Drawing "fur" ?

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    03-21-2012, 04:14 PM
Drawing "fur" ?

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

Here are some of my doodles :)
My dog portraits always start out great... than end up.. mediocre.. :(

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    03-21-2012, 04:19 PM
You're very good! I love them all, boxers are sooo funny!
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    03-21-2012, 04:22 PM
I am owned by 5 of them :) and yes they are LOL
    03-21-2012, 04:35 PM
I think they are quiet nice :)
    03-21-2012, 06:56 PM
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 :)
    03-21-2012, 07:15 PM
I hadnt thought of youtube. I have a book on drawing animals... but I swear I just don't get it. I try to do the techniques they show but mine never turn out the same.
    03-21-2012, 07:57 PM
If it's a close up work I'll do every hair. Takes time, but looks more real. I've 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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    03-22-2012, 05:02 PM
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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