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Here you all go! A special little BG tutorial requested by :iconnekoprussiareacts:

In this I go over how to draw bushes, grass, and dirt. I hope that this helps!

Art © to me

I'd love to see what you guys do with this tutorial~

Edit: Wow, I never expected this tutorial to help so many people! :wow: Thank you every one!
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:iconguineaarts511:
GuineaArts511 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no, this is for PhotoShop? I use FireAlpaca, PhotoShop is too complicated for me.
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Rainbowcolorss Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!! i must try this someday
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quietpeople Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Can't wait to try this - esp. the spiky grass. thanks.
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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TheSlugtopus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good tutorial, thank you and keep up the good work
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you and I'm glad that I could help :)
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AywenSix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank for this tutorial! Used here : aywensix.deviantart.com/art/Pr…
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ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING AND HELPFUL! THANK YOU!
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! :la:
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Whiteknightofchaos Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing.
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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Samciu Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have no idea how much it heped me :heart: THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH Heart Love 
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome~! :la: I'm happy it helped! 
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RaymondEternal Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice tutorial :D This is very Helpful... Thanks for making it :squee:
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :la:
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GildedFrame Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This helps a LOT, thank you so much!!  
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome~
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Igbythesnail Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Artist
Fantastic, thank you
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! 
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Phesant33 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY thank you
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Seas-of-Emerald Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are no words to describe how much this helped me... I've only just started digital drawing, and I can't find any tutorials that I can actually draw, until I came across yours. Thanks so much for putting this up <3
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! I'm glad it helped! :) 
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aizerengendro Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LOVEIT!!!!!!!!!!!
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ImagenDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the brush you use for drawing the bush, where can i get it? :)
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
All of them are default photoshop brushes, I use the photoshop 19 pixel airbrush and the photoshop 95 pixel vine brush.  I hope I could help! :) 
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Darkangelhiei Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student
this helpful thank you
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad it helps~! 

You're welcome
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:iconchiisho:
Chiisho Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one~ Thanks a lot :bow:
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :) 
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ZorriFox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW!! thanx so much!!! :D :love: i'm practicing with this tipe of backgrounds and its funny but hard :P XD . thanx so much for the tutorial!! very helpful, but my lines are horrible because i draw whit a mouse :( i'm searching the prices of a bamboo tablet, so what is the coast of one of those?? Thanx, and great work! ;)

sorry for my bad english, im from colombia XD
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooh~! I used to draw with a mouse :D but I would definitely recommend a tablet, my tablet cost about $99 US dollars and came with drawing programs (adobe photoshop ^^) however you can go onto the wacom bamboo website and they will have tablets and prices with them~ ^^ I hope that helps! :)

No, your english is fine! ^^
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ZorriFox Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Hahah, thanx!! :D this helps me so much! :iconzorrifox::iconthanksplz:
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome~! ^^
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ZorriFox Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
:meow:
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congatrehp Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful.i like it.excuse me!can you help me? i'm com from vietnamese.in my country,nobody tell me how to do it.and i love digital painting.can you show me some basic source or expalain me how to learn digital painting like you.sory for my bad english. i really want to be digital painting.but in my country.it prevent me to do it!i really want you help me!please!thanks for reading.thank so much.i'm looking forward to hearing from you! have a good
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Sure, I'd be happy to help! With digital painting it's pretty much the same as a traditional medium (for example: charcoal, water color, oil, and so on), only digital painting is much more forgiving in nature. I would choose something that you love to draw and start there, use it to develop your style.

I started drawing in traditional medium (Graphite) on notebook paper, it doesn't have to be a good drawing, just something to get your ideas down. After I got comfortable I started looking for digital media software, I have used: Gimp- a free program that is downloadable, Paint tool Sai- it's a wonderful program and I would highly recommend it, and Adobe Photoshop elements (Which is what I currently use now) that came with my tablet.

I would recommend that you use a Wacom Bamboo Tablet as I used to use the track pad on a lap top and I have developed some joint issues from it from constantly drawing. But really the key to digital painting is starting out somewhere and just drawing and posting art and getting people to critique it, your art will grow leaps and bounds from that.

There are plenty of tutorials on DA and I have found many of them to be helpful. But most of what I learned was from looking up speed paintings on You tube. But really I just think of a scene in my head and try to copy it down as much as I can. That's how I learned (which isn't the best way to learn) by coping what I saw in my head down on a piece of paper and I would learn from watching other artists and how they drew and I would try to mimic some of the things that they did. Find a source for your inspiration (For me I guess it would stem from classic Disney) and go for it.

Though I found that the one thing that helped me improve the most was doing a concentration. A concentration is a collection of art (Normally 12 pieces) that is an exploration on a subject by doing one piece a week. I chose to do mythological creatures throughout the world. This helped me to focus on something I loved and by doing so I could put as much effort as I could into my work and I learned so much. That is why it's important to choose something you love, you can't learn if you do something you don't like doing.

I hope this helped, and don't be afraid to link back to me so I can see your work! If you want I can send you some tutorials to look at. I'll send you another message if I can think of anything else but really digital painting is something that you have to get a feel for, I've been drawing digitally for about four years and I still have A LOT to learn! Keep drawing! :)
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congatrehp Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yeah! a good advise for me.it' make me more inspiration and motivation!excuse me what your name?^^.i hope i can chat with you more.in my country,i rarely to talk about digital painting.it have less expert in this field.nice to meet you. i'm Hoàng Anh.^^ aboy,i'm 20.thanks for your good surport!i'll work hard!thank you^^
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
My name is Sydney Borden, I'm a girl and a junior in high school, it's nice to meet you too ^^ I hope I can chat with you more as well ^^ and you're welcome, I'm happy to help ^^
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congatrehp Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^.and can i ask you some question? can you tell me how you train to draw on paper.and help me to set a brush to draw on PTS? thank you,sydney!
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
For drawing on paper I can't really say I just picked up a pencil and started drawing... For brushes on the computer I use the standard basic brushes; a hard brush and a 19 pixel photoshop airbrush that I just vary the size to use. I also use the vine brush and a few of the 'dry' brushes as well. You're welcome and I hope that helps! ^^
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congatrehp Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah! i don't know why the Foreigners like you can do anything easy and simply.i don't know how.but you are miracle. i love the way you do.than you.sorry I could ask you a personal question? when you are bored.what you offen do?during my training i often under pressure and often depressed.can you give me advise? i really need it?thank you^^
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd be happy to give you advice ^^ Normally when I was bored I would draw or write. I don't recommend doing this as I am now having some joint issues because I would always be drawing or writing when I was feeling stressed/ depressed/ or bored. I would recommend that you go for a walk. Its good for your health and can help improve memory and creativity. If you can't do that then leave what your doing for a little while and come back to it later when you're not feeling stressed. When you feel depressed look up, don't let it get you down. You are an amazing person and can achieve many things look at it as a way to get where you want to be in your life. I hope that helps ^^
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AnnaRIART Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I had found this before I did my other drawing. Anyways thank you, it looks great!
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh no D:

I hope you can find it useful in the future~ ^^

Thank you~
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AnnaRIART Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure there'll be another opportunity =) Thank you very much
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :la:
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kellyHyuga Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
excelent tutorial i LIKE IT
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much~!
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BMLulu Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love this! Hope to try it out myself soon.
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad you love it and I would love to see how you use it~ ^^
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