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How I Paint Scars TUTORIAL by ErinM31 How I Paint Scars TUTORIAL by ErinM31
Requested tutorial on how I painted the scars in Never Liked the Rain:


I hope it is helpful! ^^;
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the1dragon1girl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS HAS TO BE THE 10TH TUTORIAL I LOOKED AT BUT IT'S THE ONLY GOOD ONE I COULD FIND. ENJOY THE FAV!
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Glad you found it helpful! :)
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the1dragon1girl Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student General Artist
:)
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shpaydar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
hi please drawing painting digital for picture tnx

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ArchievalTome Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow Erin. This is really good and useful. But I wish you made a video about it... It would be more helpful.
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Apocalyssa Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Very very helpful, yes! Thanks a bunch for publishing this!
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Glad you found it helpful! :dance:
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Hot-Gothics Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014   Digital Artist
This is the only good tutorial for digital painting scars. Thank you so much for making this.

Do you happen to have any experience drawing large scars? Or burn scars?
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Thank you -- I'm glad you've found it helpful! :)

I'm afraid I don't have specific experience with that. I imagine that larger scars would be similar and I think that burn scars leave an area of skin that is a different tone and shinier, but in both cases, I would definitely recommend looking for reference. Art is above all teaching yourself to see.

Sorry that wasn't much help! ^^;
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Hot-Gothics Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014   Digital Artist
:shrug: I ended up just doing a few thin scars instead in the area. They look pretty nice. :meow:

Again, your tutorial is the most helpful out of all the ones I found on dA. lol
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JelenaEllethil Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clear and easy to follow on.Can't wait to see the results. Thank you. :)
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Glad you found it helpful! Thank you for commenting! :aww:
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mattheath76 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work!
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Thank you! :)
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SummerLyonesse Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I used this tutorial here [link]

This was very helpful! Thanks for sharing! :D
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
My pleasure! :aww:
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ThirdEcho Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about flat burn scars that are more than just a line?
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
First, sorry for the super late reply! :ashamed:

I am afraid I will not be of much help with that. The key will be to look at plenty of reference and then find a way to recreate that. Sorry, I know that is vague, but that is all that I did here, looking both at photo reference and especially in person to see how light interacts with the different skin.

Good luck!
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heresailor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you! :D
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
My pleasure! =D
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olivegbg Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Used your tutorial for this piece. [link]
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Thank you for sharing! :heart: And lovely work! :wow:
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olivegbg Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A bit scary, but now I'm over that hill! :D
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linessa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, very good- I've always made them too smooth. thank you! <3
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I'm happy that you found it useful! :aww:
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Yin-Tiempo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Very, very helpful.

Thank you so much.
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
My pleasure! I'm glad that you found it helpful! :)
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
This is so great!Thank you!:huggle:
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
My pleasure! :aww: I'm glad you found it helpful! :hug:
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
You're welcome! :)
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kuri-osity Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely helpful, thank you!
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
My pleasure! :aww:
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daremaker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Refreshing to see someone that doesn't just use textures.
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I don't in my paintings. Nothing against doing so, but I am determined to learn how to actually paint things and not rely on textures or anything else as a crutch. :)
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daremaker Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Yeah, exactly, and also if one's style is painterly textures seem sort of jarring and out of place with everything else.
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FuzzyScribbles Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Can't wait to try this out on a drawing <3
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
My pleasure! :aww: I'd love to see your drawing when you do! :)
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FuzzyScribbles Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
c: wish link it once I get down a theme.. can't think of one at the moment.. was thinking steampunk...? >.< Hmm..
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Be open to inspiration and you'll know when it hits. At least my muse is like, you will draw THIS! =D Have fun! :thumbsup:
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FuzzyScribbles Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD I shall. And thanks.
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AcuraAquatosPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oooh awsome :D very noce tutorial,easy to follow and understand. Will come handy when I pant the scars on one of my OC`s later :)
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I'm so happy to hear that! :aww: I'm glad you found it helpful! :)
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AcuraAquatosPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you for making a good tutorial :)
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
My pleasure! Glad you found it useful! :aww:
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ArnieliaGuard Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for making this c:
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Happy to help! :)
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LionsQuill Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
This is fantastic! I'm just a newbie when it comes to art, but this is very helpful. Thank you so much!
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
You're most welcome! :aww: I'm glad that you found it helpful! :hug:
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BloodrainFireDawn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Writer
This really makes me wish I could draw so I could put some sexy scars on my boys. :evillaugh: Great tutorial!
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