Best Digital Painting Courses

Find the best online Digital Painting Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Digital Painting Courses.

Art Fundamentals – Building Blocks of Digital Painting

A beginner's guide to the building blocks of digital art

Created by Hardy Fowler - Professional Illustrator & Concept Artist

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Students: 72490, Price: Free

Students: 72490, Price:  Free

This course distills semesters of art school into series of fun, engaging and succinct lessons. We’ll go over all of the core concepts and terminology that you’ll need to start understanding and creating art like a professional and I’ll even teach you my habits for success! Anyone who has a passion for art, but may not know all of the technical terminology or concepts - you have come to the right place.

These lessons are the building blocks that you will carry forward to the incredibly cool digital painting courses that we offer. Best of all, if you enroll today, this course is FREE!

The Ultimate Digital Painting Course – Beginner to Advanced

Everything from drawing fundamentals to professional painting techniques

Created by Jaysen Batchelor - Illustrator & Designer

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Students: 62191, Price: $109.99

Students: 62191, Price:  Paid

Join over 16,000 learning students and start gaining the art skills you've always wanted.

The Ultimate Digital Painting Course will show you how to create advanced art that will stand up as professional work. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of Digital Painting - or your money back

The course is your track to obtaining digital drawing & painting skills like you always knew you should have! Whether for your own projects or to paint for clients.

This course will take you from having little knowledge in digital painting and drawing to creating advanced art and having a deep understanding of drawing fundamentals. 

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll create over 60 different projects in this course that will take you from beginner to expert!

You’ll gain instant access to all 18 sections of the course.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of digital drawing and painting in many different styles. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning designs and illustration!

Don’t believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first 30 days of purchasing the course.

Here’s what you get with the course:

You’ll get access to the 18 sections of the course that will teach you the fundamentals of drawing  and digital painting from the ground up. The course is supported with over 20 hours of clear content that we walk you through each step of the way.

All at your fingers tips instantly:

  • The course starts with the basics. We will cover how to use the most essential tool in digital painting, the brush.

  • Next, you will get an in depth understanding of the fundamentals of drawing. Fundamentals are the most important part of creating professional art. You will learn everything from line fundamentals all the way to 3D form. 

  • Once you've learned the drawing fundamentals you are going to learn how perspective works and how to incorporate it into your art. You will be learning 1, 2, and 3 point perspective. We will also be covering many other aspects that go into perspective.

  • Then you are going to learn how light and color work together. In this section you will learn how to choose realistic colors for your highlights and shadows. You will also learn how light interacts with different surfaces.

  • At this point you will be ready to star painting full still life paintings. Painting still life's is a key ingredient of becoming a great artist and its fun!

  • Next you are going to learn about color theory and how to chose beautiful color pallets. Color choice can be a very difficult part of digital painting since you have millions of choices, but we will teach you tricks that simplify the whole process.

  • Once you've mastered color theory you will learn how to control you brush and blend colors together through a series of fun projects.

  • Next you will learn how to paint different textures and materials. Everything from rough textures to translucent materials.

  • Then you will learn how to paint people. We will cover everything from the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and even entire portraits.

  • At This point you will be ready to start painting landscapes. You will learn how to paint landscapes from life as well as from your imagination.

  • Next you will learn how to colorize a black and white painting. We will walk you through every step of sketching, painting, and adding color to a black and white painting.

  • We also added 2 whole bonus sections that will teach you how to paint photo realistic paintings and character design. Don't worry, we didn't skimp on these sections. They are just as long and packed with just as much information as the rest of the course!

  • Lastly you will learn how to paint from your imagination. This section includes how to get out of creative ruts and fight creative block. This section is not just theory. You will get to do several creative exercise projects. 

  • But we wanted throw one more thing in! So we included a lecture that will teach you how to build a portfolio and show you what art directors are looking for.

Over the 18 chapters you will learn:

  • How to draw & paint an eye

  • How to use digital brushes

  • Drawing fundamentals

  • Space and perspective

  • Color & lighting

  • Still life painting

  • How to choose color pallets

  • Blending

  • Painting textures

  • Painting the human face and head

  • Environment and landscape painting

  • Colorized painting

  • Photo realistic painting

  • Character Design

  • Building a social media portfolio

What else will you get?

- Personal contact with both course tutors Jaysen Batchelor & Austin Batchelor

- Lifetime access to course materials

- Understanding of how professional art is created

- Quizzes and downloadable resources

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

We will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and change your art world today!

Digitally Painting and Drawing Eyes

Take Your Digital Paintings to the Next Level

Created by Austin Batchelor - Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Students: 42418, Price: Free

Students: 42418, Price:  Free

Do you want to learn how to digitally paint eyes that make your art come alive? Or maybe you’re on a quest to understand the structure of the eye and incorporate it into your drawings? In any case you’ve come to the right place.

The 'Digitally Painting and Drawing Eyes Course' will show you how to paint realistic eyes that will take your art to the next level. The techniques taught in this course can be translated into any program that uses a layer system from Photoshop to Manga Studio to ProCreate which is what I use. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of digital painting - or your money back!

The course is your track to building a solid understanding of the eye and how to paint and draw it! Whether for your own content or for other peoples projects.

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll be taken from basic anatomical understanding and structure to believable and engaging eyes in your paintings, from beginner to expert

You’ll gain instant access to all of the course. You’ll also gain access to all of my files I create though out the course for you to use how ever you like. These assets can be used to study and trace over or as inspiration and reference for your own paintings.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of creating realistic eyes. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning images and concept art!

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to start creating today!

The Digital Painting MEGA Course: Beginner to Advanced

Learn the #1 most important skill for digital artists!

Created by Austin Batchelor - Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Students: 35707, Price: $139.99

Students: 35707, Price:  Paid

You’ll create over 15 different projects in this course that will take you from beginner to expert!

The Digital Painting Mega Course will show you how to create advanced art that will stand up as professional work. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of digital painting - or your money back

The course is your track to obtaining digital painting skills like you always knew you should have! Whether for your own projects or to create art as a professional.

