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Lion Anatomy for Artists: Skeleton and Muscle Diagrams

If you want to draw realistic felines, I’ve made a couple of handy diagrams for you! Keep in mind that these drawings have been intentionally…

How to Paint Fur: Short, Medium, Long, and Thick

Last time I showed you a simple method to shade in digital art. However, while it’s easy enough to shade something that doesn’t have any…

How to Shade in Digital Art: a Simple Method

There are countless ways of shading digital art—it’s one of the reasons why there are so many distinctive styles, even when the artist is trying…

I’ve Created an Animal Anatomy Course!

I’ve often been asked if I wrote a book about drawing animals, and I haven’t (yet), but this course is really close to it! It’s…

Get a Tablet for Christmas, 4th Edition

Learn how to get a free graphics tablet for Christmas!

10 Mistakes in Shading and How to Fix Them

If you want to paint something realistic from imagination, you only have one thing to learn—shading. But it’s a more difficult and complex subject than…

What Are Blend Modes and How to Use Them in Digital Art

In many digital drawing tutorials you may be asked to “change the Blend Mode of the layer to Multiply”, or something along these lines. What…

How to Paint Fur with Ambient Light

When you paint fur, what you’re actually doing is painting the shadows between the strands of hair. These shadows appear even if the light is…

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Three-Point Lighting in Digital Painting

There’s this concept in photography called “three-point lighting”, where you use three types of light to properly accentuate the form of your subject. We can…

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A Colored Cat: the Making Of

During the last lighting study I learned how important it is to define the lighting early on, before adding any details. So I decided to…

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