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Painting Fur – With Only the Round Brush

Posted on 2012/06/20 at 12:36am by daarken 26 Comments
Painting Fur – With Only the Round Brush

In this video Daarken shows you how to paint fur using only the round brush. The purpose of this tutorial is to show that the brush you use doesn’t matter. Even though you need to paint something that is light and fluffy, you can still accomplish it using only the round brush. No layer effects…

Male Figure Drawing – From Reference

Posted on 2012/06/15 at 10:08am by daarken 22 Comments
Male Figure Drawing – From Reference

In this video Daarken paints a male figure from reference. Instead of starting with a line drawing, he starts by blocking in large shapes and silhouettes. Music by Trash80 from Icarus Sycamore Drive from Kicks/Moves Male Figure Drawing – From Reference from Daarken on Vimeo.

Freelance Basics – Invoicing with Billings

Posted on 2012/06/13 at 12:16am by daarken 17 Comments
Freelance Basics – Invoicing with Billings

In this video Daarken talks about invoicing as a freelance artist and how to use the program Billings. Unfortunately Billings is only for the Mac, so PC users will have to try and find another invoicing program. Freelance Basics – Invoicing with Billings from Daarken on Vimeo.

Female Nude Seated – Part 03 Final Details

Posted on 2012/06/08 at 12:18am by daarken 4 Comments
Female Nude Seated – Part 03 Final Details

This is the third and final part of the female nude painting. In this part Daarken finishes up the face and adds the final details. Warning – There is no commentary in this video, so if you feel that you won’t learn anything without audio, then you are not required to watch it. Reference Music…

Female Nude Seated – Part 02 Adding Value

Posted on 2012/06/06 at 12:57am by daarken 6 Comments
Female Nude Seated – Part 02 Adding Value

This is part 2 of 3 of the Female Nude Seated pose from reference. In this part Daarken adds value to the line drawing. The face and final details will be added in part 3. Warning – There is no commentary in this video, so if you feel that you won’t learn anything without audio,…

Female Nude Seated – Part 01 Line Drawing

Posted on 2012/06/01 at 12:04am by daarken 7 Comments
Female Nude Seated – Part 01 Line Drawing

This is the first part of a three part series covering how to draw a female nude from photo reference. In this first part Daarken starts out with a line drawing. Part one is filmed in real time. Part two and three will cover adding value and refining the details. Warning – There is no…

Opacity Jitter – Overlapping Brushstrokes

Posted on 2012/05/30 at 9:02am by daarken 21 Comments
Opacity Jitter – Overlapping Brushstrokes

A lot of people have brought up the fact that when you are using opacity jitter and you put down two brushstrokes, there is an area of overlapping values. People have been asking how to avoid this or how to “fix” it. In this video Daarken talks about how overlapping brushstrokes is just a part…

Female Nude – From Photo Reference

Posted on 2012/05/25 at 12:24am by daarken 23 Comments
Female Nude – From Photo Reference

In this video Daarken shows you how to paint a female nude from photo reference. The photo reference is from Marcus Ranum. This was painted completely on the Asus EP121 and is sped up several times. Music by Asetrid Byrne Cimbria 3 Ein Volk Sceitses

Character Design – Creating a Warrior

Posted on 2012/05/23 at 8:34am by daarken 30 Comments
Character Design – Creating a Warrior

In this video Daarken will take you through his process of creating a character from a simple black and white sketch in Photoshop. There is no audio commentary in this video and the video is sped up by 4-6 times. The sketch in the video is unfinished since the end process was not able to…

Painting Rain – With Custom Brushes

Posted on 2012/05/21 at 12:43pm by daarken 4 Comments
Painting Rain – With Custom Brushes

In this video Daarken will show you how to use the custom rain brush that was created in the last tutorial to add some rain to an existing painting.