Want some curly tails? Here we go.
I do edit with a graphic tablet and PS CS6! I don't know how Gimp or anything else works, so if u have questions about PS, u can hit me up.
I'm gonna skip the steps because I don't really have time. Oopsie.
First I draw the shape of the tail. The more relaxed ur hand is, the easier it "flows". Don't stress urself if its messy. Its a curly tail and curly tails are messy. Btw I don't think u will ever see a clean tail from me but(t) that's another story.
Okay, don't fill exactly every strand, it'll look heavy.
Since my tail is a big gypsy tail I decided to add some black into it to. U can lock the layer with this thing here. It'll draw only on the layer that u are on and not over it.
After u did that, I like to add already some different colors into it. It makes it easier for me to "cheat" a little when it comes to drawing the hairflow. I do like working with clipping masks. Make a new layer above ur tail-layer and rightclick on it. "Create clipping mask". This has a similar function as the lock-thing but it's better to use clipping masks if u are a beginner - since u can easily delete the layer and still have the original layer untouched. Besides that u can add some awesome modis to it.
My favs are overlay and soft light.
Good, we have here a bright tail - so I begin with drawing black/dark brown strands on the tail. When I draw the shape of the tail i kinda already see how the hair will flow. It's like having a picture before ur eyes. If u are struggling with this I recommend looking at RL pictures and study how their tail flows.
I set the opacity to 30% ( actually it depends on my mood) and to soft light or overlay. Then I repeat the same process but with a smaller brush and add some depth into it.
I do the same with white - I set it to overlay and then adjust the opacity to my liking and how the light will fall.
And technically we do the same with the dark ending but we do switch from black to white/gray and folllow the flow from the hair above.
Throw some shadows or light onto it. Depending how u like it.
@Miranda-Gage Weird, that never happend to me. Maybe the CC you used on the horse showed up as a different files instead of one
I would try merging the packages and then doing the other sets or you could open every package (I would start with the largest one) and then looking through. It shouldn't matter because one of the files has to contain the marking.
If you can't find it, then you did something wrong, but I don't know what I would suggest saving the horse without any CC apart from the markings and trying again.