The Ultimate Digital Painting Course - Beginner to Advanced
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The Ultimate Digital Painting Course - Beginner to Advanced

Everything from drawing fundamentals to professional painting techniques
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4.5 (4,147 ratings)
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Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 27 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 68 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Digital painting techniques
  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • How to create concept art
  • Color theory
  • Character design
  • Photo realistic painting
  • Perspective
Requirements
  • Drawing Tablet with Stylus
  • Digital Painting Software
  • Motivation to learn!
Description

Join over 16,000 learning students and start gaining the art skills you've always wanted.

The Ultimate Digital Painting Course will show you how to create advanced art that will stand up as professional work. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of Digital Painting - or your money back

The course is your track to obtaining digital drawing & painting skills like you always knew you should have! Whether for your own projects or to paint for clients.

This course will take you from having little knowledge in digital painting and drawing to creating advanced art and having a deep understanding of drawing fundamentals. 

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll create over 60 different projects in this course that will take you from beginner to expert!

You’ll gain instant access to all 18 sections of the course.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of digital drawing and painting in many different styles. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning designs and illustration!

Don’t believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first 30 days of purchasing the course.

Here’s what you get with the course:

You’ll get access to the 18 sections of the course that will teach you the fundamentals of drawing  and digital painting from the ground up. The course is supported with over 20 hours of clear content that we walk you through each step of the way.

All at your fingers tips instantly:

  • The course starts with the basics. We will cover how to use the most essential tool in digital painting, the brush.

  • Next, you will get an in depth understanding of the fundamentals of drawing. Fundamentals are the most important part of creating professional art. You will learn everything from line fundamentals all the way to 3D form. 

  • Once you've learned the drawing fundamentals you are going to learn how perspective works and how to incorporate it into your art. You will be learning 1, 2, and 3 point perspective. We will also be covering many other aspects that go into perspective.

  • Then you are going to learn how light and color work together. In this section you will learn how to choose realistic colors for your highlights and shadows. You will also learn how light interacts with different surfaces.

  • At this point you will be ready to star painting full still life paintings. Painting still life's is a key ingredient of becoming a great artist and its fun!

  • Next you are going to learn about color theory and how to chose beautiful color pallets. Color choice can be a very difficult part of digital painting since you have millions of choices, but we will teach you tricks that simplify the whole process.

  • Once you've mastered color theory you will learn how to control you brush and blend colors together through a series of fun projects.

  • Next you will learn how to paint different textures and materials. Everything from rough textures to translucent materials.

  • Then you will learn how to paint people. We will cover everything from the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and even entire portraits.

  • At This point you will be ready to start painting landscapes. You will learn how to paint landscapes from life as well as from your imagination.

  • Next you will learn how to colorize a black and white painting. We will walk you through every step of sketching, painting, and adding color to a black and white painting.

  • We also added 2 whole bonus sections that will teach you how to paint photo realistic paintings and character design. Don't worry, we didn't skimp on these sections. They are just as long and packed with just as much information as the rest of the course!

  • Lastly you will learn how to paint from your imagination. This section includes how to get out of creative ruts and fight creative block. This section is not just theory. You will get to do several creative exercise projects. 

  • But we wanted throw one more thing in! So we included a lecture that will teach you how to build a portfolio and show you what art directors are looking for.

Over the 18 chapters you will learn:

  • How to draw & paint an eye

  • How to use digital brushes

  • Drawing fundamentals

  • Space and perspective

  • Color & lighting

  • Still life painting

  • How to choose color pallets

  • Blending

  • Painting textures

  • Painting the human face and head

  • Environment and landscape painting

  • Colorized painting

  • Photo realistic painting

  • Character Design

  • Building a social media portfolio

What else will you get?

- Personal contact with both course tutors Jaysen Batchelor & Austin Batchelor

- Lifetime access to course materials

- Understanding of how professional art is created

- Quizzes and downloadable resources

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

We will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and change your art world today!


Who this course is for:
  • Students wanting to learn how to digitally paint
  • Students willing to put in a handful of hours
  • Students willing to take action and start digital painting
  • Students wanting to add another skill to their tool belt
Course content
Expand all 126 lectures 27:08:41
+ Getting Started With The Course
4 lectures 05:54

Welcome to the course, we're so excited to have you here! Really quick we would like to introduce our selves. We'd also like to plant an idea in your head that digital painting is a learned skill and anyone can learn to do it.

Preview 02:08

In this lecture you will go over the tools and software you'll need to take this course. We'll cover different painting programs as well as various tablets and styluses available for you to paint with.

