Digital Painting

  • Fan Art
    Paint Foxy From the Five Nights at Freddy's Series in Adobe PhotoshopPaint fnaf foxy prev
    Learn how to create a digital artwork from scratch, using only two simple brushes. Our special guest: Foxy from Five Nights at Freddy's!Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    New Course: Creating Animal-Inspired Fantasy CreaturesFantasy course 277x400
    In this course, you'll learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create two animal-inspired fantasy creatures. Starting with realistic animal design principles, you will learn how to incorporate animal design into a believable fantasy creature. Then you will learn how to use photos to give texture to your fantasy creature and bring it to life for movie, video game or even television productions!Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    How to Shade Black and White Realistically in Digital PaintingShading black white prev
    Colors are hard to handle, but black and white can be even harder! In this article I'll show you a couple of useful tricks to understand the nature of these two non-colors, and to use them in realistic painting.Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    Digital Painting 101: A Beginner's Guide to Photo ReferencesPhotoref preview
    Photographs are an important tool for any artist because they show you how things actually appear in nature. In today's continuation of Digital Painting 101, we'll go over a small guide to working with photo references. Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    Quick Tip: the Magic of Photoshop's Blend If Blend if tip prev
    There is one advanced tool of Photoshop that even professional artists seldom use. Do you want to see what it is and how to use it for your advantage?Read More…
  • Drawing Theory
    Digital Drawing vs. Digital Painting: What the Difference Is and Why You Should Know ItDigitail drawing vs painting prev
    You can draw with a pencil, but when you grab a graphics tablet pen this skill seems to evaporate. Why does it happen? Why is digital drawing so much harder than "normal" drawing? There may be many reasons, and one of them comes from a misunderstanding of the definitions.Read More…
  • Adobe Photoshop
    How to Create and Use a Set of Brushes for Digital Painting in Adobe PhotoshopCreate own digital brushes prev
    Make digital painting easier by creating a non-confusing set of brushes that you can use for most applications. I'll show you the full process of painting a fantastic creature with these six very simple brushes.Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    Digital Painting 101: Thumbnail Drawing for BeginnersThumbnails preview
    Thumbnail drawings are rough sketches that make a big difference. In this continuation of our Digital Painting 101 series, we'll show you the basic process and benefits of drawing thumbnails. Read More…
  • Design Theory
    Digital Painting 101: 4 Things You Should Know Before You StartBeforepainting preview
    All great things start with a game plan. In this article you'll learn how beginners should develop the proper mindset when approaching a digital painting. Develop solid compositions ahead of time to create the best painting you can make. Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    Digital Painting 101: The Pros and Cons of Painting in GrayscaleProsconsgray preview
    Many digital artists love to paint in grayscale. Though this technique has many benefits, it also has a few challenges. In today's post, we'll go over painting in Photoshop using only grayscale values. Read More…
  • Interviews
    To the Point: An Interview With Dan LuVisiPreview
    Well known digital concept artist Dan LuVisi sits down and shares his experience and artwork with us as we discuss past, current, and future projects. Get the lowdown on his Popped Culture series, Last Man Standing project, and his inspiration and process as an artist.Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    Paint Realistic Long Fur Without a Fur Brush in Adobe PhotoshopLineless fur prev
    Do your painted animals look flat when you cover them with fur? In this tutorial I'll show you how to take control over fur without using complicated brushes, but also without drawing all the hairs one by one!Read More…