Zero To Hero: The Digital Painting Process

There is no one recipe for painting a masterpiece… Every artist has their own digital painting process they go through when creating art. Many do sketches first, others block in the colors directly, some start painting in greyscale and some use colors right from the beginning. Developing your own painting process takes some experimenting to … Read more Zero To Hero: The Digital Painting Process

How to Make Digital Paintings Look Traditional: 3 Pro Tips

Want a more traditional, “painterly” look to your digital paintings? There’s nothing wrong with super-smooth blending and crisp, clean lines. In fact, some of my favorite pieces of digital art are in this style.But maybe you love the look of a traditional painting or want to challenge yourself to create the illusion that you’ve used real … Read more How to Make Digital Paintings Look Traditional: 3 Pro Tips

How to Draw a Digital Portrait Like a Pro: Sketching Tutorial

Best method to draw a digital portrait
Ever spend hours figuring out how to draw a digital portrait, only to zoom out and realize something’s just “off”? You’ve spent so long sketching, merging layers, and painstakingly adding in the details… only to discover that your portrait doesn’t resemble your reference — or even a person at all!Even worse, it’s impossible to fix … Read more How to Draw a Digital Portrait Like a Pro: Sketching Tutorial

21 Vibrant Digital Paintings of Ibrahem Swaid

Colorful, saturated, fresh… these words describe the artistic style of talented Syrian game designer and digital illustrator Ibrahem Swaid. You may recognize him all over the internet as Noobovich. When he’s not creating extraordinary characters, Ibrahem teaches up-and-coming digital artists how to create portraits and narrative illustrations from sketch to final. (Peruse his tutorials on Artstation and Gumroad.) … Read more 21 Vibrant Digital Paintings of Ibrahem Swaid

Painting Crystals And Gems – Digital Painting Walkthrough

Painting Crystals and Gems
“How do I get a translucent look when painting crystals and gems?” Taking on the challenge of painting shiny, semi-transparent objects like crystals and gems, amber and sea glass is not for the faint of heart! Understanding how to get a realistic see-through lighting effect on objects can give your digital painting skills and entirely … Read more Painting Crystals And Gems – Digital Painting Walkthrough

The Queen’s Gambit Through The Eyes of Digital Painters

The Queen's Gambit Illustrations - Paintable.cc Digital Painting Gallery
The show that captured artists’ imagination… The Netflix hit TV show, The Queen’s Gambit, broke the internet this fall and prompted many artists around the globe to recreate their version of its beloved characters, Beth Harmon and Benny Watts…If you need some inspiration for your next digital painting or you just loved the show and … Read more The Queen’s Gambit Through The Eyes of Digital Painters

25 Twisted Holiday Illustrations

You definitely don’t want to be on their naughty list… The holidays are around the corner but you’ve already seen more than enough of the traditional Christmas paintings this year? You’re in luck! We have a collection of brilliantly twisted holiday illustrations from talented artists that didn’t shy away from reinterpreting the typical holiday characters. If you aren’t creeped out … Read more 25 Twisted Holiday Illustrations

25 Holiday Illustrations to Spread Some Holiday Cheer

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Everyone on the internet is creating illustrations and you want in on the fun? Scroll through this collection of insanely creative holiday illustrations, get inspired by the eye-catching color combinations, fascinating ideas, and captivating compositions. Get ready to spend hours behind your graphics tablet after this… Happy … Read more 25 Holiday Illustrations to Spread Some Holiday Cheer

Spectacular Finished Projects from the Illustration From Imagination Fall 2020 Class

Congrats to the IFI Class of Fall 2020! Our current round of Illustration From Imagination is coming to a close, and I couldn’t be prouder of the progress of each of our nearly 200 students! To the IFI members:  Congratulations on pushing the limits of your comfort zone, doing the work to up-level your digital … Read more Spectacular Finished Projects from the Illustration From Imagination Fall 2020 Class