This course will take you from having little knowledge in digital painting to creating advanced art and having a deep understanding of digital painting fundamentals. 

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll gain instant access to all 14 sections of the course.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of digital painting in 5 many different styles. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning designs and illustrations!

Don’t believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first 30 days of purchasing the course.

Here’s what you get with the course:

You’ll get access to the 14 sections of the course that will teach you the fundamentals of digital painting from the ground up. The course is supported with over 13 hours of clear content that I walk you through each step of the way.

All at your fingers tips instantly.

  • The course starts with the basics. You will get an in depth understanding of the fundamentals of digital painting. Fundamentals are the most important part of creating professional art. You will learn everything from sketching  fundamentals all the way up to photorealistic rendering. 

  • Next you’ll learn how brushes work and how to incorporate them into your art. You will be learning how to create your own custom brushes as well.

  • Once you’ve learned brushes you are going to learn about the fundamentals of light and color and how to apply it to your drawings.

  • Then you are going to learn how to paint various surfaces and textures.

  • At this point you’ll be ready to start painting in different art styles. We will spend 5 whole sections learning how to paint in different styles.

  • Lastly you will gain access to the bonus section where I’ll teach you how to build a professional art portfolio and build a following on social media.

Over the 14 chapters you will learn:

  • How to draw your under drawing

  • painting fundamentals

  • Shape and form

  • How to use value and contrast 

  • light and color

  • painting water 

  • Creating texture 

  • painting photorealisticly 

What else will you get?

- Personal contact with me, the course tutor

- Lifetime access to course materials

- Understanding of how professional art is created

- Quizzes and exercise work sheets

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and change your art world today!

Photorealistic Digital Painting From Beginner To Advanced.

Bring your imagination to life!

Created by Austin Batchelor - Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Students: 30901, Price: $99.99

Students: 30901, Price:  Paid

Join the course and begin digitally painting today!

Do you want to learn how to digitally paint images for games and film like an industry pro? Or maybe you’re wanting to branch out and try a new painting style? In any case you’ve come to the right place.

The 'Photorealistic Digital Painting' course will show you how to create photoreal and extremely detailed paintings that will stand up as professional work. The techniques taught in this course can be translated into any program from Photoshop to Procreate. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of digital painting - or your money back!

This course is your track to building a solid portfolio of realistic digital paintings and concept art! Whether for your own portfolio or for client work.

This course will take you from having little knowledge in how to paint realistically to creating professional paintings in as little as one week.

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll be taken from basic sketches to believable and detailed paintings, from beginner to expert

You’ll gain instant access to all of the course. You can follow along and recreate my painting or use it as inspiration to paint your own masterpiece.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of creating realistic paintings. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning images and concept art!

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to start creating today!

Digitally Painting Light and Color: Amateur to Master

Learn the fundamentals of light and color and take your art to the next level.

Created by Austin Batchelor - Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Students: 25292, Price: $109.99

Students: 25292, Price:  Paid

Join the course and begin digitally painting today!

Do you want to learn how to digitally paint beautiful, accurate, and interestingly lit paintings? Or maybe you’re wanting to brush up on what you already know? Perhaps you're a complete beginner and are looking for someplace to start. In any case you’ve come to the right place.

The 'Digitally Painting Light and Color: Amateur to Master' course will show you how to create beautiful and believable paintings that will stand up as professional work. The techniques taught in this course can be translated into any program from Photoshop to Procreate. This course will teach you how to understand and accurately paint light and keep you from getting muddy and dull color palettes. - or your money back!

This course is your track to building a solid portfolio of realistic digital paintings and concept art! Whether for your own portfolio or for client work.

This course will take you from having little knowledge in how to interpret light and apply it to your painting in as little as one week.

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll be taken from basic fundamentals to believable and beautifully lit paintings, from beginner to expert

You’ll gain instant access to all of the course and you'll be able to view it for life. You can follow along and view each lecture or use it as a guide book to refer too when you need to brush up on a specific topic.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of creating beautiful colors palettes and accurate lighting. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning images and concept art!

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message. Plus there are over 5 hours of content with 20 downloadable files! You could say this course is pretty lit (pun intended).

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to start creating today!


Digital Painting Series Ep0. Dragon Bust

Learn to paint step by step. From amateur to master.

Created by Austin Batchelor - Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Students: 22828, Price: Free

Students: 22828, Price:  Free

You’ll learn every step to creating an awesome digital painting so you can go from beginner to expert!

The Digital Painting Series will show you how to create advanced art that will stand up as professional work. This course will enhance or give you skills in digital painting, or your money back.

Each course in the digital painting series is your track to obtaining digital painting skills like you always knew you should have! Whether for your own projects or to create art as a professional.

Each course in the series covers on painting demo that goes step by step through how to create a digital painting. Each one will have a bonus lecture at the end where I share a quick tip or trick to help you with your painting skills.  This course is the first one in the series and is free for anyone to take! It will cover how to paint a colorful dragon bust and the bonus section goes over how to paint gemstones. So what else is in it for you?

You’ll gain instant access to all 3 sections of the course.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step my process of creating a digital painting.

Don’t believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first 30 days of purchasing the course.

All at your fingers tips instantly.

  • The course starts with the basics. We'll start with an underdrawing or sketch and prepare it for painting.

  • Next you’ll learn how to paint in grayscale in order to get accurate values and prep the image for color.

  • Once you’ve learned that we'll go over how to add color to bring your painting to life.

  • Then you are going to learn how to use layers and different blend modes as well making image adjustments to your painting

  • Lastly is the bonus section that goes over how to paint sparkling gemstones.

What else will you get?

- Personal contact with me, the course tutor

- Lifetime access to course materials

- Full length painting demo

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and change your art world today!

