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How to make money with digital art

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How to make a living being digital artist? I got this question in my e-mail a lot. So I will try to answer you with this post. From my experience, many of us are working as professional 2d concept artists, … Continue reading

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Painting edges in illustration

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Painting edges in illustration with Photoshop brushes. Digital Painting Technique, using brushes in Photoshop. Brush is a very essential tool for painting. Without it, there would not be a painting. In traditional oil painting, there are many different kind of … Continue reading

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What is concept artist

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What is concept artist? Concept Artist in Video Game, Artist Job descriptions in general, tips on how and what to focus on if you want to get your foot into the Door as artist in Entertainment and Video game industry. … Continue reading

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5 ways to avoid smearing when drawing

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5 ways to avoid smearing when drawing. No matter how good of an artist you are, accidental smear and smudge will happen when you are drawing with graphite pencil or chacoal. It is hard to avoid, all we could do … Continue reading

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QA on using references for art

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QA on using references for art. This Q/A is how I usually draw regularly as a rough sketch to get the idea out of my head. I usually draw many of these and then if I happen to like some … Continue reading

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Photoshop painting tutorial achieving painterly effect

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Photoshop painting tutorial achieving painterly effect or looseness in digital painting, my thought on digital painting. Many people asked me how did I make my digital painting in Photoshop looks so traditional like and loose. How do I make my … Continue reading

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Three important rules for painting

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Three important rules for Painting and digital painting. These rules apply to beginners and novice alike, they are simple but if you apply them correctly your painting, concept, and illustration will be awesome. Digital and traditional painting contain similar rules, … Continue reading

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Photoshop painting tutorial smudge tool

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Photoshop painting tutorial smudge tool, using smudge tool in Photoshop for digital painting. This post I am going to show you guys some trick and tip on smudge tool. A lot of artists love it, but I only use it … Continue reading

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Composition rule of the third

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Composition rule of the third easy and useful for artists and illustrators. There are numerous approaches or “compositional techniques” to achieving a sense of unity within an artwork, depending on the goals of the artist. For example, a work of … Continue reading

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Value exercise for artists three cubes

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Value exercise for artists three cubes. Values study exercise: How to shade, render, tone, paint values drawing lesson, three cubes exercise part II. Continue from is previous post or part I. How to shade and render drawing (Part one of … Continue reading

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How to shade and render drawing

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How to shade and render drawing and paintings. The exercise is to shade or paint a white cubes with gray scale exercise for artist. It is part one of the three cubes exercise. They are one white cube, one black … Continue reading

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