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Tears Tutorial by Firstborn Tears Tutorial by Firstborn
Since I haven't painted for a while, I decided I needed a warm-up piece. So I decided to honour an old promise and made a tutorial on how to paint tears. :dance:

It's my first tutorial and I'm NO art teacher, so you will have to make do. ^^ Don't know if it's too detailed, or not detailed enough... But I hope it can help someone out a bit. :heart:

The rest of the warm-up piece will be posted later on when it's done. Yeah. I hate noses!
Note to self: Always, ALWAYS start with some kind of line work! Blobs of colour just won't work!

And sorry dial-uppers! Big file size. But smaller would not do.
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Joyday05 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extremely helpful! I made one with the help of this tutorial:…
GlyphBellchime Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to work on this. Thank you.
Taavaeirikr Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou! :D I made this with the help of your tutorial…
jiajenn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you... i followed an d made this…
Chrissyissypoo19 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a bunch! This really helped a bunch and it was simple to do ;) 
Raixander Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
A very motivating tutorial!! Thanks for making it for us!
jadialuvsnaruhina Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
i love this tut i LOVE this tut. Its so awesome . SO EASY TO FOLLOW DX it helped me alot!! Gomenasai thank you thank you! For this wonderful tut! i cannot express how much this helped me. I NEVER understood how to draw tears and now i know ;-; *HUGS*
Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks used your tut
XCrazy-ShunshineX Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very realistic tutorial. I did it on a drawing I'm working on and WOW it looks good. Thanks so much!
MemoryOfWater Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
:wow: VERY realistic! So realistic I'm... :tears: excuse me... :cries:
DesignbyKatt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
[link] featured here! Thank you, your art is inspiring and tells a story!
AncientDragoness Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful tutorial. Greatly helped here: [link]
DesignbyKatt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
[link] thanks for stock use :) very useful!
Dragon77123 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used for reference <3
sheispretty Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
really well done tutorial.
ayame18 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I like your tutorial. I'll definitely use it to help me. :iconcreepylaaplz:
Thanks for sharing this here!
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial, it saved the concept of a manip I was just about despairing over, and was very instructive on top of everything! :) If you're interested, the link is here: [link]
Happy-every-day Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
many thanks for the tutorial!! :) it was difficult to find a tears tutorial, and yours is really useful ^^
Laitois Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the best tutorial there is! Thanks for posting! :hug:
lee-mare Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful tutorial!
Used your tear-painting method here: [link]
ShotsOfSunshine Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Beautiful tutorial. I'm going to try this if I ever have to paint tears
Kirsui Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Student General Artist
This one is very helpful. Thank you for sharing. :D
IvoryWalker Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student General Artist
I used this here [link]
sugarsnapsxx Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
brilliant tutorial!!
rebel1717 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
used again here -> [link]
Thank you
rebel1717 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
used here -> [link]
finally a tear tutorial that's easy to follow
EleganceApparent Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w00t! Finally, a good tear tutorial I've managed to find ^.^ Thanks for having this up! I'm certainly going to make use of this =]
Firstborn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Thank you! :D I hope it will be of help to you. :)
If you use it, I would be happy to see hoe it turns out. :)
Autumnchild Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Woohoo! Finally I can go back to some oldies and make things right. :nod: I never could do tears and such well, but with a nice tut like this, I can try some new techs. :) Although you and I have a different style of painting, trying out new techs is never a bad idea... if it works :D

:hug:s to you!
Firstborn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Glad you like it! And trying new things is a fun challenge, don't you think? ;)

And maybe you can apply it to your own style? :nod: It would be really interesting to see how that would look. Looking forward to it! :D
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