/r/DigitalPainting

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Welcome!

The purpose of r/DigitalPainting is to nurture growing artists. Be prepared to receive constructive critique on your art. Be active and participate in the conversations, give critiques! Being able to recognize and give constructive criticism will mark your growth as well as help others! Have any questions? Stop on by the infamous Wobbly Wednesdays!

Welcome!

The purpose of r/DigitalPainting is to nurture growing artists. Be prepared to receive constructive critique on your art. Be active and participate in the conversations, give critiques! Being able to recognize and give constructive criticism will mark your growth as well as help others! Have any questions? Stop on by the infamous Wobbly Wednesdays!

Need to find resources and apps?

Check out our awesome wiki!

How to get started in digital painting

Come paint and grow with us. You'll be glad you did.


Unofficial Discord server


Submission Policies

  1. Artwork must be your own
  2. You have to leave a comment about what you struggled with, context, or techniques you were experimenting with, so that commenters can better help you. You get one hour to post your comment before it is subject to removal.
  3. All art must be linked from imgur or tumblr. Before you message us about not being able to directly upload art, read more here. and here
  4. Self posts may include links to software and blogs
  5. Links to process videos are only allowed if they're not on the submitted page.
  6. Photobashing is not allowed. Read more here.
  7. Self-promotional top comments are not allowed. your entire submission will be removed.Read more here
  8. Submissions with the artist's name in the title will be removed. Read more here
  9. Animations are not allowed.
  10. You only get to post a maximum of one post every 24 hours.
  11. No artwork made more than a year ago.
  12. No AI generated images.

Wobbly Wednesdays

Wobbly Wednesday is where new artists asks questions regarding digital painting and more experienced artists tries to answer. Check out the archive here.


Other great subreddits to check out:

  • New to drawing? Check out /r/ArtFundamentals!

  • Want people to paint? there are plenty over at /r/redditgetsdrawn!

  • Did you draw a picture? Check out /r/IDAP!

  • If you like drawing, /r/drawing might be just the place for you!

  • You use Photoshop, why not check out /r/Photoshop?

  • Need a buddy to keep you on track with your art goals? Why not head over to /r/Artbuddy and grab yourself a pal.

/r/DigitalPainting

2,331,897 Subscribers

1

City secrets

1 Comment
2024/04/26
20:22 UTC

37

Three Lost Souls

4 Comments
2024/04/26
15:51 UTC

30

Bookwyrms, by me!

Done in Procreate! My biggest issue was figuring out the shadows. I don’t normally place my light source in the middle of a piece like this so getting the shadow directions right was pretty confusing.

2 Comments
2024/04/26
11:40 UTC

3

A question for artists using PayPal?

Hello Reddit people, I am a digital artist and I started very recently to sell my art online and charge commissions, it is new to me, the thing is that I started using PayPal for the first time and the payments that were transferred to me were held and I do not know how to solve it someone could give me some advice and as I do not know how to use PayPal I would like you know it is possible that I am scammed can the customer make a Will the payment disappear if you don't fix it?, Should I worry about the refund?

2 Comments
2024/04/26
07:02 UTC

14

started using reference photos for my drawings while trying different color combinations

3 Comments
2024/04/26
00:47 UTC

0

Huion Vs Wacom Vs XPPen Vs iPad

I'm looking to upgrade from my Wacom Intuos, but I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with the options so I was hoping for some advice. So far I am torn between 4 option (like I said... overwhelmed):

- XPPen Artist Pro 16 £529.99

- HUION 2022 Kamvas Pro 16 2.5K £529.00

- Wacom Cintiq 16 £653.46

- Apple 2022 10.9-inch iPad Air £649.00

The XPPen and Huion seem very similar, and I don't have experience with either company. I was just going to get the Wacom, but it seems way more expensive for worse specs? The iPad I threw in because I know a lot of people enjoy using them, though I'm personally not sure the extra expense would be worth it for me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

8 Comments
2024/04/25
14:51 UTC

9

Terrible at art and wanna learn

Hi, i have an ipad pro and id love to get into digital art specifically background and scenery, ofc id later want to learn to draw characters too. I have no clue how to start or where to start and what to expect. I have procreate and have messed around with it so I have a general understanding of how it works. I was hoping you guys could provide me with free resources and tips.

10 Comments
2024/04/25
05:05 UTC

72

Painting from reference. Hope I did alright.

9 Comments
2024/04/25
04:21 UTC

36

I've been practicing on my character design and art whenever I can, getting some feedback would be highly appreciated

14 Comments
2024/04/25
00:32 UTC

8

Does PPI actually matter or is it just about the resolution?

Online people talk about how you need to have a 300 PPI or whatever for making prints, but I don't get why the number actually matters. Is there actually a difference between a 3840x2400 image at 300 PPI and one at 100 PPI if they are going to both be printed on the same size paper?

10 Comments
2024/04/24
22:42 UTC

5

Brand new to digital art, looking for constructive criticism or any advice!

I’ve been curious about digital art forever and finally bought a cheaper drawing tablet a few months ago and decided to give it a try. It’s been awesome to be able to really let go and allow art to happen without the giant mess or expensive supplies. This is one of my favorites so far. I call it “Chillin with my bitches”

3 Comments
2024/04/24
20:54 UTC

120

What can I work on to improve?

