Category Archives: Tips and techniques

Edge lighting

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Edge lighting comes from behind to touch the sides of the object, separating it from the background. Edge lighting occurs out doors when the sun is low in the sky and shining toward the viewer. Edge lighting is widely use … Continue reading

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Three quarter lighting

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Three quarter lighting is probably the most widely use in painting because of its dramatic impression. Many of the old master painters like Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent, Ander Zorn also prefer three quarter lighting when painting portraits. These portraits are … Continue reading

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Frontal lighting and shadow

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Frontal light and shadow in artwork. Frontal light is one of the three types of lighting that are most used in painting, illustration and conceptual artwork. Frontal lighting happens when you are sketching someone with your back to the light … Continue reading

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Light and shadow episode 2 half and cast shadows

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Light and shadow episode 2 half and cast shadows. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create half and cast shadows. It is the first of more mini tutorials to come. Half shadow is a partial shadow, as in … Continue reading

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Light and shadow episode 1 basic shading and application for drawing

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Light and shadow episode 1 basic shading and application for drawing. This tutorial will show you how to shade your drawing and painting. This is an episode one of Light and shadow for drawing and painting instruction for artists at … Continue reading

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Painting Bamboos with Chinese brush technique

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Painting Bamboos with Chinese brush technique video tutorial. I stumbled upon this really cool Sumi brush tutorial on Youtube a couple days ago so I thought some of you might be interested in it. It is simple enough for beginners, … Continue reading

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How to shade a portrait drawing

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How to shade a portrait (face) drawing the easy and correct way. Learn to identify different plains around the facial feature. Once you know which part of the face is up, down or side then you will know how to … Continue reading

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Painting different materials on armor tutorial

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Painting different materials on armor video tutorial, paint over tutorial and art critique session. Art critique session 03 Painting different materials for armors. This is a painting tutorial and art critique in one video. Basically in this video tutorial, I … Continue reading

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Composition for Artists, Rule of Thirds and Golden Ratio

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In painting, graphic design, photography, and sculpture—composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work. It can also be thought of as the organization of … Continue reading

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Rim light and perspective for digital painting

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Rim light and perspective for digital painting, Art Critique session 02. Art Paintover session 02 rim light and perspective This is an experimental art critique that I am trying to do since I have over 100K subscriber on Youtube. Thank … Continue reading

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5 ways to pick lighter color in Photoshop

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Photoshop painting tutorial and tips, 5 ways to pick lighter color. Photoshop painting tips, 5 ways to find lighter color. Value or lightness varies vertically along the color solid, from black (value 0) at the bottom, to white (value 10) … Continue reading

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