View Full Version : FREE digital painting video tutorial - (1700 style nudity)

07 July 2006, 12:34 AM
There is breast nudity although it is nothing big, you can see from the finished image. I am very suprised it came out well considered I did it at 72dpi and like 450 pixels.

It is 1 hour and 43 minutes or so. There is both streaming and download, both in real player format.

If you enjoy it please post your comments here. Feel free to pass it around. Also if you enjoy it request what you would like to see next. it is the second link on this page.

07 July 2006, 04:59 AM

Thank you for posting this! I'll have to check it out tomorrow when I have more time. :)

I've posted a notification of your Tutorial here:

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Cheers, :)


07 July 2006, 12:53 PM
looks great !

i just got the vids and skimmed right trough it.
it's defenetly gonna help me out a lot in the painting area.


07 July 2006, 10:14 AM
great effort man....downloading it now!
keep up ur good work!


07 July 2006, 07:23 PM
thanks guys/gals

someone requested I do a video on sketching, I have been really busy, but I am going to try to fit some time in for it.

07 July 2006, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the videos. I learned a lot. Let me now what you think. (


07 July 2006, 09:28 PM
I love the backround colors and brushes. You did a fanstastic job. One of the things I like to do is change m y painting into a black and white, to see if it still moves me. If not then I go for more contrast.

Also, I did that sketch video, click here (

I am glad to see you went for a natural look, instead of my lame metal looking pear. I went to crazy with the dodge tool, but it is a cool way to get a pear looking like metal hehe. You captured the natural look well.

I did a quick paint over if you do not mind, tried to add more contrast for a little more drama.
I made a brush to try to match the big one you used for the backround. I added some darker colors to the left to draw the eye to the pear. Also added some more details where the light hits. Added a little more texture to the left side and middle of the pear. Changed the lighting just a tad, turned down the second left light, which hardly cast any shadow now, and turned up the right light and changed the shadow to make the wall look closer. Also I think from the direction of the light this is more how the shadow would be. I also darkened the shadow to help the pear stand out more.

I should have taken a little more time to make the light hitting the pear look more natural, that is add some texture. Also I added a little of the backround color to the left side of the pear, refracted light. The bottom right side of the pear I added a little of the ground color for more refractive light.

Then I added a little green to the stem, because it seemed to only have browns. Then I added a suttle highlight to the stem and to the pear right where the stem grose out of.

07 July 2006, 10:30 PM
Thank you so much, that's awesome. You have taught me a lot. I will check out the sketching video.

Oh, keep them coming. :) I have painter ix.5, can't for the life of me figure out how that works. So a video on painter would be awesome.

How did you get the picture to post instead of a link?

07 July 2006, 05:16 AM
Here is one of an apple, not as good as the pear. Apples seemed much harder for some reason. Any way can you let me know what I did wrong and how I can improve this one. (

Thanks your instruction has been valuable.


07 July 2006, 01:14 AM
it looks good, lighten up the highlights to ad more contrast. Convert it to grayscale and check it out, if the gray scale does not have a good dark to light contrast then you need to add more. In this case the darks seem dark enough, so bright up the brights. Also keep in mind apple skin is highly reflective, so adding some small sharp light spots will give that effect.

Also when doing the little dents in an apple, do a small dark dot, then over that dot but not completely covering it do a white dot. Like over laping circles which makes a 8

07 July 2006, 11:43 AM
I'm new in this forum, but already love it! There's tons of valuable material to study, just like your video.
Thank you very much for sharing!

07 July 2006, 07:59 PM
More than 1 1/2 hours of precious gold.

Thank you!

07 July 2006, 03:59 PM
glad you found it helpful

07 July 2006, 09:10 AM
I was having a hard time figuring out how to paint in Photoshop until I found your tutorial. I'm glad I found this forum with people like you who enjoy sharing their knowledge to those struggling to get started.


My very first digital painting:

07 July 2006, 12:04 PM
way better than my first digital painting. But, one question, why so much light gray for the shadow

also I would put more colors in the backround, very good job

07 July 2006, 06:26 AM
I was trying to copy from a photo and I guess the object has multiple light sources. Maybe I should follow your style and paint more using my artistic freedom.

Thanks again for your great tutorials and I hope you can post more!


07 July 2006, 02:42 PM
I too am hoping that he does more videos. I have learned more from him than the gnomon videos I own.

07 July 2006, 03:00 PM
I will try to get around to another one. Any ideas of what you would like to see?

08 August 2006, 12:33 AM
I will try to get around to another one. Any ideas of what you would like to see?

I'd like to see how water, sky and glass can be painted, maybe. I'd also like to see something done using Painter ix. I can't seem to get use to this program.

08 August 2006, 05:02 PM
woooooooooooow thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank :thumbsup:

08 August 2006, 05:58 AM
Finally found the time to create my second digital painting from Photoshop. Everything I did was based on your tutorials.

Again, thanks a lot for being so unselfish and spending your valuable time to teach newcomers like me.

09 September 2006, 06:03 AM
Goro, thanks for the tuts and brushes. can't wait to try them out.

Jason Park
09 September 2006, 04:48 PM
I very appreciate your tutorials. Very helpful! ^_^

11 November 2006, 04:42 PM
Awesome work architectus, i just got my wacom and i found you videos really helpfull!
Thanks for your time :)

11 November 2006, 12:06 AM
Great stuff! Just got my new digital tablet. Thanks heaps! :thumbsup:

01 January 2007, 10:42 AM
Thanks for the awesome video. I have only watched around 20 minutes of it because I need to get the blocking in stage down first.

I did not know where to start painting, and this tutorial has seemed to have nailed it. Thanks again!

01 January 2007, 09:57 AM
I am going to be making a new tutorial soon. I was thinking of making a corel painter one, but I only use that program to get a lose oil look leaning towards impressionism.

03 March 2007, 12:00 PM
I was wandering how some people can use photoshop for painting. Now I see it's possible :) I had the same problems with details and blending of colors. It is nicely explained. Thanks again!

03 March 2007, 04:29 PM
NP I am thinking about starting to put up videos on google videos. I would do you tube but they only allow 10 minutes now.

03 March 2007, 07:36 AM
architectus ( can you do some video tutorials on how to create anime style drawings, and some comic book style drawings of female character?? I have been trying to get into thoes kinds of drawings but have not had any luck finding anything like a cool video tut on it so if you can please do an anime style drawing tut or a comic book type drawing will be a big help to me thanks you.

03 March 2007, 09:11 PM
architectus ( can you do some video tutorials on how to create anime style drawings, and some comic book style drawings of female character?? I have been trying to get into thoes kinds of drawings but have not had any luck finding anything like a cool video tut on it so if you can please do an anime style drawing tut or a comic book type drawing will be a big help to me thanks you.

Just black and white on how to draw the shapes of the figure, or how to color existing anime?

03 March 2007, 09:51 PM
umm both if thats ok.

03 March 2007, 10:29 PM
As a PS painting noobie these have really proven to be invaluable to me.
Keep them coming :) .

04 April 2007, 05:39 AM
These videos are awesome they have helped me very much. I know in one of the videos you said you don't go for realism but I was wondering if you could do a video for realism. I know there are a lot of different ways to see realism. I looking more along the line of making my own ideas and artwork look belivable rather than so photo realistic or hyper realism that it is hard to tell it's a digital painting.

04 April 2007, 02:05 PM
Alright I got my web page ready in which I will be adding new videos. I am using google to stream them so they stream nice.

Here is the site

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