Digital Art Techniques for Beginners: A Free Tutorial

If you’ve always wanted to know how to make digital art with just a tablet and Adobe suite, then you’ve come to the right place. This free ebook bundles three demos from The Artist’s Magazine and Digital Art Wonderland by Angi Sullins and Silas Toball, to provide you an overlook at the options you have to learn digital painting using a variety of different software programs.

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Learn digital painting tutorials for beginners with this free download.

Here’s a peek of what’s inside:

How to draw digital art

Portrait of Mollie, Q Cassetti, digital print.

How to Draw Digital Art with Adobe Illustrator

Learn more about the world of digital artwork and digital art techniques from Ursula Roma, expert graphic designer, muralist, illustrator, sculptor, and painter. Roma will teach you about digital artwork programs used to enhance the art you are already creating in traditional media; she talks about how to use digital art techniques to create work from start-to-finish in the digital world, how to modify your traditional artwork, and how to create a work to add to a collage.

Roma talks about how she uses digital art techniques to experiment, play, and enhance this original, traditional piece of artwork. She shares ways she uses the computer to explore multiple art ideas without wasting resources. “The computer provides a very efficient way to explore color ideas and combinations,” says Roma. “No more markers to buy – no more photocopies to make.”

Roma will walk you through some ways she adds color with digital art tools, uses digital images as design elements, and paints with Adobe Illustrator. You’ll enjoy her expert insights into how she enhances her art with digital art techniques.

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Mademoiselle by McCrystle Wood.

A Digital Painting Tutorial Using 3D Modeling

Next, McCrystle Wood, trained painter turned digital artist, shares how she uses 3D modeling to explore a fascination with flowers and female forms – she will turn you to the virtual space. Wood shares some basic steps she uses to create virtual objects birthed out of artistic inspiration.

“When I began making art again, after a studio fire and many intervening years, it was scary,” says Wood. “The whole act felt new; learning a new craft (3D modeling) took time; the work looked different, and the response was mixed and confusing. Still, the act of making the work was joyful, so I perservered.”

How to make digital art

Learn Digital Painting Using Photoshop

Finally, this free digital download has a fun and inspiring section from Digital Art Wonderland by Angi Sullins and Silas Toball. This excerpt will give you some basic tips and tricks to take a trip into the digital art wonderland and enjoy a handy reference guide to the terms and techniques you need to know to explore the world of how to make digital art.

You’ll pick up some handy digital art techniques and tips on how to use adjustment layers, color tinting, how to drop shadow, layer blending options, how to play with hue and saturation, and more.

Join thousands of artists in pursuing this new skill when you download these digital painting tutorials for beginners.

 

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