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Love digital painting? Wish you were better at it?

Do you ever spend time drooling over your favourite artists’s work…

Watching their speedpaintings on YouTube…

And feeling frustratrated, wondering “why can I not do this myself? Other artists make it look so easy, why am I struggling so bad?”

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Learning digital painting is tough, but we’re here to make your life a whole lot easier.

Join Over 4000 Happy Students

That have levelled-up their artwork in the Digital Painting Academy!

Finally, An Affordable Alternative to Art School

If you’ve ever looked into art school, you probably already know… high quality education is expensive!

Not anymore. In the Digital Painting Academy, you get all of the benefits of a traditional Art School (and more!), for just a fraction of the price:

Professionally Produced Lessons

YouTube and Gumroad videos will only get you so far. Our classes are all professionally produced, so you don't have to waste your time with low-quality lessons.

An Easy-to-Follow Roadmap

Feeling overwhelmed by it all? Follow our world-first "Foundations Roadmap", and you'll always know the next step you should be taking

Support, Guidance, and Accountability

Practicing by yourself is important, but it's only half of the equation. Get live feedback & critiques from an expert, so you know exactly what you need to work on.

Connect With Other Artists

Build your network, and meet other highly motivated artists just like yourself, all pushing each-other to succeed!

"I learned more in two months of Assignments than in three years in my art school!"
Seb Molard
3D Artist

Interactive, Exercise-Based Classes

You can’t learn to paint by just watching videos. We’re big believers in learning by doing, so our lessons are just 10% theory, and 90% teaching you how to actually get results!

Just download the exercise files that go along with each class, and start practicing what you learn right away…​

Monthly Live Critiques With An Experienced Mentor

Stop struggling, trying to figure it all out yourself!

By joining the Academy, you’ll get access to our instructors and support team, who can answer any questions you may have.

Every month, you get the opportunity to submit your work for paint-overs and critiques, so you can learn not only what to improve, but also how to actually do it!

Build a Solid Foundation

Learn key skills like light and color, shape and form, sketching, perspective, composition, developing your style, and much, much more!

Build a strong foundation that will help you master:

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Illustration

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Portrait Art

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Concept Art

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Character Design

Busy Schedule? No problem!

Do you have a full time job or studies?

Perhaps you have a family, or other large time commitments? No stress. The Digital Painting Academy is completely self-paced, so you don’t need to worry about missing a thing.

Got a little more time one week? You have instant access to everything, so you can go through as many lessons as you’d like!

No time the next week? Just resume whenever you can – your next lesson will be waiting for you.

Backed By Real Results

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This is exactly what I need as an inexperienced artist. I'm consistently impressed with this Academy. Always helpful feedback and I'm never afraid to ask for help. You guys seem very dedicated to helping us improve. Best digital painting academy or course that I've experienced for sure!
Ethan Kiteck
Artist
I love the site and can't begin to tell you what a difference it's made for me (I went from 'I have an art degree' being the funniest joke I could tell to actually making work that looks good)
Sami Yuhas
Writer
I feel far more comfortable with digital painting now. I don't struggle with smooth blending and I've learnt lots of easy tips and tricks that make it easy to fix mistakes or to really push the drawing to the next level. Basically, I've learnt how to use technology efficiently to create beautiful paintings.
Salwa
Designer

"Is This For Me?"

Unsure if the Digital Painting Academy is right for you? Take a look:

Who This is For:

  • You're highly passionate about digital art and illustration, but you're feeling a little lost or overwhelmed by it all, OR...
  • You've tried teaching yourself how to paint, but you're frustrated by your slow progress, and don't know exactly what you should be working on next, OR...
  • Perhaps you dream of one day earning and income from your art, as an illustrator, concept artist, character designer, etc, OR...
  • You want to learn from an experienced artist, so you can get really good, really fast (without the years wasted on trial-and-error), OR...
  • You're busy and don't have much time to practice, so when you do have time you want to make sure it counts!

