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Commission - Tankana by jocarra Commission - Tankana by jocarra
Commission for Tankana of her namesake character, a dragon-lioness hybrid! The "hair" was sort of a challenge! x_x

Adobe Photoshop CS5.
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:icon12345jurijwolf:
12345jurijwolf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student
cool
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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TimeDrumer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Do you mind if I ask how on earth you did the short hair on the snout? I've been trying to figure it out forever @-@'
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing! Short hair is tough for sure x_x I had to figure out an expedient way to do it when I was working on this picture - basically, I took to using a noisy texture brush, specifically found here (the "texture" brush fifth from the top).

Or you can do it the long way and paint it hair by hair: [link] If you're going for something "in between" in effort/look, try using the "hair" brush (sixth from the top) or something like it to make short strokes to lay down multiple little bits of short fur at once, or scribbling with a small thin brush or fur brush like I demonstrate a bit here and here. Gotta use a bit of a light careful hand, though, otherwise it'll look messy/sloppy.
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TimeDrumer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
That was incredibly helpful and I genuinely appreciate it. Snout fur is absolutely terrible IMO lol I could never get it right. After this I just did a new picture and it's the first I'm I'm not bashing my head against a wall shouting "why don't you work!?"
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're super welcome!  I'm glad :)  Keep it up!
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Sevian Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dragon-felines win, all the time... Yes. ;)

Awesome work. :-)
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, a surprise opinion from you ;)

Thank you :)
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seltaya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
I notice it looks like you used different techniques for the fur and the hair. What's up with that? There's definitely a slight disconnect between the two.
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I know, I had some difficulty with that. Well, the hair is basically made up of smooth tubes/spikes, their surfaces aren't furry, so the hair's texture came out looking more "rubbery" because its shading is smooth, compared to the fur which is quite the opposite.
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seltaya Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
That is a weird way to describe the hair. :S I can see why that would be difficult.
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah. They aren't like... fleshy extensions with skin and therefore fur. They're like... spikes or thick tubes of "hair". So I sorta considered texturing the hair like [link] but I didn't know if that'd be kinda weird o_O
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seltaya Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I keep thinking they'd be, like, rubbery or something. If they're fleshy, is that like a head full of tentacles or something? Maybe Medusaish? Hair close-up looks almost scaly or leathery.
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*nods* I'm not sure. Yeah, I thought about making it kinda scaly like real close-up hair, but also seemed sort of like a lot of work, haha :b So I guess partly it was me not being sure, and partly me being lazy :b
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seltaya Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Don't feel bad, it probably would have looked weird anyways. XD
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very nice pic :)
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ur welcome :)
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Cool :D
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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