FREE class + Challenge

Hairstyle With Style

Finally learn how to create realistic, dimensional hairstyles for your digital portraits with this free, limited-time challenge + training!

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Unlock Those Luscious Locks!

Ever spent hours upon hours trying to get the hairstyle on your digital portrait to look realistic and touchable, but not knowing how to fix it?
We’ve all been there! So I created this fun, free event to show you my best hair techniques that we can learn together as a whole community of digital artists.
The goal of the challenge is simple: create your most stylish and artistic-looking hairstyle EVER in just one week. No matter if you are a pure beginner or an advanced artist, this challenge will help you level up and push your creativity.
This event has 2 components: the free masterclass and the challenge. You’ll find all the details below.

Challenge Starts on June 22, 2020:


- the masterclass -

7 Days, 3 Training Modules, 1 Masterclass

During the 7 days of the challenge, you’ll get FREE access to the “Advanced Hair Techniques” Masterclass.
One module of the class will be unlocked each day to teach you step-by-step as you complete your hairstyle. Here’s what you’ll learn:

Module 01:
Sketching Hair With Volume

Sketching flowing hair doesn't have to be hard or frustrating. After this module, you'll build the confidence to create awesome new hairstyles from imagination for your characters and portraits. You'll Learn:

Module 02:
Hair Rendering Fundamentals

Rendering the hairstyle can be tricky. In this module, we'll break it down into a the essential steps you need to create realistic, nearly touchable hair. We'll cover:

Module 03
Advanced Hair Techniques

Designing more complex haircuts with macro realistic hair details can be seem like magic! But like everything, once broken down into simple, understandable steps, you can move beyond the basics. You'll learn:

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- The Challenge -

Participate and Win Awesome Prizes!

How to Participate:

This challenge is all about painting your best hairstyle EVER. Watch the masterclass videos, practice what you learn, and share your progress within our community! As you share, you’ll accumulate chances to win prizes. The prize winners will be drawn at random at the end of the Challenge!
Here’s how to increase your chances of getting a prize:

👉  Watch the video below for all the details.

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The Prizes

We’ve got some awesome prizes waiting for some lucky Challenge participants!
Winners will chosen at random on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

(5X) Annual DPA Membership

Five lucky winners will win a whole year in the Digital Painting Academy.

(3X) Wacom Tablets

1 winner will receive a CINTIQ 16" and 2 winners will receive an Intuos tablet, all provided by Wacom.

(3X) XP-Pen tablets

1 winner will receive an Artist 12" Pro, 1 will receive a Deco Pro M, and another winner a G960S Plus tablet, all provided by XP-Pen.

A big THANK YOU goes to XP-Pen and Wacom for providing these tablets for this Challenge’s prizes! 

The Prizes

We give away awesome prizes with every Challenge! And you don’t have to be the best digital artist to be drawn. Visit this page the next time registration opens to see the new prizes we have for the event. 

👀 Spoiler alert! Previous prizes include digital art tablets, styluses and free Digital Painting Academy memberships!

Frequently Asked Questions

Hairstyle With Style is a free digital painting challenge, designed to help you paint your most stylish and artistic-looking hairstlye EVER for your digital portraits in just one week!

Painting realistic hair is one of the most often-requested tutorials I receive, so I created this challenge as a fun, free event to help a lot of digital artists build their skillsets together!

And this isn’t just a challenge- I’m giving you one of my most popular masterclasses for FREE during the week, to help you learn and practice the techniques that I use with every portrait I work on. 🙌

This Advanced Hair Techniques masterclass is over 145 minutes of video tutorials, structured into 3 modules. I’ve included downloadable worksheets, brushes, and inspiration boards to get you going even if you don’t have a sketch of a hairless head to start on!

We’ve had hundreds of students take this masterclass in the past, and it’s always been a blast for everyone involved!  I can’t wait to see what you create.

You can follow along in any software! We’ll be using Adobe Photoshop (which we highly recommend), but you can follow along in Procreate, Krita, Clip Studio, Corel Painter, or any other software of your choice!

Yes, we highly recommend you use a tablet to follow along with this course!

Any tablet will do – whether that’s a Wacom, Huion, Apple iPad Pro, Microsoft, or any other make. You don’t need a professional tablet to paint professional artwork!

Nope – all lessons will be available online, so you can follow along from the comfort of your own home (or studio, if you’re fortunate enough to have one)!

It’s completely free! 🙂

If you like the masterclass and the Challenge, all we ask is that:

  1. You’d be so kind as to leave me some feedback or a testimonial.
  2. You share it with your friends! The more the merrier. 🙌

We’re currently planning the next Challenge, and will notify you when the doors open via our newsletter.

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Your Instructor:

Hi there, I’m David!

I’m the founder of Paintable, the world’s most accessible online digital painting school!

Over the last few years, I’ve helped thousands of students like yourself further their digital illustration studies and careers, and I want to do the same for you!

In this free Challenge and masterclass, I’m going to walk you through the entire process of creating your most stylish and artistic-looking hairstyle EVER! Ready to get started?

What Other People Have Said About Paintable Courses:

I love the site and can't begin to tell you what a difference it's made for me (I went from 'I have an art degree' being the funniest joke I could tell to actually making work that looks good)
Sami Yuhas
I’ve been struggling for some time to seriously start painting digitally. Paintable gave me the tools and approaches to finally jumping the border from traditional or half-digital to a complete digital workflow.
Thorsten Piepbrink
David, I have been student for about 20 years, and I must say you are the best teacher I've ever met!
Erdem Metim

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