Sketching For Beginners: 5 Tips to Level-Up Your Drawings

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You know it… I know it… sketching with a tablet isn’t easy! But it doesn’t have to be so hard. We recently created a huge new module for the students of the Digital Painting Academy, called Sketching Techniques for Digital Artists – and it covers everything you need to know to create beautiful sketches directly with your tablet. And … Read more Sketching For Beginners: 5 Tips to Level-Up Your Drawings

30 Spooky Digital Paintings for a Scary Halloween

30 Spooky Digital Paintings - Paintable

Not for the faint of heart… As the weather gets cooler and the nights get longer, pumpkin-heads, zombies, and vampires are coming out to play! Halloween is an occasion for artists like us to try our hands at a different kind of subject. Some go for a spooky, realistic impression; others express a gruesome-yet-somehow-cute side. … Read more 30 Spooky Digital Paintings for a Scary Halloween

Digital Painting: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Fancy yourself an artist? Here’s the ultimate step-by-step guide to becoming a 21st Century painter! Do you want to be a digital artist, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’ve done a Google search before, but felt overwhelmed by all the information, or intimidated by what the authors assumed you already know. I’ve realized … Read more Digital Painting: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

How to Paint Anything: The ULTIMATE Guide to Rendering

Painting from imagination can be tough… where are you meant to put the highlights? And what about the shadows? The key is understanding how different types of light work. Luckily, there’s an 8-step “recipe” to painting light from imagination – which I’m going to be covering in-depth in my upcoming program, Illustration From Imagination. And today, … Read more How to Paint Anything: The ULTIMATE Guide to Rendering

Blending Modes: 3 Easy Ways to Color Your Digital Paintings

3 Best Blending Modes for Digital Painting

There are a TON of different blending modes in Photoshop, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by them all… Color, color dodge, overlay, multiply, lighten… ..What does each one do?….Which one should I use??……What the hell does “color dodge” even mean?!? But here’s the thing: while every blending mode has it’s uses, you only really … Read more Blending Modes: 3 Easy Ways to Color Your Digital Paintings

How to Save Your Paintings For Web (With Perfect Quality!)

Save For Web in Adobe Photoshop

Do you have a portfolio, Behance, Society 6, or other online platform? If you don’t save your artwork properly, you could be losing views without knowing it! In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to save your digital paintings in a way that they’ll load MUCH faster online (and with perfect quality). Watch the video to … Read more How to Save Your Paintings For Web (With Perfect Quality!)

Anatomy360: Need an Anatomy Reference From Any Angle? Try This!

Ever wish you could rotate a photo, to draw it from another angle? That’s exactly the problem that Anatomy360 solves! This awesome app let’s you quickly rotate models, so you can draw and paint them from any angle you need. You can also control the color, direction and intensity of the lighting, and even add a colored … Read more Anatomy360: Need an Anatomy Reference From Any Angle? Try This!

Color Thumbnails: How to Pick Better Colors (Fast!)

Color Thumbnails: Free Tutorial

Here’s a cool trick that can save you a LOT of time and frustration in trying to pick the right colors for your painting.. I’ve started using this technique before I start any painting, and it’s been a lifesaver! In just a few clicks, I can now try an infinite number of color combinations, to … Read more Color Thumbnails: How to Pick Better Colors (Fast!)

How to Paint Better Textures (Painting Little Touches of Realism)

How to Paint Better Textures (Painting Little Touches of Realism)

Texture brushes can be a HUGE time-saver, but they should only be the first step in adding details… To really make your painting pop, it’s important to zoom in and add some details by hand. This doesn’t need to be difficult – the important thing is that you remember the direction of your light source. … Read more How to Paint Better Textures (Painting Little Touches of Realism)

10 Premium Brushes for Painting GORGEOUS Skin Details

Polish your digital portraits with these texture brushes – quickly paint pores, freckles, beauty marks, and more! When painting skin, the devil is in the details. It’s the small touches like pores, freckles and beauty marks that really take a portrait to the next level. But the problem? They can take FOREVER to paint.. So … Read more 10 Premium Brushes for Painting GORGEOUS Skin Details