The Ultimate Guide to Digitally Painting Everything

A beginners guide to painting anything you can think of

Created by Austin Batchelor - Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Students: 17690, Price: $149.99

Students: 17690, Price:  Paid

You’ll learn how to paint over 50 different things with new lectures being added every month!

The Ultimate Guide to Digitally Painting Everything will show you how to paint everything from metal, to water and from fur to feathers. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of digital painting - or your money back

The course is your track to obtaining digital painting skills like you always knew you should have! Whether for your own projects or to create art as a professional.

It will take you from having little knowledge in digital painting to painting all manner of subjects textures and materials to work into your finished masterpiece.

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll gain instant access to all 7 sections of the course.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of digital painting dozens of different subjects with easy to follow demos with a downloadable worksheet for each one.

Don’t believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first 30 days of purchasing the course.

Here’s what you get with the course:

You’ll get access to the 7 sections of the course that will teach you the fundamentals of digital painting from the ground up. The course is supported with over 13 hours of clear content ,with more added every month, that I walk you through each step of the way. Each lecture has a layered paint file for you to use as you follow along with over 50 downloadable resources.

All at your fingers tips instantly.

  • The course starts with the basics. You will get a basic understanding of the fundamentals of digital painting. Fundamentals are the most important part of creating professional art. You will learn the basics of lighting, form, color, and edge control.

  • Next you’ll learn how to paint different materials and objects including different types of metal, snow, water, stone, trees, plants and much more!.

  • After that you'll learn how to handle and paint different lighting situations including, underwater lighting and glowing objects.

  • the next section covers how to paint different aspects of animals such as fur, feathers, and shells.

  • Lastly you will learn how to paint the various aspects of humans such as hands, feet, hair, and noses.

What else will you get?

- Personal contact with me, the course tutor

- Lifetime access to course materials

- Understanding of how professional art is created

- Over 50 exercises and work sheets

- Access to a private facebook group for students only

- Exclusive access to all future lectures added monthly covering even more topics

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and change your art world today!

Learn Digital Painting to Make Cell Shaded Concept Art

Become a cell shading master!

Created by Austin Batchelor - Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Students: 13279, Price: $64.99

Students: 13279, Price:  Paid

Join the course and begin digitally painting today!

Do you want to learn how to paint using cell shading like a profession concept artist or illustrator? Or maybe you’re on a quest to start making money as an illustrator or concept artist? In any case you’ve come to the right place.

The 'How to Digitally Paint in Procreate: Cell Shading Technique' course will show you how to create high quality cell shaded images that will stand up as professional work. The techniques taught in this course can be translated into just about any program from Photoshop to Manga Studio. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of digital art creation - or your money back!

The course is your track to building amazing attractive paintings for illustration or concept art! Whether for your own content or for other peoples projects.

This course will take you from having little knowledge in digital painting and Procreate to creating professional cell shaded images in as little as 1 week.

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll be taken from a beginning sketch to a final rendered painting, from beginner to expert

You’ll gain instant access to all six sections of the course. You’ll also gain access to all of my Photoshop files I create though out the course for you to use how ever you like. These assets can be used to study and trace over or as inspiration and reference for your own paintings.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of creating cell shaded painting in Procreate. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning images and concept art!

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to start creating today!

Digital Head and Portrait Painting

Learn how to draw and paint the human head like a pro!

Created by Ryan Nimtz - Illustrator

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Students: 11365, Price: $129.99

Students: 11365, Price:  Paid

Join the course that takes you from beginner to seasoned expert in portrait painting!

Do you want to learn how to paint beautiful portraits? A refresher for anatomical drawing?  Maybe you want to understand how light and color work to improve your drawing and painting skills.

This 'Digital Head and Portrait Painting' course will teach you how to create believable and appealing portrait drawings and paintings digitally, both in grayscale and color.  Whether you use Photoshop, ProCreate, Krita, or whatever other digital painting software, the content of this course will apply just the same!  The principles I teach even apply outside of the realm of portraits.

I’ll guide you through the process of understanding face and head anatomy so you can confidently draw from both reference and you imagination, and I’ll show you some valuable resources to further expand your anatomical and artistic knowledge.  I’ll teach you the essentials of painting, light, and color, as well as explaining the way that common elements of portrait paintings should be implemented for the best results.  I’ll even go into full detail as I do two large painting demos for you, detailing my entire thought process and techniques so you can follow along every step of the way.

The human head is an essential part of drawing and painting people, and understanding it is indispensable when designing appealing and believable characters, drawing from observation, and making impressive portfolio pieces.  By the end of the course, you can go from knowing little about anatomy and drawing, to understanding and painting beautiful portraits!

The course is set up to take you through progressive steps that build on each other.  As you learn each principle, it will help you understand the next.  With 6.5 hours worth of lectures, there’s plenty to learn, and I look forward to sharing it all with you!

You'll also get exclusive resources and personal help!

You’ll have access to my own personal brushes for digital painting in ProCreate, the program that I use most frequently, as well as links to extra resources and reference for anatomy, drawing, design, and painting.  In addition, you’ll be able to join a Facebook group exclusively for artists to post your work and get feedback from me and your classmates.  You’ll also have priority for live feedback and paintovers during my livestreaming sessions on Twitch.

Plus, this course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied.  

I’m ready to start helping you take your artistic abilities to the next level!

Join the course and let’s make some art together!

Digital Landscapes : Painting Environments with Photoshop

A step by step guide to create amazing digital environment paintings using adobe photoshop.

Created by Hardy Fowler - Professional Illustrator & Concept Artist

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Students: 9744, Price: $24.99

Students: 9744, Price:  Paid

Digital Landscapes: Painting Environments with Photoshop

If you are a student with plans to enter the field of conceptual art and illustration or already work in the business but want to learn an exciting way to build a strong client base and improve workflow, this course is perfect. However, the course is also beneficial for virtually anyone interested in painting beautiful scenery on the computer.

