75 Most Wanted Digital Painting Tutorials
Today we posted very usefull collection of 75 Most Wanted Digital Painting Tutorials around top cg sites. In this collection you will find a lot of usefull and inmpressive tutorials by Digital Painting. Thanks.
Using 3D as a starting point for a Digital Painting
In this tutorial, Richard Tilbury will create a digital painting of an interior and will show how 3D software can be used as a usefull apllication in the process…
Work Makes One Free
With having a traditional art background most of my digital work has been primarily 3D, with only compositing and
colour correction using Photoshop. But with this project my goal was to rely on both 3D and 2D elements equally, creating a true hybrid piece that would utilise the strengths of both approaches.
“Making of Transformers Deathblow” by Alon Chou
Planning the work, I wanted to bring out the tension and conflict as a priority, which led me to an explosive duel
scene that would draw audiences into the work. What troubled me was deciding whether the duel should take place during the day or night. In the end I picked daytime, meaning that my background would have a strong contrast and variation of lights.
This Photoshop and Wacom tablet tutorial was originally published in the Digital Fantasy Painting Workshop book, by Ilex Press (www.ilex-press.com). The tutorial explains how I created the ‘Howling’ digital painting illustration. The image features an angry demon ripping the heart out of his victim’s chest (beware: nudity). The tutorial provides detailed instructions on the Photoshop brush settings that I used to paint the image.
My painting of Michael Cera, titled “SuperBad”, was actually created as part of a pitch for his new movie, Youth Revolt. The client wanted to persuade the studio to use an illustrated poster for this film, rather than the usual photographed one sheet. The direction I was given was to keep the art vibrant and make sure that Cera looked as nerdy as possible. They wanted a MAD Magazine type of look, minus the distortion.
I like my pictures to describe funny or strange situations, such as in my picture, ‘Funfair’. The idea of the funfair came about when I was sitting in the park on one of my lunch breaks. A friend and I were eating ice-cream when a small insect landed on hers… Her face instantly turned into a funny grimace and I just had to hold on to that facial expression by drawing it!
The base image was provided and initially had to be cleaned up before anything else (Fig01). The second stage was to create an extension of the image, following the concept of leading on to a matte painting in which the National History Museum would be set in a natural environment, as if in existence sometime in the future.
I think that every artist has done a self portrait at some point or other, as it is the closest thing you have for reference: yourself. It’s a challenge and it shows in the end how you, the artist, see yourself. I’ve done just a few self portraits in the past; mostly I work freelance on character concepts and illustrations which leave me with little time for myself…
I am not a talented draftsman; my initial sketches are always completely embarrassing, but I know I’ll have time to fix things later. Right now the concept is important – finding the right canvas size, colours, and composition. I’ll have time to fix the “god-awful” anatomy later on.
Another Rainy Day
In this tutorial I will be showing you how to paint a rainy day scene without having to paint any weather effects, but rather the feeling will be conveyed purely based around colour, mood, and some reflections on the street. I took the photograph on the right myself, a long time ago.
Hecate is the Greek Goddess of the crossroads Wilderness and Childbirth. She is usually seen with two ghost hounds that were said to serve her. Today she is often seen as a goddess of witchcraft and evil. Hecate is said to haunt a three-way crossroad; each of her heads facing in a different direction. She is said to appear when the ebony moon shines…
Rejuvenator of the Human Flame
The evolution of the world involves the success and failures made by people, and nature’s other inhabitants and resources. The same proves true when applying this context to art. The evolution of my art (and most likely anyone’s, I believe) is partially based upon the mistakes that I have made and have learned from, which are all going forward to evolve into successful triumphs.
Ply – Spell
This image is the design of a Role-Playing character; a Warrior Wizard. For those of you who may not be familiar with the term, “Role-Playing character”, a Role-Playing character is a character in a game with which the participant assumes the roles of the character and collaboratively creates stories…
The finished size for of image was 3338 x 4450 pixels. I worked with only two simple brushes. For the first Brush I selected the ‘Airbrush Soft Round’, changed hardness of 0 to 100% and deactivated the Airbrush Button (Fig.01). The second Brush is only one Spatter (Fig.02).I used brush 1 mainly for sketch and general composition, the brush 2 I used more for the finishing and also to create a little of the texture in the image.
