How to Paint Clouds – 3 Easy Steps

Big, fluffy, sculptural cumulonimbus clouds can definitely add a mood to your artwork!   Whether you’re doing cloud photo studies or adding clouds to landscape painting, I’ll show you the 3 easy steps that it takes to digitally paint your own fleecy puffs in ANY software. Sketching the basic shape and fill in with mid-values Illuminating … Read more

25 Best Gifts for Digital Artists in 2021

One for your favorite artist… one for you… Every year Team Paintable hand-picks their favorite 25 best gifts for digital artists.  Have a browse through the 2021 cut below, and if you think something’s missing, let us know in the comments!Some of these items are affiliate links, meaning if you purchase them, Paintable may earn … Read more

Finished Projects from the Illustration From Imagination Fall 2021 Class

Congrats to the IFI Class of Fall 2021! Last week, over 200 digital artists in the Illustration From Imagination program’s 2021 session completed their projects, closing out this year’s incredible journey!To all of the students:Once again I was blown away by the talent, tenacity, and creativity you’ve shown in the program this year.  I’m very … Read more

30 Halloween Digital Paintings That Will Give You The Shivers

Lose yourself in a world of horror and mystery… This October, unleash your creative side and create chilling digital paintings that will spook out your friends and family. To inspire you, we’ve collected 30 spooky Halloween digital paintings that will send shivers down your spine – guaranteed!Whether you want to paint witches, zombies, or scary … Read more

Treasure Island Paintings

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum, me hearties. Treasure Island paintings for your inspiration. Students in Paintable’s 6-week Illustration From Imagination program choose from a set of “client briefs” to center their project around. And one of the favorite briefs is the timeless tale of buccaneers and buried gold- Treasure Island! IFI student or not, have … Read more

42 Inspirational Digital Painting Portraits

Your daily dose of digital painting portraits from today’s hot artists! Whether you’re looking for inspo for the upcoming One Week Portrait Challenge, or you’re taking a work break and want a satisfying dopamine hit, these diversely-styled digital painting portraits from 21 of today’s hot artists are sure to hit the spot. Viktoria Gavrilenko Take a … Read more

How to Paint a Skull in 3 Steps

Want to learn how to paint a skull in 3 simple, no-fuss steps? Did you participate in our recent Paintable Discord challenge: Render a realistic-looking skull? 💀 After I finished and submitted my skull, I got some great questions from the participants around how I created it. So I recorded this speed painting to show you the 3 quick … Read more

Easy Landscape Digital Painting Tutorial

Create a simple landscape digital painting, even if you’re just starting out! Going on vacation, even if it’s a “staycation”, is a fun chance to take a break from portraits and paint the beautiful landscapes around you. And to help you out, I have a brand new 4-min tutorial that shows you how to create … Read more

Alice In Wonderland Inspired Digital Paintings

“And what is the use of a book… without pictures or conversation?” Are you looking for unique painting ideas for your next masterpiece? There’s no better place to look for character design inspiration than the incredible world of Alice in Wonderland…  Browse through the collection of these fan-painted creations based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland… … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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

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

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

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