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Eye mini Tute by sealle

Well during my stream today we did a mini tutorial on how i draw nostrils/muzzles. 

Its not a particularly complex method, and its not very in depth but it allows you to draw nostrils from lots of angles and with reasonable ease and accuracy. Its not perfect as my knowledge of anatomy isn't perfect, but it works well for me and i thought i would upload it in case anyone else is interested in seeing how i do it.

Hope it helps someone.
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Chistokrovka Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Can I love you? Its really genious. Damn I never thought of a diamond shape. Gotta remember it :heart: Thank you!
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
XD haha well i am glad its something new! I love seeing how other people structure the drawings, i always learn something new and new which helps me figure out my own methods in the long run!
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goats Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Definitely taking tips from this! My nostrils go through so many weird style changes fhsjfg

That head on to top left looks like its from a stormwatch model! haha
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I am glad its helping so many people! its always awesome to test out other peoples methods and styles when drawing! It helps me so much to see how others structure their sketches

What is a stormwatch model???
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goats Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I agree! Thats why I really love watching streams, theres so much to learn from how other people do things, and its a great source of inspiration! If you ever do more of these tips, I love to see how you proportion the body or shade! 

ahh its this super cool artist resin of a horse in a relaxed pose with his hair going everywhere like crazy and a lazy lip www.mink-studios.com/resin/sto…
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
They really are amazing, i learn so much every single time i watch someone. Seeing someones stream post on DA is one of my favourite things to fin in my inbox! I might try do a proportion one (though i am still learning about that) but shading changed every two seconds so i don't have a particular style or approach.

Oh my goodness he is beautiful!!!! *clutches* Those lines are actually from Maggie's (khC Magnetism) reference sheet.
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SharysAogail Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SOOOO helpful!
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I am so glad people are liking it!
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blaine-rr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty helpful! Thank you!

I would really love to see how to draw the head itself from like, well, head on. :XD: I can never get the eyes and nostrils and ears to look just right. Honestly, the head at lots of different angles would be sooooooooooooo helpful. Just if you have time. :heart:
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
No worries.

There are a lot of how to draw tutorials on heads, and my method is very similar to a few. 

fav.me/d5axf15 Raes shows how i position the flat plane at the top of the head,
fav.me/d6w7zf2 This one is a great example of how lines can help place everything correctly, which is something i use a lot! 
fav.me/d1v8jpm And this one is a good example of not following the 2 circles rule. i tend to start with lines and then add the round jaw later. 

Really i would look through a bunch and decide which parts work best for you. If you still need more help i could do a how i draw heads tute another day!
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blaine-rr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That does help quite a bit, thank you! :heart:

Oh, and while I'm at it, do you know any good techniques for showing scars on fur, say a dog/horse/cat traditionally? Weird question, yes, but I'm sick of my scars looking like pink lines. :giggle:
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Well only fresh scars are pink, or only pink on areas with white markings and pink skin. Normally if a scar is permenant and large enough to be visible after the first year the scar will be seen as the skin tone and free of hair, or will start to grow white hairs on the scar site. normally i do a mixture of the two depending on each scar.
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blaine-rr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, I'll try it out. :)
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Hope it helps! XD 
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GreenOakStables Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you! :hug:
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Happy to help!
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Megeso Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I always struggle with nostrils. Thanks for making this!
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
No worries, i am happy it helps!
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Mlle-Kamichat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This is wonderful! Could I request a mini tutorial like this? I've been drawing horses for years and years, and the only part of their anatomy that I have so much difficulties to draw is their chin in any angle other than side view. Do you have any tips on how to get it right? I'm pretty sure it would help a lot of us c:
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Sure i shall try get some sketches of that done too. Eyes and Chins so far are the thing, so i shall do my best to get multiple angles of both and talk through how i set them up. I cant promise they will be terribly accurate or different from how you build them but i shall do my best.
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CLFord Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for this! Nostrils are one of those things I can never seem to devise a consistant method for! Those and eyes... Eyes kill me half the time.
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
XD haha I am glad it helps! Sometimes seeing things done a different way makes something click! 

I shall try to do eyes, though i still muddle through those XD 
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CLFord Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
This is true! haha
If you feel like you can an eyes one would be awesome! I like "soaking in" tutorials and others techniques, then I kinda find myself mushing them all together when I am working on something. :D
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
XD I could probably manage to doodle some eyes, though i don't claim to know everything about them and tend to muddle through most of the time. 
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CLFord Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
lol, only if you want to! 
In reality, does anybody really know everything about anything? I don't think so! :XD: 
But everybody knows a little!
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
XD I will do my best. Eyes are one thing that i love drawing anyway so i shall try see what i can do this arvo!

(also i am loving your new icon. it is just EPIC!)
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CLFord Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome :)

and Thanks! I needed a new one and I love buffalo... and that gif of the running buffalo somehow came along and I made it an Icon :XD:
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
It just looks stunning! it looks so light and yet so powerful and unstoppable! 
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abosz007 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow thank you so much for this enlightening tutorial :faint: :heart:
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
:heart: happy it has helped so many people!
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Geronimo24 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nostrils are up there with hands, feets, and hooves for me, so thank you so much! Very very helpful XD
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
haha, hands are the devil. Oddly i like feet, though i am still trying to get the hang of hooves...
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Geronimo24 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Somedays I have good hoof days, but mostly its a struggle. 
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
XD they are a pain. only recently have i been able to get them slightly better, though i still struggle with them on odd angles.
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fulociraptor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This will be so helpful :D
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Yay i am glad!
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Chumpi-Champi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this :la:
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
No worries, i hope it helps!
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splashblue Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Thank you for sharing, your anatomical accuracy always fascinated me. Will there be more mini tutorials like this? :)
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
XD i am glad its helpful! Well if you have anything that you are curious about how i structure/draw it i am happy to take requests. This just came up when Jag mentioned she was envious of my nostrils... which sounds weird out of context XD
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TCHuehnchen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you very much! :) This will definitely help my sometimes strangely lopsided horse noses xD
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sealle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I am happy it helps! Its always fun to see how other people structure their drawings!
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