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Become the artist You've Always Dreamed you could be!

Learn to paint at a professional level with the Active Learning Method.

Get the building blocks you need to start painting from imagination.

Learn the art of digital painting with 8 sequential active Learning Paths

These step-by-step lessons are designed to up-level your digital painting skills- fast!

In a nutshell, here's what you can look forward to:

  • Learn with the “Active Learning” method
    Each skill is broken down into bite-sized lessons, with downloadable exercises to put what you’ve learned to practice.

  • 8 Learning Paths covering foundational and advanced topics
    Each path has a specific goal to help you grow the exact skills you want to develop, when you’re ready to tackle them!

  • 300+ step-by-step video lessons put in order for you
    Each lesson is about 10 minutes or less, and build upon the previous lessons. No more feeling lost or overwhelmed!

  • Learn at your own pace 
    There’s no stress here- the Academy is completely self-paced, so you won’t miss a thing when life gets busy with work and school.

  • Prepare for life as a professional artist
    Learn how to find great clients and get paid for your artistic talent! It’s not a dream- I’ll show you how I did it, so you can too.

  • Monthly Q&A and feedback with a professional artist
    Each month, you can submit your questions and artwork to a professional artist- you get answers and personal feedback.
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

Let me ask you…

Is digital painting your passion, but also, it's driving you nuts?

When you sit down to paint…
Do you hear yourself say things like…

"Rendering skin tones is IMPOSSIBLE!"
"I can't figure out how coloring works"
"Perspective and proportions are SOOOOooo HARD!
"I don't know which brushes to use"
"Sketching on a tablet is WAY harder than on paper"
... and so on?

If these sound familiar, then I know your pain. I too was frustrated by my slow progress as a beginner artist.

With lots of time, mistakes, and frustration, I finally figured out what it takes to sharpen my skills. My method has worked for over 9000 other digital artists, and now I’d love to help you do the same.

digital art for beginners

My story…

I always loved art but I wasn't naturally talented.

After I left college, I did what most people do: I got a "REAL" job. And, big surprise — it wasn't what I expected it to be. I'd spent 10 years of my life working as a graphic designer thinking it would let me be creative.

The reality was placing corporate logos next to stock photos, next to blocks of text. That might be someone's idea of a dream job, but it wasn't mine, and my soul was slowly dying.

The truth was that I always loved to draw, even as an adult. I spent a lot of time trying to learn everything about illustration all at once...

But the learning curve was so steep, there was so much conflicting information on the internet, and I felt really discouraged…

" If you feel this way, I understand and I want to help! "

My story…

I always loved art but I wasn't naturally talented.

After I left college, I did what most people do: I got a "REAL" job. And, big surprise — it wasn't what I expected it to be. I spent 10 years of my life working as a graphic designer thinking it would let me be creative.

The reality was placing corporate logos next to stock photos, next to blocks of text. That might be someone's idea of a dream job, but it wasn't mine, and my soul was slowly dying.

The truth was that I always loved to draw, even as an adult. I spent a lot of time trying to learn everything about illustration all at once...

But the learning curve was so steep, there was so much conflicting information on the internet, and I felt really discouraged…

" If you feel this way, I understand and I want to help! "

Truth is…

Learning Digital painting doesn't have to be hard and frustrating.

I know! It seems as you have SO MUCH TO LEARN! That you'll never get there. You can drive yourself nuts trying to learn it all from YouTube videos.

Or even worse, having your favorite artist telling you all you need is "practice". Practice WHAT?? Practice HOW???

For years I thought learning digital painting was the hardest thing someone could do. I thought you needed to be born with talent to really make it…

I thought I'd never become skilled enough to become a professional artist, let alone make a living from my art.

But I was wrong…

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Truth is…

Learning Digital painting doesn't have to be hard and frustrating.

I know! It seems as you have SO MUCH TO LEARN! That you'll never get there. You can drive yourself nuts trying to learn it all from YouTube videos.

Or even worse, having your favorite artist telling you all you need is "practice". Practice WHAT?? Practice HOW???

For years I thought learning digital painting was the hardest thing someone could do. I thought you needed to be born with talent to really make it…

I thought I'd never become skilled enough to become a professional artist, let alone make a living from my art.

But I was wrong…

David Portrait Hi - Digital Painting Paintable

Meet your instructor…

Today I'm a full-time Professional digital artist traveling the world and making a living from my art.

I'm David Belliveau, lead instructor and co-founder of the "Digital Painting Academy". I have been teaching thousands of students with my online courses, many starting their own artistic journey.

My personal goal is to help you improve your digital art skills to reach a professional level - so that you can start painting from imagination FASTER!

I want to teach you the same exact step-by-step roadmap that helped me reach a professional level. I call it the "Active Learning" method!

