Artistic Digital Portrait Painting

Concise and unique course on digitally painting photo-realistic portraits for beginners to advanced
English
English
Practical techniques in digital portraits painting
Choosing skin colours and working with a palette
Painting eyes, noses, lips, ears in proper anatomic proportions
Hair shaping and matching hairstyle to the face
Working with portrait photo references
Sculpting approach in portraits painting
Smart rendering in artistic digital portraits
Light and shadow as an aftereffect
Overview of useful layers
Asaro head planes study
Drawing fundamentals
Character and concept design
Comments and tips from an experienced artist
Perspective

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of computer graphics and drawing software
  • Drawing tablet (e.g. iPad, or computer connected tablet)
  • Motivation to learn digital art

Description

A practical and complete course on painting appealing and photo-realistic digital portraits by an experienced digital artist specialized in portraiting.

The course contains 10 parts, each part under 10 minutes of video content, featuring a beginner to advanced introduction to the techniques and best practices in painting artistic digital portraits. The program of the course is following:

  1. Skin tones: choosing skin colours, creating palettes, using the colour wheel in graphic software to help choose the right tones, using non-standard colours for skin.

  2. Eyes: eye shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the eye painting.

  3. Noses: nose shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the nose painting.

  4. Lips: lips shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the lips painting.

  5. Ears: ears shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the ear painting.

  6. Hair: basic hair shaping, work from basic shapes to details, matching the hairstyle shape to the face.

  7. How to work with references (portrait edition): the use of reference photos, techniques for recreating characters from photos, useful vs. useless parts of the reference photos, using one vs. many photos, the use of 3D software.

  8. Sculpting approach to painting: painting without the use of a sketch and guide lines, "building/sculpting" the painting and treating it as clay that can be distorted, cut, rebuilt, reshaped at any time.

  9. Smart rendering: indicating when it is worth to focus on details and when it is unnecessary, deliberately leaving "unfinished" objects/parts of a painting to achieve specific results.

  10. Light and shadow as an aftereffect: adding "dramatic" light effects at the end of the painting process (when it's finished/almost finished), "saving" an average work with interesting character lighting, overview of useful layers.


Who this course is for:

  • Digital artists - beginners to advanced
  • Computer graphics designers
  • Portrait artists
  • Concept art designers
  • All who want to learn how to paint digitally

Course content

10 sections10 lectures1h 18m total length
  • Choosing skin colours - creating palettes, using colour wheel for proper tones
    08:44

Instructor

European IT Certification Academy
EITCA Academy
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  • 2,139 Students
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Supporting development of the Digital Society by disseminating and attesting digital skills. EITCA Academy is a globally outreaching implementation of the European IT Certification standard developed in Brussels, EU and governed by the European IT Certification Institute EITCI. The Udemy edition of the EITCA Academy offers top digital courses in various fields of practical digital competencies.