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Tips for drawing young (Bottlenose) dolphins by namu-the-orca Tips for drawing young (Bottlenose) dolphins by namu-the-orca
Species depicted: Common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Time taken: unrecorded
References used: manymanymany
Tools of the trade: Photoshop CS5


It's been more than three years since I last uploaded a real tutorial - I've had lots of idea over the years but time/motivation never allowed for anything to be really made. That is, until kurisutaru came with a request and idea for a tutorial that was so cool I couldn't help but start immediately: a tutorial to show the anatomical difference between adult dolphins and calves, with both shown at the same size for better comparison. Now, I elaborated on that idea a little by adding newborns and juveniles, as well as info on changing colouration. The end result: a bit pile of info and tips on young dolphins, going from brith to adulthood. I'm personally very pleased with this, and I hope it'll be helpful to lots of cetacean artists out there. If this has inspired/helped with any paintings, I'd love to see! Happy drawing :)

A great big thank you to RobindV for helping out with what ages belonged to the different categories!


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Lunchi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I love how you did this! So detailed and life-like. Amazing!
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconvanzkie:
Vanzkie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student
A very detailed tutorial :) 
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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EMILY-LIGHT-REVI Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Thank you for the useful information :D
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, and thank you for the kind comment :)
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PRAISE NAMU
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU THANK YOU :worship:
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wickedlovelyfaery Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done, your attention to detail is spot on. Great pointers!
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:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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