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post #1 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Drawing "fur" ?

I do this in my spare time (which hasnt been very much lately).. Im in no way a professional. Ive gotten much better with eyes, but still struggle with "fur" any tips or links to help?

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My dog portraits always start out great... than end up.. mediocre.. :(

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 03:19 PM
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You're very good! I love them all, boxers are sooo funny!
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I am owned by 5 of them :) and yes they are LOL
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I think they are quiet nice :)

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Have you tried looking at some youtube or google tutorials? Or maybe loan a book from a library? Wish I could give some advice for fur... I don't think you'll have much trouble learning as your basic outlines and proportions are good :)

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post #6 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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i hadnt thought of youtube. I have a book on drawing animals... but I swear I just dont get it. I try to do the techniques they show but mine never turn out the same.
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 06:57 PM
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If it's a close up work I'll do every hair. Takes time, but looks more real. Ive just done a cat recently, and have drawn the hairs and have started blending them with strokes. I'll get it up on my thread soon. It was HARD to say the least! And I still don't know if Im satisfied with it. lol
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-22-2012, 04:02 PM
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Suede board helps achieve the fur look but you have to build layer upon layer to get fur to look realistic.....in other words...it is going to take a lot of time. Confuscious' cat has wonderful fur. Unfortunately I can not see your pictures on here. I can see Confuscious' drawings tho.
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