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No Smock Required: 30+ Awesome Digital Painting Tutorials

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Over the years, digital painting has become a much more popular art form, in which traditional art/painting techniques such as watercolors, acrylics and oils are applied to a digital canvas using modern technology such as a graphics tablet and stylus. Although digital painting is a form of digital art, you don't have to be a super whizz at Photoshop (or your chosen application) to be good at digital painting; it's so realistic and alike to normal painting that your traditional skills are much more important than your computer skills, allowing traditional artists of all ages to give digital painting a shot; computer literate or not.

As well as digital painting, some applications such as Corel Painter use other art forms such as charcoal, pastels, airbrushes, pens and even pencils, as well as various different tools to experiment with, as if you were painting the "old-fashioned" way.

Being able to draw or paint is always handy when following tutorials like this, however if you feel you're not great at drawing or painting, there's no harm in trying the following tutorials, they're bound to improve your skills in one way or another! There is a selection of over thirty superb and stunning tutorials below, from realistic portrait painting to fantasy anime scenes.


Making of Boudicca


Making of Beauty on the Bed


Feathers and Angel Wings


Umbrella Sky


Making of My Prince


Making of Binah


Making of Jealous Bodyguard


Painting Fantasy Eyes


Red Assassin Digital Painting


Spider Harp


Digital Cloud Painting


Digital Painting Tutorial


Making of Lida


Shilin's Domain


Making Frodo


First Digital Painting


Hair Painting Tutorial


Painting a Car Digitally


Think I'm Too Fat Digital Painting


Making of The Leg


How to Draw a Portrait in Photoshop


Making of Pandora


Skin Painting Tutorial


Lip Painting Tutorial


Hair Painting Tutorial


Make Beautiful Paintings Using Brush Settings


Create a Painting from a Portrait Photograph


Romantic Couple Painting


Painting Jake Sully's Avatar


Digital Painting Tutorial


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