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Uploaded: November 22, 2010
Artist: Cocodragon
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: November 23, 2010
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In European Folklore the black shuck is a demon dog that haunts roadsides and the coastline. While most saw it's malicious and evil,some stories say it protects travelers and the unfortunate. The black shuck is a large black dog, with one eye, often accompanied by mist or fog. Hi everybody! This is one of my first time digitally "painting" something. Critique is always mean. Also this tutorial is for people who have worked with Paint Tool Sai before and can shade and such.

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how to paint a black shuck

How to Paint a Black Shuck

how to paint a black shuck step 1

STEP 1.

Draw out the base skeleton for the drawing. Be messy. You delete this later.
 
how to paint a black shuck step 2

STEP 2.

After lowering your original sketch layer's opacity draw your shuck. Since this is a coloring tutorial, I didn't show how to draw the shuck. Look up different pictures of black shucks and create your own. Also I changed mine's tail. It was to long.
 
how to paint a black shuck step 3

STEP 3.

Now clean up your sketch. You can get rid of your base.
 
how to paint a black shuck step 4

STEP 4.

Get a dark grey color and color under the sketch. Do NOT use straight black.
 
how to paint a black shuck step 5

STEP 5.

Ok. Now the hard part. Get a background.I chose a stormy coastline. Make sure it has a definite light source (in my case lightning). I resized the sketch to better show the background.
 
how to paint a black shuck step 6

STEP 6.

Add shades and highlights. Lower the sketch layer. Put highlights on the edges of your shuck. Pieces of hair that stick up cast shadows. Deeper shadows are darker than others.
 
how to paint a black shuck step 7

STEP 7.

Go back to your sketch layer and blur it a little (still on low opacity). Now go back to your background. Give your shuck a shadow (unless it doesn't have one). Add any final details and then sign it. You are done! Congratulations.