Here's what you'll learn in detail…

Master Digital Painting with
8 Sequential Active Learning Paths

I've created the perfect step-by-step learning program for you!

Everything is broken down into manageable pieces, packed with exercises, and put into the right order for you. All you need to do is start at the beginning, go through the modules, exercises, and homework to see progress. You'll gain momentum like never before.

FOUNDATION PATH - Develop a professional workflow while learning the basics of digital painting

ADVANCED PATH - Master advanced techniques to take your paintings from "not bad" to "WOW"

LIGHT & COLOR PATH - Use lighting, shadow, and color to stir powerful emotion in your audience

ANATOMY PATH - Finally master anatomy so your characters and portraits look stunningly realistic

PORTRAIT & CHARACTER PATH - Bring your portraits and characters to life with all the right details

PERSPECTIVE PATH - The underlying structures you need to build complex scenes and landscapes

ENVIRONMENT PATH - Add a beautiful environment to your scene with lush foliage

FANTASY PATH - Create epic scenes and stunning special effects for your paintings

The Active Learning Method
What Is That Exactly?

Most people practice 'passively', thinking: "If I practice I'll get better naturally". This is a popular misconception.

Progress, real progress, only happens when you have a goal in mind and know how to deconstruct complex topics into manageable smaller chunks of information. This is what "Active Learning" means.

Lucky for you the Digital Painting Academy has already laid down the groundwork for you. We have broken down every complex topic with clear step-by-step processes that follow the 7 key steps at the heart of the Active Learning Method:

  • Working with a goal or a destination
  • Create step-by-step learning paths
  • Practice with ultra-focused exercises
  • Set a timeline and deadlines
  • Track your progress and be accountable
  • Surround yourself with like-minded peers
  • Create a daily art habit

Every learning path inside the academy follow these 7 key steps, so all you have to do is going to through them and enjoy the ride.

You have questions? You'll get answers!

Get Feedback On Your Work All Year Around!

Digital Painting Academy (DPA) members connect with other digital artists across the globe in a private online community away from the "trolls" of social media.

Post your work and receive critiques and feedback from your DPA tribe, and give your valued feedback to others too.

PLUS… Academy students enjoy LIVE Q&A sessions every month with a professional artist! You'll get the opportunity to submit your work for critiques and paint-overs by a professional artist and get your burning questions answered.

So you can learn not only what to improve, but also how to actually do it!

Finally, An Affordable
Alternative to Art School

Everything you need to succeed at a fraction of the cost of art schools.

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 Video Lessons

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

Easy-to-Follow Step-by-step Learning Path

Feeling overwhelmed by it all? Follow our world's 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 like-minded Artists

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

YES!! You Get Free Bonuses When you Join!

- You'll get immediate access of all of these bonuses when you enroll. -

Join the Academy and Get Almost $500 in FREE Bonuses!*

*The 5 sample learning paths ebook and the speed building program are available with the yearly subscription only.

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Get the going pro masterclass as a free gift when you enroll today!

Do you dream of becoming a professional artist one day? With this masterclass, you're going to get real-world experience, and learn what it's like to work for a client!

  • You don’t have to starve to be an artist… learn how to build a career doing what you love!

  • Valuable insider tips & tricks on what works- and what doesn’t.

  • How to promote yourself tactfully, build a rockstar portfolio, and get your work out in front of tens of thousands of people.

  • Lessons & advice on taxes, business licenses, different types of contracts, invoicing, and more.

  • How to work with clients and protect yourself with strong contracts.

  • How to price appropriately, and get clients who are happy to pay you what your work is really worth.

  • Everything you need to kickstart your creative career!

Over 3h of actionable tips and tricks to kick start your career

Everything from how to find and approach clients to how to create a strong portfolio.

These are all essential skills that will prepare you for life as a professional artist.

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Here's What Previous Students Are Saying About Paintable Classes:

"Every portrait that I'm doing (…) is better than the last"

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"The progress that I've made is insane"

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"If you try it, you are going to love it"

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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
I really enjoyed the organized structure of the courses. The foundations and the modules for individual aspects such as hair, skin tones or anatomy made it easy to divide my studying time into smaller chunks. That really helps with the motivation to continue learning and painting!
Julia Klein
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

Who Is This For?

The Digital Painting Academy is especially helpful if any of the following apply to you:

Will This Work For Me?

If you've read this far then I know you're serious, but there could be a few thoughts running through your mind. Things like...

“I don’t have enough time to go through this..”

What’s waiting for you inside is the ultimate shortcut – I’ve condensed 10 years of my personal struggling into power-packed modules. The academy is self-paced with quick 5 min videos, so you can literally take the time every day no matter your schedule. This could cut YEARS out of the time it takes you to become a professional artist… so, the question really is, do you have time NOT to do it?

