Character Illustration with Painter Essentials

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Character Illustration with Painter Essentials

Create your most compelling characters ever using the breadth of media types, paper textures and custom creation tools that Essentials has to offer. Sketch concepts using pencils and pens and render your creations using watercolor, markers and oils. Plus cut your creation time in half using the amazing symmetry tools. One thing is certain you will have fun along the way.

Creating your First Character Illustration in Painter Essentials

Learn how to create your first character illustration in Painter Essentials! This 3-part series will show you how to work from sketch to finishing details.

Mirror Painting a Character

Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller shows you how to paint with the time-saving Mirror tool in Painter Essentials.

Sketching and Shading an Illustration

Watch as concept artist Brandon A. McDonald creates a character illustration from a blank canvas, with many helpful tips along the way.

Shading and Rendering a Character

Freelance illustrator Brandon A. McDonald provides more detail around shading and rendering a caterpillar character.

Painting Realistic Eyes

Concept artist Magdalena Proszowska provides a demonstration and useful tips for painting realistic eyes and eyebrows.

Painting Realistic Lips

Learn how to streamline the painting process and create realistic lips in this tutorial with concept artist Magdalena Proszowska.

Painting Hair

Get some helpful tips on how to paint hair in Painter Essentials, starting with a sketch, then adding color and highlights, and fine details to finish.

Painting a Full Character

Get a glimpse into the creative process behind the development of Magdalena Proszowska's beautiful artwork for Painter Essentials 6.

Painting a Character Portrait

Watch as illustrator Pavel Goloviy reveals his process for painting a character portrait of The Mistress of Copperhead Mountain in Painter Essentials.

Painting a 19th Century Character

Get a glimpse into the painting process and favorite tools of illustrator Pavel Goloviy as he paints a 19th century character in Painter Essentials.

See What's New in Painter Essentials 8!

Download your FREE 15-day trial and start your creative journey with easy-to-learn tools, AI-based photo art and a huge selection of brushes for all styles of art. Try it today and paint something great!