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Digital Painting 101: The Complete Guide

Digital Painting 101: The Complete Guide
One thing I have to tell you guys who are interested in this (not my thing; I'm so bad at drawing, *stick figures* laugh at me—but I can write pretty well) is to try getting yourself a tablet laptop (NOT an iPad or Android slate) with a WACOM Penabled screen. My fiancee is a professional illustrator, classically trained, and she's so enamored of her now 3 year old Gateway C-140x laptop that I don't think she'll ever give it up as a drawing tool. Particularly if you're on a budget, you can get these laptops pretty cheap on ebay (she paid a lot more when they first came out, but today they can be found for about $350-400) and they're upgradeable to pretty recent Core 2 Duo processors if you need more heft. They run photoshop just fine in their stock configuration. Anyway, the reason why is because these laptops have a stylus, and the screen can detect up to 256 levels of pressure sensitivity. Not quite as awesome as a Cintiq, to be sure, but a lot cheaper especially for a student.

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The use of Silhouettes in Concept Design Silhouette thumbnails are among the most helpful and productive methods of design when it's necessary to produce a large quantity of variations of concepts within a short period of time. It's not a method used by all concept artist and it's certainly not a necessity to design a creature or a character purely based off of a silhouette shape. That doesn't go to say that all designers don't subconsciously focus on shapes and designs that make a strong impact on the viewer. We often refer to a silhouette as a black outlined shape, much like a shadow. This doesn't always need to be the case, as a simple line sketch or simple shades of value can still provide the same effect and are just as efficient.

How to Draw Ears For a video version of this tutorial visit In this tutorial I will go over the parts of the ear and suggest an easy way to remember all these complex shapes. At the end, I will show a step by step of an ear drawing. 80+ Color Altering Photoshop Actions 353 shares Inspiring Architecture and City Photography I believe that architecture and general city landscapes are pretty inspiring. If we stop to pay attention to it, it is amazing the amount of textures, angles, symmetry, depth and other details we can find on the streets surrounding us. This is why today we gathered some inspiring photography to inspire you to look around… Read More

35 Incredible Digital Painting Tutorials Advertisement Many companies try to create a great experience for customers. But few are willing to make the changes required to deliver on that promise. In fact most don’t even realize just how bad their experience can be. This is why we made a new book called “User Experience Revolution,” a practical battle plan for placing the user at the heart of your company. 40+ Digital Painting Tutorials You Should Study If you’re one of those designers who aspire to create digitally painted artwork like these, we think you’d learn more than a thing or two in this collection of tutorials. Read through them, study the variety of techniques they employ, and come out an accomplished digital painter in your own right! Painting Wavy Hair Learn how to paint wavy hair digitally.

Pencils, Pixels and the pursuit of Awesomeness By Bryan Tillman Now I want to talk about shapes. I know what you are thinking: Well, I’m glad you asked that question (if you didn’t, you should have). How to Think of What to Draw Edit Article Edited by Dvortygirl, Laptop123, Nicole Willson, Random and 41 others Have you been inspired to draw, including getting inspiration from famous artists, or are just doing it for fun? 20 PSD Tuts That Will Turn You Into A Photoshop Guru Many people can use Photoshop, but only a select few can call themselves gurus. Learn all the methods in the 20 tutorials below and you’ll be well on your way to joining this elite. Rather than focus on tuts for beginners, intermediates or advanced users, we’ve simply chosen ones which produce jaw-dropping effects. All of them are easy to follow, although most do require at least some prior knowledge and experience. 1.

Digital Painting 101 (1 of 5) intro Color Picker Near the bottom of the tool palette, you’ll see two squares of color – potentially black and white. These are called the foreground and background color. The color on your brush is known as the ‘foreground color’. If you want to change this color, click on the foreground square and it opens up the color picker. Getting Set Up little girls R better at designing heroes than you Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You is a project where superheroes are drawn based on the costumes of young girls. This submission is drawn by the talented SaEun Moon at This submission is Amazing Girl! This submission is Leopard Girl and her sidekick, Mouse Girl, drawn by the talented SaEun Moon at Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You is a project where superheroes are drawn based on the costumes of girls. This submission is Super Z and Super L.

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