In this piece, I used a greyscale colourization technique. ‘Colourization technique’ is a computer-assisted process of adding colour to a monochrome image or movie. The process typically involves segmenting images into regions and tracking these regions across image sequences.
Firstly, I open a new .psd file in Photoshop. It will be vertical, and the resolution will be 150-200 ppi. I generally start with a lower resolution and ramp it up later when I’m detailing the illustration, enabling me to work faster and smoother. I create a textured background before starting to draw, so I get rid of the white background. I open a new layer and start to sketch with some thin brushes, as though drawing with a sharpened pencil.
Set Out For Lover
In the deep forest, there are some tree guys. They live happily, but some of them are interested in the world outside. So is Melody who is Jay’s Lover. She left for the mysterious world and told Jay that she would come back when sun shone in the dark forest. Several years later, sunshine lightened the whole forest
In this making of I will not describe all the passages that brought me from the sketch to the final image. There are many artists better than me that have already described that several times. What I will try to describe is primarily the process that brought me at the composition and colour palette choice. Not all my choices could be easily rationalized but some of these were and I will try to explain them…
First of all I’ve made a quick sketch in Adobe Flash. Why Flash? Well it’s a matter of choice. Maybe the main reason that vector-based sketch is very scalable and easy to edit. I drew 5 characters, each in its own layer, placed them so they remained groupped but still their faces wouldn’t be…
In my artwork, I generally try to express a feeling, to tell a story… Seheiah is a bit different. I had been asked to illustrate August for a publishing firm. So I based my artwork on the idea of a kind of goddess in an antic style. I wanted it to depict a quite “fresh and radiant” feeling, a reminder of a summer morning. Thus I decided to include a wood with a lake above which my goddess would fly…
My approach is not as scholarly as most. Sometimes while practising/doodling, I will like the doodle enough that I will want to see it realized into a full painting. The Sirens image was originally three individual sketches from my figure drawing practice sessions…
Lord George Henry Fredrickson. Mid to late 1800’s. Lord Fredrickson is a Lich hunter & Master of the Occult of some quiet acclaim in certain discerning circles. By nature he is a reserved man, brutally intelligent, quick in thought and often in action, but never reckless…
Deep under the surface of a long forgotten place.. the steps, the stoneplates of the floor are broken and the inscriptions on the signs are long gone and unreadable…
Hi everyone, my name is Graven Tung. This particular piece is a simple study that will hopefully explain some of the thoughts and techniques during my painting process. I’m usually not in the habit of questioning myself why I do things a certain way. In fact this is the first time I’m asked to paint for a tutorial, so bear with me here.
Boudicca 3060 A.D
Hello and welcome! This article will provide you with a walkthrough of my experiences during the creation of this project. I have narrowed down my creative journey into 6 stages. I hope that you pick up some useful tips and find it entertaining and informative. Without further ado, here is an insight into the ‘Making Of’ Boudicca 3060 A.D.
I’ve always been fascinated by realism, and because of this it is really important to me that the base line-art sketch has got proper proportions. I usually use the old trick by putting a grid on top of a reference photo I’ve shot, and thenI copy the same grid onto a blank canvas and start drawing grid by grid from what I see on thereference photo.I make sure to keep the grid on…
So you think I’m fat do you?
First of all I open a new document (approximately 3000 wide and 2600 high, around 300-500 dpi) and make a preliminary sketch.
Wake up baby
This is the part that I consider as most important in the process of creating an image.These are the first sketches and different variations of the same idea. I indepentantly developed each character design, and take the same dedication for each individual characters personality…
Fantast view of Budapest
The following article is a short making of “Fantasy View of Budapest” and is most useful for those who already have an intermediate or advanced knowledge of Photoshop. Note that this is not a PS tutorial but a walkthrough of the creative process containing the main steps of my workflow which hopefully inspires other artists.
The Turning Point
Sometimes when I sit down to do a painting I’ll have been thinking about it for some time in my head about what Iwant the subject of the painting to be, what type of setting and lighting etc. However for this particular painting all I knew was I wanted to do a picture of a Mermaid.
