Draw This with Aaron Rutten

How to Draw Icicles

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten shows you how to paint realistic-looking icicles using the Liquid Metal plug-in and various techniques in Painter.

How to Draw a Vampire

Follow along with Painter Master Aaron Rutten as he creates a vampire drawing, beginning with a sketch and then using various tools to add shading and color.

How to Draw a Tree

In this tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how to use Particle Brushes to paint a realistic tree trunk and leaves.

How to Draw a Fried Egg

This tutorial gives you step-by-step instructions for drawing a realistic-looking fried egg, from rough sketch to finishing touches.

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.

How to Draw a Wolf

Learn how to draw a realistic wolf, from initial sketch to final touches, in this tutorial from Painter Master Aaron Rutten.

How to Draw an Apple

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how to draw a lifelike red apple with 3D form, reflections and texture.

How to Paint a Marble

Learn how to start with a simple ellipse then add bubbles, shadows and reflections to create a realistic looking glass marble.

How to Draw a Red Rose

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how to paint a rose, step-by-step from initial sketch to final illustration.

How to Paint a Street Stencil

In this tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten teaches you how to create your own street art stencil digitally.

How to Draw a Car

Learn how to draw a car in this tutorial by Painter Master Aaron Rutten, with helpful tips for drawing objects in perspective and using the perspective lines.

How to Draw Balloons

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you step-by-step how to draw realistic balloons with transparency and lighting effects.

How to Draw Candles

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shares his shortcuts and techniques for drawing a candle with textured melting wax and a vibrant flame.

How to Draw a Jack-o-lantern

Painter Master Aaron Rutten walks you step-by-step through the process to create a Jack-o-Lantern, from simple sketch to the finished image.

How to Draw a Caterpillar

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a cartoon caterpillar with easy-to-follow steps from Painter Master Aaron Rutten.

How to draw a leaf

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten demonstrates the step-by-step process of drawing a leaf – an essential skill to master before painting landscapes.

How to draw a seashell

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten takes you step-by-step through the process of drawing a seashell in Painter.

How to Draw a Skull

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten guides you through the steps to draw a skull in Painter, using basic face drawing techniques and mirror painting mode.

How to Draw Eyes

Painter Master Aaron Rutten will show you how to draw a realistic eye step-by-step using digital painting software and a drawing tablet.
Portrait Painting with Aaron Rutten

Learn how to use any reference photo to paint amazing digital portraits using Painter without cloning or auto painting. Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten paints a self-portrait while describing his process so you can follow along. Impress your friends and family with the portrait painting skills you’ll learn in this easy-to-follow guide.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 1

In part 1 of this portrait painting series, you will learn how to use Painter to trace over a photograph to get a rough outline of the face.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 2

In part 2 of this portrait painting series, you will learn how to use Painter to add basic details by outlining the features and tinting to add shadows.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 3

In part 3 of this portrait painting series, you will learn how to use Painter to blend colors, establish contours and add highlights.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 4

In part 4 of this portrait painting series, you will learn some Painter tips to make your coloring natural and your portrait seem realistic.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 5

In part 5 of this portrait painting series, you will learn how to use Painter to paint hair and eyebrows, focusing on light, color and reflection.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 6

In part 6 of this portrait painting series, you will learn how to use Painter to finalize your portrait by adding fine details, highlights and texture.