A Guided Tour Through The Creative Process

Problem solving is a critical skill in art. The creative process is replete with unpredictable twists and turns, and it is often difficult to reverse engineer an artist's process when you only get to see the finished work. In this class, Marco takes you by the hand and guides you, from start to finish, through his process of painting an improvised, yet cohesive fantasy environment. Along the way he talks in depth about how the foundations of art serve as touchstones upon which to build, and how to tune your mindset to the task of discovering a new idea. Marco also takes an aside to demonstrate his Photoshop brushes as well as his methods of using them to mimic the look and feel of traditional media.

In this class you will learn:

  • Insight into the four fundamentals of painting: drawing, value, edges, and color

  • What to look for to create the biggest possible 'punch' with your images

  • How to make brushstrokes that add charisma to your paintings

  • Enable yourself to navigate the creative process and discover new concepts

  • Methods of telling a visual story within a picture

  • Develop a solid mindset that fosters confidence in your workflow

  • Learn a non-technical, artistic approach to using Adobe Photoshop

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About the Instructor

Marco Bucci

Marco Bucci spent seven years working in animation studios before going freelance to pursue his passion of illustration. Since then, he has provided artwork for clients such as Disney, Lego, LucasArts, LucasFilm, and Mattel Toys. Marco now works primarily on picture books, but still retains a penchant for teaching.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    New Chapter

    • Finding Ideas

    • Testing What Works

    • All About Photoshop Brushes

    • Finding The Visual Story

    • Honing The Idea

    • Getting The Most Out Of It

    • The Last Five Percent

    • Downloads

  • 7

    Videos

  • 4

    Hours

  • 1

    Download

Reviews

Lots of helpful tips on digital painting process

Mary Rose De Guzman

I was initially taken aback to how long each lesson was but I got immersed to Marco's process as I went with the lessons. He shares a lot of tips that are es...

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I was initially taken aback to how long each lesson was but I got immersed to Marco's process as I went with the lessons. He shares a lot of tips that are especially helpful to those beginning at digital painting. I used to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the blank canvas but Marco's way of doing personal art is more about going with the flow and the feel of your brush so I found myself actually enjoying painting in Photoshop for the first time in a while. Plus his brush are also divine. I definitely recommend this course to everyone!

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Color Genius

Alexandra Hall-Pinner

Marco Bucci is a painting and color genius. His classes are excellent examples of the steps one can take to create a painting, and the different paths that c...

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Marco Bucci is a painting and color genius. His classes are excellent examples of the steps one can take to create a painting, and the different paths that can be taken from start to finish. From abstract to recognizable, through changes and decisions to paint out or crop canvas; It really is a wonderful journey to learn from.

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Digital Painting 1

Kem McNair

Great ideas for improv. But the trees add at the last, totally blew the painting. They do not read as trees at all. they totally look like plastic flag banne...

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Great ideas for improv. But the trees add at the last, totally blew the painting. They do not read as trees at all. they totally look like plastic flag banners at a used car lot. and make the painting over the top busy and totally not necessary !

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Eye Opening

Muntasir Mostafa

I had to stop about half an hour in to the first video to process all of the new things I had learned. There is so many insights I have recieved from every v...

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I had to stop about half an hour in to the first video to process all of the new things I had learned. There is so many insights I have recieved from every video on painting as an art form. As a young artist who has been working in digital for a few years, this has changed the way I see painting and gotten me more focused on what I really want to get out of this medium. There are also many techniques and guidelines I have received that I will likely use in all my future work, if not most. If you are taking this course, keep a large notebook handy. You won't want to forget any of this. Thank you so, so much Marco.

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Recommended

Colleen Townsend

I love Marco Bucci's style and the way he teaches. He's an excellent teacher. I truly love Digital Painting 1 and 2! I highly recommend these courses.

I love Marco Bucci's style and the way he teaches. He's an excellent teacher. I truly love Digital Painting 1 and 2! I highly recommend these courses.

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