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Painting Skin Tones and How Light Affects Color – Marco Bucci

December 17, 20200 Comments

Marco Bucci follows up his digital painting demo by painting the planes of his head with color. You’ll learn about fleshtone values, how light and shadow can affect color, and how to apply this to your portrait painting.

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Fix Your Shading Mistakes – Egg Challenge Critiques

December 16, 20200 Comments

Dorian Iten is back to review all the egg drawings artists submitted for his shading challenge. After reviewing the eggs Dorian noticed that many of the artists were making a few common shading mistakes. In this critique, you’ll get to hear his feedback on those drawings, get clarification on some of the lesson content he provided in his previous video, get multiple demonstrations on how he would fix some of these common shading mistakes, and provide you with additional resources on how to continue to learn shading.

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The Reference Sandwich – A Better Way to Use Reference Photos

December 14, 20200 Comments

Learn how to get the most from your references with the help of pro artist Christian Bull. He shows you a new way of thinking that strikes a balance between working from observation and working from memory that will improve your art. You’ll start by taking a reference, throwing it out, then creating from your imagination, and then bringing the reference back. This ‘reference sandwich’ method can be a powerful tool for improving your creativity. See how it’s applied and learn more about it in this creature design demo.

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This Jungle Book Scene is Genius – Shot by Shot Storyboard Breakdown

December 11, 20200 Comments

In this mini-lesson storyboard artist Rembert Montald shows you some hidden tips that directors and storyboarders use to help guide the eye through sequences. Whether it is with gesture lines or moving the eye effortlessly through shots and sound there are many ways to help the audience move through the story. To demonstrate this, Rembert will break down an animated sequence from the 1967 classic The Jungle Book.

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How to Cross Hatch for Comics – David Finch

December 9, 20200 Comments

Pro comic artist David Finch introduces you to cross hatching! In this lesson, we’ve got some beginner tips on how to practice drawing lines for cross hatching, how cross hatching shows form and in what stage of the drawing you’d want to begin cross hatching. He’ll also do a quick demonstration of cross hatching with The Flash!

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Digital Painting Basics – Simple Forms to Complex Paintings

November 5, 20202 Comments

Tayler Olivas is here to give you a digital painting tutorial that’s geared towards beginners! He shows you how to set up your workspace, the digital tools that he relies on, shortcuts for accessing them, how to practice non-destructive editing, using texture brushes to get a unique look in your digital painting, and how to combine those elements into a finished painting. By the end of this lesson you’ll have a solid understanding of how to use digital tools to turn simple forms into complex paintings.

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Mind-Blowing Realistic Shading Tricks

September 17, 20203 Comments

Dorian Iten is a great artist and a master of shading light and form! In this video, he’ll reveal errors artists make when learning how to shade. You’ll learn important shading concepts like the angle of incidence, lambert’s law, the issues with a linear value scale, and the difference between clean lights and dirty lights. At the end he’ll tie all of these concepts together with a brief shading demo and a drawing challenge. Enjoy!

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Will This New Pencil Make You a Better Artist?

April 1, 20191 Comment

Kim Jung Gi and several other artists have been recommending this pencil to me. I finally tried it. But will it make you a better artist?

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Intuitive Portrait Sketching with the Loomis Method – Part 3

December 15, 20182 Comments

The Loomis Head that I’ve taught so far shows you all the guidelines to draw heads proportionally. It’s incredibly helpful, but you don’t have to follow it line by line once you get good at drawing the average head. This video will show you how I approach drawing heads and mapping out the facial features in a more intuitive way.

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Draw ANY Head Type with the Loomis Method – Part 2

December 14, 20181 Comment

What happens when the head of the subject you’re drawing doesn’t fit the average proportions? Don’t worry, in this video I’m going to teach you how to adjust the Loomis Head to draw ANY head type!

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