Preview 01:31

It's very important that during you learning process that you have a support group. That's why we have created The Artist Inner Family Facebook Group & the Digital Artist Group so you can have that support. In the group you will be able to post your artwork as well as ask for help and critiques. Make sure you join and we look forward to seeing your artwork!

Join The Facebook Groups!
01:26

Join the Facebook groups and share your art with us as you go through the course. If you'd like critiques you can ask for them when you post. If not just expect some good old motivation from your fellow students!

Join The Facebook Support Groups & Share Your Artwork
00:49
+ Anyone Can Learn to Digitally Paint
5 lectures 01:05:31

This lecture will provide you with links to free photoshop brushes that you can use in addition to the standard brushes that come with the software you're using.

Free Brush Downloads
00:11

In this lecture you will learn how to set up your canvas settings. We'll cover canvas dimensions as well as what DPI you should be painting at.

Preview 02:14

In this lecture you will learn how to draw the human eye. This will be the beginning of an eye painting. The purpose of this project is for you to understand where you are skill wise. It's also so you can get your feet wet with digital painting. At the end of the course I invite you to repaint this eye and compare it with your first eye painting. This is a great way to measure the progress you've made.

Preview 10:58

In this lecture you will be painting your eye drawing. The first phase of painting in a drawing is called blocking out your colors. Blocking out your colors gives you a base to build the rest of your painting off of.

Painting The Eye Part 1
26:34

Once you have all of your basic colors blocked in and blended its time to start adding detail. In this lecture we will be detailing the form, reflection, and eyelashes. If this is all a bit overwhelming that's alright. You will be learning all of these techniques throughout the course and hone your skills.

Preview 25:34
+ Learning to Use a Digital Brush
4 lectures 27:56

In this lecture students will learn about the 3 main basic brush settings. Opacity, flow, and size.

Opacity, Flow, and Size
04:29

In this lecture students will learn about the2 types of brushes, drawing and painting brushes. We'll start by drawing and then painting a tree trunk.

Preview 11:34

In this lecture students will learn about texture brushes and how and when to use them. We'll use a texture brush to add some moss to our tree trunk.

Preview 04:01

In this lecture students will learn about special brushes. We'll use a leaf brush to create some foliage for our trees.

Special Brushes
07:52
+ Learn The Fundamentals of Drawing
8 lectures 01:18:50

When it comes to drawing and painting there is a hierarchy of fundamentals. I like to imagine each aspect of a drawing or painting (such as line or texture) as part of a building or pyramid. In order to create beautiful art you need a strong foundation. In this lecture I will break down drawing fundamentals from most important to least important. 

Preview 04:38

The building block of all drawings and paintings is line. Everything you draw and every brush stroke you make is a line. In this lecture you will be learning the importance of line and the part it plays in digital painting.

Line Fundamentals
12:13

Contouring lines are usually the edges or profile of a form. In some cases contouring lines can be thought of as the edge line of a shape, color, or value. In this lecture I will show you an exercise that will teach you to see contour lines even if they're invisible.

Contour Line Fundamentals
11:07

Now that you understand line you must understand how line makes up shapes. Every image that you see can be broken down into simple geometric shapes that make up its composition.  In this lecture I will be teaching you how to look at objects as just a simple group of shapes.

Shape Fundamentals
13:50

In this lecture we will be learning how to block out a drawing with shapes. When digital painting you always want to start out loose an simple and slowly refine your painting. One way we can start out lose is by starting our drawings out with simple geometric shapes that make up the objects in our composition. 

Blocking Out Drawings With Shapes
12:21

In this lecture students will learn about the fundamentals of creating objects in 3d space. We'll trace over images to learn how to create wireframes to help us visualize the form of objects.

Preview 07:44

In this lecture students will learn about the value scale and how to recognize where a value falls along the value scale. We'll play game to help you test your skills.

Value
09:57

There are two types of texture when it comes to drawing. The first is contour line textures and the second is value textures. In this lecture you will be learning how to draw contour line textures. This texture only rely on the contour lines of the surface and not highlights and shadows.

Drawing Texture
07:00
+ Perspective Drawing
9 lectures 02:15:28

In this lecture we will do a quick overview of what perspective is and how it plays an important part of digital painting. We'll look at real world examples of different types of perspective.

An Overview of Perspective
05:15

In this lecture you will be learning about the different ways in which we can create space in our art. Space is referring to the distance and perspective between different objects. Such as the back and front legs of a dog or a mountain range and a foreground.  Space can be created by simply changing the size and placement of an object as well as its values.

