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March 28, 2007
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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 )
SuperDandyAndy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cooooool! :D ever since a watched and played the final fantasy series i been into realism!!!!!! :hump: no weird right
rakazo07 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
cool.i love this:3
ChimChan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student
Akari Akazaki (Smirk and Cries) [V1] Heart Heart Heart Heart wish u could be my sensei
JesterOfSolace Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
What brush settings do you use to do the first rough sketch?
bat2mayur89 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This thing is really good and very helpful really.
Thank u v. mch
Goupix2102 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
You're my hero.
Lala-ink Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I also believe that he's Squall Leonhart xD
Gorgeous tutorial!! :D
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I may not be able to use this tutorial, but is that supposed to be Squall Leonhart?
CloudAlister Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Tnx bro!
AryaFT Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, thanks for tutorial :)
Just one question... is it Jaejoong? O.o
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