[color=darkorange]Digital Painting: Tips and Techniques for Beginners[/color]
With David René & Matt Ellis.
The digital medium is absolutely awesome, its easy, wicked fast, productive and practically non-destructive, or at least it can be - thinking back to when I was taking my first steps with this medium it was none of those things. Unfortunately, for digital painting to become truly intuitive, one must first have a strong working knowledge and a bit of inside into the inner workings of the painting application.
This thread was created to act as a resource and an environment in which beginners may start learning the technical aspects and techniques of digital painting - this thread does NOT deal with the artistic side - if you are a beginning artist and you have questions related to drawing or painting in general, I would refer you to the Beginners’ Lounge.
Tutorials and exercises will be posted by myself or Matt (and hopefully others) on a regular basis but I encourage everyone comment, ask questions or offer advice.
[size=2]It has been several years since I started painting digitally so a lot of things have become second nature to me, therefore Im really interested in hearing your suggestions as to what should be covered in this thread - remember there are no stupid questions and nothing is too basic. [/size]
Although I will be giving comments and critique throughout the thread and helping with technical issues, the thread is about community input to help each other develop our skills in an environment of constructive group critique and interaction. Flaming is not allowed.
This thread is about Beginning Digital Painting with a big emphasis on digital - were not going to cover general drawing and painting techniques but rather we’re going to focus on getting you comfortable with the medium so that it does not become an obstacle in your artistic development.
Please limit the SIZE of your POSTS to 800 pixel WIDTH x Appropriate pixel LENGTH. No huge images, please!
WIP is encouraged. Please post your best work as you go along.
[color=orange]Beginners’ aims: To get a working knowledge of both application and input devices. I still invite experience users to participate in this thread, its always healthy to see different approaches to a problem and who knows you just might learn something.[/color]
- Lets make this fun!