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Falling Water Tutorial by ToySkunk Falling Water Tutorial by ToySkunk
In a poll I made about which tutorial you would like to see from me, water came second - character/etc design was first, but that's a tutorial I'm going to have to think about to decide how best to present it, so I decided to rattle off this one in the meantime.

Despite the various tutorials I have (most of them very out of date for my methods and quality of work now) I don't think there's really any way I can tell you HOW to do something. Indeed, it has bothered me when I've seen some people use my tutorials to the letter, because (for instance) the specific lighting I used in my examples didn't fit in with the painting that they were doing, etc. So please just use this tutorial and my other ones to have a look at the method I used for that particular example, and try to extract from them instead some ideas for what to experiment with rather than a set way to do something. Experimentation will work for you far better than any method someone lays out for you set by step!
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jaggedice200 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
you know after looking at this tutorial, it's making me rethink and work on the detail of my project lol. I'm just sitting here like "aww man... I have alot more to do". Thank you for making this tutorial *bows*
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Wylfen Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I was like: "Okay... Yeah... I can draw that..." And then, I kinda lost track and I was like... "Wait, what? You must've done Magic or something o.o"
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rahul808 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. 
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MizDawesome Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
awesome!
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ToySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:hug: Hope it's useful, it's an old tutorial though!
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MizDawesome Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
Still looks cool. Hopefully I'll learn something from it :3
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Erikku8 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is way cool! Not to mention very helpful. Thanks for posting!
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fuyu-oleander Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really neat and useful, too!
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Glitza Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
You have amazing painting skills!
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d0ramYrk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
:woohoo:
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BOBtheROSS Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
thank you for the first realistic looking water tutorial
most other look so... drawn
I tried to use your technique at a pic - well, I need much more practise :3 [link]
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ScarletImperfection Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect considering I was trying to figure out how to paint water on a character's face not too long ago. Very informative and useful!
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Thank you so much for sharing this.
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ThisAccountWillDie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
A technique of water that can benefit many. Thank you.
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CasDwelis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Marvelous! Going to be testing this out soon!
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AedenSolus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well put together and very helpful! I used this here. Thanks!
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wantou Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so cool :(( so surprise ~~~~~~~
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MulkenPower Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Thank you for putting this up! It's very helpful and I appreciate you adding text to it all, explaining why you do what you do! Extreemly helpful, many many many thanks!
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Xerces Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice work! love this guide and how it shapes up at the end!
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Anton42 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
This is what I did using this technique: [link]

Far from perfect, but I still like the result as the first try of ever drawing water, and your instructions certainly helped - thank you!
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MysteryKittenThe1st Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
i'm gonna try to do falling water x.x
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Anton42 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Very nice and clearly explained, thank you very much! I'll try to draw falling water in my next painting :)
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bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011   General Artist
This is amazing. I've been trying to improve my water for a while and I'm really looking forward to implementing some of your recommendations. Thank you so much for sharing!
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my-dark-desire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
thank you!!!
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BAN---KAI Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have looked for this for ages and never found it until now, thanks for the tut .)
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Emeraldae Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Great tutorial- it's so useful! Thanks.
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Liketheisland Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Ooh nice!! This might come in handy...
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suka Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
LOVE! Very useful and will try applying these techniques to later pieces which would include water.
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jacamat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
LIKE!
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xSassyLassyx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Usefu; :D thanks!
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Twilight-Neume Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Great tutorial. I can't wait to try it out. :)
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Richirich Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Hey, Richi here. Nice work. I agree with the instances people use tutorials to the LETTER and it has almost no place in the piece they are doing. Kinda funny. Thanks for the tutorial!
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ParadoxComplex Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A very helpful tutorial. I always wondered how other artists were able to create a natural water look without using so much blue or white in it. And I love in the second part it had more of a rough look of moving water instead of simply being in a constant fluid movement making it look almost like plastic.
All in all a very well made tutorial and very easy to understand. I can't wait to try it out and experiment with it.:D
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Kira-the-White Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
I love tuts!
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Houndofthenight Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really amazing! I've never really been sure of the colors and method used in creating a realistic water effect! Now I really want to try this out when I find some free time! Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together! :heart:
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purpleblack-fox Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
The first example looks stunningly realistic - thanks for sharing!
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SicilianValkyrie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very useful!
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ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I hope so. :D
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SicilianValkyrie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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unfinishedtears Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is very useful, thanks for sharing! :heart:
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ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! I hope you get some use out of it. :D
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