Paint What You See - Intro to Digital Painting | Ina Tsetsova | Skillshare

Paint What You See - Intro to Digital Painting

Ina Tsetsova, Illustrator

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11 Videos (1h 22m)
    • Introduction

      5:35
    • Choosing a Good Reference

      8:02
    • Some Color Theory (Part 1)

      7:08
    • Some Color Theory (Part 2)

      7:13
    • Some Color Theory Part 3

      9:07
    • Analyze Your Reference

      Eléphant_portrait.jpg
      8:34
    • Painting Timelapse (Part 1)

      8:43
    • Painting Timelapse (Part 2)

      7:07
    • Blending Modes

      7:03
    • Gradients and Adjustment Layers

      5:30
    • Textures and other tips

      elephant.jpg
      7:31

About This Class

In this class, you will create a finished artwork based on a reference image. 

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Whether you are a traditional painter just starting out with digital art or you are a complete beginner, in this course I will teach you how to choose a good reference image, how to start and finish a painting, and all the steps in between. Even though this course is aimed at beginners, to make the most of this class, I'd recommend you have a basic understanding of Photoshop. 

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The techniques and workflow, you will develop in this class, can easily translate into your future work, whether it's from reference or imagination. 

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We'll take the following steps to complete projects:

1. Choose a good reference. The first stage will cover the importance of a solid reference. I will teach you what makes for an attractive and balanced composition. I will also discuss why drawing from reference is one of the best ways to learn digital painting.

2. Analyse your image. Before the painting process starts, we'll take a look at the underlying shapes and colors. I will explain techniques on choosing the right hues and values, blocking in shapes correctly, and spotting errors. Don't worry, if you are a complete beginner, I will discuss color theory too.

3. Start painting. In this stage, we'll get to the good stuff - painting! I will cover blending, brush strokes, and texture.

4. Complete your artwork. And we're almost done! In this final stage, I will take you through the final touches and edits you can do to make your end result even better.  

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Ina Tsetsova

Illustrator

I have been drawing and sketching since I can remember, starting with images from kids encyclopedias, cartoons, and comics, and eventually moving to digital painting. Entirely self-taught, I have accumulated the knowldge of dozens of artists from books, blogs, and videos, over the years.

I graduated with an MA Honours in History of Art from the University of Glasgow in 2013. I have been exposed to the methods and works of the best traditional painters and sculptors and have studied in-...

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