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Updated Fur Tutorial by Novawuff Updated Fur Tutorial by Novawuff
A new and improved fur tutorial, yay!
I chose to start in black and white and add color later in the hopes that it would make it easier to see what was going on with the fur texture.
Though I used a wolf as an example, this is really just a method, and could be applied to any animal or length of fur.
I'm using Photoshop CS, though I imagine it shouldn't be too hard to adapt this to other programs...
I am also assuming that a tablet will be used, and that the opacity and size sensitivity would be ON for all of this.

I followed [link] very closely as a reference....

And the kitty eyes came from -
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thanks to them!
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:iconwolfpelt24:
Wolfpelt24 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! It helped me a lot to draw this: Wolfie by Wolfpelt24  <3
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tcarroll12 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
this looks excellent!! I'll have to try it!
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:iconbreadcrab98:
BREADCRAB98 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ! The best fur tutorial for me !
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:iconlabradorpup2001:
labradorpup2001 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful tutorial
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:iconbyjasmine:
ByJasmine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Thank you!
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:iconninetailedfoxgirl:
NinetailedFoxGirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful, thank you for sharing!
What canvas size do you usually use?
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:iconmrhuskypup:
MrHuskyPup Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I just really wish I could read the words.
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:iconredsandjunkie:
Redsandjunkie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for uploading this. It's very thorough.
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:icongisela1910:
gisela1910 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Thank you for your generosity in sharing your tutorial, it is much appreciated! <3
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
glad it was helpful!
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:iconhavickthelion:
HavickTheLion Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing tutorial you use sai?
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Um, no, just various versions of PhotoShop, over the years :}
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:iconzadesumagu:
zadesumagu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damm
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:iconsparrowwrightheart:
SparrowWrightheart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to try this. :D Thank you. ^^
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:iconxrosewaterx:
XRosewaterX Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing :) However I still use a mouse with my works but I can still manage ^^;
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:iconcinderwolfeh:
Cinderwolfeh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I'm giving it a go : ) Not done yet but this is what it looks like for now :D Your tutorial was amazing and after looking at a lot of fur tutorials and stuff on here yours helped the most. hopefully a few more drawings like this and i will improve more :D [link]
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:icondashiecat:
DashieCat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thats awesome!
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:iconshadow-o-rabby:
Shadow-o-Rabby Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   General Artist
#x-Wolf-Paws-x has chosen to feature your piece. This has been placed in our featured folder at this time.
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
THank you!
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:iconshadow-o-rabby:
Shadow-o-Rabby Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   General Artist
:heart: Your very welcome!
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:iconeveharding92:
EveHarding92 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely tutorial!
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   General Artist
Very useful and detailed, thank you!
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:iconmoonwolf88:
moonwolf88 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That looks so real
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:iconaurorapaws:
AuroraPaws Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]
asdfghjkl Sorry for the multiple comments.
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:iconfierfairy42:
fierfairy42 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Digital Artist
nice work it is helpful
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:iconaurorapaws:
AuroraPaws Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]
I dunno x3
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:iconaurorapaws:
AuroraPaws Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to use this, I'll link when I'm done :3
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:iconmartin-luure:
Martin-Luure Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial. I hope you don't mind i used it as a reference. Since it was my first digital drawing this tutorial helped me a lot in the progress. Here's my drawing [link]
Thanks for the tutorial.
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:iconwhitesnowphotography:
WhiteSnowPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for this tutorial! This will help me a lot in the future! Also, I was wondering for step 9, what if the wolf/animal you are coloring is white? Do you just do the same thing only color it white. Please answer, thank you :)
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Sara-A2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. It helped me a lot with realistic fur. Thanks to you I made this drawing: [link] And I'm very proud of how it turned out, so thanks :hug:
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great job!
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:iconsara-a2:
Sara-A2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :glomp:
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:iconnathalienova:
NathalieNova Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Used this one as a help on my very first realism portrait [link] <3
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:iconnovawuff:
Novawuff Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
you did a fantastic job :}
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:iconnathalienova:
NathalieNova Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks :D
such proud now hihi^^
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:iconlukhanus:
Lukhanus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Artist
Very cool! :-D
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:iconlosteleganceadopts:
LostEleganceAdopts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
wow this is excellent! how long do you thing the would take?
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:iconkickasstiel:
Kickasstiel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. I'll have to try this method later on.
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:icondistant-hybrid:
Distant-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is incredibly amazing!
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:icondistant-hybrid:
Distant-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love it!!!
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:iconpushdug:
Pushdug Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting this, it really helped me out with this piece: [link]

Thank you for sharing! :hug:
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:iconyiptrip:
yiptrip Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This needs a DD. vuv
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Superb!
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:iconpurple-reaper:
purple-reaper Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist
i cant see it ful size
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:iconfoxofwar:
FoxOFWar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this tutorial, helped a lot with getting my "fur doings" a step towards more realistic, and gave something to think about when doing 'em in future pics. :)
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AsatrArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
How'd you get your color so vibrant in that final image? The color that ends up on the drawing isn't even close to the one I want it to be, even with the brush set at 100% opacity...did I miss something? I went through all the steps again and it came out the same :/

Still...a great tutorial! I just wish I could figure out the color issue.
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:iconasatrart:
AsatrArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Epic fur tutorial! Practicing it as of now :D
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:iconobsolete-orange:
Obsolete-Orange Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
i can never get the fur right
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:iconfalllenfeatherchanan:
FalllenFeatherChanan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
itīs good, but i cant read the writing :( ?
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:iconrueppells-fox:
Rueppells-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Try downloading it - the writing is much larger and easier to read if you're still interested in this tutorial =D
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