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Ciameth's Rock Tutorial by Ciameth Ciameth's Rock Tutorial by Ciameth
This is how I draw rocks and soil in both Corel Painter and traditional media (mostly oil, acrylic, watercolor or oil pastel). There are no special brushes, filters, tricks, etc specific to Painter. Though I've never used photoshop, I assume these techniques would work there too. They're not difficult and take little drawing skill--just a lot of tedious practice. This tutorial assumes you already know how to handle basic light and shadow on an object; if not, there are other tutorials on dA for that.

You can see more of my references here [link] but this is the first tutorial I've made and I would appreciate some feedback--is it useful, does the format work for you, is there some information you feel is missing?

Some examples of how I've used these techniques for rocks and soil in digital paintings:
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Toolmon Apr 5, 2014  New member Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
From a beginner's point of view...very helpful
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Rukaija Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you soooo much for this tutorial, it's great!!
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Fell-BlackHeart Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Could you give me an example of a brush you might use to blend the dirt in your first tip? I tried using five or so and they all end up looking like fur. :laughing: Possibly it's my technique. What movements do you use?
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Ciameth Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You might be using a brush that smudges things if it is turning out like fur.  A brush that simply blurs or softens things might work better.  In Painter, I usually use one called "just add water" in short circular motions.
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Fell-BlackHeart Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll try that.
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Shinigami-shisan Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Water tutorial please ;)?
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Jane63 Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!!
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Scutterland Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS AMAZING
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SoftBluewind Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tips! thanks a lot!
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horseg27 Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was very useful! Thanks!
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