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Black Dog

During this Procreate tutorial we’ll be painting a gorgeous black dog portrait. I love bringing animals to life on canvas, so I can’t wait to walk you through every step of this process.

I designed this tutorial keeping in mind both beginners and seasoned artists. You’ll not only learn to paint a dog but also understand the nuances of capturing the essence of black fur, the interplay of light and shadow, and the importance of patience and observation in digital painting.

Brushes used:

  • Sketch it
  • Soft Short Fur
  • Basic Flo
  • Overlay Brush
  • Standard Blender
  • All-Round Hair Brush
  • Darken Line
  • Lighten Line
  • Multiply Brush

Canvas Size:

  • 3600 x 4500 pixels

Skills Learned:

  • Mastering Fur Brushes: Learn how to adjust settings like azimuth and follow stroke for realistic fur textures
  • Sketching Techniques: Discover how to sketch the dog, focusing on simple shapes, angles, and proportions.
  • Layering Colors: Understand the importance of using different shades, including grays, blacks, and subtle colors, to add depth and realism to black fur
  • Eye Detailing: Gain insights into creating expressive and soulful eyes that bring the portrait to life
  • Texture and Contrast Enhancement: Enhance fur textures and contrast using Procreate’s layer modes like Multiply and Screen.

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