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Photoshop painting tips using light and shadow on character demo

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Photoshop painting tips using light and shadow on character demo. In this tutorial, I will show you how to utilize light and shadow in the environment to spice up your character. The drawing below, in step 1, are the drawing … Continue reading

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Photoshop painting tips, 5 ways to find darker color or shadow.

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Photoshop painting tips, 5 ways to find darker color or shadow. Value or lightness varies vertically along the color solid, from black (value 0) at the bottom, to white (value 10) at the top. Neutral grays lie along the vertical … Continue reading

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3 ways to avoid muddy color in digital painting

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3 ways to avoid muddy (dirty) color in digital painting. In this tutorial, we are using Photoshop for digital painting. The video tutorial shows you Photoshop painting tips, 3 ways to smooth (blend) color and avoid muddy color and inconsistent … Continue reading

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Illusion of value from light and shadow

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Illusion of value or shade from light and shadow. Light and shadow can create distorted illusion of value in our perception. I think this post will be very valuable to all artists whether you are advance or beginner. I read … Continue reading

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How to draw and shade part 2

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How to draw and shade part 2, understanding value. In this tutorial, you will learn drawing and shading technique so that you will understand more of what value is all about. This post, we will deal with shade, tone or … Continue reading

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4 tips to get your idea into concept art

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4 tips to get your idea into concept art piece. The quick way to draw and sketch you idea into concept art down to sketchbook. If you have to many ideas inside your head, what is the quickest way to … Continue reading

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7 tips for sketchbook drawing

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7 tips on what to draw in your sketchbook. Personally, I have two main sketchbooks one is 9×12 and 14×17. As an artist you need a sketchbook because it keeps you organize. And yes, you can draw on regular white … Continue reading

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Bounce light or under lighting tutorial

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Bounce light or under lighting tutorial. I thought I finished the “Agent Pink” (Anime girl) since the last post, but I could not help looking back at the piece I did prior to this “Rogue Sword” aka Samurai girl here … Continue reading

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Painting check list for artists.

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Painting check list for artists.. Painting Lesson check list, tip and technique for artists. Here are the checklist that you should have them memorized or make a flashcard. It is very useful to look at it before, during and finishing … Continue reading

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Transition from drawing to painting

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Transition from drawing to painting tutorial. A lot of people having a hard time transitioning from drawing into painting. I can really understand because drawing and painting to me use different mentality to execute. * Drawing (verb) is the act … Continue reading

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What is focal point in illustration

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Focal Point in art and painting why artists do them, what’s significantly important of composition? Why Composition and Focal Point When you see a great piece of art, you are not looking at something that ” just happen”. It is … Continue reading

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