How to Transform the Ordinary into Something Extraordinary with Digital Painting

  • Master key elements of art and illustration
  • Understand how to stand apart from the competition
  • Benefit from basic and sidebar methodologies
  • Optimize existing or gain new knowledge
  • Content and Overview

    By applying everything learned in this course, you have incredible opportunities to work within multiple industries, including film, video game, print and fine art to name a few. Digital landscape painting is widely used in the conceptualization of environments seen in blockbuster films and video games.

    Other courses tend to skip critical steps or gloss over information, but with this digital painting course, everything you need to get started is provided. This course will take you through the process of creating an amazing digital landscape illustration step-by-step using Adobe Photoshop.

  • Defining Success - You will learn the key features that all successful environment paintings possess.
  • Sketching – Hardy Fowler will cover all the basics of sketching, including the right way to get started.
  • Blocking in Color – You will learn appropriate ways to use color to define mood, create the illusion of depth and add drama and intrigue to your landscape.
  • Painting and Polishing – As the final step of the course, your project will be given final touches and the painting completed.
  • When finished, you will have created a beautiful digital landscape and will possess basic skills for creating pieces on your own to share or even use in an upcoming project.

    After completing this course using Adobe Photoshop, you will have the ability to create polished illustrations from scratch. Included in the course are sketching, rough color, basics of perspective and painting skies, refined color, photo texturing, detailing and a multitude of tips and tricks to make your landscape shine.

    Digital Painting Master Class : Beginner to Advanced

    Digital painting and drawing has never been this fun. Illustrate characters, creatures, landscapes and more!

    Created by [ School of Game Design ] - Real world training from game design experts!

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    Students: 9315, Price: $109.99

    Students: 9315, Price:  Paid

    Digital painting and drawing has never been this fun.  Illustrate characters, creatures, landscapes and more!

    Experts and beginners can benefit from hours of detailed well explained training guiding you step by step through the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, through to advanced digital painting techniques used by professionals in major films and videos games.

    You will start this course by becoming familiar with the interfaces, while you confidently master the most commonly used Illustrator and Photoshop tools.

    Once you have mastered the fundamentals, you will quickly move on to fun mini projects designed to show you real world uses for Photoshop. You will build confidence throughout this series as you begin to understand professional techniques used for lighting, animation, and Illustration.

    After you have mastered the basics of Photoshop you will dive right in to more advanced techniques as you learn fundamentals of digital painting using these power design tools.

    By the end of this course you should feel confident to take on any project or creative career armed with the incredible skills you learn with us here at the School of Game Design

    Complete Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting

    Learn the basics of Digital Painting,Blending Blocking and beyond.

    Created by Rich Graysonn - Illustrator Designer

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    Students: 9027, Price: $109.99

    Students: 9027, Price:  Paid

    Digital painting is not easy. Especially when you are an absolute beginner. There are so many moving parts . I am here to guide you through the jargon and terms and techniques. Watching videos online can be fun but not very educational. This course is not a "Watch me paint for 3 hours" session. 

    I am serious about you finally learning how to paint digitally. In this course you will learn the fundamentals. This is a course around the basics. While it may not teach you how to paint vivid landscapes or cool mechs or beautiful elves it will show you how to make all of your paintings better and stronger.

    • I wanted to create a "What's missing" course. I feel strongly I have accomplished that. 


    • The software you choose it up to you. this isn't dependent on any one specific app.
    • If you are ready to learn the basics and create a strong solid foundation with digital painting then this is the course for you.
    • If you are a traditional artist who is looking to make the jump to digital then this is for you as well.
    • If you can draw and want to start making digital paintings but got frustrated in the past of often felt intimidated then this is for you.
    • I ask that you bring and open mind and a willingness to learn.

    Digital Painting: From Sketch to Finished Product

    A step by step guide to create amazing digital paintings using adobe photoshop.

    Created by Hardy Fowler - Professional Illustrator & Concept Artist

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    Students: 7894, Price: $24.99

    Students: 7894, Price:  Paid

    Digital Painting from Blank Canvas to Completed Product

    If you are a student with plans to enter the field of conceptual art and illustration or already work in the business but want to learn an exciting way to build a strong client base and improve workflow, this course is perfect. However, the course is also beneficial for virtually anyone interested in painting something unique and cool on the computer.

    How to Transform the Ordinary into Something Extraordinary with Digital Painting

  • Master key elements of art and illustration
  • Understand how to stand apart from the competition
  • Benefit from basic and sidebar methodologies
  • Optimize existing or gain new knowledge
  • Content and Overview

    By applying everything learned in this course, you have incredible opportunities to work within multiple industries, including entertainment, law enforcement, and medical. Digital painting is widely used in the creation of characters seen in blockbuster films, promotional materials for video games, costume and mask design, and detailed illustrations used by medical professionals, and this course paves the way.

    Other courses tend to skip critical steps or gloss over information, but with this digital painting course, everything you need to get started is provided. This course will take you through the process of creating an amazing digital character illustration step-by-step using Adobe Photoshop.

  • Developing New Ideas – You will learn effective methods of developing ideas specific to character illustration.
  • Sketching – Hardy Fowler will cover all the basics of sketching, including the right way to get started
  • Blocking in Color – You will learn appropriate ways to apply color and define tones.
  • Painting and Polishing – As the final step of the course, your project will be given final touches and the painting completed.
  • When finished, you will have created a digital painting of a character face and will possess basic skills for creating pieces to share or even use in an upcoming project.

    After completing this course using Adobe Photoshop, you will have the ability to create polished illustrations from scratch. Included in the course are rough sketching, inking, basic mark-making and rendering, using quick mask mode to block in, blocking and painting, skin tones, and polish and presentation.

    Photoshop: Learn Digital Painting Basics in Photoshop

    Photoshop: Learn the software and use a Wacom tablet to easily start creating beautiful digital paintings in Photoshop.

    Created by Adam Zollinger - Digital Artist & Instructor - 3ds Max / V-Ray / Photoshop

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    Students: 6827, Price: Free

    Students: 6827, Price:  Free

    Photoshop Painting is fun and relatively easy. Follow along with me and I will show you exactly how to create your first Photoshop portrait using a pen tablet (Wacom or equivalent).

