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Digital Painting

Exploring Color & Light Techniques in Digital Painting

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You love drawing and have created beautiful paintings, but sometimes you feel they lack depth and don’t compare to the works of other artists. This might be due to your not yet mastering the use of color and light in your paintings. Our Exploring Color & Light Techniques in Digital Painting course provides basic knowledge on color theory, including the color wheel, color harmony, and blending techniques. It helps you expand your understanding through the analysis of artworks, comprehending color tones and their effects under different lighting conditions.

In this course, you will learn how to use colors to add depth to your paintings, transforming the space to reflect different times of the day like morning, afternoon, or dusk. With the convenience of online video learning, you can study anytime, anywhere, flexibly and conveniently. Importantly, our companion not only supports you during the learning process but also shares experiences, motivating you to continue pursuing your passion for drawing. This course not only enhances your skills but also opens a new, inspiring, and self-developing creative journey. You will also have a companion who serves as a constant source of motivation throughout the learning process. Don’t hesitate to start and explore the world of digital art with this course!

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Course Audience

Skill Enhancement Seekers
 
You already possess digital drawing skills but aspire for your artworks to be more aesthetically pleasing and impactful through the influence of color and light. This is your opportunity to step into the journey you've been desiring to enhance your craft.
Self-learners
 
You've been learning digital painting through self-discovery and research, but have found it challenging to integrate knowledge on color and light effectively. This course is tailored to align seamlessly with your self-study needs, providing a comprehensive system of color and light knowledge in a structured manner.
Art Enthusiasts
 
You have a profound passion for colors and their impact on the external appearance of objects. Join the course to explore specialized knowledge and a well-structured system related to what you find intriguing and are passionate about.
 
Diverse Creativity
 
If you're accustomed to traditional painting with a focus on color handling, texture, etc., and are eager to venture into digital art, this course is a crucial stepping stone to build the foundation as you explore this new realm.
 
Skill Enhancement Seekers
 
You already possess digital drawing skills but aspire for your artworks to be more aesthetically pleasing and impactful through the influence of color and light. This is your opportunity to step into the journey you've been desiring to enhance your craft.
Self-learners
 
You've been learning digital painting through self-discovery and research, but have found it challenging to integrate knowledge on color and light effectively. This course is tailored to align seamlessly with your self-study needs, providing a comprehensive system of color and light knowledge in a structured manner.
Art Enthusiasts
 
You have a profound passion for colors and their impact on the external appearance of objects. Join the course to explore specialized knowledge and a well-structured system related to what you find intriguing and are passionate about.
Diverse Creativity
 
If you're accustomed to traditional painting with a focus on color handling, texture, etc., and are eager to venture into digital art, this course is a crucial stepping stone to build the foundation as you explore this new realm.
Skill Enhancement Seekers
 
You already possess digital drawing skills but aspire for your artworks to be more aesthetically pleasing and impactful through the influence of color and light. This is your opportunity to step into the journey you've been desiring to enhance your craft.
 
Self-learners
 
You've been learning digital painting through self-discovery and research, but have found it challenging to integrate knowledge on color and light effectively. This course is tailored to align seamlessly with your self-study needs, providing a comprehensive system of color and light knowledge in a structured manner.
 
Art Enthusiasts
 
You have a profound passion for colors and their impact on the external appearance of objects. Join the course to explore specialized knowledge and a well-structured system related to what you find intriguing and are passionate about.
 
Diverse Creativity
 
If you're accustomed to traditional painting with a focus on color handling, texture, etc., and are eager to venture into digital art, this course is a crucial stepping stone to build the foundation as you explore this new realm.
 

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Curriculum

Digital Painting

Exploring Color & Light Techniques in Digital Painting

Embark on a colorful journey through engaging theoretical lectures and captivating practical exercises that serve as exciting challenges. All of these elements will equip you with a solid foundation of knowledge and techniques in color and light, enabling you to effectively apply them on your artistic journey to conquer the world of digital drawing.

23

Video Lessons

7

Hours of Practice

12

Works in Porfolio
Chapter 1
Color Theory

Color Theory

A Comprehensive Knowledge Set on Lighting in Digital Painting, featuring real-world analyses and accompanying practical exercises.

#1 Course Introduction

 

The video provides a brief overview of color and light in art, outlining the course's key steps to equip you with the skills required to master this aspect of artistic expression.
 

#2 Color wheel

 

In this tutorial, the instructor provides essential foundational knowledge about color, covering topics such as the color wheel, color harmony, blending techniques, color-picking methods and more. The theory is also elucidated through practical exercises analyzing the use of colors in various artworks created by different artists.
 

