How to Paint Anything: The ULTIMATE Guide to Rendering

Painting from imagination doesn’t need to be difficult..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, I wanted to give you a sneak-peak of one of these lessons!Today’s … Read moreHow 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 need to master … Read moreBlending 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 find out … Read moreHow to Save Your Paintings For Web (With Perfect Quality!)

Dodge & Burn: How to Fix Highlights In Your Paintings (+ a Cool Trick!)

Dodge & Burn

The dodge & burn tools can be a great way to add more highlights, shadows and contrast.. IF used in the right way!Dodge & burn can be a great way to quickly add highlights and shadows without muddying your colors. And today, I want to show you an unusual trick that makes them 10x more … Read moreDodge & Burn: How to Fix Highlights In Your Paintings (+ a Cool Trick!)

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 make … Read moreColor 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.Watch the … Read moreHow to Paint Better Textures (Painting Little Touches of Realism)

How to Paint a Crisp & Detailed Wood Texture

How to Paint Amazing WOOD Textures

Wood can be tough, but painting it doesn’t have to be!Wood is a texture that often gets new digital painters stuck. The surface is full of of uneven creases and random spots. Add the wood’s grain and knots into the mix – and now you have a texture that’s quite difficult to nail.  Luckily, Asia Gondek is back … Read moreHow to Paint a Crisp & Detailed Wood Texture

How to Paint Realistic FUR Textures

Paint believable fur textures in a few minutes!Fur is everywhere – animals, fantasy characters, clothes, even furniture. As a digital painter, learning how to paint fur can help you broaden the number of subjects you can paint. However, it can also be one of the most challenging and time-consuming textures to render for most beginners.This is … Read moreHow to Paint Realistic FUR Textures

How to Paint Realistic Hair (in Just 5 Mins!)

The ULTIMATE Brushes for Painting Realistic Hair (In Just 5 Minutes!)

With the right set of brushes, painting hair can be incredibly easy!Do you spend a lot of time painting hair for your characters, only to end up disappointed because the final result looks stiff and flat? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the power of hair brushes to see … Read moreHow to Paint Realistic Hair (in Just 5 Mins!)

Tips for Coloring Your Digital Painting Portraits

Tips for Coloring Your Digital Painting Portraits

Coloring your digital painting portraits is a lot easier than you think!In this digital painting tutorial, we’ll take you through how you can transform your black and white paintings into realistic and vibrantly colored portraits.Watch the video below to find out:How to speed up your coloring process with gradient mapsWhat colors to choose to avoid … Read moreTips for Coloring Your Digital Painting Portraits