    *NOTES:

    • The current price is an introductory rate, and will go up as more lectures are added.
    • More technique videos are coming soon
    • You do not need to know Photoshop to take this course. I will quickly cover the basics before moving into more advanced information.
    • ***30 Day Money Back Guarantee*** No questions asked. If you hate the class, just return it. No risk.


    What You Will Learn

    By the end of this course you will feel comfortable painting in Photoshop using various different techniques. You will also have a good understanding of PS tools and workflows in general. Specifically, I will be demonstrating how to paint a simple "watercolor" portrait from start to finish, but along the way you will pick up on many other techniques that will help you to feel comfortable coming up with your own unique creations. I also discuss techniques for different kinds of paint like oil and acrylic. The course is meant to give you a comprehensive introduction to digital painting while following along with my project.

    Course Structure

    • In this course we will start from the beginning, for those of you who are not familiar with PS. I will go over the UI basics, show how to download PS if you need to, and go over which pen tablet is best for you. There is a link to a fantastic buyers guide if you don't already have a pen tablet input device (They are absolutely necessary to do any serious painting in PS. Cost: $30 - $500 -- cheap ones work fine for this course).
    • Next I will show you the basic techniques of mimicking different kinds of paint, and continue to teach you about the various tools in PS and how to use them.
    • The next section will go over how to setup our file and our layers in order to be ready for painting. By this point we will also have our custom brushes ready, and our UI optimized for painting.
    • Finally, we will start laying down some paint on our digital "canvas". You will watch me paint in real time while I explain my thought process and the PS tools that I am using. I will also throw in some time lapse video of me painting, so you can see the entire process.
    • To finish of the course, you will be instructed how to polish off your painting with some finishing touches. We will go over things like texture overlays, adjustment layers, blending modes, etc.

    Why Take This Course?

    Take this course if you think digital painting sounds fun, because you're right, it is. Also, if you want to someday pursue a career in any kind of digital art, this is a great starting point for you. You will never regret learning Photoshop. It is used in so many different applications. This particular application is fun and rewarding. Trust me, even you can create beautiful imagery in Photoshop. Just follow along.

    Join Now

    I can't wait to get started as your teacher. I'll see you in class.

    **Send me a message if you have any questions about the course or want to know about upcoming deals.

    Painting Faces with the Power of Photoshop

    Master a Timeless Art Form using the Digital Medium

    Created by Hardy Fowler - Professional Illustrator & Concept Artist

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    Students: 6524, Price: $59.99

    Students: 6524, Price:  Paid

    I’m calling on all artists with a passion drawing faces who would rather not spend thousands of dollars or years of their life in art school.

    Painting faces is a fun, beautiful and succinct set of lessons that can have you creating masterpieces more quickly than you’ve ever imagined.

    In our easy to grasp, step-by-step course, we will demystify the entire process of painting the human face so that you can master a timeless art form - with the power of the digital medium and all of its incredible tools that you’ll use to get amazing results.

    But this is so much more than just a painting demonstration, we’ll have detailed discussions about the fundamental concepts portrait and concept artists use and we’ll learn detailed techniques for realistically rendering each part of the face. I’ve got some cool tricks that you’re going to love!

    To tie it all together, we offer responsive support so that every student can take their figure art to new heights. You can do this! Don’t miss out on your chance to start painting the human form like a master.

    Enroll today! Grab your stylus and let’s paint cool stuff.

    The Digital Painting w/ Procreate Guide | Grayscale method

    We'll complete a digital painting in this step-by-step, easy to follow course with tons of tips, tricks, & shortcuts!

    Created by Kurt Michael Russell - Professional colorist & art instructor

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    Students: 5255, Price: $49.99

    Students: 5255, Price:  Paid

    Procreate is an amazing digital art app on iPad for sketching, drawing, finished illustrations, and painting that total beginners or seasoned professionals can use to make digital art! Procreate is a bit like a piano. If you know the basics, you can play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or, with a little practice, you might play some Beethoven!

    The course is designed to show you an easy-to-follow, step-by-step method of digital painting from grayscale to color. It's a great way for beginner's to learn how to focus on the important parts (value and contrast) without having to worry as much about color at first. This method will make it easier for you to select colors that work well together. You'll also learn how to avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls beginners make - like flat looking colors.

    We'll go through the entire process together - from sketch to finished product! In each section, we'll focus on a specific aspect of the process.

    • We'll start with a basic thumbnail sketch, but feel free to create your own. 
    • We'll tighten it up and start adding the light and shading.
    • We'll learn how to apply colors in a simple, but effective way that works for almost any type of digital painting.
    • Lastly, we'll polish up the fine details.

    My name is Kurt, and I use Procreate in my professional work Image Comics as well as my own digital paintings. I've been creating tutorials and online courses since 2013 teaching thousands of students worldwide about digital art. 

    Procreate is MUCH more powerful than most users realize. You'll learn tons of tips, tricks, and shortcuts that I had to learn the hard way! :)

    I'll also include: 

    • the Procreate file I work on throughout the course, so you can see how the layers work from the inside!
    • several stages of our exercise, so you can pick it up at almost any point in the process.

    So join me! If you'd like a Bob Ross-style walkthrough with my favorite digital art app for iPad, check it out. See you inside! :)

    -KMR

    Krita basic to advanced digital painting

    Learn to use Krita’s powerful features for speed and non-destructive illustration

    Created by Widhi Muttaqien, S.Kom, MMSI - Entrepreneur and lecturer in computer graphic disciplines

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    Students: 5036, Price: $99.99

    Students: 5036, Price:  Paid

    Krita is a graphic application comparable to Photoshop, Gimp, CorelPainter, etc. But unlike Photoshop, Krita is an open source project, so anyone can use Krita without having to pay anything for the software license. Krita was built from the ground up as a digital painting software first in mind. That is why if you want to create drawing or illustration, Krita will me make you feel right at home.