Creating Space in Your Paintings & Drawings
10:13

In this lecture you will be learning how to draw 1 point perspective. Perspective uses something called the vanishing point. In one point perspective we will only have one vanishing point to draw all our lines to. 

Preview 13:08

In this lecture you will be learning how to draw 2 point perspective. In Two point perspective we will have two vanishing points to draw all our lines to.  2 Point perspective is what you will most often be drawing and most often see in real life.

Learning 2 Point Perspective
15:38

In this lecture you will be learning how to draw 3 point perspective. In Three point perspective we will have Three vanishing points to draw all our lines to.  3 Point perspective would be used wen drawing something like looking up at a sky scraper.

Learning 3 Point Perspective
17:22

One of the biggest mistakes many beginner artist make when it comes to drawing in perspective is not scaling objects properly. An example of this would be if you drew a person standing close to the viewer. If you wanted to draw another person the same height but further down the street you need to know how much smaller they must be drawn in order to draw them in correct perspective.

How to Scale Objects in Perspective
08:00

Many times when artist are sketching or drawing they do not have time to draw perspective guidelines or its not necessary to have perfect perspective. In this lecture you will learn how to quickly rough in perceptive while you draw. Many times the vanishing points are so far off the canvas your guidelines will all be angled the same.

Roughing in Perspective
13:34

Now that you have a deep understanding of perspective you will learn how to draw a finished drawing in perspective. The first step to drawing in perspective is establishing a horizon line and vanishing points. Next is to block out your drawing or create a sketch you can use as a guide. I will provide a sketch for you in this project.

Preview 41:13

In this lecture students will learn about atmospheric perspective and how to create it in their paintings. We'll try it out by painting a misty forest landscape.

Atmospheric Perspective
11:05
+ Light and Color
15 lectures 02:58:37

In this lecture students will learn about how light and color are interconnected. We'll cover the basic scientific fundamentals behind how light works.

Preview 09:04

In this lecture students will learn about highlights and shadows. We'll go step by step through the process of painting a sphere.

Highlights and Shadows
08:31

In this lecture students will learn how to think about their light source in order to help them choose the right colors for your lighting and shadows.

Choosing the Right Colors
06:38

In this lecture students will learn about how to light an object from your mind. We'll use a generic shape and practice lighting it from 3 different angles.

Lighting the Form
16:14

Perspective applies to every aspect of your drawings and painting. Many times you can take shortcuts that make thing look like their in perspective but other times you will want to figure out the exact perspective of things. In this lecture I will teach you how to draw cast shadows in perfect perspective.   

Painting Cast Shadows in Perspective
14:04

In this lecture students will learn about the 3 components of any color hue, value, and saturation.

Hue, Value, and Saturation
10:30

In this lecture students will learn about how light bounces a subjects surroundings. We'll go over how to paint reflected light into a scene.

Preview 09:20

In this lecture students will learn about ambient light. We'll cover how to determine the color of your ambient light and how to paint it in an image.

Preview 09:21

In this lecture students will learn about ambient occlusion.We'll look at some examples of ambient occlusion and discuss why it occurs.

Ambient Occlusion
03:51

In this lecture students will learn about how to add a second light source to an image. We'll paint an example image that you'll follow along with.

Secondary Light
06:43

In this lecture students will learn about subsurface scattering. We'll talk about the science behind it and we'll use the same image from the previous lecture to try our hand at painting it.

Subsurface Scattering
07:45

In this lecture students will learn about how to paint a glowing object. We'll use the same image from the previous 2 lectures to create a glowing effect on the frogs eyes.

Glowing Objects
08:14

The best way to learn about light and color is to paint from life. In this lecture we will be painting a still life of a teapot. This painting will be simple enough for you to do but will still teach you a lot. 

Preview 36:00

In this lecture we will paint a still life photo of a skull. We'll see some of the examples of topics we've been covering like ambient occlusion and subsurface scattering.

Skull Still Life Painting
18:20

In this lecture we'll do another still life, this time of a stone ball and a red book. We'll talk about reflected light and highlights.

Book and Orb Still Life Painting
14:02
+ Color Theory
5 lectures 01:05:06

In this lecture you will be learning the basics of color theory.  Color theory refers to how colors work together in you painting and how they play off each other. In this lecture I will be laying the foundation of how to create beautiful color pallets.

Learning The Basics of Color Theory
10:28

In this lecture you will be learning the importance of warm and cool colors. Warm and cool colors can effect the mood of your painting and can also create beautiful color contrast. You will also learn how a warm color can be a cool color and vise versa.

