Add more EPIC to your digital art | Jennifer Hawkyard | Skillshare
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9 Lessons (1h 22m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Identify textures and imagery

    • 3. Examples of how to use texture in digital art

    • 4. Build your texture toolkit

    • 5. Plan your new digital painting

    • 6. Getting started

    • 7. Bringing in textures

    • 8. Learning about layer modes

    • 9. Final Refinements


About This Class

Digital art is another mainstay of my creative spectrum, I love the happenstance, random, happy accidents that occur as I blend a combination of digital painting techniques, photo textures and colours to create unique artworks. If you want to get away from the "plastic" look of most digital paintings and create artworks filled with fascinating textures, colours and lighting effects then this is the class for you.

What you will learn:

  • Learn how to source stock imagery and textures that will be used in unique ways in your digital art
  • Planning your artwork but also keeping an open mind for happy accidents to occur
  • When to start bringing in texture and imagery
  • Dealing with massive file sizes - thinking of the end product
  • How to finalize your artwork using digital painting techniques to create a cohesive and polished end result.


What you will create in your class project:

Using the tools learnt in this class you will be creating your own digital art composition. The subject matter is entirely up to you, you can use the textures and images supplied in the class or source your own.

Teaching style:

After introducing you to some of my toolkit resources and showing you techniques for planning you will follow along as I create one of my digital illustrations. This will give you an in-depth insight as to one of the many ways to utilise digital tools to create epic art.

Experience level:

Medium to advanced. In this class I won’t be touching too much on the basics of composition and drawing in either traditional or digital forms so you will need to have at least a basic understanding of this.

What do you need?
A Wacom Tablet or equivalent is ideal but not a must. A computer of course! Pencil and paper if you choose to start your artwork in a traditional way. Photoshop or equivalent software - I use fairly standard tools that are common in most digital image manipulation software, so you can also follow along in programs such as Procreate or similar.