Do you ever spend time drooling over your favourite artists’s work…
Watching their speedpaintings on YouTube…
And feeling frustratrated, wondering “why can I not do this myself? Other artists make it look so easy, why am I struggling so bad?”
Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Learning digital painting is tough, but we’re here to make your life a whole lot easier.
If you’ve ever looked into art school, you probably already know… high quality education is expensive!
Not anymore. In the Digital Painting Academy, you get all of the benefits of a traditional Art School (and more!), for just a fraction of the price:
YouTube and Gumroad videos will only get you so far. Our classes are all professionally produced, so you don't have to waste your time with low-quality lessons.
Feeling overwhelmed by it all? Follow our world-first "Foundations Roadmap", and you'll always know the next step you should be taking
Practicing by yourself is important, but it's only half of the equation. Get live feedback & critiques from an expert, so you know exactly what you need to work on.
Build your network, and meet other highly motivated artists just like yourself, all pushing each-other to succeed!
You can’t learn to paint by just watching videos. We’re big believers in learning by doing, so our lessons are just 10% theory, and 90% teaching you how to actually get results!
Just download the exercise files that go along with each class, and start practicing what you learn right away…
Stop struggling, trying to figure it all out yourself!
By joining the Academy, you’ll get access to our instructors and support team, who can answer any questions you may have.
Every month, you get the opportunity to submit your work for paint-overs and critiques, so you can learn not only what to improve, but also how to actually do it!
Learn key skills like light and color, shape and form, sketching, perspective, composition, developing your style, and much, much more!
Build a strong foundation that will help you master:
Do you have a full time job or studies?
Perhaps you have a family, or other large time commitments? No stress. The Digital Painting Academy is completely self-paced, so you don’t need to worry about missing a thing.
Got a little more time one week? You have instant access to everything, so you can go through as many lessons as you’d like!
No time the next week? Just resume whenever you can – your next lesson will be waiting for you.
The Digital Painting Academy is your one-stop solution to becoming a world-class digital painter!
We’re on a mission to give you a better education than a traditional art school or university (which often cost $30,000+/year), for a fraction, of the price! We’ve had multiple students tell us that they learnt more in our lessons than at their art school, and we’re hoping we can do the same for you.
In a nutshell, the Digital Painting Academy contains a huge library of professionally-produced classes, downloadable exercises, and premium resources to help you become a world-class digital painter. And to guarantee your results, you also get monthly live feedback and critiques on your work from a seasoned expert.
The Digital Painting Academy currently costs $45/month.
Please note that it is a monthly subscription. You get access to everything immediately upon enrolling, and get to keep access for as long as you keep your subscription active.
We don’t lock you into any contracts or do anything shady, and you’re free to cancel your subscription any time you’d like.
If you’re a complete newbie, the very first thing you’ll learn is how to get started with your tablet and software, and how to make your first marks.
More advanced artists can skip ahead a few lessons, and dive right into mastering the fundementals of painting. Through a series of fun, project-based classes, you’ll learn key skills like
Once you have mastered the Foundations, you can dive into more advanced lessons, where we cover topics like:
And much more!
Yes! We make it really, really easy for you to cancel your subscription (it only takes 2 clicks from your Account Settings), because it forces us to work hard to keep your business.
You’re not locked into any subscriptions, and are free to cancel any time you’d like.
The only requirement is that you have a graphics tablet of some sort (click here if you’re not sure what that is).
Other than that, you’re free to use whatever tools you’d like!
Though almost all of our lessons are recorded in Adobe Photoshop, the vast majority of what we teach is app-independent. We focus on teaching the really important stuff – the fundamental skills of digital painting like measurement, lighting, values and form, coloring, etc – rather than specific apps or tools.
Your software interface may look a little different to Adobe Photoshop, but the basic concepts will all be the same!
Yes, and in fact we many students happily following along in just about any software you can name!
See the above question (“Will I need a specific software or tablets to follow along?”) for more information.
The lessons in the Digital Painting Academy will be most useful for beginner and intermediate artists.
That being said, we also have a number of advanced artists who stay in the Academy just for the sense of community and monthly feedback on their work!