    If you never use Krita before and you want to master it fast. Then this course is your best solution. It is designed for complete beginners, so no experience needed at all. Or, if you used Photoshop before and you want to move to Krita then this course is for you also. Because in this course I will mention a lot about Photoshop’s comparable features when explaining the features inside Krita.

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

    There are so many things we will cover in this course and it will be too long to explain all of them in this short text. But to name a few, here are the things you will learn in the first several sections in this course.

    We will start from zero, and that is the general computer graphic concepts such as the difference between raster and vector, color models, bit depth per channel, etc. Then I will explain how to make Krita runs smoother and how to set up drawing tablets for optimal result. So yes, you will need a drawing tablet to really gain the maximum benefits of using Krita and to gain benefits from this course.

    After that, we will cover the basic features of Krita. From how to work with documents, how to customize the UI, how to navigate the canvas and then learn how to use the brush tool. Next, we will learn about how to work with color such as selecting color and picking color from the existing colors. After that, we will learn about layer and different properties of layer such as alpha inheritance, opacity, blending modes, group layer, etc. These layer features are essential to make crafting complex artwork much easier and manageable. Next we will discuss about selection. And after that we will learn how to customize Krita even further for faster digital painting workflow. We will then cover basic shading concepts and shading methods while doing a skull illustration project from start to finish. After the skull project we will learn more advanced techniques and strategy while we do a hands on project creating this tree on a hill illustration from sketch to the final artwork. I will teach you a very versatile non-destructive workflow that will allows you to create many different variations of artworks from a single artwork fast. This is very important in a fast paced production such as in the game industry for example.

    So, JOIN NOW! And start creating masterpieces with Krita! See you on the other side.

    UPDATE ROADMAP

    I will add more lessons progressively to cover these topics -in sha Allah-:

    • Stylized illustration workflow

    • Vector editing

    • Vector + raster workflow

    • Custom brushes

    • Line artworks techniques

    • ... etc.

    All updates will be free for existing students.

    Learn Paintstorm for digital painting

    Learn this amazing software

    Created by Neil Fontaine - Art Instructor, Professional Painter, Writer

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    Students: 3766, Price: Free

    Students: 3766, Price:  Free

    Hi, welcome to Learn Paintstorm for digital painting where you will learn how to navigate and use Paintstorm. I’m Neil Fontaine, a professional painter both digitally and traditionally with over 73,000 happy students.

    I will teach you everything you need to know about how to use Painstorm for digital painting.

    By the end of this course, you will fully understand how to use Painstorm so you can start creating wonderful pieces of art.

    In this course, we will learn how to create new brushes, how to customize brushes, how to use all the tools to create traditional-looking paintings. That is where this software excels and why it is my favorite painting software. The way Painstorm blends colors makes me feel like I am painting. No other software does that for me, which allows me to use traditional techniques.

    This course is for the beginning to the advanced painter that wishes to use this awesome software and have more fun painting traditional looking paintings. Feel free to look through the course. I will see you inside.

    Photoshop: Quick & Easy Digital Painting Like a Professional

    Create professional-looking digital paintings using powerful brush tools in Photoshop, even if you "can't draw."

    Created by Kristen Palana - Professor, Award-Winning Artist, & Digital Do-Gooder

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    Students: 3617, Price: $74.99

    Students: 3617, Price:  Paid

    This quick and dirty course will help you make original, custom digital paintings and illustrations using Adobe Photoshop (or any similar program) in just a matter of minutes that look professional and can be used online, in videos and animations, or for print purposes such as on a poster, letterhead, even a T-shirt or other products.

    *Please note that free trial versions of Photoshop are available for download from Adobe's website.

    Save money making your own unique digital images and illustrations (and stop paying others to do them for you) and develop skills that can help you start making money creating professional-looking images for others. You can also use these simple techniques to make unique images and illustrations as free gifts for friends and family.

    You also don't need to know how to draw. There are actually a HUGE number of graphic designers who CAN NOT draw... but they make up for it by using techniques like the ones in this course and naturally, learning more about layout design, composition, color, typography, and other fundamentals of visual literacy.

    You can decide how much time you will spend on each image which will then affect your end results. As you do more and more, you can be cranking these out in a matter of minutes and could actually make a little illustration/digital painting business creating these for others on websites like Fiverr, Elance, and other freelancing websites.

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    What Students Are Saying:

    "A great course by a great instructor. It was amazing to see the making of an image, with all the techniques, attention to detail, and also to hear the thinking process behind each decision. I found it stimulating and inspiring." -Robin Scanlon

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    I'm a practicing award-winning multimedia artist and a former tenured
    Associate Professor of Digital Media and Program Director of Film &
    Digital Media at The American University of Rome (2006-2016). I'm currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Media at the brand new American University of Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). 

    Since 2000 I've been teaching students all over the world
    using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information
    into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount
    of time as possible) to ensure that you
    get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be
    applied immediately.

    New
    bonus lectures and resources will continue to be added and timely
    advice will be provided in the discussion forum. I love to help
    and always respond to inquiries and discussions ASAP.

    Please
    Note: All students who enroll in this course also will receive periodic
    free and discounted access to my other top-rated current and upcoming
    courses.

    You have a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee
    with no questions asked so you have nothing to lose. I make myself
    available so you will have access to me if you have questions or need
    specific feedback along the way.

    Empower yourself now by enrolling in this digital painting course and join our growing learning community!

    Click the "Take This Course" button in the upper right corner and let's get started building your digital painting, software, and design skills today.

    Turn Photographs Into Digital Paintings Using Photoshop

    Step ahead of the competition by offering unique portrait art, paint in Photoshop from a photograph.

    Created by Lori Jill - Portrait Photographer, Artist and Educator

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    Students: 3368, Price: $99.99

    Students: 3368, Price:  Paid

    This course will take you through all of the steps to create unique paintings from your photographs. Step by step, I break down all the things you need to know and understand in Photoshop to move your images out of a photographic appearance into a more painterly one.

