One Week Portrait

A free course to improve your digital painting skills in just five lessons.

Ready to paint your best portrait EVER?

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We'll be sending one new lesson every day from the 6th of April until the 10th.

Learn to Paint Your Own Masterpiece!

In this course, you will learn about the complete process of painting a digital portrait, from sketch to polished masterpiece.

Over the course of a week, you will receive 5 jam-packed lessons, each delivered in the form of a 10 minute video. We will be covering important concepts and giving you tips and take-aways that you can start applying to your own paintings right away!

What You'll Learn

Here's What You'll Learn Over the Course of 5 Days:


Sketching Quickly and Effectively​

Learn how to think geometrically, improve your anatomy, and how to sketch quickly & effectively


Picking Perfect Colors For Your Paintings

Learn how to use the “L Recipe” to avoid muddy colors in your portraits


Hard vs. Soft Edges: How to Render Like a Pro

Learn how to avoid “blurry” or “plastic” looking paintings, and understand exactly where you need to put hard vs soft edges


Painting Striking Portrait Details (FREE Brushes Included!)

Learn how to paint 5 different types of details that will take your portraits to the next level


How to Develop a World-Class Style

Learn how to push your style, and pick up my best secrets for adding personality to your portraits

Other Students' Results

Take a look at the awesome results other students have already seen in previous editions of the One Week Portrait program:


Win Awesome Prizes For Participating!

Each participant has a chance to win one of the three FREE entries to "Illustration From Imagination", as well as two Artist 12 Pro and one Deco Pro tablet from XP-PEN.

Frequently Asked Questions

One Week Portrait is a free digital painting course, designed to help you paint your best EVER portrait over the course of just one week!

It’s our way of giving back to the community, by hosting a huge 5-day seminar on digital painting, completely free of charge. It includes over 90 minutes of lessons, and a series of live critiques and Q&A/paint-over sessions. We’ve had thousands of students take part in the past, and it’s always been a blast for everyone involved!

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 class, 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 re-building this free class for you, making it bigger and better than ever! We’ll be re-launching it on April 6th, 2020 with some exciting new updates.

Looking forward to getting started? Claim your free spot below and you’ll be the very first to know when the class goes live!

About 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 class, I’m going to walk you through the entire process of creating your very own digital masterpiece! Ready to get started?


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