Have you ever hit a wall when taking your sketch to paint?

Whether it’s the daunting task of jumping into coloring, or midway through completing the piece that you run out of steam, this video will teach you how to reach the finish line! By simplifying the painting process into four main stages, we can tackle any level of visual challenge.

In this video I will walk you through my process of completing a full illustration. We'll go from the beginning stages of the sketch, into the world of color, through the task of editing, and finally dive into the juicy details at the end! Packed full of tips and tricks of how to work through any issue, this video will give you the tools to tackle your own detailed illustration!

For additional benefit, follow along with the provided PSD!

In this class you will learn:

  • Tips for creating a dynamic sketch

  • How to tackle value and color in a logical way

  • Methods for emphasizing the focal point of your piece

  • How to train your eyes to see what can be improved in your illustrations

  • Techniques for rendering a piece in a painterly style

Materials needed:

-Photoshop or a similar digital painting program

-Basic level of drawing ability

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About the Instructor

Painter Extraordinaire

Anna Daviscourt

Anna Daviscourt is a concept artist in the game industry, as well as a freelance illustrator. Her whimsical work ranges from loose and colorful sketches to finely detailed paintings. She also teaches independent studies at PNCA in Portland, OR, and dreams of one day owning a pet corgi!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video with commentary

    • The Journey From Sketch To Paint

  • 2

    Video in real time

    • Painting in Real Time

  • 3

    Download

    • Sketch

  • PSD

    Downloadable Photoshop file of the sketch used in this piece so that you can paint along

  • Video

    Real time video of the painting process

  • Video

    Edited video with commentary

Reviews

Really good!

Braulio César Monteiro

It was super fun seeing the piece come together and the challenges and evolution of it! Very good tips too!

It was super fun seeing the piece come together and the challenges and evolution of it! Very good tips too!

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A joy to watch and informative

Lindsey Renee

There is always something to be learned when watching an artist go through their process and Anna does a great job at explaining why she makes the decisions ...

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There is always something to be learned when watching an artist go through their process and Anna does a great job at explaining why she makes the decisions she does while working on her piece. Beautiful work and a joy to watch a professional do their thing.

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Great, instant inspirational video!

Tamas Erdodi

I really like this sort format, packaged with lots of little advices, Anna describes her process perfectly :) I hope to see other similar format videos! ...

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I really like this sort format, packaged with lots of little advices, Anna describes her process perfectly :) I hope to see other similar format videos! Possibly next time would be interesting to see the brush size - top bar - but really this is just a minor thing I missed. Thanks, Tamas

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Very well done tutorial

Alexandra Hall-Pinner

Wonderful course! I hope to see more from her :) I like how all her layers are visible while she shows her work.

Wonderful course! I hope to see more from her :) I like how all her layers are visible while she shows her work.

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Great content

Priya Deb

Few of the best tips and techniques I have ever come across for digital illustration and painting with lights in general. I love the fact that a narrated spe...

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Few of the best tips and techniques I have ever come across for digital illustration and painting with lights in general. I love the fact that a narrated speedpaint as well as a detailed process video was both demonstrated. Helps a lot.

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