    Although, I do break everything into simple steps a basic understanding of the program is suggested. This course is perfect for intermediate to advanced users.

    After completing this course you should be able to turn any photograph into a digital painting that you can be proud of.

    Not an artist? Never painted before? That's OK.

    You CAN learn to paint digitally and with a lot less expense and mess!

    Whether you are a professional photographer looking to rise above your competition by offering paintings as a unique product to your clients, or you are simply a hobbyist who enjoys editing images creatively, you will find everything you need here to get started and create amazing art that you will be proud to show your family and friends.

    Digital art can be created from just about any image, even low resolution ones from phone cameras. As a matter of fact, there is no requirement at all to even own a camera in order to benefit from this course. In one lecture I even show you how to find royalty free stock sites where you can download stunning photographs to paint from.

    Included in the course are 60+ lectures, and almost 6 hours of in-depth video training. There are 3 practice sessions, where you can watch me paint as I go over everything I'm doing, step by step.

    In the supplemental material sections, I have included the images I use throughout the course for you to download and practice along side me, but you will learn the skills needed to create a painting out of ANY image.

    Enroll today, I'd love to help you learn this fun way to create art!

    Digital Painting in Photoshop: Create Amazing Concept Art

    Create stunning concept art with Adobe Photoshop and learn the features to aid in that process.

    Created by Robert Marzullo - Comic Book Artist / Illustrator

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    Students: 2988, Price: $19.99

    Students: 2988, Price:  Paid

    In this 6.8 hour course you will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CC to better create your digital art. This course has 27 lessons that move you through the entire process of creating a fully rendered character in full detail. ( Bonus Content ) 3 Additional lectures on painting wood, fire, and ice. Run time is 45 Minutes and includes the PSD file to study from.

    In the first section you will learn the tools  that I use and how I use them. You will learn about the layers and groups, the selections tools, dodge and burn, custom brushes and settings, blending modes, adjustment layers, layer styles, quick mask, and much more.

    You will then move through the illustrative process with me from the rough sketch to the digital painting. We will start with a pre-drawn pose that I have supplied and we work out the concept from there.  You will learn how to rough sketch your ideas without jumping in too fast with refinements.

    This course can be completed with any drawing tablet. I am using a Wacom Intuos 4 to create this art and although I will be mentioning things about that device you can use any tablet with pressure sensitivity. Mainly so the brushes will react in the way that I explain them.

    I have designed this course to be a basic approach for beginner and intermediate digital painters to learn from. I created in the way that I would want to learn. This will not teach you everything about Photoshop but it will give you a firm understanding of how I use it to create my digital paintings every day.

    Bonus Content - With this course you get all the art files and my full Photoshop custom brush set ( 50 Pack ) to work along with. 

    I am here if you have any questions and I would value your feedback so that I can continue to create better products for everyone. Thank you for your support. Good luck with your studies! :)

    Robert A. Marzullo

    Ram Studios Comics

    Digital Painting for Cartoon Characters

    Learn how to draw and paint characters in a cartoon style in Adobe Photoshop.

    Created by Bader Badruddin - Animator and Artist

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    Students: 2684, Price: $29.99

    Students: 2684, Price:  Paid

     

            In this course you will cover the very basics of digital painting, starting with how to navigate the interface of Adobe Photoshop, and moving along to more complex techniques. 

            It is essential that if you want to get the best out of this course that you must have a copy of Photoshop, and a pen tablet for your mac/pc. You can find some affordable ones online with a quick search, and if you want to take your art seriously, you should definitely get one! 

            The course starts pretty easy, and builds up fast to keep you entertained whilst also educated at the same time. 

            what's included? 

    • Video demonstrations explaining as I paint

    • speed painting sections to show the full process without skipping any parts

    • Photoshop files so you can practice all of the steps in the lectures

            The course will keep growing as I will be adding more content as the days and weeks progress, and will try to cater some of the content to student feedback, so interaction is encouraged! 

    Digital Painting – Amazing Fantasy Art in CLIP STUDIO PAINT

    A complete step by step guide to illustrating fantasy art elements and characters.

    Created by Robert Marzullo - Comic Book Artist / Illustrator

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    Students: 2429, Price: $19.99

    Students: 2429, Price:  Paid

    In this course you will learn how to digitally draw and paint a variety of fantasy art elements. You will learn how to create magical weapons, rock formations, power effects, foliage, and a fully detailed character step by step. You will be given all sorts of neat tricks and techniques to create this type of artwork while using the very powerful and affordable program Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint. This course starts with the basic elements and allows you to grow at your own pace until you are ready for the full character creation by the end. 

    You will also get all the art files and custom brushes to study along with. I am here if you have any questions or feedback for me! Thank you for visiting my course and good luck with your studies!

    Concept Art Essentials | Digital Painting From Scratch

    Creating a full conceptual Artwork

    Created by Kemane Ba - Illustrator/Animator

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    Students: 1935, Price: $94.99

    Students: 1935, Price:  Paid

    This class got you covered with a highly intuitive and efficient learning approach while creating a full conceptual artwork from start to finish in 100% Realtime, no time-lapses, no parts skipped. So if you just fell in love with the world of digital art and want to deepen your knowledge or get out of the beginners stage, this might be the perfect class for you! 

    Digital Pet Paintings Using Photoshop

    Learn how to turn ordinary photographs of pets and animals into beautiful painted art pieces.

    Created by Lori Jill - Portrait Photographer, Artist and Educator

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    Students: 1856, Price: $49.99

    Students: 1856, Price:  Paid

    This course will take you through all of the steps to create unique paintings from your pet photographs. Step by step, I break down all the things you need to know and understand in Photoshop to move your images out of a photographic appearance into a more painterly one.

    Although, I do break everything into simple steps a basic understanding of Photoshop is highly suggested. This course is perfect for intermediate to advanced users.

    Not an artist? Never painted before? That's OK.

