Illustration for Beginners

Illustration Tips for Beginners

Award-winning artist Justin Buus shares his top tips and techniques for harnessing the illustrative power of Painter to create his whimsical artwork.

Using Pencil and Eraser to Sketch

See how Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller begins his character and creature illustrations by creating a simple sketch with pencil and eraser brushes.

Using Distortion to Create Variation

Learn how to create variations of a simple sketch by using the Distorto brush to pinch, stretch, push and pull your brush stokes around on the canvas.

Adding Color to Illustrations

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller shows you how to work with acrylic brushes and adjust layer settings to add color to an illustration.

Adding Texture to Illustrations

This tutorial demonstrates how you can add texture to your illustrations by using various brushes combined with paper textures and layer blend modes.

Adding Value to Illustrations

Learn all about adding value to illustrations, by using the airbrush to create depth and contrast plus an easy masking tip to clean up the edges.