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Gribby's super-thorough Hair Tutorial3 by Deskleaves Gribby's super-thorough Hair Tutorial3 by Deskleaves
This section contains dreadlocks, braids, cornrows, and some stuff about fur and how to apply it. The fur section needs to be expanded on, especially the mixing fur/hair where Ann Thro is concerned, and how fur reacts to clothing and other such guff.

If you redistribute, please link back to my home page. Enjoy, and don't let me forget to continue the fur for you.


If this tutorial really helped you, please donate 1.00 to my paypal at detroitbuucity@hotmail.com. It really adds up, and I'm struggling financially. It'd be nice to have electricity.

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:iconbooklovertwilight:
BookLoverTwilight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Insanely useful when trying to draw hair of any sort, especially with the fur kind. And I thought drawing Fluffle Puff ponies was hard!
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hair is one of my favorite things to draw, but it's also really tedious. All those lines... ALL. O___O
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Densuo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found this extremely useful way back when. Thank you so much
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're so welcome, I'm glad I could be helpful to you!
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Finding-The-Time Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MAN I wish I had money I could give, but I don't
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's okau. ouo My tutorial is free~
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Finding-The-Time Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have any tips or pointers on Adopts
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm. Yes~

-Never just recolor the same lineart over and over again. Instead, sketch a few poses and feel free to copy and paste them, but draw each design differently over the sketch. Nobody likes recolors. I did my wolfdeer in this way. All of them use the same sketch, but they all look very different.

-You'll have better luck selling for points, if you can use them. 90% of the people who want to buy my adopts don't, because they can't pay cash and I don't accept points.

-Create your own unique creatures! There are already so many cats, dogs and wolves out there, and they're not hard to come up with new colors for. Anatomy is different: If you invent your own creatures, people will be more compelled to buy them because it's something they weren't able to come up with on their own.

-Don't spam the same deviation of adopts over and over again. You will lose watchers. Instead, if some adopts you have are still up for sale after a long time, redraw a new picture of it in a different pose. This gives you practice drawing, provides an updated (probably even more skillful) drawing of the adopt, and is more refreshing to your watchers to be reminded of your adopt with brand new art of the same creature, instead of a repost.

-If you don't have any success selling a design after a month, lower it to half price. If another month goes by and you still haven't managed to sell the adopt, hold a draw-to-adopt contest, trade it for another adoptable you'd like to have, or give it away to the first person that wants to grab it. You'll make your watchers happier this way.
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Finding-The-Time Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I already started making my own animal, ist a compound of, a panther, zebra, lion, and turtle. What would be a good price for the first, would five be good?
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'd try it, and if it didn't sell in a week, lower it to half.
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Finding-The-Time Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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TaeHeartLess Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very informative. much appreciated.
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AesuithielSilver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making these tutorials! They're probably the best and most comprehensive hair tutorials I've seen :D
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, and thank you for your praise. UwU
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Moossey Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow the braids helped me
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:icondeskleaves:
Deskleaves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, braids are hard, omg. x___x I also have a tutorial for ringlets.
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:iconmoossey:
Moossey Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, nevermind I found it. Thanks!!
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:icondeskleaves:
Deskleaves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! I should have linked it in the description.
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:iconmoossey:
Moossey Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You totally should.
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Moossey Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, can you link me to it?
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:iconbesenzaek:
Besenzaek Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS SO F**cking USEFUL! :iconyuihugplz:
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:icondeskleaves:
Deskleaves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YAY 8D I'm so glad, it's all I ever wanted to be. xD
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:iconlonesomebookworm:
LonesomeBookworm Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for these tutorials! You're doing DeviantART a service! :love:
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're so welcome! I love other artists, especially beginners, and it makes me really happy to know I've helped you and so many others.
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LonesomeBookworm Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart bum 
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FirstDarkAngel2001 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome and thorough tutorial! :D you're forgetting about the next part with the fur. XD

I only state it cause of you stating 'Enjoy, and don't let me forget to continue the fur for you.'
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YEah you're right, it's more important than ever to give you guys the fur-to-skin help.

it's really hard to go from fur to naked skin smoothly. D:
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FirstDarkAngel2001 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that is true. ^^
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:iconiamkathybrown:
iamkathybrown Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Braids! Yes, thank you!
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! There's also a tutorial for ringlets in my gallery somewhere.
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:iconnatmonkey:
Natmonkey Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful tutorial, love the humorous touches. Thanks for creating and sharing this!
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're quite welcome! <3
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:icononline1599:
online1599 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO HELPFUL.... THNX <3
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:iconintrovertcreature:
IntrovertCreature Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
man, this tutorial is awesome, going to start try doing different types oh  hair 
really thanks >w<
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Misty-chanXx Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your tutorials are great (have only commented on this one but all of them are awesome ^^)
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm always a little worried they will seem really stupid... ;A;
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Misty-chanXx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not at all ^^ I enjoy the little remarks you make in them (they just make them all the more interesting) and the content is very helpful ^^
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DawnOfGods Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tutorial!
This might sound really stupid, but did you work as a hair stylist/ hair dresser?
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, I never hve, only on my own hair which is almost always in wrapped dreadlocks.
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fastjacksonmin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Great work!
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:iconunpredictabloo:
Unpredictabloo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice tutorial!
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:icongijett:
gijett Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Every single one of these tutorials is fantastic! I love drawing hair but it gives me such a hard time sometimes.
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:icondeskleaves:
Deskleaves Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I love to help. 'u'
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darquepinkpaper Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Faaaantastic tutorial! It covers so much and it covers it well. I really appreciate the time spent on coarse/curly hair. Great job. :D
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure! I put a lot of time into this. I'm glad you are able to get so much out of it.
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Horace-Bulregard Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
HOW are you so full of KNOWLEDGE?! D8
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not.. I actually took a truckload of requests for help posted on the other crappier tutorial and studied up on it. I learned in the process, and then explained it for kids. xD
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Horace-Bulregard Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
It has been an enlightening experience for all :ohnoes:
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
-Puts a rolled up sock into your open mouth.- 'u' <3 I missed you.
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:iconhorace-bulregard:
Horace-Bulregard Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah Muphed oo koo *chokes on sock* ^^
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