In this course you will learn how to digitally draw and paint a variety of fantasy art elements. You will learn how to create magical weapons, rock formations, power effects, foliage, and a fully detailed character step by step. You will be given all sorts of neat tricks and techniques to create this type of artwork while using the very powerful and affordable program Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint. This course starts with the basic elements and allows you to grow at your own pace until you are ready for the full character creation by the end.
You will also get all the art files and custom brushes to study along with. I am here if you have any questions or feedback for me! Thank you for visiting my course and good luck with your studies!
In this lesson you will learn how to apply some simple digital paint effects and blend them into the rock formation shape that we are creating.
In this lesson you will learn how to apply some additional colors to the base painting.
In this lesson you will learn how to apply some final color effects using combine modes ( blending modes ). You will also learn how to merge the layer effects without loosing their appearance. We will finalize the artwork and then move on to the next study.
In this lesson you will learn how to draw a sword and axe in a fantasy art style. This will give us our concept to work with in the next few lessons.
In this lesson we will clean up the line work on the sword design. You will learn some techniques for clean line making and how to use the curve tool to aid in this process.
In this lesson you will learn how to create selections by using the line work of the sword as a guide. We will also be applying some base flat colors to start with.
In this lesson you will learn how to apply textures and detail the sword handle. This helps to add a bit more realism to our fantasy art weapon.
In this lesson we will detail the rest of the sword with the techniques that you have learned in the previous lessons.
In this lesson you will go through the process with me again as we apply these same effects to the axe design. This lesson is time lapsed with a narration of the process. We then finalize the artwork and get it ready for our portfolio.
In this lesson you will learn how to go straight to painting with no line work. We will start with a solid color and paint in a silhouette of our concept art.
In this lesson you will learn how to block in the larger shadow and begin to shape the concept. We will also be open to making changes to the silhouette as we progress.
In this lesson we will start to paint in more of the details and work into the smaller forms. You will also learn how to use the quick mask feature to control the painting process.
In this lesson we will be making more edits to the shape of our design. We will also be adding some more details throughout the concept.
In this lesson you will learn how to apply details to the face of our creature. You will also learn how to make a quick brush to texture the grass area more effectively.
In this lesson you will learn more about the brush settings and how to use the brush to add texture. You will also learn how to paint some foliage effects on the tree concept.
In this lesson you will learn how to apply some more details to the work. You will also learn how to apply some lighting and contrast effects to the work by using the combine modes ( blending modes ).
In this lesson you will learn about organizing your work with the "groups" feature. We will also continue to add details and tighten up the work after merging down some of our layers.
In this lesson we continue to detail the work and make small changes to the design. We will be sampling color from the existing artwork using the color picker tool. This can be a quick and easy process once there is enough information on the canvas to work from.
In this lesson you will learn how to make significant changes to the design even after much of the painting is in place. By copying and merging the artwork you can make big changes in a shorter amount of time. We will change the face design here to illustrate this idea.
In this lesson we will be finalizing the artwork and going over some of the main points. We will also add a small bird to this concept. Little details like this can give the image more narrative.
In this lesson you will learn how to set up the basic layers to this scene. We will then be applying some texture to the clouds and mountain shapes. These lessons are 3X the speed of the paint work with me narrating the techniques used.
In this lesson we will continue to detail the shapes. We will be working from large to small and jumping from the various layers to edit the work. We will also be using a few different brushes to add variations to the effects.
Now with much of the painting in place we will be working into the smaller areas and sculpting in the details. In this process you want to use the existing information and try to imagine what else you might see. It is a very imaginative process so be sure to experiment with your ideas.
In this lesson we continue to add in smaller details. We also work on tightening up some of the edge work.
In this lesson we continue to refine the work. We also add some additional colors to the mountains to make them look a bit more interesting.
In this lesson we finalize the artwork and add in some last minute details and textures. There is much more that could be added to this work but it really comes down to your needs and your vision as an artist. You must also think about the end result of the digital art to guide you in the amount of detail needed.
In this lesson we will rough sketch our character concept using the pencil tools.
In this lesson you will learn how to refine the character concept and add in details to the design.
In this lesson you will learn how to clean up the line work and get it ready for the painting process.
In this lesson you will learn how to create the base selection or silhouette of our character concept. This will give us a clean edge to work with throughout our painting process.
In this lesson we will begin to segment the work to aid in the painting process.
In this lesson we finish separating the various areas of the base paint work.
In this lesson we will begin brushing in the broad strokes to start the painting process.
In this lesson we will paint and detail the leather areas of the character design.
In this lesson we will paint the shield and add various details to the materials.
In this lesson you will learn how to apply some hard edge shadows to the character design.
In this lesson you will learn how to shape the anatomy by adding in Shadows and Highlights to the Anatomy.
In this lesson we will continue to paint in the fur areas and add in the details to that material.
In this lesson we will begin to clean up the edges of the paint work. This will help to tighten up the look of our design.
In this lesson we will add some more detail to the axe and refine the look of it.
In this lesson we will add more details to the hand and wrist armor.
In this lesson we will continue to detail the leg armor and refine the edges.
In this lesson we will continue to refine the edges and clean up the paint work.
In this lesson we will add in some textures to the skin area. By adding in some imperfections we can give the skin a more realistic look.
In this lesson we will add in some more colors to enhance the painting. We will then finalizing the artwork and make it ready for display.
I have been a working professional artist for most of my life. I have been published in comics, created 3D animation and characters for television, illustrated storyboards for commercials, and owned and operated my own design firm successfully for over 15 years.
I am also the author of the book Learn to Draw Action Heroes by Impact Publishing.
I am currently a professional freelance illustrator and comic artist where I create digital art for my clients. I create sequential art and character concepts.
I now share my knowledge in digital art and computer software through online platforms such as Udemy and have a growing Youtube channel as well. With over 55,000 Youtube subscribers and quickly growing I felt I should create some more in depth content for students wanting to take their skills to the next level.
My goal is to help aspiring artists realize their potential and break their mental barriers that hold them back from creating the artwork of their dreams. We can all do it with the right instruction and work ethic. That is what I am here to teach my students.
I am very dedicated to my students and responsive to any of your questions so please don't hesitate to ask. I am here to help!