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Painting Creature Fur by NateHallinanArt Painting Creature Fur by NateHallinanArt

EDIT: For a more extensive tutorials on how to paint different types of hair and fur check out these videos I made. natehallinanart.deviantart.com…

EDIT: Thanks for the DD! :)

Here's a fur tutorial because I'm awesome like that. No, someone actually asked me kindly who's trying improve upon their technique. (And I had the spare time.) This is basically how I go about creating fur for creatures. It may seem like a lot of steps, but it goes very quick once you have it down.

Use the download button to get the brushes I used plus a few extra.

Make sure to check out my FB art page for more updates like this.
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Given 2014-11-09
[Stock & Resources]  This fabulous tutorial clearly explains how to successfully paint fur. Artists will definitely enjoy Painting Creature Fur by NateHallinanArt  ( Featured by CelticStrm-Stock )
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PassingReMark Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
really beautiful.
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ZaykoO Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks !
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FlareAndIcicle Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this, it is really clear and helpful. I especially love how much the last step 'pimps' the entire sphere! :heart:
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Joelblu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Thank you so much for this POST!!  
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student General Artist
I knew a big while back this tutorial would be helpful when I was about to go paint fur, so I added it to my faves. Now that moment is here and man I'm glad I faved it as this really helped me out to find an approach of painting fur (otherwise I would be like "Where the heck should I start" haha=P
Hey man, fantastic tutorial and keep up you're awesome works, they are really cool and a great resource of inspiration^^
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Xholankha Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent tutorial, thanks a lot! It works insanely well!
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Awesome, glad it helped!
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EarWaxKid Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
I'm leader of a art club so this is very helpful. thank you.
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Good to hear :)
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EarWaxKid Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
thanks.
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GinsengLag Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
This is so helpful. Thanks for the brushes, too :)
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wednesdaywolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
thanks looks helpful.
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applejuicemagic Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Oh man, I came across this at the perfect time. My fur was looking superflat.. so thank you!!
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nondev Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this! A very clever method :)
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LightDarkWolf1424 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial could also double as a Tribble tutorial haha :)! I <3 this
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g-haze Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I followed it, you're right, once you got it down it's really easy!

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ill be using this a lot. SHANKS FOR SHARING IT!
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014   General Artist
Fantastically useful tutorial!! thank you for taking the time :)
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
No problem :)
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing work has been featured here: Daily Deviations Weekly Highlight! :heart:
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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rachelbostwick Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Writer
Gorgeous. I'm not a painter but I shared the link for your tutorials around on my Facebook because I think these are genius and I'd love to see more talent like yours in the world.
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much for doing so.
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AutumnCzun Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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g-haze Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really interesting and useful tut! Thanks for sharing it!

also, ever heard of Warframe? Your art always reminds me of it.
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MrWitchblade Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Now, how can I paint fur on myself?
lol.

Even if you controlled my hands, I couldn't do this. :(
But I do try.

Love it.
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RikerCreatures Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
YES!
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Jose-the-Great Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What a great use of the tools to find a solution for rendering convincing fur.  Well done!
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love3509 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Amazing! There are no other words for it.
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Calilasseia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I am going to have so much fun experimenting with this!

If you haven't started work on a book, you should. Especially if you have more tutorials as good as this to offer. :)
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JoannaFernando Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Awesome... Thank you so much for the helpful tips and resources:)
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muukz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your creativity!
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MiriamMoon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student
Thank you for illustrating this. I now understand better how to draw fur...
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PFjerky Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Thanks for the tut, I want to squeeze this fur ball so much, it could match something directly from V-ray.
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Cortanna117 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Dang. The end result looks like a 3D render.
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rotsentu Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is really cool. Thanks!
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RavenAlexandra Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at tutorials like this make me miss photoshop.  I never spent enough time refining my technique.  This one seems like a easy one to get down and apply it in lots of different ways. 
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Volt-The-Nightfury Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Writer
Very cool tutorial! Too bad I'll never, ever, get any sort of program to do such things with this tutorial, but a job well done none the less :meow:
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SketchyRen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much for creating this uvu
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JAV1L15 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Brilliant tutorial!
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E-Ne Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for posting this tutorial <3
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yana3317 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
thanks for posting this <3<3
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Briartale Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a ton! Very helpful!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Great tutorial ^.^
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I appreciate this tutorial, all the wonderful little bits (including the lighting notes!) Congrats on the DD!
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Namicat101 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Oh look, the mold I have been feeding under my bed. He is getting big.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL!
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SoullessDevigant Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! You're a good person, you.
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