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Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet Scarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
For the longest time, many people have been requesting for tutorial on how to paint/speed-paint rocks...

Well, this tutorial shows some of the ways I do it.

There are other methods I use but this tutorial shows the best examples to understanding the concept and not just the technique (well, i hope it does).

I hope it helps! :)

what software is that?
I did this in Photoshop cs2, but anyone can follow these steps using any painting/drawing software. I also just used a default brush here.

Why no textures? Rocks are often rough, right?
What is most important is to depict the form of the rock. To make it look realistic or believable, the rock should have body, and fit into it's environment. The textures are just secondary.




like my facebook page here i sometimes update it with random artworks not found here on da! :D
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:iconshadowofdarkandlite:
ShadowOfDarkAndLite Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I used your tutorial for the round boulders, thanks so much. :) 

Background Practice
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:iconfireofthebass:
FireoftheBass Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Very helpful, thank you for this great resource
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:icontlavos:
tlavos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most amazing rock painting tutorial ever! Thank you!
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:iconivygamgeetook:
IvyGamgeeTook Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Great!!
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:iconmikajolly:
Mikajolly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I love it, helps me a lot! :D
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:iconsonicluke:
sonicluke Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Cool :)
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:iconamberwingknight:
AmberwingKnight Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like! 
Thank you for adding the narrative, and not just samples of the step by step.
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:iconwolfpelt24:
Wolfpelt24 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a great tutorial! This'll help me a lot drawing rocks xD
I love how you did it, kinda funny but still informative x3
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:iconking-of-beasts:
King-Of-Beasts Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
NIICE
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:iconledaverix:
LeDaverix Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That rocks :)
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:icondeviantfemale:
deviantfemale Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Now THIS is a really good digital painting beginner tutorial. I wish there was more of stuff like this around. Most of the tutorials are way too advanced for beginners and too big in scope.
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:iconchaotic-brony:
Chaotic-Brony Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is exactly what I needed. Thank you for posting this. ^^
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:iconeeveedream:
EeveeDream Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rocksss... :3 Thanks for the tutorial!
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:iconmarkxter:
Markxter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the rounded rock with the moss and grass.

Added to favorites :)
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:iconrahedanstables:
RahEdanStables Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Your tutorials are always handy and helpful! Thanks bunches!
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:icontuckerlyn:
Tuckerlyn Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this! Very helpful
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:icondudgus2429:
dudgus2429 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
awesome!!
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Amazing
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconvengeancemk1:
VengeanceMK1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Cooool. I'll be doing that tut for sure. Thanks.
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:iconbesunony:
BesuNony Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
This is a great reference. Thank you for making this! :D
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:iconberryslushy:
Berryslushy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
love having this reference at hand haha. ya think rocks would be easy to paint but NOPE. anyway, helpful tutorial. thanks!
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:iconandecaya:
Andecaya Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmegazer047:
megaZer047 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ooh Rocks.  This will help out a lot.  Thanks.
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:icondyingmarshmallows:
DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I should of looked this up  BEFORE i did my  drawing! DX  Now my picture looks like shit and I can't erase!c ;-;<br / />
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:iconblue-squids:
Blue-squids Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
how did you blend the colours in wile you where drawing?
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:iconhundefrau:
hundefrau Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will help me a lot :D *sucks at rocks*
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:iconquad9556:
Quad9556 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Could this be done with a graphics tablet? :meow:
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:iconscarypet:
scarypet Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013   General Artist
yes :)
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:iconquad9556:
Quad9556 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I tried on SketchBook Pro, and failed. :(
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Artist
Spetacular!!! Thanks!!! :D
Cheers!!!
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:iconorzniu:
orzniu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
thank u
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:iconamethyst021294:
amethyst021294 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks!! So cool ^^
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:iconharbingerhaven:
HarbingerHaven Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Very useful. Simple and easy to understand. This is actually a difficult thing to pull off so kudos.
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:iconkeziahnutmeg:
KeziahNutmeg Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I love the greenery that you've added on the round boulders. Could you do a tutorial on how to make different types of greenery?
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:iconscarypet:
scarypet Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013   General Artist
I'll keep that suggestion in mind :)
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:iconkeziahnutmeg:
KeziahNutmeg Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconnodnal99:
Nodnal99 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconflytrolls:
FlyTrolls Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Nice
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:iconowen-marsh:
Owen-Marsh Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconlaticis:
Laticis Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice indeed...thank you
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:iconkapsartist:
kapsArtist Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gud one..
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:iconyumezaka:
Yumezaka Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Wonderful!! I'm okay with lineart but the painting always turned rocks into lumps. Thank you for sharing you technique!!
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:iconfritchie:
fritchie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is quite honestly one of the best rock tutorials ive ever seen! Well done :heart: You deserve a DD.
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IICloudChaserII Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
THX for this! The best thing are your comments !
Sooooooo funny and i will try to take care of my skin!^^
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:icondeviantextract:
DeviantExtract Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful :)
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:iconimaginationslave:
ImaginationSlave Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I can't wait to try it myself! :D
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:iconcasandraguimauve:
CASANDRAGUIMAUVE Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
YAY! that will really help me^^
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:iconshanyume:
Shanyume Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial. I love how you offer up a variety of rocks in your examples.
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razledazle Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like that boulder, that is a nice boulder!
...Just incase nobody has quoted it yet :P
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