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How to paint BRAIDS by juuhanna How to paint BRAIDS by juuhanna
Hey all!

Here's a new tutorial, this time on how to paint braids! Braids are so much fun. So so so so much fun. X3 I hope this helps you enjoy painting them too! 
Link to the full painting:
Photoshop.
My three-part tutorial series on how to build grey-scale, how to lay over the colors and how to finalize the piece:
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:iconlaenri:
Laenri Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Wow. I love your painting technique on how you do lines especially omg @_@ So gonna try this <33 inspiring!
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thanks! It's kind of a hassle to draw the lines once and then re-paint them later, but it helps to create nice painted looking lines. :) 
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Laenri Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Yea I was thinking about that lawl. like ugh the time consumption of going over the lines @_Adoptable-batch 
but yes the affect is really beautiful and definitely worth the extra hours put into it
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KRTgirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This is awesome! Thank you!
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! :hug:
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MageAlmasy8 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I always have a hard time when drawing braids =_= thanks for sharing ! it'll definitely help!
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They can be a bit tricky at times, yeah! :nod: But I hope the tutorial helps a bit~
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:iconbaritius:
Baritius Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! [link]
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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KLS-san Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh is very fine to know about your braid thecnique,`juuhanna-sama. Well, they give me a bit of trouble sometimes! ^^
I want to say you *thanks*!! thanks for your taking the time to share this!
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :heart: I'm happy to hear it's useful!
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Aleynaa Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
thank you as always. I find your tuts most helpful
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:iconjuuhanna:
juuhanna Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's good! Thank you! :hug:
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TheExboxTreecixty Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ERMEHGERD SO USEEFUL I LOVE IT <3333 :iconbrohugplz: So basically it's like one huge gradient plus the extra coloring and detail and ahhhh I love it so much
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehee, I hope it's explained clearly enough, words are so difficult at times~ *o* I hope this is useful to you! :D
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lady-cybercat Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
when you colored over the sketch line art, to colorize the lines, did you use a particular layer type? Then flattened it and then used the normal layer over that to paint ? Thanks so much!
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
When I added the base-colors to the line-art, I used grisaille-technique actually. You can see it explained step by step in my other tutorials. Basically I build a greyscale layer below the lines to create the shape, and then I add colors on new layers on top of the greyscale. Then I flatten the whole thing, make a new normal layer and do the whole overpainting-thing onto that layer. I hope that clears the process a little! :hug:
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lady-cybercat Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay thanks!
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111AH111 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Helpful
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, thank you! :hug:
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Advertise elsewhere. Thank you.
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mushroom38 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, your tutorials are really useful! ^^
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh that's great to hear! :excited: It can be a bit difficult to explain things in a tutorial, I'm so scatter-brained at times it seems. *^*
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mushroom38 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, it's very simple to understand! X) It's a really good job you do, and it's so kind to share your art experience! ^^
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you muchly~! :heart:
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JohnyWest86 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Wow! Nice work! [subscribe] (*-*)
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Na-pion Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
really good tips you have here, thanks for showing that! :">
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! :D This is kind of a narrow subject-area and so specific, but since people were curious about how I paint the braids, I might as well show! :giggle:
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LindaJV Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Kiitos! Mä olin yks niistä kuka kysyi lettejen maalaamisesta. :D Hienoa! Noitten viivojen piirtäminen on hyvä vinkki, se auttaa kylla vaikka en maalaiskaan!
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Jee, toivottavasti oli jotain apua tästä! :hug:
Toi viivatekniikka on tositosi helppo, itse kun en jaksa kauheasti nyplätä viivojen parissa. Tykkään enempi siistiä kokonaislookin maalausvaiheessa joten saa olla vähän kömpelötkin nuo letin viivat mulla. X3 Se on toki yksilöllistä että mistä askeleesta kuvan tekemisessä itse nauttii. :3 Mutta juu, joteski tuollai niitä voi tehdä jos haluaa, hehe!
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LindaJV Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Kyllä varmaan tulen käyttämään tätä tekniikka! :3 Ja mulle se riippuu vaan sen hetken fiiliksestä, mitä vaihetta maalauksessa mä tykkään eniten, hahah!
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Se on hyvä vaan vaihdella tekniikkaa ja tyyliä ja kaikkea mahdollista, pysyy mielenkiintoisempana taiteen tekeminen! Ei jumitu tyylillisesti. :)
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LindaJV Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Totta on!!
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rUbYxsApPhIrE25 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what kind of photoshop version you are using now?
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop CS4. :)
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Please advertize elsewhere. Thank you. :)
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prinprin Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome. I never know that you could get away with drawing braids flat then fixing them later. Thanks, I learned something! :D:D
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe yeah, I personally don't enjoy drawing all that much, I'm more of a painting-person with a love for colors~! So I love it when I figure out a way to make the drawing quicker, takes me one step closer to the coloring-step! :giggle:
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prinprin Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cool! I personally like the drawing process, but I can see why it annoys you if you have an affinity for color! :D I love it when I run into people like you who approach things differently. I learn so much :D :heart: Maybe I can learn to love color as much as you do! :hug:
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I think it's very individual which part a person likes the most. I used to dislike drawing so much that I'd do mostly collaborations, and be the colorist (as far as digital art is concerned. My oilpaintings and such I always did by myself, but aaaaanyway!)

I might start to like drawing at some point, who knows! But for now I just want it to be over soon and get to the fun part with colors 'n all, hehe! :giggle:
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always enjoyed braids, too. :meow: Nice job with this tutorial, it's very useful~ ^^ :thumbsup:
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear that! :hug:
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d4rkslayer Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! Another useful tutorial ^^ Those braids take a lot of work!! O:
I'll be waiting for you next tutorial :glomp:
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juuhanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
But this is a pretty easy way to paint them, or more like an easy way to draw them so one can be done with the lines quickly and move on to the wondefully enjoyable coloring part, hehe! :giggle: I love colors. *-*
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