Do you mind if I critique the tutorial a little bit? Don't take this personally, I just gotta get this out of my system because I think more artists need to be aware of it. Since learning how to draw from observation (i.e. watching someone else) is really hard to do unless it's in person, I think every single step should be shown even if it's at the risk of making the video/tutorial very long. But since most artists are pressed for time, I don't think they take the time to do that. So for efficiency's sake, maybe some good old video editing might work to at least ease the transition phases a long much more gradually. That way the student or viewer can tell what you've done without being jarred by it, which is what a lot of tutorials do (and they end up actually being hindered as far as teaching ability goes for that reason). Example: Okay, now we've got the eyes done. But suddenly there's a lot of detail there that wasn't there in the video a second ago. Some times things like these are easy to understand. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see you just added hard brushed highlights. But in some cases that's actually pretty jarring and confusing, especially from someone who's just learning. So in the future, if you were to do this again, and you feel like you need to move on to the next step, just video edit a fading transition or something along those lines of you finishing up the eye or whatever it is you're working on. And then move on to the next step. That way the view sees it coming and isn't stuck or confused in the steps to follow.
Again, don't be mad, lol, I just want more and more tutorial makers to be aware of little things like that because half the tutorials on Deviantart don't transition very well. So actually following them and figuring out what the artist they're learning from just did becomes difficult and...well...defeats the purpose of the tutorial, lol. Other than that, everything else about the tutorial was AMAZINGLY helpful. Like that Gaussian Blur technique? I didn't even know that existed. I've actually never seen another artist use it until now and compared to other techniques I've seen, it seems to be the most efficient. Other things you did really well was list the colors and brushes you used. Video tutorials in general are really awesome because you get to see what the artist is doing in real time rather than pictures of the steps. As far as teaching goes, video tutorials are the way to go. Just think up a more careful means of transitioning and you'd be Deviantart's go-to person for painting techniques and tutorials. You already are in my book, just because of how well put together your video tutorial already ways to begin with, lol.
Hi! thankyou for your suggestion and im sorry for replying it so late, im not very fond of DA lately and i just neglect it a lot, but i appreciate your intake on the matter. Thruth is that doing a fully detailed tutorial is a big big investment of time, i work and have a life outside this social network, and i really dont have that much time to do that i wish i had but i just dont, and if i had it i wouldnt do it for free, that i know. I think tutorials are meant to be just a guide of what you can do, there's no use in having a tutorial that chews and spits everything for you, since you have to come up with your own solution to any digital coloring or drawing problem you have, it helps you grow and develope as an artist n_n I dont take any offense in your comment, at the contrary, i think you might be right at some point but to be fair putting up such a vast tutorial here for free would result in loss for the artist, my video was fairly long (1 hour long!) i dont think i ever seen something like that and it consumed 2 weeks of my life and i didnt got a peny for it, still im sure i helped a lot of people achieve at least a smoother gradient on their artwork i consider this a social service and i think we're all entitled to not worry about doing anything extra, because in fact, all i have learned and resumed in an hour there took me at least 12 years of trial and error because im self taught, i hope you understand my and maybe any other artist reason Have a wonderful day!
There is some art that I think is great, and then there's art that makes me go "Ok, I wanna paint like this... Time to practice." I have to say, this pic belongs in the second category. I'm waiting on your tutorial to buffer so I can watch it. Overall, amazing work!
GWAH! This is excellent, I love how the hair flows, because it feels so natural and REAL! I live in the Windy City, I should know a thing or two about what clumps of long hair being blown around by wind only to be left like a heavy tangled heap of Christmas lights hanging from your head feels like. lol
You've done well, I would enjoy such a gift myself