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

How to Re-Color Your Linework in Photoshop (Quick Tip!)

Struggling with your linework? When you start a new illustration, the color of your linework can sometimes clash with the colors in your painting, especially when you’re picking darker colors.Today I’ve got a quick trick that will allow you to recolor parts of your linework in no time!Watch the video to find out how:https://youtu.be/-0netPL4dGs Watch … Read more How to Re-Color Your Linework in Photoshop (Quick Tip!)

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 cover in-depth in my program, Illustration From Imagination. And today, I wanted to give you … 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 need to … 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 find … Read more How 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 … Read more Dodge & 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 … 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.Watch … Read more How to Paint Better Textures (Painting Little Touches of Realism)