25 Best Gifts for Digital Artists in 2020

Gifts for digital artists
This is the 2020 gift list to inspire your favorite digital artists! Looking for the perfect, thoughtful gift for your favorite illustrator or painter (including yourself) this year?  Have a browse through the best 25 gifts for digital artists in 2020.  They’re all hand-picked favorites, each one approved by the artists on the Paintable team!Some … Read more 25 Best Gifts for Digital Artists in 2020

How to Paint Realistic Skin Texture in 3 Simple Steps

How to paint realistic skin texture
One of the struggles I hear often from digital portrait artists is about rendering the skin realistically.  The skin either looks unnaturally smooth or airbrushed with no texture or brushstrokes, or it looks dirty and over-textured.  They want to learn how to paint realistic skin texture without spending forever on it! Skin texture is where … Read more How to Paint Realistic Skin Texture in 3 Simple Steps

Digital Painting Pro Tips for Textured Portraits

Pro Tips for Detailed Digital Portraits
The magic in a portrait happens in the details. When rendering digital portraits, the finishing details you add can make all the difference between being satisfied with your artwork and knowing you’ve created your latest masterpiece! These details don’t have to be hard, time consuming, or risk messing up what you’ve already worked hard to … Read more Digital Painting Pro Tips for Textured Portraits

25 Incredible Portrait Artists to Follow on Instagram

View this post on Instagram A post shared by toraji (@toraji_art) on Oct 11, 2018 at 5:32am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Irakli Nadar (@iraklinadar) on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:26am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alexandra Fastovets (@hanukafast) on Jun 20, 2020 at 10:48am … Read more 25 Incredible Portrait Artists to Follow on Instagram

The Beautifully Diverse Art and Journey of Sammy Khalid

Art is a voyage of self-discovery… Sammy Khalid, also known around the web as @chigg, is half-Sundanese half-Filipino digital artist from Ireland. Throughout his career he worked on amazing projects like Black Mirror, Artemis Fowl and League of Legends, with clients such as Disney, Netflix and HBO. Take a look at a selection of his … Read more The Beautifully Diverse Art and Journey of Sammy Khalid

31 Spooktacular Jack-o’-Lantern Paintings For Your Inspiration

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween!” Love the sinister glow of Jack-O’-Lanterns at Halloween, but want to skip the stringy, seedy mess? Carve your pumpkin this year with me, Team Paintable, and a whole bunch of other digital artists, using your tablet instead of a knife! Have a … Read more 31 Spooktacular Jack-o’-Lantern Paintings For Your Inspiration

31 Spine-chilling Digital Paintings To Inspire You For Halloween

“When witches go riding and black cats are seen… … the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween.” As Halloween draws closer, it’s time to carve your pumpkins, pick out your costumes, decorate your front yard, and most importantly, sit down with your tablet and paint something spooky! We’ve brought you some of the most spine-chilling … Read more 31 Spine-chilling Digital Paintings To Inspire You For Halloween

25½ Digital Artists You HAVE TO Follow on Instagram in 2020

Cover image by Justine FlorentinoTwice a month we bring you a selection of mind-blowingly beautiful digital paintings for your inspiration!Want to see inspiring digital paintings every time you scroll through your Instagram feed? You’re in the right place… I’ve gathered 25 stunning digital artists for you to follow in 2020. With their frequent posts, paintings, and process videos, … Read more 25½ Digital Artists You HAVE TO Follow on Instagram in 2020

21 Alternative Movie Posters That Outshine The Originals

21 Alternative Digital painting Movie Posters that are better than the original
Love checking out alternative movie posters for your favorite flicks? I’ve gathered 21 interesting concepts that may be more compelling that the originals!Take a look, and see if you’re inspired to represent your own favorite movie for your next digital painting masterpiece.  Loving Pablo By Vlad Rodriguez Take a look at Vlad Rodriguez’s portfolio. Sleepaway … Read more 21 Alternative Movie Posters That Outshine The Originals

