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Hyena Process Tutorial by Blackpassion777 Hyena Process Tutorial by Blackpassion777
[UNCROPPED OF WHAT YOU'RE DL] -----> [link] <-----
[EDIT] OMG uploading PSD files is a nightmare; takes CENTURIES. I literally sat here for an hour and a half and nothing happened.

Original reference photo by the talented Carol --> [link] Check out the rest of her work too, it's amazing! She was kind enough to allow me to use it.

[EDIT] PSD IS UP!! FINALLY! lol ALMOST done, but not quite XP - in order to get it up here I hada merge a few layers, but pay attention to the layer effects on the shadows

Default brushes ; smudge - spacing at 1% opacity at 75%
before I added the light airbrushed shadows I had the smudge set to "sample all layers" and I used a couple of custom brushes for the clouds and BG. The brush I used for the fur at one point was a thick bristle brush in CS5, but kind of a lot like a bunch of little dots so when the brush is used it looks like fur. Saved me some time C: Plus I was doing it in class lol

SO I have an idea; I've uploaded the psd of this image in the earliest version and I'll be updating as I go with a new layer for each go around as I start to build up the painting. (I'll be making several more layers for your sake than I normally would do you can see how I break it down. This is the best way I can think of to make a fur tutorial. When I'm done I'll leave up the psd for a couple of days before I condense everything I've done to prevent theft.

I decided on a Hyena because they're fairly dog-like/wolf-like but they also have rough fur and fun variation to explain C:
COMMENT If there's something you'd like me to break down in extreme detail - Don't be shy guys C:

DL the psd and open it in PS
turn the layers on and off to see my thought process
You can play with it and try your hand at what I've been working for yourself

[FIRST PASS] - All I've used so far is the default OS brushes; nothing special. I'm actually going to change a lot of the composition next chance I get to work on it.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <------ Since a lot of you demonstrate the lack of ability to read artist comments lol
JUST TO CLARIFY I'm taking a risk for the sake of sharing right now because I love you guys C: YOU CAN mess around with the psd. ALL I ASK is that you forward credit back to me in the sake of professionalism and courtesy. ALso, If you do paint over what I've done, who knows, maybe you pwnd my tutorial in the face with some handy dandy tricks of your own; Show me! C:
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Resennar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I really love seeing the process. thanks for sharing! :D
Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem C:
shawlight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
That is cool. Thanks for showing this :) Its amazing. :D
Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem C: Thanks! Kind of sad, this is the only copy of it left - my USB ate it and it died D:
vampchilde Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Thankyou so much for sharing this! This is precisely the kind of tutorial I was looking for, to show me how to create this kind of style for what I'd like to do with a white tiger. For a complete and utter n00bie, sharing the .PSD file makes it so easy to understand the process by seeing the layers, the number of layers and how they are all related to each other. :heart: :rose:
Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thank you! I'm glad it was useful! I remember using OS for the first time; I was afraid lol
vampchilde Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
:D So far, it's very useful for me. I have managed to paint my first moon, with the same sort of technique you have used here with the multiple layers. Moon is not fur, but it's a starting point. Thanks again!!! :rose:
FrostBo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks to share your experience with great tutorial:)
Blackpassion777 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no problem! C:
melyum Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
thank you!! fav! :)
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