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How do I get better at digital painting and color. Tips and technique for artists.

How to get better at digital painting and color. Tips and technique for artists.

Great Exercises for Artists who wants to paint better.
1) Try painting with just TWO color ONLY, just Black and White (no pressure sensitive and value inbetween). Or for fun you can try any other color and white or Black background. Try to utilize and understand positive and negative space.

2) gray scale illustration (from black to white or
Achromatic color scheme) get it nail down as much as you could.

3) Do a monochromatic color scheme painting and focus on getting the correct value (with its value) (monocromatic).

4) After you try the above three exercises for a few weeks, you should learn more about how you can achieve certain result you need. At this point, try
Analogous color scheme and Complimentary color scheme. *You can even them on the same painting and see how different it looks and which is more compelling to you.

5) Do a gray scale and apply three colors (of your choices) palette.
These should help you understand how to apply color

Highly Recommended
If you want to know how to select color and palette, Richard Schmidth's book is what I highly recommend. He explain value, color, and how to figure. He is one of the best contemporary artist/ Oil painter. Color and value Principle also apply the same to digital painting. It's one of the best book ever recommended to me. He is a true master. -Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting (Richard Schmidth) -Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner: Basic Lessons in Becoming a Good Painter

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Drawing Software & Tools I used and recommended:-Genius MousePen 6x8
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
-Bamboo (Small) Pen Tablet (new from Wacom!) Economy for everyone.Softwares:
-Gimp (Free Download)
-Adobe Photoshop CS2 (Professional software)
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pokepetter said…
Man you update fast! Can't wait for the manga ;)
Luca said…
well done xia...please if possible post something on creatures (or something like that WONDERFUL Titan- inspired by F.F.) It was really amazing, really one of my favorites!!

Thanks brother!
XIA said…
Pokepetter>> Thanks man, I try to update as much as time will allow me. It's difficult working full-time and trying to blog. But Blogging is fun!
Thje comics is coming.
luca>> Yes, it is possible...coming up soon!