21 Tips & Quotes From Your Favorite Artists

Artist Quotes & Tips Digital Painting Paintable
Dedicated to inspiring digital artists all over the world! As digital painters, we’re lucky to be part of a constantly thriving and supportive community. Fellow digital artists create endlessly inspiring new works of art, and fans back us every step of the way, whether with a thoughtful comment, a simple like and follow, or the … Read more 21 Tips & Quotes From Your Favorite Artists

14 Fascinating Digital Painting Process Animations

Love watching digital painting process animations on a loop, just to be able to appreciate all the steps and layers, and possibly learn a trick or two? We get it.It’s always interesting to see the how a piece of art came to be, and try to understand the creative journey that happened during the process. We’ve collected … Read more 14 Fascinating Digital Painting Process Animations

Stunning Student Masterpieces – Illustration From Imagination Class of June 2020

Over the past 7 weeks, our Illustration From Imagination students have worked so hard to push themselves out of their comfort zones and challenge their creative limits. 💪For many of our students, it’s been a challenging ride, but that makes it so much more rewarding! They’ve massively leveled up their painting skills and learned practical … Read more Stunning Student Masterpieces – Illustration From Imagination Class of June 2020

Painting Realistic Hairstyles: The Ultimate Guide

Cover image by David Belliveau 👷‍♂️ This Ultimate Guide is currently a work in progress. Read on for a collection of hair-related tutorials, and check back in the next week or two for updates! Creating a realistic, touchable-looking hairstyle to top off your digital portrait is absolutely within your reach! Ever spent hours trying to … Read more Painting Realistic Hairstyles: The Ultimate Guide

31 Stylish Examples of Digitally Painted Hairstyles

Straight, wavy, kinky-curly, short and cropped, long and flowy, blonde, brunette… even blue! Painting hairstyles on your digital portrait is a challenge to master, but it’s SO magical when you get it right! Study this collection of beautifully rendered locks to get some inspiration for the mane of your next digital portrait. Enjoy! ✂ Sara … Read more 31 Stylish Examples of Digitally Painted Hairstyles

Digital Painting Inspiration #037

Cover image by Yuhong DingTwice a month we bring you a selection of mind-blowingly beautiful digital paintings for your inspiration!  by Krisztian Tejfel by Catherine Steuer by Luis Alvarez Castañon by Ilya Kuvshinov by David Belliveau by Vyacheslav Safronov by Camila Vielmond by Ramón Nuñez by Bogna Gawrońska by Ina Wong by Yuhong Ding by JeeHyung … Read more Digital Painting Inspiration #037

How to Render a Magical Realistic Poison Bottle (Free Speedpainting)

Rendering a Magical Poison Bottle
Have you ever looked at a sketch compared to the final result and wondered exactly how the artist did it? It might look like a superhuman feat of painting prowess, but the truth is, you can achieve the same results in less time than you think.And that’s what today’s speedpainting video is: a window into … Read more How to Render a Magical Realistic Poison Bottle (Free Speedpainting)

5 Professional Artists Who Killed It With One Week Portrait

Our One Week Portrait Challenge attracts artists from the world over, from beginners who have just bought their first graphics tablet to professional artists looking to exercise their creativity.In our first Challenge of 2020, over 17,000 artists made the commitment to pick up their styluses, boot up their painting program of choice, and paint every … Read more 5 Professional Artists Who Killed It With One Week Portrait

Digital Painting Process Pictures (Step-By-Step) – 2nd Edition –

Do you ever get intimidated by looking at your favorite artist’s masterpieces, wondering how did they manage to paint everything so perfectly?It’s hard to imagine that those stunning digital paintings went through many different stages of looking rough before they became the paintings we know and love.Take a peek into the process of creating a … Read more Digital Painting Process Pictures (Step-By-Step) – 2nd Edition –

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