The Complete Environment Painting Super Course
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The Complete Environment Painting Super Course

Learn to Draw and Paint Environments from Imagination
4.7 (276 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
9,481 students enrolled
Created by Colton Dubell
Last updated 6/2020
English [Auto], Indonesian [Auto]
Current price: $97.99 Original price: $139.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 14 hours on-demand video
  • 67 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Drawing in, and understanding perspective
  • Rendering objects realistically and methodically
  • Color theory and Lighting fundamentals
  • Painting full detail landscapes step by step from start to finish
  • drawing environments and painting from imagination
  • Photoshop OR Drawing Software
  • Wacom Drawing Tablet OR iPad Pro (with apple pencle) OR equivalent equipment
  • Basic Knowledge of how your drawing software works (i.e. work layers, change brushes, undo, change brush size etc)

The Complete Environment Painting Super Course will give you a total introduction to digital painting landscapes and environments. Or your money back.

Throughout this course, you’ll be taught the art and design skills you always wanted to learn. Whether you’re just learning as a hobbyist, or you plan on becoming a professional digital illustrator or concept artist. This is the perfect course for you.

Throughout this course you’ll be going through over 13 hours of live narrated content, over 30 lectures, and 55 downloadable resources. First I’ll be bringing you through the very basics of perspective, then shading and rendering, and finally drawing and painting your very own beautiful scenes and backgrounds from scratch.

Here’s what you’ll get in this course:

  • Instant access to all 30 lectures, in 7 sections.

  • over 13 hours of live, narrated content where I’ll be bringing you through every step in real time.

  • Full money back guarantee within 30 days of purchasing the course!

The course is laid out in an easy to understand format:

  • First I’ll be teaching you the fundamentals of perspective. We’ll go through 1 and 2 point perspective, offering the same assignments that I had when I was a student in some of the top design schools.

  • After that, I’ll be teaching you the importance of lighting and how to shade and render the basic elements that create everything. Spheres, Cubes, Cones, and Cylinders. These are the elements that make up almost everything around us.

  • Next you’ll be learning about color theory and which colors to choose for your shadows and lights. Color is an essential part of establishing the mood in a painting.

  • After this you’ll be combining the basic forms in order to bring what we’ve learned so far together and make some recognizable scenes.

  • Next we move on to jumping straight into building our first scene. You’ll start by drawing out a line work and setting up the perspective exactly how I taught you in the perspective lessons. We’ll focus on composition and object placement to make the most of the space in our canvas. Focusing heavily on setting up our image to achieve a feeling of depth, which is one of the most important things in environment painting.

  • After this we refine the sketch to further enhance the idea. Redrawing it and making sure all of our elements are in place before painting.

  • Next we’ll begin by roughly painting the main colors in. Figuring out what color everything is as well as how things change color the further they get away. Applying what we learned earlier in the color theory into some real painting situations.

  • Lastly after we get the main elements of our painting established. Our colors in place, and everything set up. We’ll start detailing the painting and adding all the little elements that bring the painting to life. Painting grass, wood, fencing and trees.

  • In the next session we’ll do another line work. Starting rough and working cleaner. I’ll teach you to draw on top of a 3 point perspective grid.

  • This painting will be started by first finding all of our shadows before we start with colors. It’s important to know our shadows and lighting before we start adding details.

  • After this the next few hours are spent adding tons and tons of detail. I’ll be explaining how high detail images are really just a series of decisions made over and over and is actually quite simple. By the end of this section you’ll be a master of detail!

Throughout this entire course you’ll be learning:

  • How to use perspective and understand it

  • How to choose great and lively colors

  • How to render and shade objects realistically

  • Starting a sketch

  • Finishing a sketch

  • Starting a painting

  • finishing a painting

  • adding lots of details

  • tips and tricks on painting, drawing, environments, etc

  • tons of live narrated drawing

  • over 50 downloadable resources!

Other Benefits:

  • You’ll also be getting access to the Q&A section

  • Lifetime access to all the course material.

  • Contact with me, your instructor

Sign up today and take the next step to growing as an artist!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to draw and paint! Especially those who have an interest in drawing from imagination
  • Anyone who wants to up their drawing and painting level.
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 14:11:08
+ Introduction
5 lectures 50:36

Introduction to the Course!

Preview 01:49

These are the supplies you'll need for the course.

Something to draw digitally with. Either a computer with a graphics tablet and software. Or an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Procreate app. or equivalent software.

Preview 03:01

This is a very quick explanation on how to use the Q&A Section.

How to Use the Q&A Section

This video goes over the basic tools that I'll be using during this course. you aren't required to use the exact same tools I am. But it might make things easier.

I have included my default canvas size, you can open this in Photoshop or Procreate, or any program that reads PSD Files (photoshop files)

Your Toolset

Draw along with me on the linework I provide and have some fun painting before we begin!

Preview 39:54
+ Fundamentals
12 lectures 05:05:35

Students will learn about line weight

Line Weight

Students will learn 1 point perspective in this lecture

1 Point Perspective

In this lesson I'm drawing a few different scenes live and assigning the homework for this lesson.

Preview 39:45

I'm explaining 2 point perspective in this lecture.

2 Point Perspective

a demo demonstrating 2 point perspective.

Preview 40:55

Students will learn about multiplying in perspective.

Perspective Multiplying

Students will learn about Dividing in perspective.

Perspective Dividing

Students will be taught about light and how it works, and how it pertains to drawing and painting

Light Basics

Students will be taught how to render cubes and spheres, I've also included some of my student work from back when I was learning this.

Primitive Rendering 1: (Cubes and Spheres)

Students will be taught how to render cylinders and cones

Primitive Rendering 2: Cylinders and Cones

A lecture on color theory and color

Choosing Colors For Mood

Bringing together everything we've learned so far: Perspective, and rendering values. This is a full walkthrough lesson from start to finish.

Fundamental Final: Combining Forms
+ Sketch Phase: Painting 1
2 lectures 01:00:30

This lesson goes over the basics of drawing a landscape as well as the ultra rough sketch of an image we'll be taking to a finished painting.

Ultra Rough Sketch

Real time demo, Complete walkthrough of taking the ultra rough sketch to a more refined sketch. I also added resources for downloading. As well as a timelapse of the sketch with no audio that you can download.

Refined Sketch
+ Painting 1
6 lectures 02:44:07

This lecture is all about achieving depth in this painting that we'll be doing soon.

Preview 18:58

Redrawing the sketch with more depth in mind, and adding in some basic colors

Preparation For Painting

In this lecture we'll be talking all about light and shadow as we paint

Putting in Light and Shadow

Students will be briefly shown how to add a character into a scene based on reference.

Adding the Character

Students will be taught how to add detail to their image.


Students will be taught how to finish up details in their painting and add finishing touches.

Finishing Details
+ Second Painting: Sketch Phase
3 lectures 02:01:38

Students will be taught to draw on top of a grid to make a very rough sketch

Preview 35:49

In this lecture we'll be refining the sketch we made earlier

Refined Sketch

In this lecture students will be taught to think about shadow placement before starting to paint

Finding your Shadows to Start a Painting
+ Second Painting
4 lectures 02:26:01

In this lecture we'll be starting our second painting

Preview 23:53

Students will be shown how to add many details to their painting


Adding tons of more details into the image. A long lecture with many details drawn live with explanation

Details 2

In this lecture I'm finishing up the painting quickly in timelapse + voice over

Finishing Details
+ Ending Thoughts
2 lectures 02:41

A little advice for students who reach this lecture and think about becoming a professional artist

Advice on Being an Artist

Thank you!