Who This is Not For:

  • You think "digital painting" means creating artwork in the click of a few buttons, and you're not willing to put in the work and effort...
  • You're convinced you already know it all, and you're not willing to take on new advice and new techniques with an open mind
  • You're not really all that passionate about improving (I won't sugarcoat it - digital painting is fun and incredibly rewarding, but it requires dedication and focus!)
  • You watch videos but you're not willing to put in the time to actually practice (hate to break it to you, but this isn't the Matrix, and we can't download these skills into your brain - you're going to have to do the work). Luckily we teach painting and not accounting, so "doing the work" is the fun part!
I got more out of this than I did for a full-semester class at university and didn't have to take out a loan to do it The videos are amazing and in-depth, and the structure of the class is perfectly paced to take you through the process of painting without overwhelming you.
Jennifer Deweese
Graphic Designer
“I’ve been struggling for some time to seriously start painting digitally. The Digital Painting Academy gave me the tools and approaches to finally jumping the border from traditional or half-digital to a complete digital workflow without putting me in a strict corset that wouldn’t have fitted to my life.”
Thorsten Piepenbrink
Designer @ Grafips

Have a Browse Through Some of our Classes:

From painting rough concepts through to polished details, portraits to landscapes, realism to fantasy… you’ll find all sorts of lessons in the Academy:

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FAQ

Got questions? We've got answers!

The Digital Painting Academy is your one-stop solution to becoming a world-class digital painter!

We’re on a mission to give you a better education than a traditional art school or university (which often cost $30,000+/year), for a fraction, of the price!  We’ve had multiple students tell us that they learnt more in our lessons than at their art school, and we’re hoping we can do the same for you.

In a nutshell, the Digital Painting Academy contains a huge library of professionally-produced classes, downloadable exercises, and premium resources to help you become a world-class digital painter. And to guarantee your results, you also get monthly live feedback and critiques on your work from a seasoned expert.

The Digital Painting Academy currently costs $35/month.

Please note that it is a monthly subscription. You get access to everything immediately upon enrolling, and get to keep access for as long as you keep your subscription active.

We don’t lock you into any contracts or do anything shady, and you’re free to cancel your subscription any time you’d like. 

If you’re a complete newbie, the very first thing you’ll learn is how to get started with your tablet and software, and how to make your first marks.

More advanced artists can skip ahead a few lessons, and dive right into mastering the fundementals of painting. Through a series of fun, project-based classes, you’ll learn key skills like

  • Sketching, proportion & measurement
  • Rendering and lighting
  • Advanced techniques for working with color
  • How to build a good workflow, fix your mistakes, and push your style
  • Portrait details like skin tones, hair, textures, anatomy, and more

Once you have mastered the Foundations, you can dive into more advanced lessons, where we cover topics like:

  • How to fix dull & muddy colors
  • Painting clothing, jewellery, and other accessories for your characters
  • Painting landscapes & foliage
  • Designing epic dragons, and painting special effects like glowing embers, flashing spells, and fiery explosions
  • Creating your own powerful brushes, and using them to add details and textures

And much more!

Yes! We make it really, really easy for you to cancel your subscription (it only takes 2 clicks from your Account Settings), because it forces us to work hard to keep your business.

You’re not locked into any subscriptions, and are free to cancel any time you’d like.

The only requirement is that you have a graphics tablet of some sort (click here if you’re not sure what that is).

Other than that, you’re free to use whatever tools you’d like!

Though almost all of our lessons are recorded in Adobe Photoshop, the vast majority of what we teach is app-independent. We focus on teaching the really important stuff – the fundamental skills of digital painting like measurement, lighting, values and form, coloring, etc – rather than specific apps or tools.

Your software interface may look a little different to Adobe Photoshop, but the basic concepts will all be the same!

Yes, and in fact we many students happily following along in just about any software you can name!

See the above question (“Will I need a specific software or tablets to follow along?”) for more information.

The lessons in the Digital Painting Academy will be most useful for beginner and intermediate artists.

That being said, we also have a number of advanced artists who stay in the Academy just for the sense of community and monthly feedback on their work!

30 Days 100% Money-Back Guarantee

We are so sure that you will love the Digital Painting Academy, that we offer 100% refund within 30 days of purchase. No questions asked.

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  • 150+ Step-by-Step Videos, across a HUGE range of topics!
  • 33+ Downloadable Exercises, to sharpen your skills
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  • 150+ Step-by-Step Videos, across a HUGE range of topics!
  • 33+ Downloadable Exercises, to sharpen your skills
  • 10+ Premium Resources, so you can work with professional tools
  • Monthly Live Q&A Workshops, so you can get feedback on your work
  • Supportive Community, so you can get support and accountability
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  • 150+ Step-by-Step Videos, across a HUGE range of topics!
  • 33+ Downloadable Exercises, to sharpen your skills
  • 10+ Premium Resources, so you can work with professional tools
  • Monthly Live Q&A Workshops, so you can get feedback on your work
  • Supportive Community, so you can get support and accountability
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