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Lazy People Fur Tutorial by oxcat Lazy People Fur Tutorial by oxcat
EDIT: I know the smaller font is small. The download button will assist. It's still small, but there's only so much typing space! I apologize - it is my first tutorial ever and I hadn't taken into account the size. Please don't complain to me, I am already aware of this problem and don't need to hear it - if you are creative enough to be on here doing art, then you should be creative enough to figure out how to open it in a program where you can zoom in, either your photo editing program or even just windows picture viewer ^.^
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Here we go... I thought I would post a tutorial on how I paint fur.

I get a lot of compliments on it, which surprises me because its very easy and lazy and rushed. There are people on this site who can create incredible fur... but personally, I just don't have enough patience to draw every strand and shade around it.

So having said that, I by no means am saying that THIS IS THE WAY TO DO IT! I am just saying that this is the way that I do it, and it works and looks decent. By the way, this entire ordeal only takes me about 30 minutes - and that is INCLUDING the careful base coloring and trying to stay in the lines. Because you are following a tutorial, it might take you a bit longer, but once it becomes habit you can breeze right through it.

Here is the line art used for this tutorial: [link]

I got the idea to post this because of :iconwarriorcatsclaim:'s new collaboration, which has actually upped its requirements, asking for fur detail, which wasn't really required in the first collab. I know a lot of people might be floundering, so here is my measley offering to try to help, or at least give you an idea, should you want to take the time to try it. By the way, if you use this for the collab, you should probably skip the very last part, as the line art was actually asked to be shown in the last collab.

Also, this is really crappy and not one of my best pieces, but I've been rushing all morning because I just wanted to get it done ^.^ I overdid it on the fuzzy, but you get the idea! I hate this drawing of Squirrelflight, but I sure as heck wasn't going to sit around and work on her line art all morning.

I just now noticed that Squirrelflight pretty much looks like Scourge, only ginger. And... OMG, my handwriting gets steadily larger and sloppier... fixed.

(See her funky looking neck prior to my making her furry? That's why I say I don't like to do line art for people - I don't usually notice what looks weird until after I've started coloring ^.^)
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:icondascarfwars:
Dascarfwars Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is a wonderful tutorial c:
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:icondecember012:
December012 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great tutorial! :)
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:iconkariotic:
Kariotic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is really helpfull and because I'm doing/starting a tutorial blog on tumblr I wanted to ask if I may upload this there? c: I'll credit you of course c:
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OHMYGOODNESS why didn't I find this earlier?!

You have inspired me to get off my lazy but, and draw a kitty.
Thank-you.
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:iconrainiila:
Rainiila Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
…and this is the kitty I drew. Thank-you so much for this, i had so much fun! :)

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:iconpurple-egg:
Purple-EGG Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Lol, I KNEW it was gonna be Squirrel... paw... flight? SQUIRRELKIT. :heart:
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PurryProductions-Inc Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:+fav:
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:iconpurryproductions-inc:
PurryProductions-Inc Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and very helpful tutorial!
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:iconpurryproductions-inc:
PurryProductions-Inc Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i knew it was Squirrelflight
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:iconhengst:
Hengst Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I think this is going to help me out a lot! :D

:+fav:
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:iconnayirah:
Nayirah Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In my eyes the best fur-tut on dA, easy to understand, fast and nice outcome. (: Thank you.
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:iconlasesi:
Lasesi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist
I am sending you so much love for this tutorial :) Like you - i just don't have the patience to draw out singular strands of fur, but that means my fur-art is usually sloppy.. But this has helped me add an awesome more realistic edge to my art! Thank you so much <3
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Redd-Fawx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial! c:
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:iconlosteleganceadopts:
LostEleganceAdopts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
this is actually a pretty good tutorial^^
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:iconblotche:
Blotche Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thank you!! Going to try this right away.
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:iconrikkaroxx:
rikkaroxx Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks so fluffy! wanna cuddle it!
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:iconwho-butt:
Who-Butt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!! I might try this sometime if it's ok! :3
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:iconshcenz:
Shcenz Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for making this, it has been really helpful!
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:iconeveharding92:
EveHarding92 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic tutorial :)
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:iconnikaav:
NikaAV Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Great tutorial!!

Can I just ask you how do you color your base so great? I can't do it :(
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Efish1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe Scourge and Sandstorm had a little, "Behind the scenes moment"? :lolplz:
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Toxic-Innocence Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Oh, thanks sooo much for making this! I have photoshop...but I guess I didn't really know how to use it, because I've never done anything like this before! :happybounce:
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dinnea Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist
This tutorial was indeed heplful even though in the end I did this a bit different way than you, thank you for making this tutorial : D

Thing I made using this tutorial
[link]
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
very nice!
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:iconnightshine-twilight:
Nightshine-Twilight Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
umm so basically, shade, then smudge based on fur direction.
^ ^
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
yes, more or less ^.^ lol! So simple.
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:iconnightshine-twilight:
Nightshine-Twilight Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^ ^
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:iconnightshine-twilight:
Nightshine-Twilight Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_o that comment wasn't supposed to be hereeee
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tiff13246 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome! but how do you merge the layers together?
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
I always right click the top one you want to merge and hit "merge down". That way you don't lose the effects (such as multiply) if you were using any. You always merge down from the top.
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tiff13246 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok, thanks
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:iconblueleaf93:
BlueLeaf93 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, this will be very helpful. I was kinda worrying agout doing fur for the collab :)
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
hope it works out for you!
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:iconmeeshmoose:
meeshmoose Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
i'll try that for my collab entry! thank you oxcat!
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I hope it works for you!
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:iconmeeshmoose:
meeshmoose Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
i don't know if it'll work with my technique, but i'll give it a try ;)
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Yeah! I was worried about how it would look in other people's styles... a lot of people draw much more cartoony than I do, so the furry look might not come off the same. But then, I did color this: [link] for somebody. They drew it, not me, so its not my lines or my style. Regardless, it came out looking pretty neat, so I think as long as the line art is lightened a bit so it's not super bold, this method will look nice with most people's styles ^.^
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:iconmeeshmoose:
meeshmoose Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
oh thanks for the tip! i'll do a light lineart :) and nice work!
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
thank you ^.^
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:iconmeeshmoose:
meeshmoose Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
np :D
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brownwhisker Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
OXY YOUR AMAZING! Im trying this for sure! :la:! I need a new shading technique and this one looks so proffesional!
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Yay!! It really is super fast too. I wish I could do fur like the pros, but I just can't, I'll pull my hair out XD This works well and looks nice enough.
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brownwhisker Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
So jeolouse of your SKILLZ! I think i might use this on my commission ;D THANKS OXY!:iconoldschoolownedplz:
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I hope it works for you and looks okay! We have two very different styles XD I think it might look good, though, if you skip the last part and leave your line art showing ^.^
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Sinful-Souls Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Wonderful tutorial, if I ever have the patience to use my photoshop I will definitely try this.
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
That's so nice to hear, this is my first ever tutorial so I was worried about not explaining things adequately, or going into TOO much detail.
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kuiwi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
I think is suits a a young "squirrelpaw" X3
Really kitten like :P
BUT THE TUT IS GREAT <3
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
yeah I accidentally lost control of myself with the fluffy... rofl. ^.^ Thank you!
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Angelcloud0090 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy freak this will be SOOOOOO much easier for me!!!! Thank you!!!
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:iconoxcat:
oxcat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
You're welcome, if it makes things easier then it has done its job!
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