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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…

How to Learn to Draw by Tracing

Tracing has a real bad name in the artistic community, and for a good reason—an artist can spend years to learn how to draw a…

I want to draw, but I don’t know how to start

There are plenty of beginner tutorials for people who want to learn how to draw. But it’s like there’s no order to them—one’s teaching you…

How to Fix Proportions in Your Drawing

Let’s say you’re drawing something from a photo reference, and you can see something is wrong—you’re not sure what exactly, but your drawing looks different…

How to Draw on a Tablet: Brushes for Beginners

Learn how to create and use digital brushes customized to your needs.

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