15 Badass Fantasy Paintings by Daarken (Mike Lim)

Being an artist AND gamer, this man is living the dream… Mike Lim or “Daarken” to his followers, is a freelance concept artist for games. He began his professional career in 2004 after receiving an unexpected call from Wizards of the Coast–while he was playing video games, of course.Since then, he has been a mainstay … Read more 15 Badass Fantasy Paintings by Daarken (Mike Lim)

Digital Painting Inspiration #013

Digital Painting Inspiration Volume 13
Every month we bring you a selection of mind-blowingly beautiful digital paintings for your inspiration! By Julia Razumova ‘Future City’ by Christian Haley By Nedko Ivanov By Ruslan Skifonich By Mandy Jurgens ‘The Last Lord’ by Sveta Kudakova By Zhrayde By Gianluca Rolli ‘Train ER-2 From My Childhood’ by Anna Agafonova By Vinegaria (Gracjana Zielinska) … Read more Digital Painting Inspiration #013

How to Use Depth of Field and Motion Blur in Your Digital Paintings (3 Tips)

3 Killer Tips for Adding Creative Blur Effects to Your Digital Paintings
Sharper isn’t always better.. Hard-edged, crisp details are important..But to get the full effect, you need to carefully balance them..Adding areas of blur can work wonders for your composition – helping your subject pop, adding a sense of depth, and even creating a sense of movement. In this short tutorial we give you three creative … Read more How to Use Depth of Field and Motion Blur in Your Digital Paintings (3 Tips)

Popped Culture: Strangely Awesome Paintings by Dan LuVisi

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“A twisted trip down memory lane..” ..may be the best way to describe the recent work of LA-based concept artist Dan LuVisi.Wildly successful on Kickstarter, Dan is a concept artist for film, video game, and comic books. In 2010, he published the first volume of his graphic novel series, Last Man Standing: Killbook of a … Read more Popped Culture: Strangely Awesome Paintings by Dan LuVisi

The Digital Paintings of Superstar Concept Artist Ryan Lang

Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, and Moana–meet superstar concept artist, Ryan Lang! ​LA-based concept artist, visual development artist, and art director, Ryan Lang, is no outsider to the entertainment industry. His clients include some of the biggest names in blockbuster animated films, such as Disney, Dreamworks, and Sony. Projects under his belt include Wreck-It Ralph, … Read more The Digital Paintings of Superstar Concept Artist Ryan Lang

The Enchanting Fantasy Art and Illustrations of Charlie Bowater

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Self-taught illustrator, self-confessed book junkie, and insanely talented digital fantasy artist… …we’d say that sums up British artist ​Charlie Bowater pretty well!With an impressive list of clients and an even more impressive portfolio, Charlie’s has developed an elegant and instantly recognisable style. Her gorgeous fantasy portraits have been published in both ImagineFX and 2DArtist, and … Read more The Enchanting Fantasy Art and Illustrations of Charlie Bowater

17 Hypnotizing Digital Portrait Paintings by Irakli Nadar

Irakli Nadar Digital Painting Portraits
These eyes will leave you hypnotized.. Georgian-born digital painter Irakli Nadar is a true master of portraiture.With an incredible attention to detail, Irakli is able to paint portraits so lifelike you’d be forgiven for mistaking them as photographs. But a closer look reveals his paintings for what they really are – enchanting masterpieces that gaze right into your … Read more 17 Hypnotizing Digital Portrait Paintings by Irakli Nadar

50 Wonderfully Creative Gifts for Digital Painters and Artists

Looking for a real treat for your artist friend? This year, why not treat the artist in your life to something special? Show them how much you appreciate their talent, or help empower them to create something they haven’t been able to make before. We guarantee they’ll love you for it.(Or just treat yourself… you … Read more 50 Wonderfully Creative Gifts for Digital Painters and Artists

How to Use Layers in Digital Painting: 50 Essential Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts

50 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts for Using Layers in Your Digital Paintings
Cover image by Yasar VurdemUnlike painting oil on canvas, nothing in digital painting is permanent. Thanks to the power of layers, we re-arrange and modify everything we paint, and try infinite compositions and layouts.This allows us to take creative risks and try new things, without the risk of ruining everything we’ve already spent hours on.We’ve … Read more How to Use Layers in Digital Painting: 50 Essential Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts

25 Spooky Digital Paintings for a Scary Halloween

25 Spooky Halloween Paintings
Hopefully, you’re not reading this alone in a dark room… True artists find something beautiful and worth painting for every occasion–and Halloween is no exception to that!​ Witches, ghosts, zombies and haunted mansions are just some subjects that artists love to paint for this season. Some go for a really spooky, realistic vibe; while others … Read more 25 Spooky Digital Paintings for a Scary Halloween

Digital Painting Inspiration #006

Digital Painting Inspiration
Every month we bring you a selection of mind-blowingly beautiful digital paintings for your inspiration! ‘Umbrella’ By Mandy Jurgens ‘Tea Time’ By Aaron Blaise By JB Casacop ‘Light Study#040’ by Kittichai Reaungchaichan By Eduard Nabiullin By Helen Norcott By Alexandra Vo ‘Orc Hero’ by Joshua Cairos ‘Ambition’s Cost’ by Zezhou Chen By Zezhou Chen By … Read more Digital Painting Inspiration #006