#3 Color tones

 

The instructor will introduce you to the concept of color tones and the factors influencing them. Artworks and reference images will be analyzed to illustrate these concepts. The instructor will also guide you in creating thematic color palettes, ensuring that you can absorb this knowledge effectively.
 

#4 Practical exercise

 

Throughout this session, participants will actively participate in a practical exercise designed to refine their skills in handling value and color for simplified still-life subjects. The overarching theme will explore the harmonious integration of vibrant and pastel colors, providing insights into the art of color selection and tonal cohesion to create a visually stunning overall composition.
 

#5 Muted color tones

 

In this practical exercise, you will analyze knowledge based on the skills of color selection and combination, along with theories of saturation and the color wheel. From there, you will create a muted color version of the still-life subject, demonstrating an understanding of color harmonies and tonal variations.
 

#6 Gamut - artwork's color tone instruction #1

 

this lesson, the instructor will guide you through the technique of limiting the color range of the palette to create a customized color gamut that suits both the environment and the subject. This process aids in accurately determining the color tones of the subject, and you will then proceed to implement the hands-on coloring stage for your analytical artwork.
 

#7 Gamut - artwork's color tone instruction #2

 

this lesson, the instructor will guide you through the technique of limiting the color range of the palette to create a customized color gamut that suits both the environment and the subject. This process aids in accurately determining the color tones of the subject, and you will then proceed to implement the hands-on coloring stage for your analytical artwork.
 

#8 Hard light & soft light studying

 

This lesson will provide you with insights into two types of lighting: hard and soft light. Numerous examples will be illustrated through a series of images under various lighting conditions. This exploration aims to deepen your understanding of the nature and principles underlying these two types of light, as well as their applications in the realm of painting.
 

#9 Exposure, translucency, reflection

 

Clarify questions about crucial factors influencing the visual impact of a painting, such as exposure, translucency, and the effect of light reflection on objects. Visual examples will be employed to explain these concepts in a clear and specific manner, ensuring a thorough understanding and retention of these essential principles.
 

#10 The principle of light affecting objects

 

Throughout this practical exercise, the instructor will guide you on manipulating the lighting of objects with various color renditions placed in the same environmental and lighting conditions. Through this process, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how ambient light affects objects. The instructor will also provide guidance on certain software skills to facilitate your practice more efficiently.
 

#11 Ambient occlusion

 

Embark on a journey to understand the nuances of ambient light and ambient occlusion in this video. Dive into insightful examples and hands-on exercises that will seamlessly equip you with a deep comprehension of these crucial concepts. Elevate your knowledge and enhance your artistic skills with this engaging exploration.
 
Chapter 2
Lighting & Shading

Lighting & Shading

Understanding lighting and shadows is crucial in digital painting. The next section condenses detailed knowledge about these vital elements through theory and hands-on practice.

#12 Cat sketching

 

Explore the step-by-step process of drawing any creature or object, from analyzing basic 3D shapes that form the structure to creating initial sketches. In this hands-on practice, our subject will be an adorable cat.
 

#13 Line drawing from sketch

 

The next step in the process involves refining the sketch of the cat with confident and precise line work. Throughout the journey, the instructor will guide you on the exploration of finding and referencing images to build an art library in your mind, facilitating your artistic endeavors.
 

#14 Color shapes building for artwork

 

You will delve into the creation of a grayscale version of the previously sketched cat artwork. From this black and white rendition, a color palette will be determined to map out the color variations, serving as the foundational layer for the subsequent detailed and refined steps.
 

#15 Detailed coloring for artwork

 

Uncover the secrets to detailing your artwork in the next phase of our creative journey. Learn how to strategically introduce light and dark values to amplify contrast, employing sophisticated color blending techniques and Photoshop layer modes. Elevate your artistic prowess with these flexible tips and tricks.
 

#16 Sunny day (theory)

 

You will explore the color tonal system and lighting of a sunny day through a series of references, dissecting how light reflects in darkness and the environment's impact on the color of objects. Refine your skills in analyzing and applying color to your sunny day artwork.
 

#17 Sunny day - Cat

 

Applying the prepared knowledge about lighting environments on a sunny day, you will challenge yourself by creating a painting of a cat under similar lighting conditions. This exercise provides an opportunity to apply and reinforce the previously acquired knowledge, allowing you to showcase and review your skills effectively.
 

#18 Cloudy day (theory)

 

In this lesson, you will explore the space of a cloudy day. The knowledge about the lighting conditions in this environment is sure to pique your curiosity. A series of examples will be analyzed to familiarize you with the techniques for handling light and color and provide insights if you ever get the chance to create artwork in a similar environmental setting.
 

