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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…

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…

three point lighting in painting

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…

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…

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.

Canine Ankle Anatomy: Reference Sheet

Reference sheets for both bones and muscles of a dog/canine ankle, all views. Free for educational use!

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