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Realism Tutorial by yumix Realism Tutorial by yumix
This step by step and carefully explained tutorial covers basic eye/face coloring, detailed hair and fur, etc. (mostly basics on how to do realistic drawings)

! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A TUTORIAL ON HOW TO DRAW THE HUMAN ANATOMY OR REALISTIC FORMS, but instead is a tutorial for how to cg or color realistically.

Since many people keep asking me if this works on photoshop versions such as 7.0, CS, CS2 or CS3, the answer is yes. If this works in ps elements then it should obviously work on higher versions.

Wow! I see my tutorial being linked on all kinds of sites other than da. Thanks guys for the over 5,000 favs and over 100,000 views :)

Tools: Wacom Graphire 2 4x5 tablet, photoshop elements 3.0.


If you do decide to use this tutorial for any of your drawings, crediting is highly appreciated. Also please do link me to it so that I can see! Have fun and enjoy.

finished piece for the hair part is here: [link]
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Given 2008-11-21
Realism Tutorial by *yumix provides a detailed breakdown of the artist's process in achieving a highly realistic look.Yumix's realistic fanarts are outstanding, and it seems to me that many aspiring (and established!) artists who have not yet come across her gallery are likely to enjoy her work, and would also be interested in gaining some insight as to her digital techniques.(written by suggester) ( Suggested by kamizuki and Featured by znow-white )
Rifitika Apr 5, 2014  New member
This helped me mold my own style, thank you.
YiSinnoSon Mar 30, 2014  New member
that  is so great. Did you use a mouse or a touch pad?
Would this same tutorial work on Paint Tool Sai? 
Thanks a lot, that is very clear.
pinkarette Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Thank you so much! This is really usefull! I'm going to practice it soon!
Very good!!
TheShadowEmpress Mar 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Just wow.
cruzerbLade1029 Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's odd this wasn't in my faves WAY BACK (must be in an old dA account)
either way... I knew this would be helpful and luckily I found it again and hey I'd give it a try XD
Toonsfera Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! I'll gibe a try!
xXAna-ChristXx Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think a tear of awe just shed itself from my eye....This is wonderful. It's helpful to me since I am required to learn realism to study Video Game design and I'd like to have a basic grasp of it before I enter school, so than you for making this. 
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