Hello and welcome to my first little walkthrough! Recently, a lot of people asked me to write a tutorial – and why not as i have some spare time now and it`s a good opportunity to give something back to the community. I`ll try my best to give you some insight into my creation process of an environment/cityscape painting. Maybe a futuristic one? I don`t know yet, i just started the image
Matte Painting – The Castle
Welcome to a new matte painting tutorial. This tutorial is photoshop based. I’ll try to describe the main steps in creating a matte painting. Before you start it’s recommended that you know some basic painting techniques, atleast basic sketching, because most of the time you’ll have to fit in the right pieces.
Happiness is a Blue Bird
Happiness is a Blue Bird that one afternoon settled on our warm palm and left us something like a trace of a lost paradise that never was reached by anyone and that everyone dream with at some moment, sleeping or in wakefulness
Jealousy Step by Step
The idea to this painting came when I sat down with my notebook in my sofa one evening, and tried to come up with something that was both upclose and personal, yet touched on larger issues, such as affairs of state. Preferably involving only two people, because I find that can often be more intense
Painting the face of Lilith
I did all of the work in Photoshop 7, as far as the face is concerned, Painter 8 was used in the last step for textures only.
Matte Painting: Maison hantee
This tutorial is actually a “making of” where I explain how I proceeded to achieve this matte painting. I use a Wacom Intuos A4 board, if you don’t have any graphic board this is going to be hard but not impossible…
The Taming of Naas
Since my personal work has been known to the public mostly through traditional mediums (such as oils and acrylics), people are often surprised when I tell them I also work digitally, and that most of my book covers are now done in Photoshop. The digital media is not new to me; in fact, I started to use it when I was doing concept artwork on “Dinosaur”, in 1996.
One day, I decided to create a picture called “Cold Sky”, and after a few test renders I saw that Carrara couldn’t give me the desired mood. Having done a lot of sketches using Painter in the past (I love this application!), I decided to give it a try…
This Making Of has been created to show my work process and thoughts whilst I was working, and I hope this will be of some help to others. Here are the brushes and textures that I used for this piece…
The first thing I did was to have a look for some fine-art references, to gain inspiration for this kind of painting. I did a few tests, specifically thinking about the face…
In order to practice and improve on certain aspects of painting I often do quick sketches with a specific theme or subject matter. The drawing “Pitch” was one of these ‘test-paintings'; I started working on it with the intention of creating a very complex scene, but not over detailing it. Detail in the wrong place can hurt the overall picture, as it distracts the viewer from where he should be looking instead.
Fountain of Hel
One day I was taking photos around Lisbon, and I came across some beautiful stone statues in the middle of lakes set in some of the city’s most beautiful parks. Later, I came across another fountain in a square, which had three of those classic angel-like figures standing below.
Jealous Bodyguard is one of ten pieces for a self promotion project that I am currently compiling called “Companions.” Each image within the book refers to people and animals from an imaginary place focusing on the relationships between the human inhabitants and the local wildlife. “Jealous bodyguard” was created with the idea of an animal used for protection as well as companionship for a young, regal, woman…
One day, on my way to work I decided to make a small detour on my way to the subway and took a walk through one of Lisbon’s most charismatic parks. It was a cold February morning, no one was in sight and the sound of morning traffic was subdued by the trees. I was immersed into a natural environment and it almost seemed magical. Suddenly, I passed by some trees that really…
Do you want to play with me?
The first thing here, is to choose the right colour scheme. This will depend on a lot of things, like for instance the mood or the story that you wish to tell… I wanted to do something really colourful and warm, so for the character I choose some very saturated orange, mixed with yellow and pink, the background will be colder…
Outstanding illustrations are filled with creativity, plan well before you start on your draft. Know what you want to convey to your audience through the picture, your ideas, concept, color, worldview. Don’t let your illustration become an anatomy drawing from the biology classes, use your unique…
The Bird Catcher
Here I’m going to try to explain my Photoshop painting process, from first doodle through to a finished painting. As I go along, I’ll detail both what’s happening on the canvas and what’s going around my head. I’ll be working on a 2480 x 3508 pixel canvas ( A4 at 300dpi ). This is a high enough resolution should I ever want to print or publish the image in the future, but also fits nicely on my monitor at 25% magnification…
The girl in the picture is a young witch with mysterious magic. The baby dragon is her pet. The baby dragon looks up to the sky naively, strains the leash, and wants to fly into an adventure. Overall, I wanted to create a peaceful scene, just like when we are holding our own pets, that makes you feel warm, or even proud.