How to Use Layer Masks in Digital Painting: 5 Amazing Tips

5 Tips for Using Layer Masks in Digital Painting
Cover Illustration By: Ilse Harting Think of layer masks as a ‘non-destructive’ Eraser Tool… They make it possible to hide, rather than delete, parts of your layer. This gives you a lot of flexibility, allowing you to bring back your hidden values again at any time.Though many painters understand the basic principles of how layer … Read more How to Use Layer Masks in Digital Painting: 5 Amazing Tips

Digital Painting Inspiration #005

Digital Painting Inspiration
Every month we bring you a selection of mind-blowingly beautiful digital paintings for your inspiration! ‘The Shaman’ by Nagy Norbert By Darek Zabrocki ‘Mercy’ by Irakli Nadar ‘Desert Riding’ by Ahmed Rawi By Anirban Ghosh By Andrew Theophilopoulos By Alexis Rives Stars Over the Sea’ by Alex Andreev ‘Past Our Satellites’ by Fernanda Suarez ‘Moon’ … Read more Digital Painting Inspiration #005

How to Use Photoshop Layers in Digital Painting: A Complete Guide

How to Use Photoshop Layers in Digital Painting
Besides Ctrl-Z, layers may be the biggest advantage to painting digitally, rather than on paper or canvas Layers allow us to separate and work on every single element of a painting individually. This is incredibly powerful.For example, using layers we can:Work on individual elements, characters, or even brush stroke without risk of messing up the … Read more How to Use Photoshop Layers in Digital Painting: A Complete Guide

10 Best Premium Photoshop Brushes for Digital Painting

Best Premium Photoshop Brushes for Digital Painting
Beside every great artist, there is a great set of tools.. Good brushes won’t magically transform you into a truly skilled digital painter, but bad brushes will make it very difficult to get there. After all, bad tools typically take longer to work with, and often teach bad habits to get around their deficiencies.Sure, it … Read more 10 Best Premium Photoshop Brushes for Digital Painting

How to Paint Realistic Tears and Water Droplets, Step-by-Step

How to Paint Realistic Tears and Water Droplets in Adobe Photoshop
We’re shedding tears of joy for how amazing our new Academy members are.. So in the spirit of learning, let’s take a look at how to paint them!The key to painting realistic teardrops is understanding the reflective properties of water. In this tutorial, we start by showing you the principles of painting a droplet of … Read more How to Paint Realistic Tears and Water Droplets, Step-by-Step

A Game of Tones: 35 GoT Inspired Digital Paintings

35 Game of Thrones Inspired Digital Paintings
Besides being HBO’s most popular season (and undoubtedly one of the greatest) of all times, Game of Thrones has inspired an incredible amount of stunning artwork. We selected 35 striking examples for your inspiration. ‘Khaleesi Vossi’ by Ertaç Altınöz ‘Daenerys Targaryen Portrait study’ by Carl Ellis ‘Cersei and the Dead King’ by Andrew Theophilopoulos ‘Oathkeeper’ … Read more A Game of Tones: 35 GoT Inspired Digital Paintings

The Beautiful Digital “Oil Paintings” of Isabella Morawetz

Meet Isabella Morawetz, a talented young designer and digital painter from NSW, Australia. Looking at any one of Isabella’s paintings, one would be forgiven for mistaking it as oil on canvas. Using a combination of gritty texture overlays and custom brushes (which she also sells), Isabella has perfected a style that fuses traditional with digital … Read more The Beautiful Digital “Oil Paintings” of Isabella Morawetz

Weekly Digital Painting Inspiration #003

Digital Painting Weekly Inspiration #003
Every week we bring you a selection of beautiful digital paintings by some of the world’s most talented artists. ‘Have a Little Heart’ by Karl Liversidge ‘3’ by Y ‘Gremlin’ by Rostyslav Zagornov ‘Happy Women’s Day’ by Fang Xinyu ‘Crossing’ by Alex Andreyev ‘Saving Pandora’s Box’ by Wisnu Tan ‘Red Tree’ by Nagy Norbert ‘Light … Read more Weekly Digital Painting Inspiration #003

The Spectacular Mixed-Media Digital Portraits of Richard Johnson

Artist Feature: Solo Artwork
Many artists go from paper to pixels. Meet the artist that does the opposite. After seeing his work in our Facebook community, we asked Richard to share some insight into his unique work-process. This Californian-based artist paints spectacular digital portraits, then turns them into one-off masterpieces by printing and painting over them by hand.We cover … Read more The Spectacular Mixed-Media Digital Portraits of Richard Johnson

Weekly Digital Painting Inspiration #002

Digital Painting Weekly Inspiration #002
Every week we bring you a selection of beautiful digital paintings by some of the world’s most talented artists. DOC by Flore Maquin ‘Catwoman’ by Yaşar Vurdem Bobby Chiu ‘Jump!’ by Yifan ‘Carved’ by Tony Yin ‘Helmet’ by Alexis Rives ‘Sunny Day’ by Rene Gorecki ‘OEM Maintenance’ by Maciej Kuciara ‘First Jump’ by Jakub Rozalski … Read more Weekly Digital Painting Inspiration #002