Creating a Painting with Aaron Blaise

Part 1: Rough Drawing

In this tutorial, professional artist Aaron Blaise shows you how to create a rough drawing, the first step in creating a work of art using an Intuos tablet and Painter Essentials.

Create a Painting Part 2: Refining a Drawing

In this tutorial, artist Aaron Blaise takes a rough sketch and refines it into a clean drawing that will serve as the basis for a digital painting.

Create a Painting Part 3: Roughing in Color

In this tutorial, artist Aaron Blaise shows you how to add local color to a drawing. Local color is the color of an object without any shadows or highlights.

Create a Painting Part 4: Creating Shadows and Highlights

In this tutorial, artist Aaron Blaise takes a simple color image and adds shadows and highlights. This stage is essential for giving your painting a realistic quality.

Create a Painting Part 5: Adding Finishing Details

In this tutorial, artist Aaron Blaise adds the finishing details to a digital painting of a zebra. He makes the painting come together by removing edges, adding details, and increasing contrasts.