Marta Dahlig’s gorgeous “Umbrella Sky” image was unanimously chosen for the cover of Ballistic Publishing’s EXOTIQUE 3. And after submitting it, Marta continued to improve on this exquisite work. Here, she takes us through the process of building on a dream.
In this tutorial, we’re going to do photo manipulation using different techniques. We’ll adjust each layer and element to make a compact final image. We’ll use multiple photos and a handful of effects to create this work.
Painting fantasy eyes
To paint a realistic-looking eye, one must understand its form. The human eye is a sphere, covered by upper and lower eyelids. Imagining parallel lines passing along the eyes makes it easier to sketch them correctly.
This tutorial focuses on making design choices and a bit of theory.
Here’s how I do my painting. This is a work in progress, so you’ll see the steps I take in creating it. This is a quick sketch over a black background. Then I fill it with colors. I normally place my palette of colors beside the drawing so that I know what the colors will be.
This fantasy is of musician playing the harp on a spider’s web. It was a personal piece and a really big and delicate work. I thank the users of 3Dvf.com and Tdt3D.be for helping my work in progress.
In this tutorial, we are going to color a dragon portrait. As I always say, it’s impossible to make a good painting without a good sketch. That’s why, if your drawings are not as strong as you’d like, you should buy a sketchbook before picking up Photoshop.
After having collected some pictures of the famous actress Angelina Jolie, I decided to use some of them for this creation. Before starting the modeling phase, I took a moment to observe the features of this beautiful actress—above all, her cheekbones, which are very pronounced.
In this detailed and comprehensive tutorial, the artist shows his best techniques for making this portrait of Kadaj.
In this tutorial, the artist explains how he created this portrait of the gorgeous Scarlett Johansson.
Painting Really Old People
The Internet is full of young, pretty people with large breasts. But believe it or not, people do get old. And wrinkly. And nothing is wrong with that. It can actually be fun and interesting to draw people who don’t have silky smooth skin! This tutorial shares some methods I’ve found for painting wrinkles and some thoughts on how to make a character look old.
In this workshop, I will share with you my philosophy, thoughts and process of how to rapidly prototype and build unique iterations of spacecraft as if they were produced from the same production line.
Making of Lida
A character of an old Chinese poem is created in this tutorial.
The Abstract Dragon
The tutorial is on creating an abstract dragon in Photoshop.
Digital Painting Tutorial
This tutorial will guide you in creating digital paintings.
Children’s Book Illustration
In this workshop, I’m going to create an illustrative piece of fantasy art designed to appeal to children.
I receive some mails to do this make up, the idea of this work is the concept of Energy, this is originally for a graphic design site, I am a designer, but I like a lot digital painting. I have this idea in my mind, to translate the fire energy to an image, and this came out, I didn’t do any sketch, for that I consider this a speed painting; (it took less than 2 hours to do).
Create your own sexy siren by following the techniques given above.
Making of Three Line
This tutorial will guide you in creating digital paintings.
Illustration Workflow with Nick Harris
Nick Harris gives you tips in creating images in Photoshop through this tutorial.
Here is a new tutorial for all the drawing lovers. In this tutorial, we will make a quick sketch, scan the sketch, and convert it into Photoshop. Then the fun will begin. Drawing a portrait is not very simple, but with some knowledge you can achieve a lot. The end result may not look exactly like the person you are trying to draw, but the important thing is to do the best you can and make the eyes, mouth, or nose look similar to your subject.
How to Draw a Female Portrait in Photoshop
In this tutorial you will learn how to use the brush and smudge tools and create a close to reality portrait.
How to Ink and Color a Cartoon Portrait Using a Pen Tablet
In this tutorial you will learn how to ink and color a cartoon portrait using a pen tablet
Create striking portraits
Hoang Nguyen explains how to create a simple composition, lay out an interesting background, and define the light source
Portrait Painting Tutorial
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The best way to achieve photorealism is by using a model. If none are available, a mirror or a reference photo does the trick. There are plenty of good stock galleries to choose from, I recommend going to Deviantart.com’s stock section and searching for what you need…
Learn how to draw face and paint portrait girl woman or female facial figure front view Video tutorial part 1. Learn how to from sketching, simple shape, face construction drawing to finish painted color illustration a character.