog.…

KmixPowa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
La version française on l'attend toujours... :(
DanteLosGatos Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great stuff this is really helpful
wesai Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. :)
Atelinetis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Özdamar ? , Is One of the your parent ıs Turk ? , I m also :D 
romansackboy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Cool tutorial!
romansackboy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Nice tutorial!
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Very kind on your part sharing :rose:Such a wonderful tutorial!!

 i´d like to download your tutorial however don´t know

 how to save it after clicking the download button?  Please excuse my the ignorance...Waaaah! 

 Thank you so much :heart:

elksbugle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
A truly wonderful tutorial...merci beaucoup!
MysteriousFeathers Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the amazing tutorial
Shakunov-ma Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Helpful tutorial thank you so much !
Kohaya7Koizu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! This was a really detailed explanation, I love how you showed us off your techniques, it was really helpful ;w;
I am in anime/manga style drawing but recently I feel like I want to try digital painting, so I have searched tutorials. This is one of the most awesome tutorials :D 
:love: Thank you so much!!!
(PS. I accidentally added it to favourites from my raishinplz account lol Sorry for that T.T)
leosartorelli Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
nice tutorial :) thanks 
flustervoid Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
great tutorial! it is helpful!
efraim-ninsiima-art Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I found your tutorial very useful, and just dropped by to say thanks.  As per your notes in the credit section, my attempt can be found here, and a gif showing the stages it went through can be found here.

I can imagine it was a large investment of time to create the tutorial materials, but it's really appreciated!  :D
clayghost34 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you. This will help.
stealthyguncow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing tutorial! really in-depth and covers a wide variety of topics :love:
MirellaSantana Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
IsraaMazzam Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
please i need that brush in 2nd page :/
Dynamesh Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mukemmel.. Thanks for the tutorial.
EmelineDegueurce Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Coucou ! Finalement il y a une version française ? :)
TabletActivity Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really great work! ;D
sparrowrgr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a fantastic tutorial! Thank you.
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