Leaving the Canvas: Digital Portrait Painting

Shaquille Robinson, Illustrator, Cartoonist

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7 Videos (46m)
    • Intro

    • Streamlining Your Process

    • Sketching and Flatting

    • Roughing Everything Out

    • Blending and Polish

    • Final Details

    • Outro


About This Class

In this course, I will go through my personal process of digitally painting a portrait in Adobe Photoshop. I'll provide an overview of the techniques that I've developed over the years as a professional Freelance Illustrator. We'll go through each step of the process together from finding your reference, all the way to the final polished stage. As this class is designed to focus on the painting portion, a good understanding of drawing and anatomy is a plus, but not required. If one is dedicated, a portrait can be completed in a few hours.

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”

- Oscar Wilde


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7 of 7 students recommendSee All

Good tut. needed to learn proper blending and your tutorial provided an good intro into digital painting for portraits. big thanks
I appreciate learning techniques and shortcuts showed to increase my skill set and the Photo Shop tricks that I had not seen before. This is a good class to have in my Photo Shop Skills library.





Shaquille Robinson

Illustrator, Cartoonist

Hey! My name is Shaquille (Shaq) Robinson and I'm a Freelance Concept Artist, Illustrator, and occasional Storyboard-ist based in Atlanta, GA. I recently received my BFA in Sequential Art from Savannah College of Art and Design, with a minor in Animation. I love food, music, and generally anything creative. In that order. Sometimes.

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