Preview 17:12

Creating a color pallet before you beguine painting can be very useful. A color pallet will give you specific colors you are allowed to use in your painting so you don't have to spend time choosing from millions of colors. In this lecture you will learn how to create a color pallet from scratch as well as how to copy color pallets from photographs and other artwork.

Creating Your Own Color Pallete
13:24

In this lecture you will be looking at examples of how color controls mood. Mood plays a big part of digital painting and color choice influences your paintings heavily. Sometimes the lack of color or de-saturation can control the mood as well. 

Controlling Mood With Color
06:11

If you have a hard time choosing your color pallet then this lecture will help you immensely. Gamut masking is a technique used by tradition oil painters in which you limit your color pallet. The way this is done is by physically masking off part of the color spectrum. 

Preview 17:51
+ Layers & Composition
9 lectures 01:41:11

In this lecture students will learn about the basics of layers. We'll cover the layer menu and go over how they work and what you would use them for.

Layer Basics
05:27

In this lecture students will learn about how layer organization works. We'll go over the different features of layers and how to name and color them.

Layer Organization
03:35

Composition is made up of many components. Its incredibly important to create good composition in your paintings other wise nothing else will matter. Luckily designing your composition is a simple process. 

Learning the Basics of Composition
29:53

In this lecture you will be learning the importance of contrast and how it should play into your paintings. Contrast applies to everything form color to texture to values. In this lecture you will be painting a character design while applying everything you've learned about contrast.

Contrast Fundamentals
09:48

When designing your compositions you will want to paint on different layers. By painting each part of your composition on a different layer it allows you to adjust that layer without disturbing other parts of your painting. In this lecture we will be taking a black and whit composition painting and adjusting the size, placement, and values of the layers in order to achieve a better composition.

Painting Compositions With Layers
14:50

In this lecture students will learn how to create a depth of field effect in their painting utilizing layers.

Depth of Field
08:28

In this lecture students will learn about all of the photoshop layer modes and what you might use them for. We'll use a control image to compare how different layer modes affect an image with various colors and values.

Preview 22:25

In this lecture students will download the file and play a game where they must put the layers in the right order and set to the right mode.

Preview 03:21

In this lecture students will learn about layer masks. We'll learn how to use layer masks and how to create them.

Layer Masks
03:24
+ Advanced Painting Tools
7 lectures 45:40

In this lecture students will learn about the selection tool. We'll use it to create different faces using the downloadable resources.

Selection Tool
05:23

In this lecture students will learn about the fill and gradient tool. We'll use the elephant from the layer masks lecture to practice creating gradients.

Preview 03:50

In this lecture you will learn about the Blur tool. There are a handful of blur tools and blur tool options. By the end of this lecture you will know how to use all of them.

Blur Tool
06:11

In this lecture you will learn how to use the warp tool. The warp tool has different modes that allow you to warp images in specific ways.  The warp tool is very useful for warping paintings and changing the sized and angles of shapes.

Preview 09:25

In this lecture you will learn about all the different filters you can use with digital painting. Some software's may not have all of these filters but they will have most of them. Filters allow you to filter your paintings through different effects such as blur or ripple. 

Filters
07:39

In this lecture you will learn about adjustment layers and how they work. Adjustment layers allow you to adjust different aspects of your image such as color and value.   

Adjustment Layers
05:32

In this lecture students will learn about gradient mapping. We'll use an example to try creating a gradient map.

Gradient Mapping
07:40
+ Painting Fundamentals
5 lectures 01:11:41

In this lecture students will learn about how to master brush control. We'll do an exercise to help you practice brush control.

Brush Control
08:07

In this lecture students will learn how to use digital brushes to blend 2 colors or values together. We'll use the brush tool and eye dropper tool to get a smooth transition between t2 colors and then 3 colors.

Preview 11:55

In this lecture you will be learning about edge control and how it applies to your digital paintings. Edge control refers to the hardness of softness of your brush edge. Controlling your edges helps you control the focal point of your painting. 

Learning Edge Control
11:39

The first step with all paintings after you draw your sketch is to block out your colors and values. There are different ways of doing this and in this lecture you will learn about all of them. Sometimes you want to block out your painting under your sketch and other times you will wont to block it out on top of your sketch.

Preview 15:43

In this lecture we will be painting a still life form start to finish. For this lecture you will not be provided with a sketch. We must start with a blank canvas and draw it ourself.

Painting a Digital Still Life
24:17