Digital painting has created new frontiers in design rendering. From portraits to still life, landscapes, space, action sequences, children’s book illustrations. Concept art, character design, science fiction, fantasy, full-length movies, and so much more.
Bitmap and vector programs are used to create digital painting projects. But the textures, lighting, brush techniques of digital paintings can be best achieved in bitmap applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Autodesk Sketchbook, and GIMP.
These digital painting tutorials start out from the basics and may be studied at your own pace. They are not speed painting or process reels that assume we already know what the artist is clicking. But do have a bit of practice sketching and drawing beforehand. Then these tutorial links will be gateways for to discover more techniques as you build your skills in digital painting.
Painting A Landscape, by Alain Descamps
Quick and Easy Cloud Tutorial, by ~kayoru
Common Digital Painting Mistakes, by Natasha Cirisano
Free Digital Painting Tips with Bobby Chiu
Learn to Paint Realistic Skin Tones, by Ricardo Guimaraes
Skin Painting Tutorial by ~CrazyDwarf
Foal Digital Painting Tutorial by ~feverpaint
Digital Painting Tutorial: Secrets of Fabric, by Lauren Cannon
How To Draw An Eye, by Stephanie Valentin
Ultimate Guide to Drawing Faces, by Marta Dahlig
Digital Painting Tutorial: Painting An Apple, by Hatice Bayramoglu
Create a Photo Realistic Digital Painting in Photoshop, by Zhiyi Zheng
Iron Man Mask in Illustrator and Photoshop, by Abduzeedo
Painting a Candlelight Composition, by Hatice Bayramoglu
Digital Painting Tutorial by Randy Bishop
Create an Adorable Children’s Illustration, by Liran Szeiman
Create a Science Fiction Environment With Photoshop, by Nat Monney
Digital Painting Tutorial: Making of Where is the Yum Yum?, by Ken Barhelmey
Digital Painting Tutorial: Liberate Your Colors, by Bao Pham
Making of ‘Funfair’, by Daniela Uhlig
Making of the Photographer, by Raul Ovejero
Paint a Fun Alien Diner Scene in Photoshop, by David and Sarah Cousens
Digital Painting Tutorial: Exotic Landscape, by Simon Dominic
Digital Painting Tutorial: Making of Sentinel, by Bob Nolin
Digital Painting Tutorial: Soldier Process, by Joseba Alexander
Create a Heroic Firefighter Painting in Photoshop, by George Patsouras
Digital Painting Tutorial: Making of Bronze Dragon, by Kerem Beyit
Digital Painting Tutorial: Making of Knight, by Youichi Shimazaki
Digital Painting Tutorial: Making of 9 Sqrm Production by Tomasz Jedruszek
Every work of art starts with a single stroke. There are hundreds of tutorials and compilations on the Web. But most are too awe-inspiring to begin. This post is for those who want to start somewhere. If you have the software installed, and a mouse, or better yet, a digital tablet and stylus, then you can try out any of these digital painting tutorials!