Brush Up on Your Traditional Art Skills With ArtStation Learning
Making Monsters: Pencil Drawing
In part one of his “Making Monsters” series, Justin shares his process for designing and drawing one of his “Monster of the Month” illustrations. Justin covers creating thumbnails and rough sketches, working with references, and using a variety of pencil techniques to execute a tight drawing.
Naomi VanDoren uses watercolors to create vibrant and magical worlds. In this series, she reviews the basics of working with watercolors, with instruction tailored to those who are comfortable with digital tools like Photoshop.
In this series, Alex Castaneda walks the viewer through the basics of oil painting, working his way up to making a complete portrait. He holds the unique perspective of being someone who first started out as a digital painter.
Drawing Demonstration in Charcoal
This course illuminates the process of drawing a portrait in charcoal from start to finish. Chris covers such crucial topics as: how to get started, measuring techniques, proportion, values, observing like an artist, building structure into your portrait, creating a focal point, and more.
by John Mahoney
This comprehensive series by John Mahoney includes a step-by-step walkthrough for sculpting a clay figure. From starting armature to final fine details, it has everything needed to create a professional-level piece. John also incorporates ZBrush, Photoshop, and KeyShot into the course with digital versus physical sculpting comparisons and portfolio presentation demonstrations.
From Sketch to Final
by Dawn Carlos
Dawn Carlos offers a walkthrough for taking a concept from ink sketch to final digital composition. Learn how to put your ideas to paper before bringing them to life in Photoshop.
The Sketchbook Series
by THU TV
An artist’s sketchbook can tell you many things. It’s a special place where they can scribble freely and let their imagination run wild, giving you insights into who they are. In The Sketchbook Series, discover the sketches, inspirations, and processes of nine immensely talented artists.
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Did one of the courses or series on this list inspire you to make something new? Let us know for a chance to be featured in our regular “What’s New” roundups:
- Tag your ArtStation Learning-inspired artwork with #ArtStationLearning (all one word) when uploading it to your ArtStation portfolio.
- Link to the course you were inspired by in your artwork’s description.
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