Digital Painting

I’m thinking that this might my first port of call into the illustration world. Digital Painting. I can do crappy little sketches and if I can turn them into something better then I might just be on to something.

We had one class on it first semester (under Digital Design) and it was fascinating. There just wasn’t the scope to explore it properly.

If you know of any decent digital painting tutorials/techniques, can you please post the link, that’d be great.

…another thing to get around to eventually.


  1. said:

    Dont mean to sound spammy, but we have a small community of digital painting enthusiasts/hobbyists over at

    Activity is pretty low at this time of the year – but do drop in. 🙂

    December 20, 2007
  2. said:

    have you bought a tablet yet?


    The best way to learn this stuff if my rusty memory serves me correctly is to get yourself a nice juicy wacom 6×8 and draw draw draw. You’ll develop your own teqnique anyway.

    Graphires are good too if u cant afford intuous or whatever they call them these days. I’m sure you’ve probably used them tho.

    I was stupid enough to try and do my VCE art Cat with digital illustration… but at least I convinced my school to buy a 9×12 tablet which made it like drawing straight onto paper… or painting on a canvas. It was just a pity the computers were too crap to handle enough layers for the job.

    But yeah I really recommend playing around to find a technique that works for you, I bet thats what all the people who wrote the tutes did.

    December 21, 2007
  3. said:

    I actually really hate using tablets. The drawing surface is heaps different than paper although I haven’t tried for a few years. We don’t use them at uni (which is interesting actually). A scan is a super cheap alternative and if worst comes to worst a digital photo of a drawing can be manipulated very easily.

    December 21, 2007
  4. said:

    a magazine all about digital painting is imaginefx. It is a tad costly though comes with tutorials on a cd and step by steps in the magazine too.

    an art community on the internet with a good digital painting area is gfx, if i remember correctly? you might need to google that one 😉

    December 21, 2007

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