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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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Kariotic 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 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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Rainiila 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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:iconxxrisefromthelightxx:
Lol, I KNEW it was gonna be Squirrel... paw... flight? SQUIRRELKIT. :heart:
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PurryProductions-Inc Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:+fav:
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PurryProductions-Inc Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and very helpful tutorial!
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PurryProductions-Inc Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i knew it was Squirrelflight
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:iconhengst:
Thank you! I think this is going to help me out a lot! :D

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Nayirah Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my eyes the best fur-tut on dA, easy to understand, fast and nice outcome. (: Thank you.
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:iconlasesi:
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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