    You CAN learn to paint digitally and with a lot less expense and mess!

    Whether you are a professional photographer looking to rise above your competition by offering paintings as a unique product to your clients, or you are simply a hobbyist who enjoys editing images creatively, you will find everything you need here to get started and create amazing art. After completing this course you should be able to turn any pet photograph into a digital painting that you will be proud to show your family and friends.

    Digital art can be created from just about any image, even low resolution ones from phone cameras. As a matter of fact, there is no requirement at all to even own a camera in order to benefit from this course.

    In this course you can watch me paint as I go over everything I'm doing, step by step.

    In the supplemental material sections, I have included the image I use throughout the course for you to download and practice along side me, but you will learn the skills needed to create a painting out of ANY pet image.

    Enroll today, I'd love to help you learn this fun way to create art!

    Digital Painting in Clip Studio Paint – Character Design

    From Concept to Finished Painting

    Created by Robert Marzullo - Comic Book Artist / Illustrator

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    Students: 1811, Price: $19.99

    Students: 1811, Price:  Paid

    In this Course you will learn How to Create a Fantasy Art Character from the rough sketch all the way to the finished paint work. We start with the drawing process and I explain how to make changes to the concept and not get too worried about everything being perfect in the beginning. There are lots of ways to edit the work and keep pressing forward within Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint.

    We will then cover how to lay in the base paint work and use that to create and save our selections. You will learn how to use the layers to aid in your painting process, as well as how to work in a non-destructive approach.

    Once the foundational information is in place we will begin to apply our digital painting effects with a variety of brushes. ( You will get access to all the brushes I use in this Course. )

    You will also learn how to create and apply a texture effect for the chain mail on the characters armor. We will be using the "Distort" and "Mesh Transformation" features to accomplish this.

    Through this course you will learn how to use : Layers and Groups, Combine Modes ( Blending Modes ), Custom Brushes, Hard and Soft Edge Shadows, Layer Masks, Quick Masks, Blending Brushes, Tonal Correction, Mirrored Windows, as well as General Drawing and Painting Techniques.

    This course is 9 Hours and 17 Minutes total run time. 35 Individual Lessons.

    You get the Layered Art Files and the Custom Brushes to work along with.

    I am here if you have any questions or feedback for me to make this a better Course for everyone. So please feel free to let me know!

    Robert A. Marzullo

    Ram Studios Comics

    Background Design – Landscapes and Environments

    Create Concept Art and Digital Paintings for Film, Animation or Games

    Created by Siobhan Twomey - Artist, Animator & Figure Drawing Instructor

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    Students: 1607, Price: $99.99

    Students: 1607, Price:  Paid

    If you are interested in creating concept art for Film or Animation, then this course will not only teach you techniques for painting, but will also teach you the principles and theory of visual language.

    In this class you’ll learn key, important principles for composition that are fundamental to background or concept art for film, games and animation.

    • You’re gong to learn how to create a visual sense of depth in your digital painting, as well as how to create a visual sense of story.

    • You’ll learn about Leading Lines, Contrast and the all-important Rule of Thirds

    • You’ll learn WHY the rule of thirds works, and you’ll understand that it has much more to do than just simply making a pleasing image.

    • You’ll learn how this RULE affects the work that professional concept artists create in the wider context of the animation production.

    • You’re also going to learn how to make visual research, how to collect and analyses images for a project, and then how to distill your own vision into a series of thumbnails on which to base your final project.

    Then we’ll dive into the process of painting, and I’m going to walk you through step by step the exact process for a concept art painting.

    Everything in this background is painted directly, with a brush stroke. This is an incredibly intuitive and powerful way of painting and I’m going to show you the exact techniques and thoroughly explain everything as I go.

    By the end of the course you’ll have a fully realized and major portfolio piece. You’ll also have a clear understanding of how to generate any digital painting for film, because we will have demystified the process from start finish.

    I’ve worked as a background artist on many games, animated tv shows and films, and I am passionate about sharing the skillset and knowledge that took me on my art journey. I really hope that this course will open the door for you o start your own art journey.

    Thanks for checking this out, i hope you enroll and if you do I look forward to working with you.

    【English Subtitles】Animation tutorial for digital painting

    Using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Clip Studio Paint to learn basic skills of drawing characters

    Created by JCCD Studio - The First and The Largest Contents Trading Company in Japan

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    Students: 1408, Price: $119.99

    Students: 1408, Price:  Paid

    How many times did you pick up your pen only to put it down again? 

    How many times did you want to paint the character in your mind but do not know where to start?

    Let's solve this dilemma and make everything possible!

    Now hold your pen and follow us! This course is tailored for YOU.

    This course is gaining popularity not only overseas, but also in Japan. It includes many basic skills for digital painting, and videos, so that you can catch the key point of each lesson easily. 

    We teach from the know-how of the software to the deep understanding of drawing skills, which enables every single learner to start from zero.

    We teach not only how to use Photoshop but also Clip Studio Paint.

    Through this course, you can lay a solid foundation for your future learning as well.

    No worries about the language barrier. We have specific English subtitles for all sentences of the videos. During the course, your questions will be translated to the teacher by teaching assistants and you will get feedback immediately.

    These are the reasons why this course is definitely the best choice for every beginner. So why don't you join us?

    How to: Digital Painting Photo Realism in Photoshop

    Portrait of a Child

    Created by Chris Scalf - Commercial Illustrator, animator, and creator!

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    Students: 1227, Price: $99.99

    Students: 1227, Price:  Paid

    In this course, I show you my process for practicing being a better artist by creating a photo real portrait from scratch-- using a photo reference. This, in my opinion, is a VERY helpful exercise for all artists who want to be able to memorize depth and realism techniques for their paintings that they create from the mind. Think of it in terms of a musician practicing chords or scales before writing an actual song. Or even musicians who cover other bands songs before they create their own. I pick up a lot of detail and anatomy by simply studying real photos and then applying those similar parameters to original concepts from my mind.