#19 Cloudy day - cat

 

Putting your acquired knowledge of lighting environments into action, this session challenges you to paint a cat under the light of cloudy day conditions. Embrace the opportunity to apply and solidify your previously gained insights, providing a platform to showcase and evaluate your skills effectively.
 

#20 Night (theory)

 

Explore the beautiful colors and night lights of the nighttime using carefully selected references. Understand how the night sky changes colors and affects the way objects look. Improve your skills in adding and understanding colors in your nighttime artwork, making your scenes more captivating.
 

#21 Night - cat

 

Put your know-how of nighttime light and color into action as you take on the challenge of painting a cat under the same nighttime lighting. This practice is a chance to use and strengthen what you've learned before, letting you display and check your skills in a practical way.
 

#22 Halogen (theory)

 

Delve into the intricate world of lighting and color techniques under the warm hues of halogen lighting in this lesson. Notice the focused brilliance in small areas and the soft play of shadows. All insights and experiences come to life through the detailed analysis of a series of captivating images bathed in the glow of halogen light.
 

#23 Halogen - cat

 

The practical exercise of drawing a cat under halogen lighting conditions will reinforce the knowledge gained in the previous lesson, incorporating techniques such as reflected highlights in specific areas and soft shadows. The variation in color due to the environment will also be applied to create cohesive and effective artwork under distinctive lighting conditions.
 

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5/5

I have gained a profound understanding of color and light through this course. The instructor is clearly experts in their field, and their teaching method is both engaging and informative. The flexibility to learn at my own pace and the constant support from the companion has made this an invaluable experience in my artistic journey

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Alejandra Sofia Garcia
Alejandra Sofia Garcia
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5/5

The course content is well-organized and easy to follow, the companion support is what sets this course apart. Always encouraging and insightful, they made my learning experience incredibly rewarding. I finally finished this course 😎😎😎

6 months ago
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5/5

It's not just a course but a journey through the fascinating world of color! The instructors provide clear, engaging lessons, and the companion support is invaluable, always ready to share experiences and offer motivation. This course has opened new doors for my creativity in art 👍

6 months ago
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Alejandra Fernanda Lopez
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5/5

The detailed analysis of artworks and the practical application of color theory were incredibly enlightening. The lessons on how lighting affects color tones and the transformation of space at different times of the day were especially impressive. And I was amazed by the level of personalized attention I received from the companion. They were not just knowledgeable but also genuinely invested in my progress. This is my result after 1 month of studying this course 😁

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An excellent course for both beginners and experienced artists. It covers everything from basic color theory to advanced techniques in light manipulation. The video lessons are comprehensive, and the companion support is always there to help, making the learning process both enjoyable and effective

9 months ago
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The online format is flexible and convenient, allowing me to learn at my own pace. The companion support added a personal touch to my learning experience, always motivating and guiding me through each lesson

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If for any reason you feel that you are not getting the desired value or are unsatisfied with any aspect of the service or your companion, you have the right to cancel your subscription and request a refund at any time within 30 days.
The Companion will be your reliable companion throughout the learning process, not only answering any questions and assisting with drawing corrections but also providing detailed guidance and suggestions, ensuring a deep understanding of the course content. Moreover, the Companion will serve as a source of motivation, always there to support you when facing challenges. On your journey of pursuing art, you will never feel alone.
Customers can send messages to the companion at any time. However, due to time zone differences, companion responses may be challenging at certain times. Nevertheless, the companion will make efforts to respond to you as soon as possible.
All video lectures are available for online streaming, making it easy for you to access them from anywhere and at any time, convenient for your schedule without the need for downloads.
The course includes numerous hands-on exercises, allowing you to apply color and light theories in practical scenarios, such as drawing various subjects including a charming cat.
The course comprehensively covers color theory, including the color wheel, color blending, choosing the right hues, creating color palettes, and understanding the nuances of hard and soft light in digital art.
The course provides detailed guidance on using various digital illustration software tools, focusing on practical applications to enhance your skillset and streamline your creative process.
This course focuses on mastering the use of color and light in digital illustration, encompassing both basic concepts and advanced techniques, blending theory with practical application.
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  1. Having a dedicated companion throughout the course was a unique and invaluable aspect of my learning experience 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  2. I have gained a profound understanding of color and light through this course. The instructor is clearly experts in their field, and their teaching method is both engaging and informative. The flexibility to learn at my own pace and the constant support from the companion has made this an invaluable experience in my artistic journey

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  3. The course content is well-organized and easy to follow, the companion support is what sets this course apart. Always encouraging and insightful, they made my learning experience incredibly rewarding. I finally finished this course 😎😎😎

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