14 Comments
2024/04/24
11:54 UTC

1

Print on demand sites for artist and designer?

what are the best?

5 Comments
2024/04/24
09:58 UTC

117

'A girl with smile'. Hi, I'm here after long break and commission works.

7 Comments
2024/04/24
08:29 UTC

4

How to learn digital painting?

I was trying to sketch on Krita but it is very confusing like whattbrush to choose and how to sketch like first rough work then neatly try to make the rough sketch with proper lines which consumes lots of time then regular sketching... I don't know how to sketch properly means rules of digital drawing. 2. Then coloring with different layers is overwhelming in the beginning. alpha lock or
clipping bit confusing on YouTube I want YouTube recommendations and guides I want to learn to sketch and color with proper lighting and shading..like how to merge colors. Any guide pls share.

6 Comments
2024/04/24
05:56 UTC

11

First time trying cell shading, and digital art in general - tips plz

7 Comments
2024/04/23
19:01 UTC

1

Stylus for XP-pen tablet

I own an XP-pen Artist 13 pro, and although the tablet is great, I'm not a fan of the stylus that was included with it. I'm more fond of the slim and slick design, something like the Apple Pencil 1&2, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of a stylus that is compatible with this specific tablet, and can be bought at a reasonable price ($20 - $50).

0 Comments
2024/04/23
09:26 UTC

10

iPad recommendation for digital drawing

Hi everyone, I would like to buy an iPad in the near future for drawing and I wanted to ask for some “custom”recommendations. I have already looked around this platform and saw some older answers but most of them were for professional artists.

I am not a professional, I mostly draw anime for fun and have always been a traditional artist. I previously tried to get a Wacom graphic tablet but I made the wrong choice of getting one without a display and could never get the hang of it, so I was thinking it would be better to just get an iPad at this point.

I am not looking for the absolutely best options as I said I am not a professional and will most likely never get to earn my bread with this hobby, but I wouldn’t like to be too limited either and get the cheapest versions I could find.

Does anyone have any recommendation? Also, what are some important specifications it should have for a smooth experience? I saw on some other posts that having a high RAM and accepting many pen types would be some important aspects, but what else could there be?

Thank you, have a lovely day! ❤️

27 Comments
2024/04/23
07:21 UTC

17

How do i get into drawing digitally.

I have been drawing everyday for almost a year so i tried getting into it digitally but there is so much difference. I dont really know why. If its the smooth screen feeling wrong or it being too pixelated. Will i just never get into it or should i draw completely different from pen and ink?

35 Comments
2024/04/22
19:56 UTC

26

If you can't find drawing tutorials on YouTube, try searching for them in Korean, Chinese, Russian, or other popular languages. There's a good chance to find an unknown artist with a 2-hour-long video explanation. You're welcome 👍

5 Comments
2024/04/22
15:28 UTC

0

De la naissance à la joie de vivre et au-delà

4 Comments
2024/04/22
15:23 UTC

1

Apps that have Vector brushes other than Procreate or Fresco

As the title says, does anyone know of any android app that features a vector brush? Essentially, I'm looking for an app where your brush stroke turns immediately into a vector, including taking into account pen pressure strength. It would improve work flow and efficiency immensely.

3 Comments
2024/04/22
01:29 UTC

5

How and what to learn.

I just recently bought a drawing tablet because I wanted to get good at drawing. I always loved drawing I just never took the time to get good at it or practice it. Now that I am trying to take it more serious I don't know where to start. I don't know what to try learning first or what I should and shouldn't do. Also I am trying to draw anime nothing too realistic. I have been watching videos on how to get better and what to do but none of them really help. They all just say to practice and draw a lot. Im sure that is true but I dont know what to draw or what to learn. Any advice would mean the world to me.

5 Comments
2024/04/22
00:40 UTC

40

portrait drawing (had to reupload)

8 Comments
2024/04/21
21:34 UTC

4

Advice for lineart

So lately I've been doing art styles studies to try and develop my own art style. And I found an artist that has really nice lineart that I want to do myself. But I have no idea how I would practice it besides just tracing with no idea how lineart process works. I've tried looking on YouTube and all the videos I've seen say to find out what I like about ones art styles but not really how to practice one specific element.

16 Comments
2024/04/21
21:31 UTC

0

Any recommendations for portable drawing pads/tablets?

Hey everyone! I hope this question isn’t asked every day, but I’m looking for recommendations for tablets with a screen to practice drawing concept art for my partner’s video game projects. I was considering just getting an ipad and apple pencil, but if there are more cost effective options please comment below! I’m also not sure what program I’ll be using as I’m a beginner in digital arts so I appreciate any feedback/useful information. Thanks!

16 Comments
2024/04/21
16:21 UTC

4

Question for the artists

My drawings are always tilted to one side. I have been drawing for quite a long time and practice every day, but the problem remains...Can you PLEASE give some tips on how to fix this?

11 Comments
2024/04/21
15:45 UTC

81

Milo

I'd really appreciate your opinion on this.

2 Comments
2024/04/21
09:31 UTC

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