So….this has been sitting in my sta.sh since January! I’ve been meaning to write explanations for everything but still have yet to do so. But either way, I feel this is of more use posted rather than just hidden away in the abyss of my sta.sh gallery. So here it is: my not so recent fur tutorial without any actual guidance on how the heck I do things. Hehe, helpful right?
To sum everything up in a really vague/quick way: I do all my shading with the brush tool. The only things I adjust are the min size and brush size. Density is always set to 100% and I don’t touch blending, dilution, persistence, or anything else. So just the very basic function of the brush.
After setting the flat colors, I completely refill with a darker tone and then roughly block in with another darker tone. With the same settings I’ll then roughly go in with an even darker tone for the darkest shadows. After I’ve blocked the shadows in I’ll go back shade by shade and refine the fur. The lighter the tone the smaller the min size percentage.
This is to help with refining the fur. On average I’ll have at least 5 or more different tones.
And that’s basically it. Sorry it’s so brief! I still hope to properly explain each step but for now I hope this is of some use…and not too confusing, hehe...
.psd file of the fox shown here>Done in Paint Tool SAI
You have permission to copy the fox directly from this tutorial as long as it is for personal use only, credit is give, and you do not attempt to make a profit or use commercially.
Thank you and happy painting