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Mane Tutorial - Blue's Designs by BlueHorseStudios Mane Tutorial - Blue's Designs by BlueHorseStudios
Hey guys! I've had a few requests for this tutorial for a while now but I wanted to get better before offering up my technique that was shown to me by :iconnavi-arts: but then I tweaked some of it to make it my own as well. So credit goes to her as well as stock providers: :iconbreathless-dk: for the gorgeous horse stock, thank you so much!! and :iconmarkopolio-stock: for the horn stock there in the end, appreciated so much, you guys have amazing stock!!

I want to clear a few things up about this tutorial that I may have forgotten to mention in the tutorial itself. I add flyaway hairs BEFORE step three, you can use a bigger brush to fill in your mane shape when you have drawn it out. I'd vary it from 10px down to 4px for when you get closer to the edges. If you tried coloring in this mane with only a 4px brush, it'll definitely take you forever. This mane alone took me 2 hours just today! the forelock took me 3 hours yesterday (10/04/13). Another thing I'd like to add is that I do use a tablet, but this isn't impossible without one. Just change your brush settings to fade, play with the length, same goes for transfer. I also use cs6, but again, this could be used in other programs.

I hope you guys enjoy, I had fun doing this. Again, don't be afraid to ask! If you want more tutorials like this but of tail, color changes, markings, lighting, or anything really, then just feel free to ask me! send me a note or comment here!!

Also, commissions are open!! I'm also offering private lessons for USD, send me a message if you are interested! Commission information can be found here: whisperingblues.deviantart.com… .

Stock Used: Mentioned!
Questions? Just ask!

Love, Blue
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horselover36500 Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmygod.... You are like the best mane painter..... Ever..... have to try this!
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BlueHorseStudios Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
^.^ you're too sweet! let me know how it works!
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Apeliota Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is literally the most gorgeous mane I have ever seen... I've been looking for a mane tutorial for so long that looked realistic enough, but also kept in the elements needed to make it creative and artistic....

This is amazing.

Brilliantly done.  I love this. (:  Beautiful horse, beautiful everything!!!
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BlueHorseStudios Mar 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much!!
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Apeliota Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome! (:
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horselover36500 Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG that is the most beautiful mane I have ever seen!!
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BlueHorseStudios Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
as;dkjasdkj omg thank you so much!!
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ellenisthebestever Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:happybounce: finally a hair tutorial that makes sense! thank you ohsomuch :tighthug:
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BlueHorseStudios Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you're very welcome!!
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I'm thanking you for making this amazingly simple, eloquent, and easy to follow.  I have combed through dA for a good mane tutorial and now I've found one.  I'll definitely be applying and tweaking this technique, so thank you once again! :heart:
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