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 Florentino Twice 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, … 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 –

Fast-track Your Learning by Building A Painting Habit

Are you ready to get serious about building your digital painting talent? We know that building any skill and developing any talent means putting in many hours of the activity. I’ve worked with some digital art students that will spend entire afternoons once or twice a month, working on their illustration, and become frustrated because … Read more Fast-track Your Learning by Building A Painting Habit

Digital Painting Inspiration #035

Cover image by Ricky Martinez Twice a month we bring you a hand-picked selection of stunning digital paintings for your inspiration! By Ross Tran By Kittichai Rueangchaichan By Grafit Studio By Tara Phillips By Wlop By Elena Berezina By Efflam Mercier By Florianne Becker By Anna Podedworna By niyas ck By Loy Baldon By Hazem Ameen By Park Pyeongjun By Phu Thieu By Christophe Young … Read more Digital Painting Inspiration #035

How to Change Colors on Any Illustration – 3 Pro Tips

Ever finished a painting, only to step back and realize that the colors are not quite what you wanted? What can you do? Should you start from scratch? Should you just upload it and move on?  🤔 Fortunately, there are a few techniques you can use to change the colors in your finished illustration easily … Read more How to Change Colors on Any Illustration – 3 Pro Tips

7 Reasons to Learn Digital Painting This Year

Reasons to learn digital painting this year
Still on the fence about learning digital painting? So you’ve followed a couple of digital painters on Social Media, you’ve been watching a couple of YouTube tutorial videos, you might have even bought your first Wacom tablet. And then a doubting voice in you asks, “Why am I even doing this?” Is there anything good to … Read more 7 Reasons to Learn Digital Painting This Year

How to Paint Anything Without Sketching (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

Paint Without Sketch | Digital Painting
Ever feel like your sketching and line art skills are keeping you from painting? We got you covered, and we’re doing it with the super sweet, soulful eyes of a pug pup.   When I started learning digital painting, I struggled a lot with rendering my subjects directly- without starting with a sketch or outline. Then, when … Read more How to Paint Anything Without Sketching (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

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

Sketching Techniques for Digital Artists | Paintable.cc Digital Painting - Learn the Art of Digital Painting! #digitalpainting #digitalart
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 today, we … 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. Some … Read more 30 Spooky Digital Paintings for a Scary Halloween