Painting portraits is not something come easily to most people. It doesn’t matter if it’s done digitally on a computer or physically on a canvas with paint. Painting portraits is one of the hardest things for beginners to do. You will spend hours, days possibly even years before you develop your own unique style and that only comes from hard work and tons of practice. So if you are passionate about digital art and painting portraits, then you must not get discouraged. I spent a great deal of time hand picking some excellent digital portrait painting tutorials and demonstrations from youtube below for your enjoyment and study. I do hope you find these helpful!
DIGITAL ART BEGINNERS GUIDE – This is the ultimate beginners tutorial painting a digital portrait. I worked in Photoshop, using a Wacom drawing tablet. This tutorial also applies to other digital painting software. I used an Adobve stock photo for this painting. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
In this tutorial I show you how to paint skin digitally and I also give some tips on using color and basic anatomy. Painting skin is something we all had difficulties with at one point but with the right technique it doesn’t have to be. By knowing some basic color theory you can easily paint good looking skin that pops and looks believable. I hope you’ll find this tutorial helpful! 🙂 Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
Time-lapse of a female portrait. Painted in Adobe Photoshop 5.5 with a Wacom Intuos4 and 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator. It’s not a proper video tutorial, but it should give you an idea of how I paint in Photoshop. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
Digital Painting Complete Workflow on a Wacom Cintiq 22HD touch
Here, I showcase my process of a digital portrait painting of Cersei from Game of Thrones, in the form of a time-lapse. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
Little time-lapse video for painting a digital portrait using photoshop. Ref had been used for the face 🙂 Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
In this tutorial we take a look at one of my Photoshop skin painting techniques. I often use this mask painting method that I developed when I want to get a bit more detailed and realistic with my flesh tones. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
In real time, I painted my daughter in a little under 80 minutes. I sped it up to fit in this video using brushes from my Everyday Brushes pack (heatherthepainterstore.com). Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
For more tutorials please visit www.vahegrigorianart.com How To Paint Digital Portraits using Photoshop and Corel Painter. 45 min painting and covering drawing, tone and color. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.