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Digital Painting Tutorial: Hanagumori

Published with the author's permission

Just for the record, this tutorial has already been online for two years.

Updated version now includes:

  • tips about blending,
  • a detailed schema about facial proportions,
  • screenshots of the tools used and tips about these tools
  • I fixed some typos.

About blending: NO, there's no specific tool used, I just used the paintbrush as mentionned clearly in the tutorial.
Pretty please guys, READ the tutorial before asking.
I've already received 4 notes about blending yesterday some seconds right after I reposed the tutorial, I know that part was somehow missing in the previous tutorial since I had not explained it in a very detailed way with painted examples (I thought that was clear enough but it apparently wasn't) but it's now fully explained.
Thank you!

I won't reply to any question about things already explained here unless someone has got real trouble figuring them out as I've got way too many other things to do so please read the tut carefully.


Digital Painting Tutorial : Hanagumori - Part1


Digital Painting Tutorial : Hanagumori - Part2


Digital Painting Tutorial : Hanagumori - Part3


Digital Painting Tutorial : Hanagumori - Part4


Digital Painting Tutorial : Hanagumori - Part5


Digital Painting Tutorial : Hanagumori - Part6


Digital Painting Tutorial : Hanagumori - Part7


Digital Painting Tutorial : Hanagumori - Part8



Hi people, first of all, I am not dead.... but I am very very busy with school and commissions (and works that are 95% finished but that don't please me so I'm reworking them again and again...)

About this painting :

I had promised lots of people I would write a tutorial a loooong time ago. I have finally nearly done it (I'm still writing it, but here's the base image, I have recorded all the painting process using SnapzProX, I may post it this weekend)

It has been challenging because I wanted to make her look half Asian and half european, which is not as easy as I thought (I don't know if I have succeded in it, but I like her eyes and expression) and also because it is a very unusual color scheme for me. Her face is painted (she is meant to look a bit like a young Geisha, although it is my own adaptation) so her skin may look unusual.
I will make the videos available on youtube as soon as my computer has finished encoding them.

Oh, and Hanagumori means "late spring with blossom haze" (thank you very much to *gohodoshi for the translation!!! )

For people who had sent me notes ages ago and I have still not replied (I'm so sorry guys, I really swear I'll read my mails and notes more often in the future ), could you please send them to me again? I have received LOT of spam so I have given up reading them all

Mhhh.... I think that I've said enough, now I'm off to work (again).

btw, please accept my apologies, I won't be able to reply to your comments for now I am really way too busy at the moment. So : THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!! to everybody who has taken the time to view (please full-view ) it

Thanks for viewing, crits and comments are most welcome

Much love to everybody :hugs:

Photoshop CS3
Wacom intuos 3A4
12 hours approximately
No reference used

Closeups (100% size)

Quick WIP animation :

and YES she has a blue eye and a green eye. It is fully intentional, I just felt like painting an odd-eyed person, without making it too obvious.




I've used Photoshop CS3 to paint this, you can download a free trial version on Adobe's website if you don't have it yet! Older versions will work too of course. I'm not sure you can find the Liquify tool in versions older than Photoshop CS though....

Original painting resolution : 9000 x 6714px, 300 dpi. No need to paint such a big image though... I just wanted to be able to print it on a very large size



I would appreciate if you fav/credit it if you found it useful so it can reach more people. Thank you!
I'd love to see what you can do with it, so don't hesitate to link me your creations, I'll take a look at them

You may translate it to share it if you want but PLEASE don't change it adding or removing things. Translation must be as accurate as possible to avoid things being hard to understand for the reader. THANK YOU

Source: http://dianae.deviantart.com/#/d18c4gp,

© Diane Özdamar - 2008/2010
Not for commercial use.

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