But I get it. We’re all busy. It’s a matter of asking yourself, “is it worth the time to develop the skills to earn an income as a concept artist, digital illustrator, or graphic artist?” If you’re serious about your art then the answer is “YES!”

 

“I think I’m too old to become a professional artist..”

Art is of the mind, not the body. Believe me, you can earn an income as a concept artist, digital illustrator, or graphic artist no matter how “old” (or young) you are. I didn’t even begin painting properly myself until I was 30. And not long ago, I had a number of students turn professional after they retired from their “pay the bills” job. The “age thing” is a mental roadblock that’s keeping you from realizing your true artistic abilities that simply haven’t been uncovered yet. And together, I’ll help you discover them as we create your stunning portrait together. Yes, “together” because you’ll have accountability and community support along the way. Fact is, it’s never too late.

 

“Why should I invest in this, when there’s a ton of free resources available online?”

I call it the “YouTube Vortex” that brings you down a rabbit hole so deep you can’t even find the entrance of how you got there. The same thing happens when scrolling forums, reading articles, and chewing through books. The problem is that nothing is linear. Free content doesn’t provide support, community, accountability, and feedback. Think about all those unfinished paintings you’ve started and then… *look a shiny object*. Yeah, I’m talking about THOSE.

Have Additional Questions?

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 or $400/year. 

Please note that it is a 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 fundamentals 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.

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

The only thing you definitely need is a tablet of some sort, whether that’s a graphic tablet like a Wacom or Bamboo, or a display tablet like an iPad Pro or Cintiq. You won’t be able to follow along with a mouse. Click here for more info on what kinds of digital art tablets are available.

I’ll be teaching in Adobe Photoshop – and while I highly recommend it, you’ll be able to follow along in any software of your choice, whether that’s Krita, Procreate, Clip Studio, Corel Painter, or others.

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!

Absolutely not! I didn’t have either when I started out.

I’ll show you tips & tricks to improve your drawings in Photoshop, and show you how to paint heads & portraits from any angle.

Yep… you’re covered by our 30-day, no-questions-asked guarantee!

In other words, if you aren’t happy for any reason, just let us know and we’ll give you your money back. We obviously don’t think it’ll come to that, but if you’re even the least bit worried if this will work for you, then put your mind at ease.

You either get the results you want or you get your money back. It’s as simple as that!

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  • 8 Learning Paths with over 300+ Step-by-Step Videos covering a HUGE range of topics! (Value $400/Year)
  • 50+ Downloadable Exercises, to sharpen your skills​
  • Monthly Live Q&A workshops so you can get feedback on your work
  • Supportive private community, so you can get support and accountability​
  • Extra FREE Bonuses - to ensure your success, you'll get the Brush Megapack & Tools plus many other bonuses and special deal exclusive to the academy members (Value of $450+)
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ready to become a world-class digital artist?

Get instant access to ALL lessons, resources and more that have already helped 9000+ students just like yourself master digital painting!

Annual Membership

$1650 $ 400 USD
Yearly Subscription
  • 8 Learning Paths with over 300+ Step-by-Step Videos covering a HUGE range of topics! (Value $400/Year)
  • 50+ Downloadable Exercises, to sharpen your skills​
  • Monthly Live Q&A workshops so you can get feedback on your work
  • Supportive private community, so you can get support and accountability​
  • Extra FREE Bonuses - to ensure your success, you'll get the Brush Megapack & Tools plus many other bonuses and special deal exclusive to the academy members (Value of $450+)
  • Going Pro Masterclass for FREE - A clear step by step guide to start you professional career (Value of $800)
  • Total Value: Together the Digital Painting Academy plus all FREE bonuses have a value of $1650. You get it all for just 1 payment of $400! You save a total of $1250 from the original price!
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  • 8 Learning Paths with over 300+ Step-by-Step Videos covering a HUGE range of topics! (Value $420/Year)
  • 50+ Downloadable Exercises, to sharpen your skills​
  • Monthly Live Q&A workshops so you can get feedback on your work
  • Supportive private community, so you can get support and accountability​
  • FREE Bonuses - to ensure your success, you'll get the Brush Megapack & Tools plus many other special deal exclusive to the academy members (Value of $250+)
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Yearly Subscription
  • 8 Learning Paths with over 300+ Step-by-Step Videos covering a HUGE range of topics! (Value $420/Year)
  • 50+ Downloadable Exercises, to sharpen your skills​
  • Monthly Live Q&A workshops so you can get feedback on your work
  • Supportive private community, so you can get support and accountability​
  • FREE Bonuses - to ensure your success, you'll get the Brush Megapack & Tools, plus many other special deal exclusive to the academy members (Value of $250+)
  • EXTRA Bonuses - to ensure your success, you'll also get the  5 sample learning paths eBook & speed building program  (Value of $250)
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