Digital Head and Portrait Painting

Ryan Nimtz, Illustrator

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25 Videos (6h 26m)
    • Welcome to the Course!

      0:36
    • Tools and Resources

      11:44
    • Color and Light Primer

      16:00
    • Materials and Representation

      26:22
    • Learning

      10:35
    • Eyes 1

      19:18
    • Eyes 2

      21:05
    • Mouths

      23:52
    • Noses

      16:04
    • Ears

      18:17
    • Head Drawing

      20:10
    • Facial Planes

      19:15
    • Make the Sketch

      14:25
    • Add Flat Values

      5:00
    • Define Forms

      28:52
    • Paint in the Details

      31:44
    • Finishing Touches

      4:18
    • Make the Sketch

      12:01
    • Make the Grayscale Painting

      20:58
    • Add the Basic Colors

      12:11
    • Add Highlights

      19:06
    • Add Reflected Light and Details

      11:57
    • Trial and Error

      11:25
    • Finishing Touches

      9:06
    • Conclusion

      1:20

About This Class

Join the course that takes you from beginner to seasoned expert in portrait painting!

Do you want to learn how to paint beautiful portraits? A refresher for anatomical drawing? Maybe you want to understand how light and color work to improve your drawing and painting skills.

This 'Digital Head and Portrait Painting' course will teach you how to create believable and appealing portrait drawings and paintings digitally, both in grayscale and color. Whether you use Photoshop, ProCreate, Krita, or whatever other digital painting software, the content of this course will apply just the same!  The principles I teach even apply outside of the realm of portraits.

I’ll guide you through the process of understanding face and head anatomy so you can confidently draw from both reference and you imagination, and I’ll show you some valuable resources to further expand your anatomical and artistic knowledge. I’ll teach you the essentials of painting, light, and color, as well as explaining the way that common elements of portrait paintings should be implemented for the best results.  I’ll even go into full detail as I do two large painting demos for you, detailing my entire thought process and techniques so you can follow along every step of the way.

The human head is an essential part of drawing and painting people, and understanding it is indispensable when designing appealing and believable characters, drawing from observation, and making impressive portfolio pieces.  By the end of the course, you can go from knowing little about anatomy and drawing, to understanding and painting beautiful portraits!

The course is set up to take you through progressive steps that build on each other.  As you learn each principle, it will help you understand the next.  With 6.5 hours worth of lectures, there’s plenty to learn, and I look forward to sharing it all with you!

Join the course and let’s make some art together!

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Ryan Nimtz

Illustrator

Hey, I’m Ryan. I’ve worked as a freelance artist for a number of different industries, including video games, comics, and education.  I find passion in drawing, painting, designing, teaching, and helping others.  My inspiration comes from people, music, art, and the world around me.  I strive to make educational content that’s clear and informative, and my goal is to help each student stretch themselves and reach their artistic potential.

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