Draw This with Aaron Rutten

Draw This with Aaron Rutten

Seattle-based artist and educator Aaron Rutten shares his illustration techniques touching on nearly every aspect of digital painting with Corel Painter. These video tutorials from his weekly Draw This series cover a variety of subjects, including landscape painting, still life, impressionism, surrealism, cartooning and abstract art.

How to Draw Eyes

Learn how to draw a realistic eye step-by-step using digital painting software and a drawing tablet.


How to Draw a Leaf

In this short ‘Draw This’ tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows how to draw a leaf. He begins by sketching the outline, and then gradually adds color, detail, and nuance.


How to Draw Candles

In this tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how to draw a candle with textured melting wax and a vibrant flame. He offers specific shortcuts and techniques that will help you understand how the professionals do things.


How to Paint a Street Stencil

Create graffiti from the comfort of your desk! In this tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten teaches you how to create your own street art stencil digitally using Corel Painter.


How to Draw an Apple

Learn how to draw a realistic red apple in this tutorial by Painter Master Aaron Rutten.


How to Draw a Fried Egg

A step-by-step lesson describing how to draw a realistic fried egg using Corel Painter 2015 digital painting software and a graphics tablet.


How to Draw Icicles

Learn how to paint realistic-looking icicles using the Liquid Metal plug-in and various techniques for adding highlights and blending in Painter.

How to Draw a Skull

Follow along as Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how to draw a skull using Corel Painter 2015.


How to Draw a Caterpillar

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a cartoon caterpillar with clear, easy-to-follow steps. Painter Master Aaron Rutten will walk you through his process for making a friendly butterfly.


How to Draw Balloons

In this short tutorial, Aaron Rutten will teach you how to paint balloons using Corel Painter 2015. Make your balloons look realistic by adding transparency and lighting effects!


How to Paint a Red Rose

Painter Master Aaron Rutten gives you step-by-step instructions on how to draw roses using Corel Painter 2015 digital painting software and a graphics tablet.


How to Draw a Wolf

Learn how to draw a realistic wolf using Corel Painter 2015 digital painting software and a graphics tablet, in this step-by-step lesson from Painter Master Aaron Rutten


How to Draw Trees

Learn how to use Painter’s Particle Brushes to paint a realistic tree trunk and leaves in this tutorial from Painter Master Aaron Rutten.

How to Draw a Sea Shell

In this brief tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows how to draw a beautiful sea shell. He works with different layers to getting the shading and lighting just right.


How to Draw a Jack-o-lantern

In this tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten walks you step-by-step through his process as he creates a colorful Halloween Jack-o-lantern.


How to Draw a Car

In this tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten teaches you a simple method for drawing a car in Painter. He covers drawing objects in perspective and using the perspective lines, among other things. He also offers a ton of tips along the way so you can follow along with his process.


How to Paint a Marble

Learn how to draw a reflective glass marble with tips from Painter Master Aaron Rutten. Aaron starts by using a shape tool to create a perfect ellipse. Next, the ellipse is shaded to give the marble a spherical form. Final touches are added like bubbles, shadows and reflections to make the illustration more lifelike.


How to Draw a Room In Perspective

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how sketch and color the interior of a room in 2 point perspective using Corel Painter 2015 and a Wacom drawing tablet.


How to Draw a Vampire

Follow along with Painter Master Aaron Rutten as he paints a vampire, building on the skull that he drew in a previous tutorial.

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