Digital Painting

  • Adobe Photoshop
    Harness the Elements: Paint Air in All Its FormsHarness air prev
    The last of the elements in our series may seem kind of boring, but that's not true at all! Join me to see how you can use air and atmosphere to give special effects to your paintings.Read More…
  • Krita
    How to Paint a Delicious Fruit Tart Icon in KritaKrita 00b
    Join me in painting up a delicious custard tart filled with fruit in the open-source painting program, Krita. You'll learn how to render an assortment of fruits and prepare your content for use as a desktop, mobile, or web icon, perfect for an assortment of sizes. Whet your appetite for something fun and get to know Krita.Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    Turn a Pencil Sketch Into a Colorful and Dynamic Character IllustrationCharacterpreview
    Sketching out a character illustration can be a lot of fun. Giving that sketch life can be a challenging task, however. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use Photoshop's painting tools to turn a pencil sketch into a colorful and dynamic character illustration.Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    How to Draw a Realistic Aircraft in PhotoshopAirplanepreview
    Aviation art has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early days of human flight. Although it has encompassed many styles and media throughout its development, historical and technical accuracy remain mainstays of its successful execution. In this tutorial, we will describe the key steps in portraying the Boeing P-26A Peashooter, a pursuit aircraft developed during the interwar period.Read More…
  • Digital Painting
    Create a Mountain Fortress Using Matte Painting Techniques in PhotoshopMountainspreview
    In the motion picture industry, filmmakers often depend on artists to create fantasy environments that could not exist in real life. Modern artists often turn to Photoshop, as well as 3D applications, to create these fantastic environments. Read More…
  • 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…